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The Trust for Public Land (TPL) has handed over 32 gardens to the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust (BQLT). The handover ensures that public gardens and green spaces will be available to local residents in perpetuity.
BROOKLYN, NY (Catholic Online) - The TPL has been saving public gardens from bulldozers for years, protecting the plots for more than 500 gardeners and the greater public.
The gardens are important because many city dwellers have little or no access to green places at all. So the sites have enormous value to the well being of local residents.
The property values of all the BQLT plots is well over $7 million combined.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.