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Caruso Catholic Center Opens

Rick and Tina Caruso with Niki C. and C. L. Max NikiasOn Sunday, December 9, the USC University Park campus opened a new spiritual home for the nearly 10,000 Roman Catholics who are part of the student body. The newest house of worship is the Our Savior Catholic Church, and its adjacent student activity building is the USC Caruso Catholic Center. The Caruso Catholic Center and The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles owns and runs the complex, which is affiliated with USC’s Office of Religious Life.

Varun Soni, USC’s dean of religious life, told The Los Angeles Times that he expects the complex to become an important place for faith and activism in a neighborhood that already has an impressive array of Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu institutions.

Pictured in this photo (l. to r.): USC Trustee Rick Caruso, Tina Caruso, with Niki C. Nikias and USC President C. L. Max Nikias.

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