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August 17, 2018
Judge blocks deportation underway for asylum seekers

A federal judge Aug. 9 ordered the immediate return to the U.S. of two Salvadoran asylum seekers, a mother and her daughter, who were unexpectedly deported from Texas to their native country.

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August 13, 2018
Argentina Senate votes down abortion decriminalization bill
Argentina Senate votes down abortion decriminalization bill
The Argentine Senate voted against a bill that would have decriminalized abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
Senators voted 38-31 against the measure early Aug. 9 following a 15-hour debate. The measure had been approved in June by the lower house of Congress.
 
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July 23, 2018
After investigation, pope accepts resignation of Honduran bishop
After an investigation into alleged irregularities in the Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 57-year-old Auxiliary Bishop Juan Jose Pineda Fasquelle.
 
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July 23, 2018
Texas Catholic 'respite' center serves as symbol of American compassion

It's been featured in fundraisers at the Vatican and on news shows. This summer, it's been visited by Kerry Kennedy, Robert and Ethel Kennedy's daughter, and TV celebrity Gayle King.

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July 19, 2018
Texas bishops join event to support migrants, highlight church teaching

During a time when immigrants around the country have come under attack, the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, and representatives from other dioceses in Texas and nearby New Mexico are joining a variety of faith groups in a show of support and solidarity for migrants in their communities.

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July 18, 2018
Nicaraguan bishops to pray for exorcism as violence continues

As attacks on Catholic clergy continue and anti-government protesters are besieged by Nicaraguan police and paramilitaries, the bishops said they would pray an exorcism prayer.

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July 13, 2018
Catholic organizations playing role in reunification of children
Catholic organizations playing role in reunification of children
Some of migrant children under age 5 separated from their families by the government were reunited with loved ones July 9 with help from Catholic organizations.
 
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July 11, 2018
Bishops, journalists attacked at church in Nicaragua
Nicaraguan bishops and clergy were attacked by armed groups aligned with the government July 9 as violence in the Central American country escalated and affected the Catholic Church, which has provided humanitarian assistance in its parishes and has tried to diffuse a worsening political crisis through dialogue.
 
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July 6, 2018
Church leaders pledge to support, cooperate with new Mexican president
The Mexican bishops conference extended congratulations to presidential election winner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who won a landslide victory on an agenda of change and promises to combat corruption and poverty.
 
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June 22, 2018
Mexican bishops decry U.S. policy of separating families at border

The Mexican bishops' conference has criticized the practice of U.S. officials separating migrant families, joining a chorus of condemnation south of the border as Mexicans react with outrage to the sight and sounds of children being confined in shelters far from their parents. 

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