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March 20, 2020
Latin Americans cancel Mass amid pandemic

Archbishop Sergio Alfredo Gualberti Calandrina of Santa Cruz called for solidarity four days after a coronavirus patient was turned away from several medical centers in the eastern Bolivian city.

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March 18, 2020
U.S. dioceses adopt plans to limit spread of coronavirus

Dioceses nationwide are taking precautions to guard against the spread of the coronavirus and reminding parishioners to take commonsense steps related to hygiene in their personal lives.

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March 18, 2020
Churches work to alleviate suffering of people who ‘Remain in Mexico’
From a row of tables set up amid a sea of tents, volunteers in teal shirts distributed bags of basics such as beans, rice and cooking oil to a long line of asylum-seekers in this makeshift camp along the banks of the Rio Grande.
 
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February 13, 2020
New York's Cardinal Dolan meets with Cuban President Diaz-Canel in Havana
New York's Cardinal Dolan meets with Cuban President Diaz-Canel in Havana

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan met privately with the president of the Republic of Cuba Feb. 11, the last full day of a six-day visit to the island nation mostly filled with visits to Cuban prelates and humanitarian organizations and facilities where the island's Catholics operate services for the poor and elderly.

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February 12, 2020
Advocates: Nations often ignore exploitation of migrants
Advocates: Nations often ignore exploitation of migrants

People who cross international borders to work often face appalling exploitation, yet this is mostly shrugged off by citizens in host countries, said a U.S. bishops’ conference participant at a global migration meeting in Quito, Ecuador.

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February 12, 2020
Catholic agencies disappointed by court’s order limiting immigrant aid
Catholic agencies disappointed by court’s order limiting immigrant aid

Catholic Charities USA and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, known as CLINIC, expressed disappointment with the Supreme Court’s Jan. 27 order allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a new rule meant to limit immigrants’ use of government benefit programs.

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January 16, 2020
Knights, New York Archdiocese and others providing aid to quake victims

Jose Lebron-Sanabria, a Knight of Columbus and a general insurance agent for the fraternal organization, is coordinating assistance to Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of devastating earthquakes.

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January 15, 2020
Texas Catholic leaders oppose governor's plan to reject new refugees

Texas Catholic leaders were quick to take a stand against a Jan. 10 announcement by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that the state would no longer resettle refugees.

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January 14, 2020
Mexican bishops stress importance of education after school shooting
Mexican bishops stress importance of education after school shooting

Mexican bishops offered prayers for the victims of a school shooting, perpetrated by an 11-year-old student, that killed a teacher and wounded six others. The gunman is believed to have killed himself, according to police in the northern city of Torreon.

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January 13, 2020
Spanish church leaders concerned about government secularization
Spanish church leaders concerned about government secularization
Spanish church leaders voiced concern for their country's future after the government pledged to legalize euthanasia, secularize education and strip the church of "improper assets."
 
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