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September 20, 2017
Pope prays for victims of Mexico quake
Pope prays for victims of Mexico quake

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Pope Francis offered his prayers for the victims of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 200 people in central Mexico Sept. 19.

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September 20, 2017
Catholic agencies prepared to help in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Catholic agencies prepared to help in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Thousands sought shelter in Puerto Rico as the "monster storm" Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean island Sept. 20.

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September 12, 2017
Pope encourages Colombians to pursue peace

Pope Francis said he had no magic words or special recipes for Colombians seeking peace, but rather he wanted to listen to them, learn from them and travel a bit of the road with them.

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September 10, 2017
Church leaders pray for victims of quake off Mexican coast

Church leaders prayed for Mexicans and Guatemalans affected by the magnitude 8.1 earthquake that struck the Pacific Coast.

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September 5, 2017
Catholic leaders sharply criticize Trump’s decision to end DACA

Catholic church leaders, immigration officials and university presidents were swift and unanimous in their condemnation of President Donald Trump’s Sept. 5 decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals known as DACA.

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August 18, 2017
Catholic leaders urge prayers, unity after attacks in Spain

Spanish church leaders urged prayers and national unity after two terrorist attacks left at least 19 people dead.

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August 18, 2017
Pope offers prayers for victims of terrorist attack in Barcelona

Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, that left at least 12 people dead and injured dozens of others.

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August 14, 2017
Archbishop says Blessed Romero could be canonized next year

The archbishop officially promoting Blessed Oscar Romero's cause for sainthood said he hopes the process will conclude within a year and Catholics around the world will honor St. Oscar Romero, martyr.

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August 1, 2017
Pope leads prayers for victims of 'perverse plague' of trafficking

Human trafficking is "brutal, savage and criminal," Pope Francis said, but often it seems like people see it as a sad, but normal fact of life.

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July 13, 2017
Pope to beatify Colombian martyrs during visit

Pope Francis will beatify a priest and a bishop martyred in Colombia when he visits the country in September, a Vatican spokesman said. 

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