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June 12, 2018
Pope accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops in wake of scandal

After an in-depth Vatican-led investigation into clerical sexual abuse and cover-ups, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 61-year-old Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, Chile, and two other Chilean bishops June 11.

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June 6, 2018
Pope prays for victims of Guatemala volcano disaster

 Pope Francis sent condolences to Guatemala after a horrific volcanic eruption left more than 60 people dead.

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June 1, 2018
Nicaragua bishops condemn attacks on protesters, Jesuit university

Nicaragua's bishops have demanded an end to police and paramilitary attacks on unarmed protesters, who have continued to call for the Central American country's authoritarian president to step aside.

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May 17, 2018
College diploma: source of pride and uncertainty for graduating Dreamers
College diploma: source of pride and uncertainty for graduating Dreamers

 A group of current Washington Trinity University graduates are proud of what they've accomplished but also very anxious about the future.

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May 16, 2018
Chilean bishop says mistakes were made in handling abuse cases

A Chilean bishop acknowledged the damage inflicted on survivors of clerical sex abuse and the mishandling of cases by church leaders in the country.

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May 14, 2018
Caritas migrant shelter in Tijuana under police protection after attacks

A Catholic-run shelter for migrants in the border city of Tijuana has been put under police protection after a robbery and arson attack on consecutive days. 

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April 24, 2018
Pope calls for end to 'needless bloodshed' in Nicaragua
Pope calls for end to 'needless bloodshed' in Nicaragua

Pope Francis called for an end to violence in Nicaragua after several days of protests against proposed social security legislation led to the deaths of more than two dozen people.

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April 16, 2018
Chilean abuse victims welcome pope's letter, call for zero tolerance
Chilean abuse victims welcome pope's letter, call for zero tolerance

Victims of clergy sexual abuse welcomed Pope Francis' letter in which he apologized for underestimating the seriousness of the crisis in Chile.

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April 10, 2018
Bishops on both sides of Mexico border criticize troop deployment
Bishops on both sides of Mexico border criticize troop deployment

The Mexican bishops' conference criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border and issued a strong defense of migrants, saying the Catholic Church could not stand by "in the face of suffering by our brother migrants as they seek better conditions by crossing the border to work and contribute to the common good."

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April 5, 2018
Rallies, prayer services recall legacy of slain civil rights leader
Rallies, prayer services recall legacy of slain civil rights leader

Fifty years after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — he was gunned down April 4, 1968 — the great civil rights advocate continues to be an outstanding example of how to live the Gospel message, according to Catholic clergy and others.

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