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October 15, 2018
Saints risk all for love of Jesus, pope says at canonization Mass

Carrying Pope Paul VI's pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church.

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October 8, 2018
Mercy sisters decry report of immigrant children moved to tent city

The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas said they are "outraged and appalled" by a recent report of migrant children being moved to a tent city in Texas, adding that what is happening now "pales in comparison to the trauma and uncertainty these young girls and boys and their families will experience for years to come.

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October 3, 2018
Next Encuentro phase is action by parishes, dioceses on ideas, priorities
Next Encuentro phase is action by parishes, dioceses on ideas, priorities
Nearly 3,000 Hispanic ministry leaders, like Dominican Sister Judith Maldonado, have gone back to their parishes and dioceses to share the ideas and fruits of the conversations that took place at the Fifth National Encuentro in Grapevine, Texas.
 
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September 10, 2018
Another legal fight likely looms over child immigration detention
Another legal fight likely looms over child immigration detention
In what's likely to result in another legal showdown over immigration, the Trump administration is seeking to set down new rules that would allow government officials to detain children in immigration detention facilities -- this time accompanied by their undocumented parents -- for longer periods of time than currently allowed. 
 
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September 6, 2018
Suspect arrested in connection with murder of Jesuit priest in Peru
Suspect arrested in connection with murder of Jesuit priest in Peru

The Peruvian National Police arrested a suspect in connection with the death of Jesuit Father Carlos Riudavets.

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September 5, 2018
Church urges Colombian government to protect local leaders under threat
Church urges Colombian government to protect local leaders under threat

Catholic Church leaders are urging the Colombian government to protect community leaders who are being targeted by hired assassins.

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August 31, 2018
Another study puts Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria deaths in the thousands

Few believed the initial official figures that said 64 people died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria in September 2017, a stunningly low statistic that officials released shortly after what is considered one of the island's worst natural disasters on record.

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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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