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July 13, 2018
Catholic organizations playing role in reunification of children
Catholic organizations playing role in reunification of children

CNS photo by Loren Elliott/Reuters

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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June 21, 2018
Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration's family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

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June 19, 2018
Bishops across U.S. condemn separation, detention of migrant children
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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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