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February 8, 2018
Pope asks people to work together to end human trafficking
Pope Francis called for prayers to end the "shameful scourge" of human trafficking.
 
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January 31, 2018
Mexican bishops: Most churches damaged in September quakes were historic
Mexican bishops: Most churches damaged in September quakes were historic

A report from the Mexican bishops' conference has catalogued 1,850 damaged churches -- including 17 cathedrals -- due to the twin earthquakes that shook the country in September. The report, released Jan. 29, found that 1,603 of damaged churches were cataloged as "historic" buildings

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January 19, 2018
Pope begins seven-day pilgrimage to Chile, Peru

Pope Francis arrived in Santiago, the first stop on a seven-day, six-city visit to Peru and Chile, where he will take his message of hope to people on the margins of society.

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January 19, 2018
'Dreamer' in Indiana faces family breakup if DACA is allowed to expire

Brenda Martinez's first dream was to become an astrophysicist. But she learned she was "undocumented," which made her ineligible for financial assistance and dashed her hopes that her dream could become real.

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January 19, 2018
Catholic groups decry end of immigration protection for Salvadorans

As the Catholic Church in the U.S. began observing National Migration Week, the administration of President Donald Trump announced that it would end an immigration program for thousands of Salvadorans.

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December 14, 2017
Cardinal: In Puerto Rico, much work to do and much suffering remains

What Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich learned in visiting and talking to the people of Puerto Rico Dec. 3-6 is that "there's a lot of work to do, a lot of people suffering" nearly three months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

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December 12, 2017
Hispanic Catholics want to help each other encounter Christ every day

 Sometimes it's hard to feel welcome, especially when moving to a new community -- or in the case of many Hispanics, a new Catholic community.

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December 8, 2017
Pope names longtime ally to lead Mexico City Archdiocese

Pope Francis picked a longtime ally to lead the world's largest archdiocese, where many professing the Catholic faith have fallen way from the church and senior clergy have failed to influence many changes in social policy.

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November 17, 2017
Archbishop of Puerto Rico sees spiritual rebirth after hurricane's wrath
Archbishop of Puerto Rico sees spiritual rebirth after hurricane's wrath

Almost two months after the devastating winds and rains of Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of Puerto Rico, there is still no clear path to recovery.

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November 17, 2017
Bishops voice support of migrants

The longest and most passionate discussion on the first day of the fall assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Nov. 13 focused on immigrants and how to help them.

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