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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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July 11, 2017
Controversy surrounds Puerto Rico statehood vote

Controversy continues to swirl over the results of last month’s referendum in favor of Puerto Rico statehood, which members of the Democratic and Republican national committees also support, according to national news reports. 

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July 11, 2017
Deportation feared as program protecting parents of citizen children ends
Deportation feared as program protecting parents of citizen children ends

Advocates for immigrants expressed concern that millions of illegal alien parents of U.S. citizens and other permanent legal residents will be subject to deportation after Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly rescinded a memo that protected them.

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July 3, 2017
Pope: Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels
Pope: Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels
Latin America's traditional social values of cooperation and solidarity must prevail over the societal ills that threaten the livelihood of the region's inhabitants, Pope Francis said. 
 
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June 14, 2017
Earthquake triggers landslides in western Guatemala

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake June 14 in western Guatemala resulted in landslides that closed the Inter-American Highway, which connects many Central American nations.

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