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Pope greets U.S. grass-roots groups
Pope greets U.S. grass-roots groups CNS photo by Dennis Sadowski
February 17, 2017

Pope Francis congratulated more than 600 representatives of grass-roots organizations for responding with mercy to society's hurting people during the opening of the four-day U.S. regional World Meeting of Popular Movements.

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Unusual detentions, raids raise questions as Trump announces 'crackdown'
Unusual detentions, raids raise questions as Trump announces 'crackdown'
February 17, 2017

People had been on edge for a while. You could feel the tension rise in immigrant neighborhoods in the U.S. as news of the first immigration raids under the Trump administration began in early February.

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USCCB leaders urge Trump to protect religious liberty
February 17, 2017

Catholic Church leaders in a Feb. 16 statement said they were encouraged that President Donald Trump may be considering an executive order to protect religious freedom and said they would be grateful if he would move forward with the pledge that his administration would "do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty."

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Americans grow warmer toward religious groups, Pew study finds
Americans grow warmer toward religious groups, Pew study finds
February 15, 2017
Americans are feeling more positive toward various religious groups than they did less than three years ago.
 
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Pope: Even in dark times, never lose hope in God's love
February 15, 2017

Christians must never lose hope and should remind themselves that God loves them even at their worst, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Consult, respect indigenous peoples and their land
February 15, 2017

Development projects involving indigenous communities must be planned in consultation with them and must respect their traditional relationship to the land, Pope Francis said.

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