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Rochester continues to be a 'sanctuary city'
Rochester continues to be a 'sanctuary city' Courier photo by Jeff Witherow
February 27, 2017

Rochester City Council unanimously voted in February for the city to continue as a "sanctuary city" for immigrants and refugees, despite the threat of losing federal funding.

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USCCB committee chairmen applaud decision on transgender directive
February 27, 2017

The chairmen of two U.S. bishops' committees Feb. 24 praised President Donald Trump's repeal of the Obama administration's directive on transgender access to bathrooms.

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Sister Agnes Catherine Battersby, SSJ, 93
February 27, 2017

Sister of St. Joseph Agnes Catherine Battersby died Jan. 23, 2017. She was 93 years old.

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Discovery of Earth-sized planets boosts hope of finding alien life
Discovery of Earth-sized planets boosts hope of finding alien life
February 24, 2017

The quest to find life on other planets got a boost when astronomers confirmed the existence of at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star just 40 light years away.

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Promote life by protecting, sharing clean water, pope says
Promote life by protecting, sharing clean water, pope says
February 24, 2017

Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right and a key component in protecting human life, Pope Francis said.

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Pope appeals for aid as famine grips South Sudan
February 23, 2017

Pope Francis appealed for humanitarian assistance to South Sudan where famine threatens the lives of millions of people already suffering due to a three-year civil war.

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