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Vatican releases itinerary for papal trip to Egypt
April 4, 2017

Pope Francis will meet with the leader of one of the world's leading Sunni Muslim institutions, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church and representatives of the Catholic Church on a two-day trip to Cairo.

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Vatican welcomes three new refugee families from Syria
April 3, 2017

The first three refugee families from Syria welcomed by the Vatican left their temporary homes to start their new lives in Italy, and three new families took their places in Vatican apartments.

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Bill passes to allow states to redirect funds away from abortion clinics
March 31, 2017

The Senate voted late March 30 to override a rule change made by in the last days of the Obama administration that prevented states from redirecting Title X family planning funding away from clinics that performed abortions and to community clinics that provide comprehensive health care.

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Continuing 'Mercy Friday' practice, pope visits center for the blind
Continuing 'Mercy Friday' practice, pope visits center for the blind
March 31, 2017

Pope Francis returned to a practice he developed during the Year of Mercy: making a Friday-afternoon visit to people in need of or deserving special care.

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Bishops urge Congress to take bipartisan approach on health care reform
Bishops urge Congress to take bipartisan approach on health care reform
March 31, 2017

 Now that lawmakers have withdrawn the American Health Care Act, Congress must "seize this moment to create a new spirit of bipartisanship" and make "necessary reforms" in existing health care law to address access, affordability, life and conscience, said three U.S. bishops' committee chairmen.

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Bishop concerned U.S. won't meet carbon emission goals after Trump order
March 30, 2017

President Donald Trump's executive order calling for a review of the Clean Power Plan jeopardizes environmental protections and moves the country away from a national carbon standard to help meet domestic and international goals to ease greenhouse gas emissions, said the chairman of a U.S. bishops' committee.

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