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Bishop Vasquez welcomes federal appeals court ruling on refugee ban
Bishop Vasquez welcomes federal appeals court ruling on refugee ban CNS file photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters
February 10, 2017

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that upheld a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump's travel ban on refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries that also temporarily suspended the country's refugee resettlement program.

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Pope: World needs women, not for what they do, but who they are
February 9, 2017

The exploitation of any person is a crime, but the exploitation of a woman "destroys harmony" in the world, Pope Francis said.

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Mass on Feb. 26 will recall heroic priest, nun
February 8, 2017

A priest and nun who died heroically in a church fire will be commemorated with a 50th-anniversary Mass Sunday, Feb. 26. Bishop Salvatore R. Matano will celebrate the liturgy at Church of the Annunciation, 1754 Norton St., Rochester.

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Pope leads prayers for migrants, trafficking victims
Pope leads prayers for migrants, trafficking victims
February 8, 2017

Marking the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a former slave, Pope Francis urged Christians to help victims of human trafficking and migrants, especially the Rohingya people being chased from Myanmar.

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New gender policy won't affect Catholic Scouting units, says committee
February 8, 2017

The Boy Scouts of America's new policy to accept members based on their gender identity will have no impact on Scouting units sponsored by the Catholic Church, said the National Catholic Committee on Scouting.

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Pope names top official as 'exclusive spokesman' to Order of Malta
February 7, 2017

Pope Francis named Archbishop Angelo Becciu, Vatican substitute secretary of state, as his special delegate and sole spokesman to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

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