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US Bishops welcome inclusion of legalization of undocumented immigrants in budget reconciliation bill

The chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Migration, Bishop Mario Dorsonville, expresses the US bishops' support for language to be included in the forthcoming budget reconciliation bill that, if enacted, would provide legalization with a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Irish Churches to mark Partition of Ireland

Irish Church leaders to mark the Partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland with a Service of Reflection and Hope.

Pope receives Irish president in audience

Pope Francis met Friday morning with Irish President Michael Higgins

Pope: Catechists are evangelizers who transmit the Eucharist they live

Pope Francis on Friday met representatives of the European bishops’ conferences who are responsible for catechesis. They were in Rome for a Vatican meeting.

Pope to sick and elderly priests: You are bearers of dreams charged with memory

Pope Francis writes to elderly and sick priests in the Italian region of Lombardy, reminding them of their role as bearers of dreams for younger generations, and encouraging them to live old age and illness as a privilege.

Holy See: Access to safe drinking water basic human right

Chargé d'Affairs of the Vatican's Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva says access to safe drinking water is a basic human right.

Kenya: Catholic Bishops in a pastoral letter urge reconciliation and political tolerance.

Kenya’s Catholic Bishops have issued a pastoral letter that addresses various pertinent matters affecting the nation.

UN fears world likely to miss Paris climate targets

The United Nations has released a report providing scientific proof that climate change is moving faster than predicted.

Protection of Minors Commission set to host major conference in Warsaw

The Church in Central and Eastern Europe is coming together for a conference on the safeguarding of minors, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on 19-22 September.

The voices of the victims of clergy sexual abuse

Ewa Kusz, a member of the organizing committee for the regional conference on the protection of minors for Central and Eastern Europe taking place in Warsaw, gathers the voices of people who have been abused by priests.