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Pope Francis speaks during a visit to the Rome headquarters of the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization Oct. 16.(CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-FAO-HUNGER-MIGRATION Oct. 16, 2017.

To fight hunger and forced migration, end war, arms trade, pope says

It makes no sense to lament the problems of hunger and forced migration if one is unwilling to address their root causes, which are conflict and climate change, Pope Francis said.

Worshippers pray in Tehran, Iran, Oct. 13. More than 750 Catholics called on President Donald Trump and Congress to seek diplomatic solutions to defuse rising tensions between the United States and North Korea and to assure that the U.S. remains a party to the Iran nuclear deal. (CNS photo/Abedin Taherkenareh, EPA) See LEADERS-NUCLEAR-DIALOGUE Oct. 13, 2017.

Catholics say diplomacy with North Korea, Iran needed to keep peace

More than 750 Catholics called on President Donald Trump and Congress to seek diplomatic solutions to defuse rising tensions between the United States and North Korea and to assure that the U.S. remains a party to the Iran nuclear deal.

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San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone blesses a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during the consecration rite in St. Mary's Cathedral. In his homily he called for praying the rosary and for penance and eucharistic adoration. (CNS photo/Debra Greenblat, Catholic San Francisco)

Mary’s heart ‘gate of heaven,’ San Francisco archbishop tells Massgoers

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone consecrated the Archdiocese of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oct. 7, telling thousands of pilgrims packed shoulder-to-shoulder in St. Mary's Cathedral that "her heart is the gate of heaven."

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Demonstrators attend a rally calling for the passage of a clean Dream Act with no conditions included near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sept. 26. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)v

Advocates find there’s little to like in White House immigration plan

There's little, if anything, that immigrant advocates like in the Trump administration's latest immigration plan.

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Opposition supporters take part during a protest Sept. 20 in Lome, Togo, calling for the immediate resignation of Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe. (CNS photo/Reuters)

Togo bishop condemns ‘indiscriminate brutality’ by security forces

A Catholic bishop in Togo condemned "indiscriminate brutality" by security forces against anti-government protesters and warned of a "climate of psychosis" in the West African country.

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Students from Good Shepherd Catholic School in Miami are seen in this 2013 file photo. (CNS photo/Tom Tracy) (Nov. 6, 2013)

Catholic schools in Miami find room for Puerto Rican students

Catholic schools in the Miami Archdiocese are accepting students and enrollment inquiries from Puerto Rican families displaced to Florida after the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria.

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Boy Scouts place U.S. flags on graves in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix May 28, 2016. The Boy Scouts of America's board of directors unanimously agreed Oct. 11 to allow girls into the Cub Scout program next year and let older girls become Eagle Scouts. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Catholic group will accept Scouts’ decision to allow girls to join

The leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, which has its headquarters in the Dallas suburb of Irving, said they "accept and work with the new membership policy of the Boy Scouts of America" to admit girls.

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Residents look through the remains of their destroyed home Oct. 9 after wildfires in Santa Rosa, Calif. A series of deadly Northern California wildfires has killed at least 17 people, destroyed more than 2,000 buildings, including a section of Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa. (CNS photo/John G. Mabanglo, EPA)

Long-term recovery ahead for California communities hit hard by wildfires

The Diocese of Santa Rosa "has been hit hard" and "is in an ongoing state of uncertainty" because of Northern California wildfires that began the night of Oct. 8, said Bishop Robert F. Vasa.

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Pope Francis addresses participants at an encounter marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church at the Vatican Oct. 11. The death penalty is "contrary to the Gospel," the pope said in his speech. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Death penalty is ‘contrary to the Gospel,’ pope says

The death penalty, no matter how it is carried out, "is, in itself, contrary to the Gospel," Pope Francis said.

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Jason Caywood of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Salt Lake City, listens during one of the morning workshops Sept. 19 at the International Catholic Stewardship Council's annual conference in Atlanta. (CNS photo/Michael Alexander, Georgia Bulletin)

International stewardship speakers examine faith practices of millennials

With two youngsters in tow for Sunday Mass, things can get forgotten, like cash, which Ryan Johnson admitted he rarely carries.

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