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An undated handout photo made available by the NGO International Conservation, shows the Huayna Potosi Glacier in La Paz, Bolivia. President Donald Trump signed an executive order March 28 at the Environmental Protection Agency, which looks to curb the federal government's enforcement of climate regulations by putting American jobs above addressing climate change. (CNS photo/NGO International Conservation via EPA)

Catholic advocates critical of Trump’s order to review Clean Power Plan

Catholic environmental advocates decried President Donald Trump's executive order that would begin a review of his predecessor's Clean Power Plan, which set targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, reviews documents before entering a seminar on safeguarding children at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome March 23. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Child protection commission seeks new ways to be informed by victims

Following the resignation of a prominent member and abuse survivor, a pontifical commission charged with addressing issues related to clergy sex abuse vowed to continue to seek input from victims and survivors.

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Leaders in ministry to U.S. Hispanic Catholics stand in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in 2016 with the Encuentro cross. They are from left: Alejandro Aguilera-Titus, national coordinator of the Fifth Encuentro; Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church; Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles; and Mar Munoz-Visoso, executive director of the U.S. bishops' Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church. (CNS photo/Robert Duncan).

Four-year ‘encuentro’ process begins in the U.S.

In Spanish, the word "encuentro" means encounter and in the modern church in the U.S., it refers to a series of meetings that will take place over the next four years aimed at getting to know Latinos and producing more involvement in the church of its second largest and fastest growing community.

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Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, N.M., gestures during a March 23 meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the State Department in Washington. Partially obscured at left is Stephen Colecchi, director of the Office of International Justice and Peace at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. (CNS photo/Bob Roller).

In talk with top diplomat, bishop stresses church concern for common good

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace met with the country's top diplomat, Rex Tillerson, March 23, for a policy-packed 35-minute conversation about immigration, the Middle East, Africa and the role of the Catholic Church's efforts toward building "the common good."

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People attend Pope Francis' celebration of Mass at Monza Park near Milan March 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope asks children to promise Jesus they will never be bullies

Pope Francis asked 45,000 children preparing for confirmation to promise Jesus they would never engage in bullying.

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Catholic News Service

Pope Francis is accompanied by Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan as he greets people during a meeting with clergy and religious at the Duomo in Milan March 25. The pope was making a one day visit to Milan. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Spread hope, preach Christ, don’t worry about numbers, pope says

Visiting Milan, the center of Italian fashion and finance, Pope Francis spent the morning with the poor and those who minister to them.

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A portrait of Blessed Oscar Romero is displayed March 23 in Rome's Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere. (CNS photo/Junno Arocho Esteves)

No date yet for Blessed Romero canonization, archbishop says

While documentation regarding an alleged miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Oscar Romero is being studied at the Vatican, there is no date scheduled for his canonization, the archbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador, said.

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Catholic News Service

People assist an injured person after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London March 22. (CNS photo/Toby Melville, Reuters)

‘Lots of tears’ at chapel services, says priest serving Parliament

The Catholic duty priest to the British Parliament said people were weeping at prayer services the day after the Westminster terror attack.

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Catholic News Service

Armed police respond outside Parliament during an attack on Westminster Bridge in London March 22. (CNS photo/Stefan Wermuth, Reuters)

London cardinal call for prayers for victims of Westminster attack

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called for prayers for the dead and wounded.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, attends his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill March 20 in Washington. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

Senators ask Gorsuch about abortion, religious liberty

The third day of confirmation hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, continued along similar lines of questioning and failed to spark high drama.

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Catholic News Service