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Last October, Pope Francis said he does not like "the contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions." "It's hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee."

Cardinal Cupich: Trump’s refugee ban "a dark moment in U.S. history"

Portland, Maine -- Bishop Robert Deeley says the president's order has left many refugee families 'filled with anxiety and fear.'

NYC cab drivers are on strike to protest Trump’s immigration ban

Christian Leaders Denounce Trump's Plan to Favor Christian Refugees

Reactions from around the US, world to Trump’s travel ban

Quebec City, Canada -- 6 Killed in Canada Mosque Shooting; Trudeau Calls It Terror

Amoris Laetitia: From traditionalists to canonists and cardinals, Malta’s bishops dropped jaws with an interpretation of Francis’s call to priests to open the door to divorced Catholics

Take and Read: Bernard Lonergan drew a map of theology for a new era

Kenya -- First nun in Samburu tribe opens choice for Kenyan girls

Capitalizing on Women's Marches: 'We need to organize, not agonize'

Newark, N.J. -- Auxillary bishop slightly injured during a memorial Mass for a revered Hall of Fame baseball player. Account says "a crazed man in a white robe walked up to the altar and punched him in the mouth."

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