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Bishops say U.S. must address needs of immigrants, show compassion

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While one Catholic archbishop was urging a fix to the country's immigration laws before a Catholic crowd, another was pleading with the government not to separate mothers from their children while in immigration detention, and yet another, a cardinal, was accompanying a grandfather to an appointment that could have resulted in his deportation.

Catholic Church leaders in the U.S. spent the week of March 6-10 trying to allay fears, urging compassion, not just from the government from those who are not seeing "God's creation" when they malign unauthorized immigrants.

Archdiocese, Cardinal Tobin bid heartfelt farewell to each other at Mass

Cardinal Joseph Tobin farewell Mass in Indianapolis: The Mass was originally planned as a celebration of Tobin being inducted into the College of Cardinals Nov. 19. But when it was announced on Nov. 7 that Pope Francis had appointed Tobin to lead the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, the Dec. 3 liturgy became a bittersweet farewell for Cardinal Tobin and the 1,000 Catholics from across central and southern Indiana who gathered in the cathedral to worship with him, and offer him their heartfelt prayers as he goes forward to lead the Church in northern New Jersey.

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