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Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, N.Y., concelebrates Mass Nov. 12, 2019, at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome with other U.S. bishops from the state of New York during their "ad limina" visits to the Vatican. During their two-hour group meeting with Pope Francis Nov. 15, the New York bishops experienced a "free and open discussion of many of the challenges and opportunities our church is facing," Malone said Nov. 18. (CNS/Paul Haring)