Copy Desk Daily, Sept. 30, 2019

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"We are united in our priorities." Comboni Missionary Sr. Gabriella Bottani, Talitha Kum's international coordinator, describes to GSR's Soli Salgado how the international anti-trafficking network of religious has evolved since its inception. Read Salgado's latest report from the Talitha Kum assembly in Rome: Talitha Kum ends first assembly, sets new goals to address structural injustices.

Cardinal-designate has defended indigenous people, migrants for decades: In an interview with NCR, shortly after he was named by Pope Francis as one of 13 new cardinal-designates, Guatemalan Bishop Álvaro Ramazzini displays an attitude in sync with Francis' concern for those on the margins and for creation itself.

Reporter's notebook: Tracking Bishop Ramazzini over the years — Mary Jo McConahay shares memories of reporting assignments that further testify to Ramazzini's character.

"His death has robbed the U.S. church of a seasoned churchman whose wise counsel the bishops need. His death has made me very sad." From Michael Sean Winters: Cardinal William Levada strove to honor all the church's teachings.

Speaker: Abuse survivors can't wait for bishops to learn from crisis: National correspondent Heidi Schlumpf reports on a panel at Notre Dame where speakers discussed the response to the sex abuse crisis. An abuse survivor on the panel did not mince words.

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