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The longest and most passionate discussion on the first day of the fall assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Nov. 13 focused on how to help immigrants.
Persecuted Christian minorities in Asia, Africa and the Middle East are at risk of being forgotten, according to the chairman of the U.S bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace.
Though the Catholic Church has responded to racism for many years, some leaders and church institutions have at times been part of the problem, said Bishop George Murray.
Bishop Joe Vasquez of Austin, Texas, told his fellow bishops Nov. 13 that more than 100 U.S. dioceses have participated in the "Share the Journey" campaign.