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Bishop álvaro Ramazzini Imeri of San Marcos, Guatemala, will receive the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award on Oct. 2 at St. Ambrose University from Bishop Martin J. Amos of Davenport. • Hundreds of Catholics gathered at the oldest cathedral in the Americas in Columbus Plaza, in Santo Domingo’s colonial zone, on Aug. 8 to mark the 500th anniversary of the first Catholic dioceses in the Western Hemisphere. • The diocese of Da Nang in central Vietnam has pledged to continue giving material and spiritual support to people with AIDS despite the loss of funding from several foreign charities. • Nine former soldiers in El Salvador’s army surrendered on Aug. 8 to authorities, three months after their indictment in Spain for the killings in 1989 of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter. • Sister Florence Deacon, a Franciscan, is the new president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, elected at the closing of the organization’s annual assembly on Aug. 9-12. • The Princeton Review’s list of colleges with the most and least religious students scored Brigham Young University at the top; the title of “least religious school” went to Bennington College in Vermont.

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In this photo taken May 19, 2017, a GPO worker stacks copies of "Analytical Perspectives Budget of the U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2018" onto a pallet at the U.S. Government Publishing Office's (GPO) plant in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Kevin ClarkeMay 22, 2017
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Nathan SchneiderMay 22, 2017
Given the number of those in the California legal system today who are Latino, “you can guess a large percentage of them are Catholic.”
Jim McDermottMay 22, 2017
Pope Francis waves during a visit to give an Easter blessing to homes in a public housing complex in Ostia, a Rome suburb on the Mediterranean Sea, May 19 (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano).
Vatican leaders seem quietly confident that the meeting will go well.
Gerard O'ConnellMay 22, 2017