Displaced people rest on the premises of a gas station Sept. 11, 2020, after fires broke out at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The camp, which was mostly destroyed Sept. 9, was home to at least 12,000 people, six times its maximum capacity of just over 2,000 asylum-seekers. (CNS photo/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters)
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service September 18, 2020
Even as the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees pleaded with countries to take in more of the 79.5 million displaced people worldwide, the Trump administration has consistently lowered the refugee cap each year.
Marilyn Miranda, 9, draped in a Salvadoran flag, attends an immigration rally with her mother outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 4, 2019. A Sept. 14, 2020, decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for 9th Circuit in Ramos v. Nielsen brings the Trump administration one step closer to ending Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for almost all people with TPS in the United States. (CNS photo/Leah Millis, Reuters)
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service September 15, 2020
The court said the president was within his rights to revoke Temporary Protected Status from Salvadoran immigrants. The ruling also is expected to affect TPS holders from Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Sudan and Nepal.
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service September 04, 2020
Almost four decades after their deaths, these women martyrs are remembered, not because of how they died, but as examples of Christian lives well-lived.
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service September 02, 2020
In a new initiative, the Diocese of Joliet, Ill. will partner with the Leadership Roundtable to train Latino leaders in serving the church in the United States.
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service August 28, 2020
Bishops from the dioceses of Beaumont, Texas, and Lake Charles, Louisiana, found themselves assessing damages and checking in with others hours after destructive Hurricane Laura had passed.
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service August 25, 2020
Evacuation orders have affected more than 250,000 Californians, including many Catholics in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the dioceses of San Jose, Sacramento and Monterey.
A law enforcement officer is seen outside of the North Brunswick, New Jersey, home of federal Judge Esther Salas, where her son was shot and killed and her defense attorney husband was critically injured July 19, 2020. Salas spoke publicly about the tragedy for the first time Aug. 3. (CNS photo/Eduardo Munoz, Reuters)
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service August 05, 2020
Lawyer Roy Den Hollander, who later committed suicide, has been identified as the shooter. Hollander has described himself as "anti-feminist." Mark Anderl, the judge's husband, remains in the hospital.
People hold hands in prayer Aug. 5, 2019, next to crosses in honor of victims of a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, two days earlier. A year after the deadly shooting, El Paso Bishop Mark J. Seitz has announced the formation of a group to address racism as a way to honor the victims. (CNS photo/Callaghan O'Hare, Reuters)
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service August 04, 2020
"We really believe that ceremonies of remembrance and times of prayer aren't enough. We also have to deal with the reality that led to those events on that day and were very clearly present in the mind and heart of the attacker."
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service July 29, 2020
The hurricane hit southern Texas -- a region already battered by the coronavirus -- particularly hard, causing widespread damage, though no casualties were reported, at least in the U.S.
A Catholic Relief Services staff member in Cambodia explains the latest COVID-19 information to a small group of village leaders. (CNS photo/Jennifer Hardy)
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service July 27, 2020
A July 13 report from the United Nations said almost 690 million people went hungry in 2019, an increase of 10 million from the previous year—figures arrived at before the pandemic began.