Bishop Cantu had urged Congress to reject the legislation.
"We need to ask, 'Why is there a breakdown in this individual's life?'"
The bishops encouraged contributions through Caritas, the church's charitable agency.
It's a delicate balance for the sisters to juggle their social ministry and their musical passion.
"Today is a time of great joy and friendship."
The bishops also praised the Islamic-Christian friendships found in many families.
"Although we won't be commemorating the revolution, our church communities will naturally reflect on what happened."
Saying poverty is the greatest challenge facing humanity, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations called on nations to seek solutions to poverty not only based on economics but to also address personal, social…
"We had to flee because they came by our house shooting."
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