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Niger: Six Months of Silence for Kidnapped Missionary Fr. Maccalli

'The only free person among us'

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France: Pope Francis Receives Cardinal Barbarin

Who Tendered His Resignation to Him

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Philippines: Pope Names New Auxiliary Bishop for Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan

Rev. Fidelis B. Layog, Currently Parish Priest of the Our Lady of Purification Parish

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Bambino Gesu Hospital: 150 Years of History

Presentation of a Book for This Anniversary

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Rome: Pope Reminds Court of Auditors of Important Role in Serving Common Good

'The Court of Auditors, in the exercise of controls over the management and activities of public administrations, is a valid tool for preventing and affecting illegality and abuse.'

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‘From Mary, We Learn How to Be Next to the Suffering, With a Mother’s Tenderness’

Addressing Religious Men and Women of Camillian Charismatic Family, Francis Affirms How Tenderness Is Fundamental Aspect of their Work to Help the Ill

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Prayer for the Martyrs of Our Time on March 21 in Rome

Presided Over by the Cardinal Vicar Angelo De Donatis

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Pope Offers Suggestions to Live this Lent Fully, During His Morning Homily

At Casa Santa Marta, Francis Reminds Importance of Not Just Material, But Spiritual Almsgiving

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Collection to Help Serve Vulnerable and Marginalized People to Be Held on March 31

WASHINGTON— The annual Catholic Relief Services Collection will be held in many dioceses across the country on Laetare Sunday, March 31.

The Catholic Relief Services Collection supports the work of several Catholic organizations serving some of the most marginalized communities in the world. Programs include relief and resettlement for victims of persecution, war, and natural disasters; development projects to improve living conditions for people in poverty; pastoral services for rural workers and legal support services for poor immigrants in the United States; peace and reconciliation work for people suffering from violence and religious persecution; and advocacy on behalf of the powerless.

“This Lent we pray that our eyes are opened to see Christ, our redeemer, standing before us. This special collection is a way for us to see Christ in the face of those in need — people who are in poverty, suffering, vulnerable, and marginalized. I thank the faithful for their steadfast support of those in need and for answering Christ’s call to help them,” said Archbishop Paul D. Etienne of Anchorage, Alaska, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on National Collections.

Funds donated to the special collection are provided to six Catholic groups that share in the Catholic mission of promoting the sanctity of human life and the dignity of the human person. These include the USCCB Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church, the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, and the USCCB Department of Migration and Refugee Services, as well as Catholic Relief Services, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and the Holy Father's Relief Fund. The USCCB Administrative Committee is responsible for grant-making from this national collection.

More information about the collection, including detailed information about who it supports and how the funds are distributed, can be found at www.usccb.org/catholic-relief. People who live in dioceses that do not participate in the collection can learn more online.  
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Keywords: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Catholic Relief Service, Collection, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne, poverty, pastoral services, legal services, immigrants,

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Archbishop Auza Highlights Ways to Protect Against Human Trafficking

'Social Protection Systems and Access to Public Services In the Fight Against Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery'

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