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    MEXICO CITY (CNS) -- A prison riot in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey has claimed 52 lives, offering another example of the problems plaguing Mexico's prison system and casting a pall over the arrival of Pope Francis in the country. Nuevo Leon ...

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  • Mexican prison riot leaves 52 dead on day before pope arrives

    MEXICO CITY (CNS) -- A prison riot in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey has claimed 52 lives, offering another example of the problems plaguing Mexico's prison system and casting a pall over the arrival of Pope Francis in the country. Nuevo Leon ...

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    SAO PAULO (CNS) -- The president of the Brazilian bishops' conference criticized a proposal by the U.N. Human Rights Commission that countries allow abortion in cases in which the mother was infected with the Zika virus. "Abortion is not the answer ...

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  • Pope, meeting Iraqi leader, urges work for reconciliation

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Meeting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Pope Francis expressed his hopes that Iraq and other war-torn countries would have leaders strong enough to bring once-divided peoples together. "I wish for Iraqis and for all of us ...

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Mass. Bishop in pastoral urges Catholics to walk 'beyond parish boundaries'


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (CNS) -- Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski issued an invitation and a challenge in his new pastoral letter, "The Wideness of God's Mercy," released Feb. 10, Ash Wednesday. In it he offers words of welcome and notes that the letter was inspired by the Jubilee Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis. He also said it was a direct response to the people of the Diocese of Springfield.

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