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Is racism a factor in backlog of refugees from East Africa?

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While Canada resettled more than 35,000 refugees from Syria over the last 12 months and brought refugee processing times down to eight months for privately sponsored refugees from Lebanon, refugees in Ethiopia languish more than six years in the system and Church groups are discouraged from sponsoring Africans.

World turning blind eye to East Africa's refugee crisis costing thousands of lives

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As the world focuses most of its attention on Syria, East Africa and its nine million refugees — 26 per cent of the world’s refugee population — is facing another wave of failed states, civil wars and ethnic cleansing.

Pax Christi: Children are Africa's greatest resources

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JOHANNESBURG – Pax Christi International, the Catholic peace movement, said it will build up young people to contribute to peace and justice in Africa, noting that children are the continent's greatest resource.

Nova Scotia-Boston Christmas tree tradition was born out of tragedy

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For the first time, a not-so-little piece of Cape Breton is standing tall in Boston’s downtown this Christmas season, keeping alive a tradition that has its roots in a tragedy that rocked Nova Scotia 99 years ago.

Life & Family Special Section

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Catholic Register's latest special is about life and family. Click here to check out all of our feature stories!

Standing Rock anti-pipeline activists see Pope Francis as spiritual ally

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STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. – Does Pope Francis have a position on the Dakota Access Pipeline?

Why famed atheist Stephen Hawking is on a pontifical academy

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VATICAN CITY – Stephen Hawking’s visit to the Vatican this week has raised curiosity, with some asking what exactly the famed astrophysicist and self-proclaimed atheist was doing in the heart of the Catholic Church.

Atlanta Archbishop: Racism is a disease that must be cured

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The U.S. national election brought many issues that the Roman Catholic Church has to face. Below, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, the former chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Task Force to Promote Peace in Our Communities, addresses the racism that came to the forefront in this U.S. political cycle.

Cardinal Dolan: What the pro-life community wants from the Trump administration

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The U.S. national election brought many issues to the surface that are important for both the Roman Catholic Church and the new Trump administration. Below, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, offers his take on what needs to happen on the political front.

Fidel Castro, Jesuit-influenced Marxist revolutionary

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Fidel Castro, the Marxist revolutionary who ruled the Western Hemisphere’s only Communist state, acknowledged later in life that he was deeply influenced by Catholic teaching and welcomed a succession of popes to Cuba.