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DETROIT, Mich. – After a federal judge again halted the deportation of over 1,000 Chaldeans from the U.S., advocates for the detainees insisted their deportations should be stopped until conditions in Iraq improve.

Ordained a priest, former Manchester United footballer's goal is Christ

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DUBLIN, Ireland – Former Irish soccer pro Philip Mulryne was ordained a priest of the Order of Preachers, or Dominicans, on Saturday.

Missionaries of Charity copyright Saint Teresa’s blue and white sari

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CALCUTTA, India – The Missionaries of Charity have patented the white and blue sari designed by Saint Teresa of Calcutta, obtaining a legal copyright recognizing the pattern as the intellectual property of the order.

U.S. House passes pair of bills aimed at tighter immigration enforcement

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WASHINGTON – The United States House of Representatives on June 29 passed two bills in an effort to crack down on undocumented immigration and sanctuary cities.

Philippine bishops appeal for return to peace in south of country

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Catholic bishops appealed for a "return to normalcy and peace ... as soon as possible," as violence continues in the southern part of the country.

Bishop to South Sudan: Declare bankruptcy

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JUBA, South – The head of the Sudan Catholic Bishops' Conference challenged South Sudan to admit it is bankrupt after it failed to raise the funds to host Independence Day celebrations for a third year running.

Nuclear weapons ban treaty has challenge of actual disarmament occurring

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WASHINGTON – The passage of a United Nations treaty banning the possession of nuclear weapons comes at a time when the majority of world's nations are frustrated with the slow pace of nuclear disarmament.

New Salvadorian cardinal's first assignment is to work for peace in Korea

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VATICAN CITY – Celebrating a Mass in his native El Salvador, newly created Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez said his first major assignment will be to travel to South Korea for a meeting on how to achieve peace with North Korea.

Bishops say Venezuela aims to install 'military dictatorship'

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CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's bishops said the country's government aims to install a "military dictatorship, socialist, Marxist and communist."

Economic solutions need broader vision, Pope tells G-20 leaders

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VATICAN CITY – World leaders attending the Group of 20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, must reflect on the repercussions their decisions may have on the entire global community and not just their own countries, Pope Francis said.

Return of Guam archbishop accused of sex abuse would be disastrous: coadjutor

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AGANA, Guam – No matter the outcome of a Vatican trial against Guam's archbishop, Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron of Agana should not return to lead the archdiocese, said the archdiocese's coadjutor.