El Paso bishop meets with victims of mass shooting, family members

WASHINGTON – The bishop of El Paso, Texas, met with the families of those who were killed and wounded during the August 3 shooting at a Walmart in the city where he serves, and in a statement following the meeting said his heart “was breaking,” after seeing up-close the human aftermath of the crime.

Washington bishops endorse initiative to prevent gun violence

SEATTLE – The Catholic bishops of Washington state have endorsed Initiative 1639 on gun violence prevention. “Violent tragedies have become far too frequent in our communities and very powerful weapons are often too accessible,” the bishops of Seattle, Yakima and Spokane said in a joint statement released October 18.

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Indian sisters nurture hope, reconciliation in teeming South Sudan camp

"The United Nations mission and all the humanitarian groups work to provide material things like water, food, latrines and health services, but the human person is more than all those, so for the sisters to be present and sing and laugh while they visit and pray with people is so important," said Analia Ramos, a ration officer from Argentina.

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