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Nation's Catholic bishops, in Baltimore, to choose their own new president in wake of divisive U.S. election

Nation's Catholic bishops, in Baltimore, to choose their own new president in wake of divisive U.S. election

The nation's Catholic bishops return to Baltimore next week for their annual fall assembly — their first such gathering since a presidential election that split the church as it divided the nation.

It's unclear whether or how the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will address the election of Donald J. Trump.

The Republican appealed to traditional Catholics with his opposition to abortion and promises to protect religious organizations from government directives that would violate their teachings.

But his rhetoric against Obama administration policy on refugees drew criticism from church leaders, and his signature policy — a promise to build a wall along the...

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