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Catholic Relief Services names Sean Callahan president and CEO

Catholic Relief Services names Sean Callahan president and CEO

Sean Callahan, the veteran Catholic Relief Services executive who was named Friday to head the Baltimore-based organization, takes over amid a historic global humanitarian crisis: the displacement of a record 60 million refugees worldwide.

Callahan, who is set to become president and CEO of the international humanitarian organization Jan. 1, sees an opportunity.

He says Catholic Relief Services could help Americans better understand the polarizing subject of refugees while working to improve the conditions that are driving them from their homelands.

"Many Americans seem to feel that displaced people simply want to come to the U.S.," Callahan said Friday....

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