William E. Lori

Immigration leads agenda as U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops turns 100

Immigration leads agenda as U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops turns 100

The nation’s Catholic bishops, holding their annual fall meeting this week in Baltimore, will take up immigration, an issue on which they are in direct conflict with President Donald J. Trump.

“The urgent need to welcome and integrate new waves of immigrants continues unabated,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the No. 2 official at the Vatican, said at a Mass Sunday evening at the Baltimore Basilica. “At the same time, the Catholic community is called under your guidance to work for an ever more just and inclusive society.”

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, archbishop of a diocese with 800,000 Spanish-speaking members and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is also...

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