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No one can pretend not to know Syrians, Iraqis are suffering, pope says

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Millions of Iraqis and Syrians are facing poverty and even death, neighboring countries are bearing more than their fair share of the burden of helping refugees, arms dealers are getting richer and the international community seems helpless, Pope Francis said. Please…


New Catholic Charities campaign takes aim at ‘scandalous’ poverty rate

By David Gouger, Catholic News Service OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) — Seeking to create awareness about poverty in the United States and to stand in solidarity with Pope Francis’ commitment to the poor, Catholic Charities USA has launched a new national campaign. Dominican Sister Donna Markham discussed the effort Sept. 10…