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U.S. Bishops address religious persecution, immigration during June General Assembly

Image: USCCB Fall General Assembly, CNS photo by Bob RollerBishop Walkowiak joined fellow bishops from around the United States for the USCCB's spring General Assembly, June 14-15, in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

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During the assembly, the full body of bishops addressed issues of immigration and refugees, religious freedom at home and abroad as well as health care policy developments. At the opening of the plenary assembly, the bishops gathered for a Mass of Prayer and Penance for Healing of Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse. The bishops also began consultation on the upcoming Ordinary Synod of Bishops being convened by the Holy Father in 2018. 

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