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Bishop Martin J. Amos of Davenport, Iowa,  converses with Davenport Episcopal pastor about human trafficking

Vatican takes notice of Iowa ecumenical efforts on human trafficking

December 18, 2014 DAVENPORT, Iowa (CNS) — An ecumenical effort in the Davenport area to raise awareness of human trafficking and to assist its victims has captured the attention of the Vatican. The Rev. Brian McVey, an Episcopal priest who has doggedly pursued the issue with help from the Diocese of Davenport, was invited to…

Pope Francis waves as he leaves general audience in St. Peter's Square at Vatican

‘Happy’ about warming of U.S.-Cuba relations, pope praises diplomacy

December 18, 2014 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis expressed his joy over the historic turning point in U.S.-Cuba relations as the two countries agreed to restore diplomatic ties after half a century. “Today we are happy because we have seen how two peoples who were distanced for so many years took a step toward…

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