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Francis closes the Year of Consecrated Life

Vatican City, 3 February 2016 (VIS) – Yesterday, the feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the Day of Consecrated Life, Pope Francis presided at the Holy Mass for the Jubilee of Consecrated Life, held in the Vatican Basilica at 5.30 p.m. Members of the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life concelebrated with the Holy Father.

USCCB President Appoints Bishops Flores, Cantú as Representatives of U.S. Bishops to Papal Visit to Mexico

WASHINGTON - February 2, 2016 - Two bishops who head U.S. dioceses bordering Mexico will officially represent the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) during the February 12-17 visit of Pope Francis to Mexico. Bishop Daniel E. Flores of Brownsville, Texas, and Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico, received the appointment from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, USCCB president.

Catholic Schools Week, January 31-February 6, to Focus on Catholic Schools as ‘Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service’

WASHINGTON - January 27, 2016 - National Catholic Schools Week 2016 will be observed in dioceses around the country, January 31-February 6. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” focuses on the important faith-building, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education.

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