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After dinner, but before evening activities commence, campers lower the flag. Loving Arms Camp provides fun, extra support to kids…

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Archbishop Chaput says pope will visit Philadelphia in September 2015

Pope Francis waves as he leads his July 13 Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Pope Francis called for an end to the flare-up of hostility between Palestinians and Israelis, urging leaders to listen to the call of the people who want peace. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)

FARGO, N.D. — Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S. next year, even though the Philadelphia Archdiocese still has not received official confirmation from the Vatican. Archbishop Chaput made the announcement July 24 before giving his homily during the opening…

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Pope calls for action on ‘humanitarian emergency’ of child migrants

Migrants from Guatemala deported from the U.S. arrive at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City July 10. A growing wave of families and unaccompanied minors fleeing Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are streaming by the thousands into the U.S. (CNS photo/Pakal Koban)

MEXICO CITY — The Vatican’s secretary of state pledged full support for addressing the issue of child migrants streaming out Central America in search of safety and family reunification in the United States. Pope Francis, meanwhile, described the situation a “humanitarian emergency” and called for the international community to act. Speaking at the Mexico’s Foreign…