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  • Pope advances sainthood cause for US ‘bishop of the barrios’

    Pope advances sainthood cause for US ‘bishop of the barrios’

    • Jul 10, 2016

    In decisions made on July 8, Pope Francis moved forward the sainthood cause of a Hispanic bishop in the US who ministered to farm workers, and who had a special affection for ‘lowrider’ modified cars, and also an Italian layman who refused to swear allegiance to the Nazis.

  • Albany bishop backs farm workers on overtime, unions

    Albany bishop backs farm workers on overtime, unions

    • Jun 2, 2016

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Farmworkers joined by Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger and other supporters rallied Wednesday outside New York’s Capitol for legislation to guarantee them overtime pay while removing the state’s ban on joining a union. Some had marched for more than two weeks from Long Island to Albany, saying they need the

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