VATICAN – By summoning leaders of the world's bishops' conferences and top representatives of religious orders to the Vatican in February to address the abuse crisis and the protection of minors, Pope Francis is sending the message that the need for safeguarding is a global issue.
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MEXICO CITY – The first participants in the caravan of Central Americans arriving in Tijuana, Mexico, were met with hostility as residents of an affluent neighbourhood confronted migrants wanting to camp on a beach near the border fence separating the United States and Mexico.

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A caravan of up to 7,000 migrants heading north through Mexico toward a possible showdown at the American border are highlighting an urgent issue in Canadian refugee policy. 

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VATICAN – Countries do not develop by themselves; they are built by migrants, Pope Francis said.
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MEXICO CITY – The bishops' conference of Nicaragua has accepted an invitation to mediate talks aimed at calming the Central American country, which has been roiled by protests over proposed changes to the national social security system and discontent with an increasingly authoritarian government.
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MEXICO CITY – An international organization that works to prevent conflict urged the United States not to institute mass deportations or harsh anti-migration measures without checking on the conditions in the Central American countries to which it is returning migrants.

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SALTILLO, Mexico – Edelmiro Cardona hardly had any time to flee his native Honduras with his brother when gang members came calling.

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JUTICALPA, Honduras - Franciscan Father Alberto Gauci's field of dreams unfolds in a remote corner of Central America, far from the limelight of the recently concluded World Cup. His soccer stadium sports a full-size pitch, floodlights for night games and covered seating for 20,000 screaming fans. There's even a parking lot.

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MEXICO CITY - The Vatican's secretary of state pledged full support for addressing the issue of child migrants streaming out of Central America in search of safety and family reunification in the United States.

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