Pope Francis to meet New York family that faced deportation to Mexico - The Guardian

09/24/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Pope Francis will meet with the mighty and the meek during his five-day visit to the US.

After meeting the president, speaking to Congress and addressing the United Nations, the Pope will visit Our Lady Queen of Angels, a Catholic school in East Harlem.

There the “people’s pope” will meet with day-laborers, unaccompanied minors...

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Mayor de Blasio and Cardinal Dolan Highlight Plan to Add Beds for Homeless - New York Times

09/23/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Sept. 23, 2015

A day before Pope Francis was to arrive in New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said on Wednesday that a partnership between the Roman Catholic Church and the city would provide 150 beds this winter to homeless people who have been living on the street.

Mr. de Blasio said the effort, part of...

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De Blasio and Cardinal Dolan Tackle Homelessness on Eve of Pope's Visit - DNA Info

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September 23, 2015 6:18pm

MELROSE — The Archdiocese of New York will contribute to a $12 million effort to provide 500 beds for the homeless at faith-based organizations, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced on the eve of Pope Francis' visit to the city.

Speaking Wednesday at the St. Anthony Shelter for...

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Pope Francis' Pilgrimage Through America With the 'Least of These' - Huffington Post

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Posted: 09/21/2015 8:51 am EDT 

Pope Francis has a big week in front of him when he touches down in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.

He will be greeted at the airport by President Obama, will make a highly anticipated speech to the U.S. Congress, followed by an address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, and finish...

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Goya Foods Donates 150,000 Pounds Of Food In Honor Of His Holiness Pope Francis' Visit To The United States - PR Newswire

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JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, welcomes His Holiness Pope Francis to the United States and donates 150,000 pounds of food in honor of the Pope's visit.

"We are all so blessed to have His Holiness Pope Francis visit the United States and for the...

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Immigrant New Yorkers count their blessings ahead of Pope Francis meeting - New York Daily News

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Saturday, September 19, 2015, 5:00 PM

Pope Francis, whose grandparents emigrated from Italy to Argentina, has often urged his followers to embrace immigrants and treat them with dignity.

So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that during his whirlwind 36 hours in New York, the Pope has set aside time to give a special,...

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Executive Director of Catholic Charities Previews Pope Francis' Trip to East Harlem - NY1 Online

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By Inside City Hall
Friday, September 18, 2015 at 02:18 AM EDT

NY1 VIDEO: Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities, joined Errol Louis to preview Pope Francis’ trip to East Harlem.

Watch the Video on NY1

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Soccer aids in transition for unaccompanied teens - Aljazeera America

09/18/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

The teenagers have acclimated to life in New York through the sport and next week will meet the Pope

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Meeting the Pope After a Fight for Better Pay - New York Times

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September 17, 2015

About New York

The modern carwash is a minor marvel. A car sits on a track and is pulled past purifying machinery: A grid of pipes shoots high-pressure streams of water, then soap; flapping, jiggling cloths lower from tracks to slather every inch of the car body; spinning brushes rise along the sides, to begin...

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Meeting in Harlem Gym to Highlight People Catholic Charities Helps - Catholic New York

09/16/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Ron LaJoie

When Pope Francis visits the United States next week, he will undoubtedly meet some very important people. He will address Congress. He will speak before the General Assembly of the United Nations.

It is a reasonable assumption that no one will be more important to him than the 150 or so people he will meet in an...

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Pope Will Meet the Bronx’s Most Unique Soccer Club - Catholic New York

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By Ron LaJoie

The world’s most famous futbol fan will meet a group of young futbol players when he visits Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem next Friday.

There may not be a Messi, a Ronaldo or a Neymar among them—not yet—but they already form perhaps the city’s most distinctive soccer side.

They are part of a...

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Pope Francis, on U.S. Visit, Will Reach Out to the Struggling - New York Times

09/16/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Andy Newman and Vivian Yee
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Amanda Cortes is not anyone’s idea of a dignitary.

She grew up poor in an overcrowded house. She worked for years as a phone-sex operator. Since 2010, she has been awaiting trial in Philadelphia on charges that she brutally murdered her infant son.

But on...

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TIEMPO: WATCH THIS WEEK'S SHOW - ABC7

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 02:09PM
NEW YORK -- Concerned about the Hispanic community? If you are, be sure to tune into "Tiempo."

"Tiempo" is a weekly round-table discussion show about topics affecting and relating to Hispanic citizens.

Please join us for "Tiempo" on Sunday mornings, only on ABC7!

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Soccer brings these immigrants to unexpected places - Global Citizen

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Sept. 13, 2015

Last Saturday I caught a ride on the 4 train to an ordinary park in the Bronx, where some extraordinary things are happening.

It’s where Elvis Garcia, a Migration Counselor for Catholic Charities, started a soccer league for unaccompanied minors, teens who migrated from Central America without a parent or guardian...

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Faces of Faith / Rostros de Fe - Manhattan Times

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Posted by: Erik Cuello  in Español, Local, News, Politics/Government, Public Safety September 9, 2015

“The Church is of the poor, and for the poor”

Papal visit with immigrants and refugees

Like many residents, Mamdadou Drame is looking forward to Pope Francis’ visit later this month.
He is excited that the pontiff has...

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150 immigrants and refugees in New York will meet pope - CNS

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Catholic News Service  |  Sep. 8, 2015

New York  - The fabric of New York is stronger because those on the margins have been given safe shelter, a decent meal and a route out of crisis by the Catholic Church, according to the director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan.

When Pope Francis...

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Pope To Give Special Blessing To Some Immigrant New Yorkers In East Harlem - CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Some people will get to do more than just see Pope Francis when he visits New York City later this month. They’ve been selected to receive a special blessing from the pontiff.

Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, head of Catholic Charities, announced Thursday that 150 immigrant New Yorkers have been chosen for...

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Pope NYC Visit 2015: Immigrants To Be Blessed By Pontiff As A Sign Of Compassion For Struggling Migrants, Charity Says - International Business Times

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By Aaron Morrison September 03 2015 5:56 PM EDT

A Dominican and a Pakistani will be among the immigrant New Yorkers who meet and receive a special blessing from Pope Francis during his visit to the Big Apple later this month, Catholic Charities USA announced Thursday. Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, the head of Catholic Charities, said 150...

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Two dozen New Yorkers chosen to meet Pope Francis in September - PIX11

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POSTED 11:22 PM, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 

EAST HARLEM -- From teen soccer players to political refugees from Central America, to students in a tutoring program, a group of a couple dozen people is feeling fortunate now, even though they come from challenging backgrounds.

That's because they've been chosen to meet Pope Francis by the...

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Pope Francis To Meet The Refugees Politicians Would Rather Forget - Huffington Post Religion

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Edited: 09/03/2015 06:46 PM EDT

Kingson Noe Suazo David, 4, right, of Garifuna, a group of indigenous Hondurans, listens as Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, left, introduces people at Saint Cecilia's Parish, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, who will be blessed by Pope Francis, during his visit to New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK --...

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Immigrant women working on altar clothes for Pope Francis - Daily News New York

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New York Daily News 9/2/2015

Agueda Zavaleta is making sure every stitch is perfect in her latest embroidery project — part of a gift to Pope Francis that she is set to deliver in person.

“This is the most special thing that has ever happened in my life,” said Zavaleta, 42, a Yonkers mom of two who emigrated from Puebla, Mexico....

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Catholic Charities: Immigrants selected to meet Pope Francis part of 'the fabric of New York' - AMNY

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By VICTOR MANUEL RAMOS / NEWSDAY September 3, 2015

Catholic Charities Msgr. Kevin Sullivan described the immigrants selected to meet Pope Francis when he visits East Harlem on Sept. 25 as part of "the fabric of New York" while introducing them on Thursday.

Among those gathered at Saint Cecilia's Parish in East Harlem were...

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JÓVENES CENTROAMERICANOS CONOCERÁN AL PAPA EN NUEVA YORK - Associated Press

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2 sep, 12:38 EDT

NUEVA YORK (AP) -- Josué Recinos y Christian Contreras dejaron atrás un mundo de violencia y criminalidad cuando cruzaron la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos con sus hermanas, en busca de una vida mejor en Nueva York bajo el mismo techo que sus padres.

Lo que no esperaban es el regalo que recibirán este mes...

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Immigrant women hard at work on altar cloths to be used by Pope Francis during NY visit - Daily News

09/02/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Agueda Zavaleta is making sure every stitch is perfect in her latest embroidery project — part of a gift to Pope Francis that she is set to deliver in person.

“This is the most special thing that has ever happened in my life,” said Zavaleta, 42, a Yonkers mom of two who emigrated from Puebla, Mexico.

Zavaleta and 17 other...

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Immigrants and Disadvantaged Youth Build the Pope’s Altar Furnishings in New York - Aleteia

09/01/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

When you’re expecting a visit from the pope, there are three things you must have: an altar for the leader of the Catholic Church to celebrate the central sacrament of the faith, a pulpit from which he can preach the Gospel, and a comfortable place to sit and rest.

In a confluence of elements that will surely please Pope Francis, with...

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