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US bishops launch new poverty-awareness campaign

Catholic World News - December 16, 2011

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced a new initiative to raise public awareness of domestic poverty.

Dedicating January to an observance of Poverty Awareness Month, the USCCB department of justice and peace will unveil a new web site, encourage informational campaigns using the social media, and organize daily events to promote the theme. The USCCB claims that 15% of all Americans now live in poverty.

Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, the bishop who heads the controversial Catholic Campaign for Human Development, invoked two other political causes—abortion and immigration—in conjunction with the new campaign. “We march with immigrant families toward a society made stronger and safer by their inclusion,” he said. “We embrace the mother and her unborn child, giving to both of them hope and opportunity.”

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