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Report commissioned by bishops finds diversity abounds in U.S. Church

Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:47
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By Rhina Guidos | Catholic News Service | twitter:@CNS_Rhina

St. Pius V Church in south St. Louis hosts an annual Migration Mass to celebrate diversity in the Church in St. Louis. A CARA study commissioned by the U.S. bishops showed that the Catholic Church in the United States is very diverse and parishes and ministries need to adapt and prepare for growing diversity.

BALTIMORE — The Catholic Church is one of the most culturally diverse institutions in the United States and Catholic institutions and ministries need to adapt and prepare for growing diversity, said a report presented to the country's bishops Nov. 15.

The report, by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, was commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church in 2013 to help identify the size and distribution of ethnic communities in the country.

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