Bishop Mario Dorsonville

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Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville in 2015.

Pope Francis appoints auxiliary bishop from Colombia to lead Louisiana diocese

Feb 1, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Bishop Dorsonville has served in the Archdiocese of Washington since the 1990s. Read more

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US bishops welcome increased refugee admissions cap

Oct 11, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced Monday their positive reaction to the news that the refugee cap will... Read more

Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington (left) and Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities, USA (right)

Catholic leaders call for better treatment of Haitians, other migrants at border

Sep 22, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Catholic leaders on Wednesday called for better treatment of Haitians and other migrants crowded under a bridge at the U.S.-Mexico... Read more

Bishop Mario Dorsonville.

Continue pressing for immigration reform, US bishops told

Jun 18, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Church must continue to push for immigration reform and to address the root causes that make people migrate to... Read more

Bishop urges US House to support immigrant, refugee 'essential workers'

Sep 24, 2020

The chair of the US bishops’ migration committee emphasized the importance of immigrant workers in testimony submitted to a hearing... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

US bishops urge Trump to reinstate DACA

Jul 30, 2020

Leading U.S. Catholic bishops on Thursday criticized the Trump administration’s decision to consider ending DACA.  Read more

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Bishops call for prayers for victims on World Day Against Human Trafficking 

Jul 30, 2020

The U.S. bishops have urged Catholics to pray for the victims of human trafficking Thursday, as the United Nations again... Read more