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Only In Print: Diocese of Brooklyn Delegation Sees Humanitarian Work at the Texas-Mexico Border

Four members of the Diocese of Brooklyn recently traveled to South Texas to tour Catholic Extension projects on the U.S./Mexico border. They were (from left) Anna Rocchio of Queens; Father Charles Keeney, director of the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Office of Propagation of the Faith; Father Rob Powers, pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish, Long Island City; and Father Tom Ahern, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Ozone Park. (Photo: Catholic Extension)

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — A four-person delegation from the Diocese of Brooklyn joined an “immersion” trip to tour the collaborative work shared by Sister Norma Pimentel and by Chicago-based Catholic Extension, a nonprofit group working to build up Catholic communities in the nation’s poorest regions.

Anna Rocchio of Queens, one of the four visitors, said it was a life-changing experience…

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