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As Hispanic Americans Leave Catholicism, Church Looks to Pope for Guidance

Even on a weekday afternoon, the midday Spanish-language Mass at Saint Elizabeth church - located in New York city's Queens neighborhood -  brings the faithful. More than half of all Hispanic Americans identify as Catholic. Many of this church’s parishioners are new immigrants from predominantly Catholic countries in Latin America. According to a recent Pew Research Center study, nearly 90 percent of Hispanic Americans have a favorable opinion of Pope Francis, who will be...

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