After the Oct. 23 meeting [with the Pope], Cardinal Francis E. George, conference president, told Catholic News Service he did not feel it was appropriate to discuss details of the private meeting.Back here at home, it's worth noting that the US church's efforts for itinerant peoples have led the charge on resettling close to 18,000 refugees this year, 30 percent of the total admitted inside the nation's borders.
Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., conference vice president, and Msgr. David Malloy, USCCB general secretary, also attended the meeting....
The meetings allow Vatican officials and representatives of the U.S. bishops to discuss issues of common concern. The discussions usually include a briefing about matters on the agenda of the U.S. bishops' fall general meeting, big events in the life of the U.S. church and major issues and trends in U.S. society.