Group leaders agreed that in this situation people come before politics.
"I hope that whatever happens, we can continue to journey together for peace in Mindanao."
Bishop Barres joined diocesan youth to concelebrate Mass at three-day conference in Queens.
See a gallery of photos from the Southampton barbecue and Holy Hour
By far, the most persecuted religious group in the world today are Christians, and they are dying by the thousands especially in the Middle East and in Africa.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci with a painting by the artist
One hundred young men and women participated in Camp Quo Vadis, July 7-12, which offered teens time to think about where God is leading them.
Alvarez appeared before Congress in June, alongside other first responders and service members pushing for the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund.