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5 bishops set for Notre Dame poverty summit

SOUTH BEND – Indiana’s five Roman Catholic bishops are scheduled to attend a daylong conference at the University of Notre Dame that will seek to find ways to reduce poverty and ease the suffering it causes.

Organizers say the Indiana Catholic Poverty Summit on Friday – hosted by Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns – has been inspired by Catholic Charities USA’s campaign to reduce poverty in America.

Others expected to participate in the summit include the Rev. Larry Snyder, who’s president of Catholic Charities USA, and Society of St. Vincent de Paul President Sheila Gilbert. Social service providers from health care and educational institutions and Catholic religious orders also are expected to attend.