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Bishop John C. Wester has spent eight years in Mormon-dominant Utah, counseling, confirming and christening Catholics, officiating at Masses, fighting to end poverty, traversing the globe on assignments, penning opinion pieces and speaking forcefully about social justice. In all of …

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