Bishop James Powers of the Diocese of Superior, from left, Bishop J. Gregory Kelly, Apostolic Administrator of Dallas, and Bishop James Checchio of the Diocese of Metuchen recite a group prayer during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall meeting in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston was elected Tuesday as president of the USCCB. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Pope praises Latinos, immigrants in remarks to US church

The bishops issued a plea to adopt humane policies toward immigrants and refugees. Earlier this year, Archbishop Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis, refused a request by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to stop settling Syrian refugees in the state.