VCU symposium Tuesday to focus on poverty

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University it taking on the issue of poverty at a symposium on its Richmond campus.

The third annual Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Catholic Studies Symposium is scheduled for Tuesday. It is named after the late Roman Catholic bishop of the Richmond Diocese. Sullivan died in 2012, leaving a legacy of social justice.

The VCU forum will feature speakers who will explore poverty from several perspectives, globally, locally and politically.

Speakers include Carolyn Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services. That is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S.

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