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Pope's Visit Shines Spotlight On Decreasing Number Of Catholic School Students

Kindergarten teacher Lisa Williams and her class at St. Thomas More Catholic Academy in Washington, D.C. (Kavitha Cardoza/WAMU)
Kindergarten teacher Lisa Williams and her class at St. Thomas More Catholic Academy in Washington, D.C. (Kavitha Cardoza/WAMU)

Pope Francis and his visit to the United States is bringing new attention to Catholic institutions across the country and to its schools.

Worldwide, there are nearly 60 million students studying in Catholic institutions. But in the U.S., those numbers have been falling in recent years, forcing schools to come up with new ways to collaborate.

Kavitha Cardoza from Here & Now contributor WAMU, visited a Catholic school in Washington, D.C., to find out how it’s coping with these changes.

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