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Stephen Colecchi


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Stephen Colecchi is the director of the Office of International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He works on various international issues and coordinates the office's work with Catholic Relief Services, the Church, and other international bodies. Colecchi has previously served as special assistant to the bishop and diocesan director of Catholic Charities, Catholic Relief Services, and the Campaign for Human Development in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. He has directed or chaired numerous charitable arms of the Catholic Church, received awards for his work in social justice, and is the author of many articles on faith, social justice, and political responsibility. Colecchi holds a doctor of ministry degree from St. Mary's Seminary and University, a master's in religion from Yale University, and a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.