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Native American Catholics gather to pray, reflect, recharge their faith

FARGO, N.D. (CNS) -- On the 75th anniversary of the Tekakwitha Conference, Native American Catholics came together again to review the past, plan for the future and recharge their faith.

Free from ordeal in Sudan, woman condemned for apostasy meets pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Meeting a Sudanese woman who risked execution for not renouncing her Catholic faith, Pope Francis thanked Meriam Ibrahim for her steadfast witness to Christ.

Vatican to support help for 'humanitarian emergency' of child migrants

MEXICO CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican's secretary of state pledged full support for addressing the issue of child migrants streaming out Central America in search of safety and family reunification in the United States.