Immigration supporters are seen outside the Supreme Court April 18, 2016. On May 23, more than 65 college presidents representing U.S. Catholic institutions asked for a meeting with the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security about the Trump administration's policy on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA. (CNS photo/Michael Reynolds, EPA)

College presidents appeal to homeland security for meeting on ‘dreamers’

Worried about the fate of some of their students, more than 65 college presidents representing U.S. Catholic institutions asked for a meeting with the Secretary of Homeland Security to talk about immigration policy.

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The mother of one of the victims of an attack on a group of Coptic Christians that took place May 26 attends a funeral at the Sacred Family Church in Minya, Egypt, that same day. (CNS photo/Mohamed Abd El Ghany, Reuters)

Priest says Egypt’s Christians feel they could be martyrs at any time

Christians in Egypt "are getting to this idea that we could be a martyr at any moment," the spokesman for the nation's Catholic bishops told Catholic News Service.

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Philippine government soldiers walk past a mosque before their May 25 assault on Maute insurgents, who have taken over large parts of the town of Marawi. Residents started to evacuate Marawi after President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law across the entire Muslim-majority region of Mindanao. (CNS photo/Romeo Ranoco, Reuters)

Gunmen take Catholic hostages; Philippines’ Duterte imposes martial law

Gunmen claiming to have links with the Islamic State group threatened to kill hostages, including a Catholic priest, who were taken from the southern Philippine city of Marawi May 23.

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This memorial dedicated to Sister Paula Merrill, a member of the Sisters of Nazareth, and Sister Margaret Held, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, was blessed and dedicated May 20 in Durant, Miss. The women, who were murdered in their home last fall, were nurse practitioners at a local health clinic. (CNS photo/Ruthie Robison, Mississippi Catholic)

Monument honors lives of two religious sisters fatally stabbed in 2016

A downpour of rain didn't dampen a dedication and blessing ceremony of a monument to honor the lives of Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, who were slain in their Durant home Aug. 25, 2016. They were both 68.

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Pope Francis talks with U.S. President Donald Trump during a private audience at the Vatican May 24. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

As Trump and the pope meet, peace offerings in person and via Twitter

Though there are few details about what was said when Pope Francis and Donald Trump talked privately May 24, much was made online about the U.S. president's wide smile and the pope's more serious stance as the two posed for public photos at the Vatican.

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Pope Francis poses with U.S. President Donald Trump during a private audience at the Vatican May 24. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the pope, "I won't forget what you said."

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump talk to clergymen during their visit to Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher May 22. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters) See TRUMP-JERUSALEM-HOLY-SEPULCHER May 22, 2017.

Trump arrives in Holy Land, visits Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall

Following his official welcome to Jerusalem by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, U.S. President Donald Trump began his two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a private visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Western Wall.

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A woman kisses Pope Francis as he arrives for a visit at the parish of San Pier Damiani May 21 at Casal Bernocchi on the outskirts of Rome. (CNS/Remo Casilli, Reuters)

Pope: Christians without tenderness, respect are serpents who divide

The sin committed most frequently in Christian parishes and groups is bad-mouthing and backstabbing each other, which not only divides the community, it drives away people who come seeking God, Pope Francis said.

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Father Edward Flanagan, the Irish-born priest who founded Boys Town in Nebraska, talks with a group of boys in this undated photo. On March 17, 2015, three years to the day his sainthood cause was officially opened, the Archdiocese of Omaha, Neb., will submit all documentation gathered for his cause to the Vatican. (CNS photo/courtesy Boys Town)

Vatican takes key step forward for Father Flanagan’s sainthood cause

The Vatican has taken a key step forward in the sainthood cause of Father Edward J. Flanagan, the founder of Boys Town, local officials said May 15.

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Women laugh as they listen to a keynote speaker during a leadership forum for young Catholic women in 2016 at The Catholic University of America in Washington. In dioceses across the U.S., the 300 attendees are now implementing their "action plans," new initiatives inspired by their gifts, interests and leadership skills.(CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Catholic young women launch self-led initiatives across U.S. after forum

Attending a Catholic young women's leadership forum taught Michelle Nunez, 23, that "our vocation as women is to be receptive to God's gifts."

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