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Erika Fierro speaks with members of the press May 31 after her meeting with Intensive Supervision Appearance Program officials in Indianapolis. She will be deported June 26 without her children. (CNS photo/Natalie Hoefer, The Criterion)

Soon-to-be-deported mother praying to God ‘to keep my family together’

After standing in sweltering heat for 40 minutes, dozens of supporters cheered as Erika Fierro emerged from the building May 31.

President Donald Trump signs an executive order June 20 to halt the separation of families. (CNS photo/Leah Millis, Reuters) See BORDER-TRUMP-EXECUTIVE-ORDER June 20, 2018.

Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration's family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

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A protester is seen outside the U.S. Customs and Border Protection building in Washington June 19. Thirteen women faith leaders spoke at the rally, which was called the Women of Faith Cry Out to Keep Families Together Prayer Vigil, and they attacked the president, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen for failing to end the policy of separating children from their parents. (CNS photo/Kevin Fogarty, Reuters)

Women faith leaders at rally denounce separation of families at border

About 200 people gathered outside the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington at a rally to protest the Trump administration's policy of separating families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border June 19.

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Father Tom Guido, pastor of Resurrection Parish in Miramar Beach, Fla., celebrates Mass June 17 in the U.S. Open media tent at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. Father Guido, who has attended 23 U.S. Opens, traditionally celebrates Sunday morning Mass on the final day of the tournament for journalists who are reporting on the event. (CNS photo/courtesy James Escher)

At U.S. Open, priest has chance to minister and enjoy his favorite sport

Several hours before Brooks Koepka captured his second straight U.S. Open golf championship June 17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, Father Tom Guido continued a personal Father's Day tradition by celebrating Mass at his 16th straight U.S. Open.

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Young people attend a music festival in Nagykovacsi, Hungary, June 14. A study by the Pew Research Center released June 13 found that young adults worldwide are generally less religious than older adults by a variety of measures. (CNS photo/Balazs Mohai, EPA)

Pew report says young adults worldwide less religious than older adults

A study by the Pew Research Center found that young adults worldwide are generally less religious than older adults by a variety of measures.

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Casa Padre, an unaccompanied minor shelter, is seen in Brownsville, Texas, June 18. (CNS photo/Callaghan O'Hare, Reuters)

Bishops across U.S. condemn separation, detention of migrant children

From Denver to New York City, the country's Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the Trump administration to stop separating children from their parents as they seek respite in the U.S. from dire conditions in their home countries, largely in Central America.

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In this 2014 file photo, women and their children wait in line to register at the Honduran Center for Returned Migrants in San Pedro Sula after being deported from Mexico. (CNS photo/Jorge Cabrera, Reuters)

Immigration is main topic at National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

Four political leaders from both parties spoke at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and they each went in their own directions with their speeches.

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Children buy toys from a vender in Douma, Syria, June 15. (CNS photo/Yousseff Badawi, EPA)

Franciscan official says peaceful areas of Syria offer window of hope

For a Franciscan friar on a mission from Rome, a visit to peaceful areas in Syria provided a glimpse into a window of hope for the war-torn country.

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A fisherman in Canggu, Indonesia, walks near the shore May 3. (CNS photo/Johannes P. Christo, Reuters) See POPE-WORK-MIGRANTS June 15, 2018.

Most fundamental human right is hope, pope says

The theory that well-being will automatically flow down to everyone from the riches of the few is "a lie," Pope Francis said.

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A boy rides his bike in the streets of Tacloban, Philippines, in this 2014 file photo. The World Day of the Poor -- to be marked each year on the 33rd Sunday of ordinary time -- will be celebrated Nov. 18. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) See POPE-DAY-POOR-MESSAGE June 14, 2018.

Listen to those in need, pope says in World Day of Poor message

How is it that God in heaven can hear the cries of the poor, but so many people watching or standing nearby either cannot or just do not care, Pope Francis asked.

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