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Meriam Ibrahim, finally freed from Sudan, meets with Pope Francis

Pope Francis met Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman spared a death sentence for apostasy in Sudan, at the Vatican on Thursday (July 24) after she was flown to Rome by the Italian government following a vigorous international campaign to free her.

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BRIEF: Gonzaga announces finalists for faith-based, million-dollar award

After searching the world for great faith-based humanitarians, Gonzaga University today announced three finalists for the 2014 Opus Prize: Sister Tesa Fitzgerald of Hour Children in Queens, New York; Gollapalli Israel, of the Janodayam Social Education Centre in Chennai, India; and the Rev. Joseph Maier, of the Mercy Centre Human Development Foundation in Bangkok.

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New book tells story of forgotten black Mormons

Green Flake was in the vanguard company of Mormon pioneers in 1847, driving a wagon into the Salt Lake Valley with LDS prophet Brigham Young, who famously declared Utah to be the right place to build Zion.

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