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Four years ago today, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope Francis. Read all NCR coverage and analysis marking Francis' four years.

Michael Sean Winters asks: Pope Francis' fourth anniversary: will the reforms work?

An interactive map of Pope Francis' trips outside of Italy

Sanctuary: Sisters ponder their place in revived movement In the 1980s, women religious played a prominent role in the sanctuary movement, which sheltered refugees fleeing Central American civil wars. Now their communities are trying to discern whether a sanctuary movement is the best way to help immigrants under threat today.

Salt Lake City —​ Fearful parents sign papers for friends to care for kids in case they're deported Mormon and Catholic churches respond

Columbus, Georgia —​ Columbus undocumented immigrants fear raids, deportations Catholic Diocese of Savannah steps in with legal aid: Some families are looking into temporary guardianship programs and power of attorney documents.

Austin, Texas -- Meet the archbishop responsible for getting Pope Francis on social media: He is in Austin, Texas, for the South By Southwest happening.

Bears Ears National Monument, Utah —​ Monument, sacred to native tribes, faces challenge to its status.

National Catholic Sisters Week panel discusses past and future for women religious

West Lebanon, New Hampshire -- Editorial of the Valley News: The Republican health care plan is careless legislation They are calling it the American Health Care Act. After reviewing their effort, we prefer a more descriptive title: the Unaffordable Couldn't-Care-Less Act of 2017.

Republican governors may determine fate of ACA repeal

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