Minnesota to host 2023 national conference focused on Indigenous people

The Catholic Church has accompanied the Indigenous people “since the very beginning,” said Shawn Phillips, director/pastoral minister of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Office of Indian Ministry and at Gichitwaa Kateri in Minneapolis. Fourteen Franciscan missionaries accompanied Cortez on his journey to conquer Mexico, he said, but humans wandered from the path of bringing faith to the New World.

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