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Bishop Burbidge Extends Welcome to Native American Catholic Conference

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The 70th Annual Tekakawitha Conference officially begins Wednesday evening, July 1 with more than 500 people registered to participate The national gathering attracts Native American Catholics from more than 100 tribes.  The four-day event will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge will celebrate Mass Thursday, July 2 at 4:00 p.m. and will concelebrate Mass Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Archbishop Charles Chaput, OFM, CAP of Denver, Tekakawitha Conference Episcopal Moderator.

Bishop Burbidge will extend an official diocesan welcome to attendees at the opening dinner Wednesday evening.