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Thirst Conference Brings in Thousands

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People from all across the country are here for the 2013 Thirst Conference.

It's perhaps the largest congregation Bismarck has ever assembled with nearly 10,000 people in attendance.

The civic center is packed full of eager listeners for Timothy Cardinal Dolan's highly anticipated address.

He was listed in Time Magazine's 2012 list of "The World's 100 Most Influential People."

Cardinal Dolan speaks about passing along faith to the next generation.

One conference participant comes all the way from Wyoming to grow in his faith.

"Different people along the way have kind of nurtured my faith and pushed me and it was really a blessing to come here. I came with an open heart and man, Cardinal Dolan sure helped me out," says John Robb, Jr., Cody Wyoming.

The conference runs through tomorrow afternoon.

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