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Sister Catherine Mutindi (center) reacts to being named the 2019 Opus Prize winner while finalists Michael Fernandez-Frey (left) and Brother Charles Nuwagaba (right) applaud.  11/21/19
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Updated Nov. 21 with information about the winner.

The winner of the $1 million Opus Prize was named Thursday evening at St. Louis University. 

The Opus Prize Foundation selected Sister Catherine Mutindi as this year’s winner for her work toward ending child labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

"I'm so grateful. Thank you is not enough, and yet that is the only word I can use,” Mutindi said.