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Catholics In Ghana, Mexico React To Pope's Resignation

The Catholic church continues to grow in Africa, and analysts say that there is a good chance the next pope will be from Africa. In Mexico, Catholicism remains the predominant religion though the percentage is falling.
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North Korea Admits It Carried Out Nuclear Test

North Korea confirmed on Tuesday that it had successfully conducted a third nuclear test. It's an important step toward North Korea's goal of building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile that could reach United States.
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Pope's Abdication Puts Church Into Uncharted Territory

Since Monday's announcement by Pope Benedict that he will step down, the world has been abuzz. Catholics and the rest of the world are grappling with the implications of the pope's stunning announcement that he will resign on Feb. 28.
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L.A. Catholics Want Next Pope To Address Sex-Abuse Scandals

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is the largest in the U.S. and Latinos make up a majority of its parishioners. Latino Catholics there are hopeful a new papacy will bring an end to the child sex-abuse scandals that have rocked the archdiocese.
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Pope's Resignation Redefines Papacy, Spurs Talk Of 'Global South' Successor

A worldwide Catholic conversation that effectively stopped when Benedict XVI was elected pope eight years ago has been rekindled by his plan to resign. Issues include celibacy, the role of women in the church, and the spectacular shift in Catholic population to Latin America, Africa and Asia.
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Despite Young Leader, N. Korea Still Cranks Out Old-Style Propaganda

The latest bit of North Korea propaganda portrays a nuclear missile strike on the U.S. Such crude efforts seem to date from an earlier era.
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Cardinal Donald Wuerl To Help Choose New Pope

The Cardinal who guides Washington's Catholics learned that he will soon travel to Rome to help choose the next pope.

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Women In Prayer Shawls Detained At Judaism's Holiest Site

Police detained 10 women for donning prayer shawls at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday. They are part of the group Women of the Wall who are fighting to worship in the same manner as men do at Judaism's holiest site.

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