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In Spain, The Church Offers More Than Salvation

Spain has Europe's highest jobless rate, but the Catholic Church is still hiring. A group of Spanish bishops has produced a recruitment video as they seek to boost the dwindling numbers of priests. And it appears to be having some initial success.

Seeking Refuge, Blind Chinese Activist Flees

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng escaped house arrest. Now it is thought he traveled 300 miles to Beijing and is now being sheltered on the grounds of the U.S. embassy. With more, NPR's Beijing Bureau Chief Louisa Lim joins weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz.

Blind Chinese Activist Reported Under U.S. Protection

A blind legal activist who fled house arrest in his Chinese village is under the protection of American officials, overseas activists said Saturday, putting the U.S. in a difficult position days ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Political Tensions Mount Between Sudans

Hostilities have grown increasingly violent between Sudan and South Sudan over border issues and oil wealth. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the latest on the conflict.

Europe's Crisis May Put Politicians Out Of Work

Host Scott Simon talks with CEO and Foreign Policy Editor-at-Large David Rothkopf about Europe's financial crisis and how the new leaders who started the austerity plans are now in danger of being booted.