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Episcopal Churches Bring 'Ashes To Go' To Commuters

Many observant Christians are just too busy with work to go to church on Ash Wednesday, so the church went to them Wednesday morning with a program they're calling "Ashes To Go."

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Recalling Previous Popes Who Have Resigned

Pope Benedict XVI is the first pope to resign in 600 years. Linda Wertheimer looks back on some of the popes who have resigned with Kean University Professor Christopher Bellitto.
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Seeking A Glimpse Of Immortality In The Waters Of India's Holy Rivers

Hindus in India are celebrating the 55-day-long Kumbh Mela, the world's biggest religious festival. An estimated 100 million pilgrims are expected to gather, pray and bathe in the waters at the confluence of three sacred rivers.
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Going Global With A New Pope?

Bookmakers are taking bets on whether an African or Latin American Cardinal will succeed Pope Benedict XVI. Host Michel Martin speaks to University of Pennsylvania Religion Professor Anthea Butler, to discuss the possibility of the papacy leaving Europe for the first time since the Middle Ages.
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Doing The Cardinal Math: Numbers Point To Another European Pope

Of the 117 cardinals who will choose the next pope, slightly more than half are from Europe. There are names being floated from elsewhere, but conventional wisdom is that the cardinals will go the conventional route.

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