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Finding Peace After Genocide

It has been 20 years since the start of the Rwandan genocide. Reverend Celestin Musekura lost congregation members in the bloodshed. He discusses how faith has helped foster reconciliation.
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Onscreen But Out Of Sight, TV Preachers Avoid Tax Scrutiny

The IRS has not audited a church in five years. Some televangelists are taking advantage of that inaction to shield millions of dollars from public scrutiny.
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A State Fossil For S. Carolina Faces Mammoth Obstacle

The state senate is wrangling with amendments to insert language inspired by the book of Genesis into a bill to make the Columbian mammoth the state's fossil.
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For 'Lent Madness,' Reverend Pits Saints Against Each Other

Rev. Tim Schenck created the March Madness-type bracket in the true spirit of the season. People learn about, then vote for their favorite saints to advance to the Golden Halo.
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Can A Television Network Be A Church? The IRS Says Yes

NPR examines previously undisclosed financial records from Daystar Television. Those files raise issues as basic as the definition of "church" and as a grand as the role of government in religion.
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The Pope And Obama Share A Knack For Inspiring The Young

President Obama met with Pope Francis this week at the Vatican. Among those watching most closely were young American Catholics.
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Monsignor Brings Pope's Tweets To The World, In Latin

Vatican Latinist Monsignor Daniel Gallagher has a unique job: He translates Pope Francis's tweets into Latin. And with 231,000 followers, the @Pontifex_ln Twitter handle is a hit.
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Asian-American Rabbi Changes The Face Of Judaism

New York's Central Synagogue is one of the most prominent synagogues in the country, and its new leader is going to be an Asian-American woman. Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdal shares her story.
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The Pope And The President: Common Ground But A Clear Divide

President Obama, once the world leader whose vow of "hope" and "change" excited millions, seemed eclipsed in that department Thursday by Pope Francis.
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In First Visit To The Vatican, Obama Finds Himself Moved

President Obama and Pope Francis met for the first time at the Vatican. The meeting is intended to mark a fresh start for the administration's sometimes-strained relationship with Catholic leadership.

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