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In Pictures: Pope Visits Brazilian Favela

By visiting a shanty town, Pope Francis highlighted his affinity for the poor. As night fell, Francis headed to the iconic, and much wealthier, Copacabana beach.
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In First Public Mass In Brazil, Pope Francis Urges Humility, Charity

Francis celebrated mass in the town of Aparecida, where he first cemented his place as a church leader in 2007. After a mob scene on Monday, however, the subtext of today's events was that of security.
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Jubilation, Protest Greet Pope Francis In Brazil

Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Monday and was greeted by adoring masses and protesters alike. It is his first foreign trip since becoming pope.
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'Rapturous' Reception Expected For Pope In Brazil

Pope Francis travels to Rio de Janeiro on Monday for Catholic World Youth Day. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks about the trip with Rocco Palmo, who writes the Catholic blog, "Whispers in the Loggia."
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A Convert Travels To World Youth Day

A South Carolina woman, new to the Catholic Church, is on her way to Brazil to see the pope. She tells Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin that she feels Francis is a role model for young Catholics.
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What Is The 'Word Of God' On Zimmerman Verdict?

The George Zimmerman verdict has divided many people in this country, including African-American church-goers. Host Michel Martin talks about how faith leaders are responding to it. She speaks with Joshua DuBois, former spiritual adviser for President Obama, and author Reverend Kenn Blanchard.
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Christ In Context: 'Zealot' Explores The Life Of Jesus

Writer and scholar Reza Aslan converted to Christianity when he was a teenager, but found that as he grew older, he was far more interested in Jesus as a man than as a Messiah. His new book, Zealot, considers Jesus in the context of the time and place in which he lived.
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National Reaction To The Zimmerman Verdict: 'What Next?'

George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin spurred emotional reaction around the country.
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Fla. Pastor Prepares To Confront Zimmerman Verdict In Church

George Zimmerman has been acquitted of manslaughter and second-degree murder after a Florida jury found him not guilty late Saturday night. Sunday morning, Pastor C.J. Haynes of the New Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Sanford is preparing to minister to his flock. He speaks with host Rachel Martin.
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As Muslim Call To Prayer Echoes On TV, Some Brits Tune Out

England's Channel 4 is airing the Muslim call to prayer every morning during the month of Ramadan. It's a decision that's caused controversy among both Muslims and non-Muslims. Host Michel Martin speaks with BBC radio host Sheetal Parmar about the issue.

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