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Afghanistan's Real-Life Romeo And Juliet

Rachel Martin speaks with Rod Nordland about his new book, "The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet," the true story of a love affair between a boy and a girl of different backgrounds.
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Pope Francis Meets Head Of Russian Orthodox Church In Havana

Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox patriarch met in Havana, Cuba, on Friday. It's the first time a pope has met with a Russian patriarch since eastern and western Christianity diverged in the 11th century and have since evolved somewhat independent of each other.
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Pope, Head Of The Russian Orthodox Church Meet For The First Time

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill met Friday in Havana. It's the first time leaders of the two churches have met since a schism 1,000 years ago divided Christianity.
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Will Cuba Meeting Of Pope And Patriarch Help Heal A 1,000-Year Rift?

The split dates from when Christianity first spread through the Roman Empire. Friday's meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill is the culmination of longstanding efforts to promote dialogue.
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Mexican City Gets Makeover Just In Time For Pope Visit

The city of Ecatepec, Mexico, got a makeover just in time for the Pope Francis' visit, which will undoubtedly show the schism between Francis' progressive church and Mexico's conservative hierarchy.
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Pope To Visit Mexico As Priests Find Themselves On Drug War's Front Lines

Pope Francis travels to Mexico on Friday, a country where suspected narco-traffickers have murdered nearly a dozen Catholic priests in the last few years.
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Muslim Community Remembers Chapel Hill Victims

A year after a gunman killed three young Muslim-Americans in North Carolina, many in the local Muslim community have responded by being more vocal and visible around issues of faith.
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After More Than 450 Years, Catholicism Returns To King Henry VIII's Palace

Vespers were held in the royal chapel of Hampton Court Palace, one of Henry VIII's residences, on Tuesday. Henry, of course, famously broke with the Catholic Church in the 16th century.
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1 Year After N.C. Shooting, Muslims Are More Vocal About Their Faith

After a gunman killed 3 young Muslims in Chapel Hill, many of that faith responded by being more public about their beliefs. They've been engaging others and trying to create a collective embrace.
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U.S. Churches Offer Safe Haven For A New Generation Of Immigrants

A dozen congregations are harboring immigrants facing deportation. It echoes the sanctuary movement of the 1980s, when hundreds of churches sheltered Central Americans escaping war and violence.

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