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At The Vatican, A Social Media Blackout Keeps Cardinals Pure

Preparations at the site of Tuesday's papal conclave include a high-tech scrubbing of the chapel for bugs and electronic monitoring equipment. Wi-Fi will be blocked throughout Vatican City, and cardinals with Twitter and Facebook accounts have been warned.
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Pope News Leaks From Factious Conclave

Host Scott Simon talks with reporter and author John Thavis about the divisions among cardinals voting at the conclave to select a new pope for the Catholic Church. Thavis is the author of The Vatican Diaries.
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With Conclave Set, Catholic Church Moves One Step Closer To A New Pope

Catholic cardinals announced they will begin their conclave to select the next pope on Tuesday. Audie Cornish talks to Sylvia Poggioli.
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Jeff Chu: "Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America"

A journalist’s yearlong pilgrimage across the country to explore what it means to be gay and Christian in America.

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Group Says Cardinal Wuerl Poor Choice For New Pope

There's talk that Cardinal Donald Wuerl is in the running for next Pope, but one group is saying his lack of action around child sex abuse makes him unfit for the job.

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Cardinals Expected To Set Date For Start Of Conclave

The closed-door gathering to choose a successor to the now-retired Pope Benedict XVI is likely to begin early next week.
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Plague Of Locusts Has Israelis Asking: Are They Kosher For Passover?

Some have proposed a culinary approach to the millions of locusts that made their way from Egypt to Israel this week: Eat 'em up. Plenty of world cuisines can offer inspiration, but there's a catch: Rabbis don't agree locusts are kosher.

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