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Installation Mass Launches Pope Francis' Papacy

At a mass in St. Peter's Square, the pope appealed to political leaders of the world to protect the environment, the poor and the marginalized. Representatives of the world's major religions were present, as well as some 132 delegations from all over the world.
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For Pope Francis, A Simple Mass And A Call To Protect The Poor

The new pope pledged to "embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important."
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Catholics Embrace Pope Francis' Simple Gestures

Pope Francis is formally inaugurated in a mass in St. Peter's Square Tuesday. Leaders from all over the world are attending. In less than a week, the pope has made himself known to the Catholic world and beyond for his direct and simple words and gestures.
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Mormons Change References To Blacks, Polygamy

The changes are the first since 1981, and deal specifically with the church's original ban on black priesthood ordination and polygamy. One expert says these additions to Mormon scripture show signs of a more modern Mormon Church.
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U.S. Catholics Gather For Sunday Service With Pope In Mind

Catholics around the country head to mass Sunday, the first Sunday since the elevation of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now known as Pope Francis. We hear from parishioners in Nashville, Tenn., and Phoenix, Ariz.
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Erin Go Bragh, Shalom: St. Patrick's Day The Jewish Way

In the 1960s, Irish-born Jews living in New York started the Loyal League of Yiddish Sons of Erin. The fraternal organization's biggest event was the annual St. Patrick's Day banquet, complete with green matzo balls.

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