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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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Nun 'Inspired' By Pope Francis' Work For Poor

Sister Pat Farrell is the former president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. She speaks with host Rachel Martin about what the selection of Pope Francis says about the Catholic Church's future vision for social justice and charity.
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American Church Connected To Pope Through Prayer

Host Rachel Martin talks with Father Mike McGovern of the Church of Saint Mary in Lake Forest, Ill., about what the new pope means to his congregation, starting with the homily at Sunday's Mass.

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