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Taking Stock Of Pope Francis After Two Years On The Job

Pope Francis had many accolades placed on him when he became Pope. Nearly two years later, host Indira Lakshmanan speaks with Catholic blogger Rocco Palmo about whether or not he's living up to his reputation.

Attack On Copenhagen Cafe Apparently Aimed At Cartoonist

An attack on a free-speech seminar attended by artist Lars Vilks left one dead and three injured. Later, a shooting near a Copenhagen synagogue injured three; it's unclear if the events are related.

With New Cardinals, Pope Aims To Widen Horizons Of Church Leadership

In a formal ceremony, 20 prelates became princes of the Catholic Church. The new cardinals mark a shift in the church under Pope Francis toward poor nations — and away from Europe.

Obama Calls UNC Murders 'Brutal And Outrageous'

The president spoke a day after the Justice Department announced an investigation into the killings of three Muslim university students as a possible hate crime.

Pope Encounters Resistance On Some Reforms

At the Vatican this week, the pope's G9 — a committee of nine cardinals — is working on how to overhaul Vatican governance.

Couples Who Choose Not To Have Children Are 'Selfish,' Pope Says

Francis spoke of a "greedy generation" that is opting not to procreate. His remarks come less than two weeks after he said Catholics do not need to breed "like rabbits."

Part Asian-American, All Jewish?

After years of dealing with doubters, one writer examines the lives of other people with mixed Asian-American and Jewish heritage, and what that means for their faith.

Filmmaker Takes Stand Against Extremism In Oscar-Nominated 'Timbuktu'

Abderrahmane Sissako's film was inspired by the seizure of the Malian city by Islamist fighters in 2012. It has won international accolades with its lyrical beauty and critique of religious extremism.

'Visit My Mosque' Campaign Builds Bridges In Britain

More than 20 mosques across Britain recently opened their doors for a day to non-Muslims. Imams and worshipers served tea and cakes, and answered visitors' questions about the Muslim faith.

Papal Group Considers Sanctions On Bishops Who Cover Up Abuse

A commission advising Pope Francis on how to tackle clerical sex abuse of minors has completed its first full meeting at the Vatican. The commission has been criticized for its slow start.