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American Catholics Look To New Pope For Hope, Renewal

Catholics in Philadelphia react on Wednesday to selection of the new pope.
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Pope Francis: Cardinals 'Found One All The Way At The End Of The World'

Cardinals elected a new pope on Wednesday — Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Melissa Block and Audie Cornish have more on the new leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis I.
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L.A. Archdiocese Settles With Sex Abuse Victims For Nearly $10 Million

The Los Angeles Archdiocese has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a priest sex abuse case. The settlement is the first since documents detailing the involvement of high-ranking church officials — including Cardinal Roger Mahony — in moving and protecting abusive priests. Mahony was at the Vatican where he was one of the 115 cardinals who gathered to select the new pope.
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New Pope's Selection Of 'Francis' Name Surprises Some

Melissa Block speaks with theology professor Chad Pecknold, of the Catholic University of America, about what might make up the Catholic Church's agenda under the new pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Jorge Mario Bergoglio Becomes First-Ever Jesuit Pope

At the Vatican on Wednesday it was announced that Jorge Mario Bergoglio would be the first-ever Jesuit pope. Melissa Block speaks with Father Robert Ballecer of the Jesuit Conference of the United States about the significance of the first Jesuit pope.

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