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Korean Pastor Tackles Prejudice At Home

Korean-American pastor Peter Chin leads an African American church, and lives in a predominately black neighborhood. It hasn't always been easy, but in this holiday rebroadcast, Chin tells host Michel Martin how he's worked through diversity issues with his family, his congregation and himself.
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Pope Blesses Faithful At Vatican For First Time Since Resignation Announcement

Pope Benedict XVI asked those gathered in St. Peter's Square to continue praying for him and the next pope. He steps down as pope Feb. 28.
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From The Inner City: Leading A New Generation Of Muslim Americans

If Chicago is a stronghold of American Islam, then Rami Nashashibi might be considered one of its most precocious proponents. On Chicago's South Side, his group, the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, works to end violence and improve residents' living conditions.
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When The Pope Speaks (Latin), Who Is Listening?

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation this week. He gave the announcement in Latin, but who still understands the language? Apparently there are more than 50,000 people in Finland who do. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with Finnish radio broadcaster Tuomo Pekkanen about his Latin radio show.
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Catholics React To Pope's Rare Retirement

Weekend Edition Saturday Scott Simon talks to Father James Martin, cultural editor of the Jesuit magazine America, about the spiritual implications of Pope Benedict's decision to step down.
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Pope's Resignation An Opportunity For Africa's Cardinals

Pope Benedict's resignation kicks off a closely watched process to choose his successor. Some have put the odds on the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church coming from the Southern Hemisphere, and possibly from Africa, the fastest growing region for Catholicism in the world.

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