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Bishops Remain Missing After Capture In Syria

As orthodox Christians across the world celebrated a late Easter this year, Christian communities in Syria and neighboring Lebanon postponed all celebrations. Instead they gathered in churches only to pray for the safe return of two bishops kidnapped outside of Aleppo last month. While their whereabouts are still unknown, the Syrian opposition and the Assad regime continue to trade blame for the abduction the Syriac Orthodox and Greek Orthodox Archbishops of Aleppo. We speak to the Syriac Orthodox bishop of Beirut and his congregation about how the kidnappings have marred the traditionally celebratory time of year.
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Local Law Enforcement Celebrate 'Blue Mass' Today

Law enforcement and first responders who died in the line of duty were remembered today in the annual service out of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

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A Search For Faith In 'Godless' Washington

When he first moved to Washington, D.C., White House faith adviser Jonathan DuBois had heard people in the nation's capital weren't serious about their religious beliefs. Instead, he found how those in the public eye keep a private faith.
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Humanists On Surviving Crisis Without A Prayer

Thursday was the National Day of Prayer, and the president called on people of all faiths to remember the victims of recent national tragedies. But what about the growing number of Americans who don't pray? Host Michel Martin speaks with Greg Epstein, the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, about where people without faith turn for comfort.
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Africa's Jewish Heritage In Cape Verde

You may not know much about the country of Cape Verde; it's a group of islands off the coast of West Africa. But you may be surprised that many Cape Verdeans have Jewish ancestry. Host Michel Martin speaks with Carol Castiel, founder of the Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project, about efforts to restore Jewish burial grounds in the country.
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It's A 'Tale Of Two Popes' As Benedict Returns To Vatican

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI returns to his newly renovated residence inside the Vatican, where he will be a 10-minute walk from the reigning Pope Francis.
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Pew Study: Many Muslims Believe In Mixing Mosque And State

In a worldwide survey of Muslim attitudes, Pew concludes that substantial minorities believe that Islam should play a "large" role in the societies they live in.

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