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Seminarian Hopes Pope Francis Will Heal Religion's 'Crisis Of Faith'

Melissa Block speaks with John Connaughton, a 36-year-old American seminarian studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, about what it's like to witness the transition of popes firsthand.
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Pope Francis Criticized For Not Confronting Dictatorship During 'Dirty War'

Audie Cornish talks to Michael Warren, Buenos Aires Bureau Chief for the Associated Press, about Pope Francis and his time with the Roman Catholic Church during Argentina's "dirty war" in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
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Pope Francis Displays 'Common Touch' On First Day

Pope Francis' spent his first day as leader of the Roman Catholic Church on Thursday.
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Pope Francis' Namesake Was Patron Saint Of Animals, Ecology

Saint Francis of Assisi is the namesake of the new pope, Francis. To learn about the life of Saint Francis and his legacy in the Catholic Church, Melissa Block talks with with Father Jeremy Harrington. He's guardian of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America.
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Argentina Reacts To Pope Francis

Renee Montagne speaks with Hugh Bronstein, a Thomson Reuters correspondent in Buenos Aires, about what the election of Pope Francis means to Argentines.
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Selection Of Pope Francis Energizes U.S. Catholics

Across the country, Catholics were surprised and happy about the selection of Francis as pope. In Miami, many Catholics are looking to Francis to bring about some positive changes.

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