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Cardinal Donald Wuerl To Help Choose New Pope

The Cardinal who guides Washington's Catholics learned that he will soon travel to Rome to help choose the next pope.

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Women In Prayer Shawls Detained At Judaism's Holiest Site

Police detained 10 women for donning prayer shawls at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday. They are part of the group Women of the Wall who are fighting to worship in the same manner as men do at Judaism's holiest site.
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Simultaneous Popes Could Disrupt Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI surprised Catholics around the world on Monday by announcing that he will resign on Feb. 28, after serving for just under eight years. It has been six centuries since a pope resigned. In a statement, Benedict said "I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise" of his duties. Speculation is already swirling about who will succeed him.
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Last Papal Resignation In 1415 Ended 'Western Schism'

In light of the Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, Melissa Block speaks with Father Thomas Worcester from the College of the Holy Cross about the rarity of papal resignations and the "Western Schism" that last caused a Pope to step down in 1415.
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American Catholics Divided On Pope Benedict's Legacy

Catholics in the U.S. had varying reactions to Pope Benedict's surprise resignation on Monday.
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How To Pick A Pope (With Latin Subtitles)

Cardinals, conclaves, ballots and smoke. Understanding what comes next when the Vatican needs to name a new pope to lead the Catholic Church.

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