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Pentagon Relaxes Uniform Rules To Allow Religious Headgear

The new regulations would grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis for the wearing of turbans or yarmulkes, as well as beards or tattoos with religious significance.

Chicago Archdiocese Releases Internal Documents

Newly released internal church documents indicate that for decades, top leaders in Chicago's Catholic Archdiocese tried to hide allegations of sexual abuse by priests. The documents were released on Tuesday as part of a settlement agreement with victims of 30 abusive priests. Those survivors now accuse church leaders of orchestrating a cover-up.

Is The Black Church 'Divided?'

The fusion between faith and politics was always central to the fire of the civil rights movement. But the current leader of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s original home - the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta - feels that some of that heat has died down. Host Michel Martin asks Reverend Raphael Warnock why he feels the black church is split. This segment originally aired Jan. 10, 2014 on Tell Me More.

Report: Former Pope Benedict Defrocked Hundreds Of Abusive Priests

According to an Associated Press report, Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests in 2011 and 2012, because of child molestation charges against the priests. Host Arun Rath speaks with AP Vatican City reporter Nicole Winfield, who broke the story.

Pope Benedict Reportedly Defrocked Hundreds Of Priests For Abuse

The defrockings reportedly took place before the election of Pope Francis in March of 2013. The data was reportedly collected to help church officials testify before a U.N. panel.

Vatican Comes Under U.N. Scrutiny Over Priest Abuse Scandal

The Committee on the Rights of the Child takes church officials to task for their handling of sex abuse allegations, saying the Holy See must "take all appropriate measures" to keep children safe.

Muslim Women Challenge American Mosques: 'Now Is The Time'

Just a few years ago, a woman's place in the mosque was a fringe issue. Now, a younger generation is using social media to draw attention to what it sees as a less-than-welcoming climate at some mosques, and to demand change.
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"The Square:" Behind The Headlines Of The Egyptian Revolution (Rebroadcast)

A new documentary takes viewers inside the Egyptian revolution, from the heady protests in Tahrir Square to the subsequent political upheaval.


Pope's Harley Goes Up For Auction To Help Rome Soup Kitchen

The pontiff was given two Harley-Davidson motorcycles in June, one of which will be sold in Paris to raise money for Charitas Roma.

Pope Names 19 New Cardinals, Many From Developing World

Pope Francis continues to shake things up this week in the Catholic Church. Renee Montagne talks with John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter about what the new appointments say about the direction the Pope is leading the church.