Memorable World Moments of 2012
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Pope Benedict XVI called for greater freedom for the Roman Catholic Church during a trip to Cuba in March, and had the same message of unity and tolerance when visiting Lebanon in September. Reporter Nick Miroff and author Ann Louise Bardach discuss the pope’s visit
to Cuba. The only other visit there by a pope was in 1998 by John Paul II.
From the sinking of the Italian cruise liner to Egypt's first free presidential vote in decades, we take a look back at some of the top international events of 2012.