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    May 26, 2014  

    In charged acts of political symbolism, Pope Francis stopped at some of the holiest sites for Jews and Muslims during a trip to the Middle East. Pope Francis called for renewed peace talks, and became the first pontiff to refer to the “state of Palestine.” The visit came just weeks after U.S.-led talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators collapsed. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • December 24, 2012  

    In other news Monday, the Christmas of 2012 began arriving around the world. In Bethlehem, Manger was adorned with decorations and lights; Pope Benedict the 16th lead a midnight mass for hundreds of people at the Vatican; and U.S. troops in Afghanistan marked another holiday on the frontlines with early Christmas dinners. Continue reading