Carlos Alfaro, 19, practices with a soccer ball before a match in New York City. Some members of his youth soccer team are set to meet with Pope Francis in September. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Pastor Chris Beard of Peoples Church in Cincinnati and his wife, Jan. "I've had sinful thoughts, racist thoughts in my own heart that I've had to come to terms with," he says. Renae Denbow/Peoples Church hide caption

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Marie Jalowicz Simon survived the Holocaust by hiding with friends and strangers in Berlin. From the private collection of Hermann Simon hide caption

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Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, the Vatican's ambassador to the Dominican Republic, offers Mass in Santo Domingo on Aug. 3, 2009. The former archbishop and papal ambassador died Friday at the Vatican awaiting trial on child sex abuse charges. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Evan Fritz, head brewer at Manayunk Brewing Co., draws off some samples of Papal Pleasure, a beer concocted to mark Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia. It's brewed with water blessed by a local priest. Emma Lee/WHYY hide caption

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Before dawn on Sunday, the line to get into Maranatha Baptist Church was already long. The crowds were hoping to catch former President Jimmy Carter teaching his customary Sunday school class. Carter recently announced he has been diagnosed with cancer. Grant Blankenship/GPB hide caption

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"I'm Jewish in the same way the Olive Garden is Italian ... But I've become increasingly interested in religion." — A.J. Jacobs Courtesy of TED hide caption

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Ashamoni, wife of blogger Niloy Chakrabati, cries at her house in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Friday after her secular activist husband was hacked to death by suspected Islamist extremists. A.M. Ahad/AP hide caption

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Boy Scouts work on canoes at camp Maple Dell outside Payson, Utah. The Mormon church is considering pulling out of its 102-year-old relationship with the Boy Scouts after the Boy Scouts changed its policy on allowing gay leaders in the organization. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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In this 16th-century painting, Saint Benedict exorcises a demon from a man possessed. Alfredo Dagli Orti/The Art Archive/Corbis hide caption

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