A statue representing womanhood — and women's role in raising children — is seen with the Mormon Temple in the background in Salt Lake City. Douglas C. Pizac/AP hide caption

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Shift In Mormon Age Policy Widens Women's Options
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Is Religious Violence In Nigeria The Whole Story?
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Children run after a truck loaded with presents for Eid Al-Adha in a refugee camp near Atma, Idlib province, Syria. A powerful car bomb exploded in Damascus on Friday and scattered fighting broke out in several areas across Syria, quickly dashing any hopes that a holiday cease-fire would hold. Manu Brabo/AP hide caption

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Little Festivity As Syria's Holiday Cease-Fire Fails
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Muslim And Buddhist Fighting In Myanmar Kills 67
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Taking The Sacred Hajj Pilgrimage ... VIP Style
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What We Say About Our Religion, And What We Do
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More Americans To Join The Ranks Of Saints
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Mother Marianne Cope (in wheelchair) with other nuns and the women and girls of Bishop Home in Kalaupapa, Hawaii, shortly before her death in 1918. Sisters of St. Francis Archive hide caption

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'Mother Of Outcasts' To Be A Saint For Leprosy Work
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Young Mormon Women 'Thrilled' By New Mission Age
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Oct. 11: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney visited the Rev. Billy Graham at the evangelist's home in Montreat, N.C. Jim Watson /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jerusalem: A Love Letter To Food And Memories Of Home
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Both Vice President Joe Biden and GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, shown at their debate on Thursday, are practicing Catholics. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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In Battleground Ohio, Catholic Voters Apply Faith In Different Ways
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Thousands of faithful Catholics carry torches in a procession in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City on Oct. 11, 1962, the opening day of the historic Second Vatican Council. Over a three-year period, more than 2,000 bishops from around the world issued 16 landmark documents, which championed a more inclusive, less hierarchical and open church. Girolamo Di Majo/AP hide caption

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Vatican II: A Half-Century Later, A Mixed Legacy
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