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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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Through Soccer, Teen Migrants Rebuild Lives And Get Chance To Meet Pope

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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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How A Once-White Church Broke Down Racial Barriers

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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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A Young Woman Goes 'Underground In Berlin' To Escape The Holocaust

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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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Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Other Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

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After Scandals, Ireland Is No Longer 'Most Catholic Country In The World'

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Thousands Of Homes Destroyed In Gaza War Remain In Ruins

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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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'A Mighty Fine Teacher': Hundreds Gather For Carter's Sunday School

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As More Irish Turn Away From Catholicism, Parents Call For Non-Religious Schools

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Papal Encyclical On Climate Change Puts Coal Country Catholics In Tough Spot

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Muslim Feminists Rewrite Boundaries On The Street And At Home

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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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How Does A Year Of Following Biblical Rules Change You?

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'New York Times': Islamic State Uses Quran To Justify Rape Of Yazidi Women

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