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June 20th, 2013
07:12 PM ET

John Paul II on fast track to sainthood

The Vatican is expected to declare Pope John Paul II a saint sometime within the next 16 months. Brian Todd reports.

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What the next pope will face
March 5th, 2013
02:55 PM ET

What the next pope will face

By Theodore Edgar McCarrick, Special to CNN

Editor's note: Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is the Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C. He participated in the 2005 election of Pope Benedict XVI. Watch Cardinal McCarrick on The Situation Room today at 6 p.m. ET.

(CNN) - The world is waiting on the next pope in more ways than one.

Everyone, including the College of Cardinals, is wondering who the next Bishop of Rome and leader of the world's billion Catholics will be. But the world is waiting in another, more urgent sense, because the pope isn't just a spiritual leader to Catholics. His work has a global dimension.

As has been true in the past, the next pope will have to provide a moral voice to a range of challenges.


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Filed under: Catholicism • Pope • Religion
January 17th, 2013
07:07 PM ET

Obama chooses Bible steeped in history

CNN's Lisa Sylvester is given access to the Bible Obama has chosen for his inauguration, a tiny book used by Lincoln.

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October 11th, 2012
05:46 PM ET

GOP congressman: Evolution is a lie

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun challenges several scientific theories, calling them "lies straight from the pit of hell."

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October 10th, 2012
02:28 PM ET

Religiously unaffiliated change politics

Lisa Sylvester reports on how the influence of organized religion on national politics may be shrinking.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Lisa Sylvester • Religion
August 21st, 2012
06:58 PM ET

How religion impacts Obama, Romney

CNN's Brianna Keilar looks at how President Obama and Mitt Romney's faith plays into their politics.

RELATED STORY: Obama, Romney open up about their faith in a church magazine

Filed under: Barack Obama • Brianna Keilar • Mitt Romney • Religion
August 20th, 2012
06:45 PM ET

Ryan faces split among fellow Catholics

Lisa Sylvester reports on the split support for Paul Ryan among his fellow Catholics, including some activist nuns.

RELATED: CNN OPINION: Who will claim the Catholic vote?

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Filed under: 2012 election • Catholicism • Lisa Sylvester • Religion
August 7th, 2012
10:27 AM ET

Warning signs from massacre suspect?

Fmr. FBI investigator David Gletty talks about the Sikh temple shooting suspect and and whether he was working alone.

Filed under: FBI • Interviews • Religion • Wolf Blitzer
August 3rd, 2012
07:06 PM ET

Many companies display religious beliefs

Chick-fil-A is not the only corporation making faith part of its messaging. CNN's Mary Snow has more.

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Filed under: Mary Snow • Religion • Same-sex marriage
July 27th, 2012
03:48 PM ET

Chick-fil-A faces gay marriage backlash

The backlash intensifies against a popular chicken restaurant chain, as both sides dig in. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

RELATED STORY: Evangelist Billy Graham defends Chick-fil-A

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