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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:43:00 -0400Military helicopters flew overhead as the Pope celebrated Mass for some 15 thousand Catholics in a stadium.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400Pope Francis celebrated Roman Catholic Mass on Saturday in a stadium in Cairo, Egypt. His visit is part of an effort to strengthen relations with the Muslim world, and to support Coptic Christians.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400Pope Francis is in Egypt for a two day trip during which he hopes to strengthen ties with Muslim leaders and also give support to Egypt's ancient Coptic Christian sect, which has been the target of deadly attacks in recent weeks.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:04:00 -0400Pope Francis arrives in Egypt on Friday, after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacks on two Coptic Christian churches this month that killed dozens of people.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:04:00 -0400It's commonly accepted that as societies become more modern, religion loses its grip. But recent research suggests it's more complicated than that.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:01:00 -0400American Sikhs faced an onslaught of violence and hate crimes following the Sept. 11 attacks. In the face of renewed racist vitriol, they have devised a positive media plan.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:20:00 -0400It's a nervous time for Christians in Egypt after suicide attacks on churches there. They look forward to a visit from Pope Francis tomorrow to boost morale.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:06:00 -0400An advocate against female genital mutilation/cutting explains: "I wanted to break the sense of powerlessness that persists generation after generation."
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:09:00 -0400Pope Francis travels to Egypt this week in an effort to strengthen ties with Islam. He also will meet with Egypt's Coptic Christian community, which has been targeted in deadly attacks.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:38:00 -0400The pontiff's message seemed to be directed at the audience in the room. "The more powerful you are," he said, "the more responsible you are to act humbly. If you don't, your power will ruin you."
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:01:00 -0400After three years of training and a battle with USA Boxing over its uniform policy, Amaiya Zafar will fight in her first competitive bout on Saturday. She says she fell in love with the sport at 13.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:21:00 -0400President Trump said he "will always stand with the Jewish people." His administration has been criticized for its reaction to recent anti-Semitic attacks, among other controversies.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400Former NPR Code Switch Editor Tasneem Raja writes about her experience on female genital mutilation in the United States within her sect of Islam, the Dawoodi Bohras.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 03:01:00 -0400Activist ties that go back to the Civil Rights Movement are being strained by divergent viewpoints on the movement for black lives and Israel's position on Palestine.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:00 -0400Russia has banned Jehovah's Witnesses as an extremist group, in a sign of the Russian Orthodox Church's political influence. Steve Inskeep speaks with Washington Post reporter Andrew Roth in Moscow.