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AP - Illinois Public Media News - March 16, 2013

Pope Francis Wants Church for the Poor

By The Associated Press

Pope Francis

Pope Francis offered intimate insights Saturday into the moments after his election, telling journalists that he was immediately inspired to take the name of St. Francis of Assisi because of his work for peace and the poor — and that he himself would like to see "a poor church and a church for the poor."

Categories: Poverty, Religion


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 16, 2013

Now A Politician, Aung San Suu Kyi Is the Object of Protesters

By Anthony Kuhn

Aung San Suu Kyi

Last year, Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was greeted by adoring crowds during triumphant tours of Asia, the U.S. and Europe. This week, Suu Kyi for the first time found herself the object of popular protests at home, while Thein Sein basked in the welcome of dignitaries on a state visit to New Zealand.





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