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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

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 14, 2013

Spreading Faith Within Prison Walls

By Jeff Bossert


(Duration: 8:30)

Dwight Correctional Center

In just over two weeks, Illinois’ only maximum-security female correctional center will close its doors. But David Taylor, who volunteers at the Dwight Correctional Center, plans to keep counseling those inmates, and many more.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 12, 2013

The Smoke is Black: No Pope After Cardinals’ First Vote

By Mark Memmott

Cardinals begin their conclave to choose next pope.

Update at 2:43 p.m. ET. No Pope Today: Black smoke just poured from the chimney above the Vatican. That means, as was expected, the cardinals did not choose a pope on the first vote of their conclave to name a successor to the now-retired Pope Benedict XVI.

Categories: Religion

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