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  • Text of Pope's Abdication Announcement Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 9:01 AM ET
    Pope Benedict XVI

    Text of Pope Benedict XVI's abdication announcement, delivered to cardinals gathered for a ceremony to name three new saints.

  • Pope Benedict XVI to Resign on February 28th   Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Pope Benedict XVI

    Father Robert Sirico, Acton Institute, discusses the Pope's announced resignation at the end of the month and weighs in on likely candidates to replace the Pontiff.

  • Pope to Resign February 28th: Report   Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 6:20 AM ET
    Pope to Resign February 28th: Report

    According to a report circulating this morning, a Vatican spokesman said Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of the month. The Pope is stepping down due to health reasons, reports the "Squawk Box" news team.

  • Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

    As protests against a U.S. made anti-Islam video continue across the world, the president of Indonesia, which has the world’s largest Muslim population, seeks to reassure investors that all steps will be taken to ensure stability and promote economic growth in his country.

  • Egyptians Protest Video, Scale US Embassy Walls Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 5:02 PM ET
    An Egyptian protester hold a sign that reads in Arabic 'I sacrifice my soul for God's prophet' during a demonstration outside the US embassy in Cairo on September 11, 2012 against a film deemed offensive to Islam.

    Main ultraconservative Islamist protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. embassy in Egypt's capital Tuesday to protest a video attacking Islam's prophet, Muhammad.

  • Catholic Fund Fails to Convince Believers Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 2:12 AM ET
    The Creation of Adam, from the Sistine Ceiling, 1511 (fresco) (pre-restoration)

    A fund that was set up to invest in line with Catholic beliefs is to close after its managers lost faith in its ability to attract investors, the Financial Times reports.

  • Muslims on Wall Street, Bridging Two Traditions Sunday, 15 Apr 2012 | 9:16 AM ET
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    Young Muslims, one of the newest groups to make inroads in American finance, can face steep barriers to entry. The New York Times reports.

  • The Stimulating, Provocative World of 2050 Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:34 AM ET
    World in Hand

    The next four decades will be full of the unexpected, since we live in an era of particularly rapid change. But Megachange is something to be embraced, not feared. Here's why.

  • Why GOP Evangelicals Like Rick Santorum Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 4:48 PM ET
    Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney

    Rick Santorum's brand of deeply conservative Catholicism makes him popular with evangelicals in Michigan, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Celebrating Romance in India? Bring Your Wallet Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 11:42 PM ET
    An Indian girl selects gifts at a gift shop in Siliguri, India.

    Couples in India may be getting a break from Hindu extremists on this Valentine’s Day, but they will find pursuing love is more expensive this year. The New York Times reports.

  • Will America Elect a Mormon President?   Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 7:51 PM ET
    Will America Elect a Mormon President?

    Discussing whether Mitt Romney's Mormon faith will be a problem for his candidacy, with Rev. Robert Jeffress, First Baptist Church of Dallas, and Ralph Reed, Faith & Freedom Coalition chairman

  • What Do You Do When All Else Fails? Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 2:30 PM ET

    The market is tanking. The economy is headed for a double-dip. What's your move, America?

  • 10 Country Songs About Jack Daniel's Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 2:28 PM ET
    Country music songs tend to explore a fixed list of topics such as heartbreak, incarceration and infidelity. However, just as often the mainstream country song turns to another topic, one that has held mankind in its sway since time immemorial —  drinking alcohol. Despite the grim subject matter, the country drinking song remains an American institution, as integral to the fabric of this nation as apple pie and as redolent with cultural significance as a thick wad of chawin’ terbacky.Country dri

    What are some of the classic country songs about Jack Daniel’s whiskey? Click to find out.

  • Harrisburg Hoping God Can Help Balance the Books Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 11:46 AM ET
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    If all the brightest minds in Harrisburg’s government can’t solve the city’s financial problems, maybe God can.

  • Why the French Work This Holiday for No Pay Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 7:01 AM ET
    France

    Pentecost, from the Ancient Greek pentếkosta, meaning fiftieth, is the Christian holiday celebrating the Holy Spirit descending on the Apostles fifty days after Easter.

  • A Videogame Based on Jewish and Christian Texts Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 3:54 PM ET
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    Ignition Entertainment is finishing work on "El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron," based on the Book of Enoch, an ancient text that, while not a part of either the Jewish or Christian canon, is printed in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

  • World's End Actually Coming in October: Camping Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 8:17 AM ET
    May 21, 2011 Judgement Day

    As crestfallen followers of a California preacher who foresaw the world's end strained to find meaning in their lives, Harold Camping revised his apocalyptic prophecy Monday, saying he was off by five months and the Earth actually will be obliterated on Oct. 21.

  • Apocalypse Not Now—and How We Saw It Monday, 23 May 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
    Participants in a movement that is proselytizing that the world will end this May 21, Judgment Day, gather on a street corner on May 13, 2011 in New York City. The Christian based movement, which claims thousands of supporters around the country and world.

    Where were you on the day the world didn't end? Did you, like many thousands of others, turn to a social network and confess to the world something you had kept hidden? Did you laugh it off and make jokes about not having to go to work Monday?

  • Luxury Shelters for the End of the World Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:18 PM ET
    Vivos Dome, Upper Lounge

    It's a modern day Noah's arc, a luxury shelter fully equipped with everything from an entertainment theater to an exercise room. If you can fork up between $25,000 to $50,000, this could be your home away from home should disaster strike.

  • End of World Sale: Everything Must Go by May 21! Friday, 20 May 2011 | 1:13 PM ET
    May 21, 2011 Judgement Day

    May 21 is the new doomsday and everyone is preparing in their own special way: Believers are out spreading the word. Atheists are planning a picnic. And some entrepreneurial types are offering to buy your stuff.