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The Pope also announced that the Vatican’s plan to send a high-level delegation to Syria has been cancelled (full text).
Cindy Wooden points out that this month’s consistory will not be the first at which no Europeans are made cardinal.
Jim Graves investigates why an increasing number of Catholics are deciding to be cremated.
And Michael Sean Winters reveals that he cried when he discovered that voters in Massachusetts had rejected physician assisted suicide.
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