CNN Radio News Day: March 28, 2013
Pope Francis washes the feet of a prisoner at the Casal Del Marmo Youth Detention Centre during the mass of the Lord's Supper on March 28, 2013 in Rome, Italy.
March 28th, 2013
04:37 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: March 28, 2013

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  • This is Holy Week for the Catholic Church. It's the time when the faithful mark the last days of Jesus' life on Earth and his resurrection from the dead. Today Pope Francis marked Holy Thursday with a mass at the Vatican. But then, he broke with tradition, by presiding over a service at a juvenile detention center on the outskirts of Rome. EWTN News Director and CNN Contributor Raymond Arroyo explains the significance of the visit:

"He wants priests, he's trying to show them by example, you need to go and touch the people who are hurting, who are suffering, who are in the thrall of evil and try to break that pattern. And you can't do it from afar. You can't do it through a proxy. You have to go do it yourself, which is the way Christ did it."


March 28th, 2013
01:45 PM ET

Atheism finding its way

By Libby Lewis, CNN

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(CNN) – This is the 50th anniversary of the American Atheists – that’s the hard-line atheist group with those in-your-face billboards that show Jesus in the manger with the words "You Know It's a Myth."

It's coming at a time when the number of non-believers is growing in America – especially among the ones under 35 – according to the Pew Research Center.

Tomorrow, the American Atheists are meeting to note their half-century mark and to talk about the future. So, which way is this movement headed?


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