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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Impossible Choices/Papal Succession Update/Buddhist Tiger Temple (#833)

Betty Rollin visits two Christian families facing the difficult choice of whether to have a child whom they know will be born with severe medical problems; Kim Lawton reports from Rome on the future challenges facing the Catholic Church and talks with Bob Abernethy about this historic time of mourning and transition as the cardinals prepare to select a new pope; Lucky Severson travels to Thailand for a behind-the-scenes look at a Buddhist monastery that provides sanctuary to wounded animals. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This series provides in-depth coverage of the top religion and ethics stories of the week as well as religious and ethical perspectives on domestic and foreign events and the arts. Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy, the series brings viewers breaking news through live and taped reports filed by a team of correspondents in the field and interviews with prominent newsmakers.

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