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India’s Invisible Domestics - From India’s impoverished villages, millions of girls and young women flock to the cities – or are forced to go – to find work as domestic servants. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from New Delhi on the hidden, sometimes almost enslaved workers who endure little legal protection, minimal pay and widespread indifference to their situation and efforts to improve their conditions.
Jerusalem the Movie – Reports about Jerusalem often focus on conflicts and tensions. But a stunning new 3D film, Jerusalem, by National Geographic Entertainment looks instead at the beauty and sacredness of the city. The filmmakers were granted unprecedented access to the city’s holiest sites. Jerusalem, which is currently playing in IMAX theaters in the US and around the world, features three young women, a Jew, a Muslim and a Christian, who are all from Jerusalem. Kim Lawton spoke with the women during their recent visit to the US. Her report also includes clips from the film.
Canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II – On Sunday (April 27) at the Vatican, Pope Francis will preside over a double canonization ceremony to elevate Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II to sainthood. Host Bob Abernethy talks with managing editor Kim Lawton and Religion News Service editor-in-chief Kevin Eckstrom about the legacies of these two new saints and what their canonization means to Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
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