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The Pope's visit: the role of religion today? (part2)

Benedict XVI is in Madrid for a four day visit, starting off with World Youth Day. An estimated one and a half million people are expected to visit the event, and with that in mind Laura Baines asks her guests if faith could be the answer to many of the ills plaguing modern society? Or does too much focus on the afterlife mean that we neglect the chance to make life on earth better for everybody?

  • Pierre WHALON. Bishop in charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe;
  • Myra MADHY DARIDAN. Egyptian writer, author of "Le Coran raconté aux enfants";
  • Tom HENEGHAN. Religion editor, Reuters;
  • Andrew COPSON. Chief executive, British Humanist Association - from London;
  • Steve MARSHALL. Young participant to World Youth Days - By phone from Madrid.

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2015-05-25 Burundi

Burundi's brutal standoff: One month on, tension spirals (part 2)

After a month of protests and a failed coup, President Pierre Nkurunziza is undeterred in his bid for a third term. He denies ordering the weekend killing of opposition figure...

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2015-05-25 Burundi

Burundi's brutal standoff: One month on, tension spirals (part 1)

After a month of protests and a failed coup, President Pierre Nkurunziza is undeterred in his bid for a third term. He denies ordering the weekend killing of opposition figure...

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2015-05-21 Ireland

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Ireland could become the first country to approve gay marriage by referendum. Friday's vote is being seen as pitting the secular-minded younger generation against the established...

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2015-05-20 climate change

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What does it take to make us change our ways with regard to climate change? The last major climate change summit in Copenhagen in 2009 ended in failure, with few consequences for...

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