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A New Kind of Pope: One Year Lateri
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March 14, 2014 3:00 AM
One year ago, the Catholic Church seemed to be in a crisis. Hounded by sex abuse scandals and allegations of corruption amongst the Roman Curia, it seemed to be losing its credibility. Then came a new pope. On this week's edition of ON THE LINE, we will look at how Pope Francis has revitalized the Catholic Church and the challenges he still faces.

A New Kind of Pope: One Year Later

Published March 13, 2014

One year ago, the Catholic Church seemed to be in a crisis. Hounded by sex abuse scandals and allegations of corruption amongst the Roman Curia, it seemed to be losing its credibility. Then came a new pope. On this week's edition of ON THE LINE, we will look at how Pope Francis has revitalized the Catholic Church and the challenges he still faces.

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#HongKong Democracy
As Hong Kong prepares to mark the 18th anniversary of the territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty, protestors are once again planning to take to the streets in the name of democracy, echoing the cries of last fall’s Umbrella Revolution. Adding to the tensions, the Hong Kong government’s electoral proposals, which were designed to lay out a framework for the election of the city’s next leader in 2017, have collapsed. This week’s HashtagVOA looks at the vast political gulf between pro-democracy and pro-establishment camps in Hong Kong.  

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James Tien: Hong Kong Legislative Councilor (Liberal Party)
Chip Tsao: Columnist, Broadcaster
Lawrence Ma: Silent Majority for Hong Kong
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Raymond Yam: VOA