Worldview: Pope Benedict's final day, Filipino immigration and more aid for Syria

February 28, 2013

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Worldview: Pope Benedict's final day, test your papal knowledge, Filipinos and immigration and more aid for Syria

On the pontiff's final day, Worldview quizzes listeners on papal history. Immigrants from the Philippines struggle for equality. Syrian doctors react to heightened U.S. aid for the rebels.

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On Benedict's last day, a Pope Quiz


PopeBenedict XVI steps down as head of the Roman Catholic Church, keeping hispapal name and assuming the title of "Pope Emeritus." Peter Casarella, aprofessor of Catholic studies at DePaul University, ruminates on the church’sfuture and quizzes listeners on papal trivia. To play along, call 312.923.9239.

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Syria's doctors reflect on new aid

Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration will ask Congress for an additional $60 million in aid to help the Syrian opposition. He also says that the U.S.will, for the first time, provide nonlethal aid like food and medical supplies directly to the rebels. Worldview talks with Dr. Zaher Saloul, head of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), about what the aid could mean. The group has brought millions of dollars in medical assistance  to victims of the current conflict.
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