Belief Bytes: Wednesday’s Religion News Roundup

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Here is your Religion News Roundup for today:

By DANIEL BURKE
c. Religion News Service 2012
Reprinted with permission

“Not a whole lot of religion at Day One of the Supreme Court’s health care oral arguments.

But Associate Justice Kagan alluded to religion when she noted that the plaintiffs do not represent a group of people, such as Christian Scientists, who would refuse on principle to enter the health insurance market. Nearly everyone else, Kagan said, will use health care at some point. If the individual mandate stands, you might see this scenario come before the courts.

Pope Benedict XVI concludes his visit to Cuba today with a public mass in Havana and a meeting with Fidel Castro. Yesterday, Benedict reportedly asked Cuban President Raul Castro to make Good Friday a national holiday. When Pope John Paul II visited Cuba in 1998, Fidel Castro reinstated Christmas as a national holiday, Reuters reports.

The Vatican cancelled a Pontifical Academy for Life conference following criticism that it included supporters of embryonic stem-cell research.”

Read the rest of the article here:

-Samantha Freda, Wilmington Faith and Values news intern

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