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Feds grant Native American tribe permit to kill bald eagles for religious purposes
March 15th, 2012
10:33 PM ET

Feds grant Native American tribe permit to kill bald eagles for religious purposes

By Eric Fiegel, CNN

Washington (CNN) - It's the symbol of America, and for the first time, the U.S. government has granted a Native American tribe a permit to kill two bald eagles for religious purposes.

The permit application was filed in 2008 by the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming and, after years of review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued it on March 9.

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Filed under: Belief • Church and state • United States

Cuban group occupies church to seek audience with pope
A Cuban worker walk past Our Lady of Charity where 13 dissidents are demanding to deliever a message to the Pope.
March 15th, 2012
11:33 AM ET

Cuban group occupies church to seek audience with pope

By Patrick Oppmann, CNN

Havana (CNN) – Thirteen Cubans Thursday refused to leave a Havana church where they had spent the last three days in hopes of gaining a meeting with Pope Benedict.

The pope is due to travel to the island at the end of the month following a visit to Mexico.

The group described itself as "dissidents" and refused to leave Our Lady of Charity Church after arriving there Tuesday, according to a news release from the Havana Archdiocese.

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Filed under: Belief • Bishops • Catholic Church • Pope Benedict XVI

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The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke with contributions from Eric Marrapodi and CNN's worldwide news gathering team.

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