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January 23rd, 2013
05:27 AM ET

Cubans pray for a Chavez recovery

Reliant on Venezuelan oil, Cubans worry how Hugo Chavez's health will affect the country. Patrick Oppmann reports.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Cuba • Prayer

January 23rd, 2013
05:17 AM ET

Belief Blog's Morning Speed Read for Wednesday, January 23, 2013

By Arielle Hawkins, CNN

Here's the Belief Blog’s morning rundown of the top faith-angle stories from around the United States and around the world. Click the headlines for the full stories.

From the Blog:

CNN: Obama thanked for living in 'glass house' at National Prayer Service
On the day following his ceremonial inauguration, President Barack Obama received warm praise Tuesday while attending an interfaith prayer service at the National Cathedral. Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Kansas, said Americans should "more often" give thanks to Obama and those who serve in higher elected office.

CNN: Group: U.S. pastor is shut out of his trial in Iran
An American Christian pastor being tried in Iran for his religious beliefs was "shut out" of his own trial Tuesday, a religious group said. The attorney for Saeed Abedini also was kept from appearing in the Iranian court, said the American Center for Law and Justice. Abedini, who was born in Iran and now lives in Idaho, has been jailed since September, the group said.

FULL POST

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Morning Read

Obama thanked for living in 'glass house' at National Prayer Service
January 23rd, 2013
03:09 AM ET

Obama thanked for living in 'glass house' at National Prayer Service

By the CNN Political Unit

(CNN) – On the day following his ceremonial inauguration, President Barack Obama received warm praise Tuesday while attending an interfaith prayer service at the National Cathedral.

Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Kansas, said Americans should "more often" give thanks to Obama and those who serve in higher elected office.

FULL STORY
- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Church • Methodist • Obama

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