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Pope Francis and Argentina's Dirty War

The new Pope, formerly Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was head of the Jesuit Order in Argentina during much of that nation's darkest episode, the so-called Dirty War in the 1970s and early '80s. That has led to some uncomfortable questions there about his role.

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Hugo Chavez and the Vatican

Venezuela's interim President Nicholas Maduro suggested that the late president Hugo Chavez might have "influenced" the selection of a Latin American pope from "his perch in heaven." But during his lifetime, Chavez ridiculed Catholic leaders in Venezuela.

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We close our program this Christmas Day with a carol from a small village in Ireland. The song is called "The Darkest Midnight" and is performed by Irish singer Cara Dillon.

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Picking a U.S. Vatican ambassador

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Richard Owen, correspondent for the Times of London, about reports that the Vatican has rejected at least three of Barack Obama's picks for U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican. One of those on the list was reportedly Caroline Kennedy. The Vatican denies the reports.