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Catholics across the nation are reacting to a sweeping encyclical issued by Pope Francis on the issue of climate change. The 184-page papal letter explains that it is a global problem with far reaching environmental and social ramifications.
NPR's Melissa Block talks to Charleston Mayor Joe Riley about the shootings at a historic black church on Wednesday. He says it is the saddest day in his 40 years as mayor.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers about the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston who was a victim of Wednesday's shooting.
Charleston mourns the loss of nine residents after a gunman shot them to death at a historic church Wednesday.
Nine people were killed in Wednesday night's shooting at a church in Charleston, S.C. The Rev. Dr. Clementa Pinckney, three other ministers, and other members of the congregation are among the dead.
NPR's Melissa Block speaks to John Carr of Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Thought and Public Life about Pope Francis' call to moral action on climate change.