Since his election in March, Pope Francis has shifted the rhetoric of the Catholic Church with remarks on economic inequality
and homosexuality. Gwen Ifill talks to Patricia McGuire of Trinity Washington University and Robert Royal of the Faith and
Reason Institute about the Pope's significant cultural impact in 2013.
In response to the threat of violence by anti-Assad jihadi rebel fighters, Syria's Kurdish population has been flooding from
that war-torn nation. Many ended up fleeing to Northern Iraq, where they were originally welcomed by the regional government.
But as Margaret Warner reports, that sentiment and safety has begun to wane.
Tens of thousands of mourners gathered at a Johannesburg stadium to mark the death of Nelson Mandela. President Barack Obama
joined other world leaders in attending the memorial and eulogizing the former leader of South Africa. Gwen Ifill discusses
the event with Charlayne Hunter-Gault, special correspondent for NBC News.
Ireland is asking its own citizens to move away, the Financial Times reports. In a controversial effort to reduce its unemployment
and welfare costs, the Irish government is sending letters to about 6,000 unemployed people, urging them to take jobs in other