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Papal Korea visit to be broadcast live for 124 hours

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There are a number of ways to follow Pope Francis' Aug. 14-18 visit to South Korea using various media sources, including my own updates on the NCR website. The best way to follow it live will be on the Station KBS, the official Korean broadcast site. It will use some of the most advanced Web broadcasting technologies.

Broadcasting will be continuous for 124 hours, representing the 124 martyrs that Pope Francis will beatify Saturday. 

Martin Scorsese to direct movie about Jesuit mission to 17th-century Japan

Although evangelical moviemakers have been in the spotlight lately with features such as "Son of God" and "God's Not Dead," at least one other prominent, mainstream director is also turning -- or returning -- to religion.

Martin Scorsese, whose 1988 film "The Last Temptation of Christ" ignited national controversy, is negotiating with Paramount Studios to distribute a new movie about Jesuit missionaries, according to the show business newspaper Variety.

'Black Jesus' targeted as 'blasphemous' by conservative groups

Conservative Christian activists, led by the group One Million Moms and the American Family Association, are pushing Cartoon Network's Adult Swim series to cancel the new show "Black Jesus," which they call offensive and "full of lies."

The show, set to premiere at 11 p.m. Thursday, is written and produced by Aaron McGruder, best known for the comic strip and animated series "The Boondocks," about two young black brothers.

Auschwitz selfie girl defends her actions

An Alabama teen who faced criticism for posting a smiling snapshot of herself in front of the Auschwitz concentration camp is defending her actions, saying it was a tribute to her father who passed away.

Breanna Mitchell posted the selfie on June 20. About a month later, it went viral.

"Honestly, I don't think I would do anything differently because I didn't mean any harm," Mitchell told TakePart Live in a video interview posted to YouTube on July 21.

On July 20, she posted on Twitter, "I'm famous y'all" as her story got picked up by media outlets.

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