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Religious Freedom in China and the Life and Musical Legacy of Aretha Franklin

This weekend on JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about religious practice and religious freedom in China, and the life and musical legacy of Aretha Franklin, who of course passed away on August 16 in Detroit. Included in this episode is a segment about the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report on sex abuse.

Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning freelance correspondent for the New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The New Yorker Magazine and National Geographic based in Beijing, China and the author of the recent book: “The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao.” Ian Johnson talks to Monsignor about religious practice in China, what the status of religion in China is, whether the Chinese government favors some religions over others, how persecuted religious groups are in China today, and how likely it is that interreligious alliances might be built in China to fight religious persecution.

Fanny Gomez is, of course, our own In-studio Sidekick and Social Media Specialist for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. In light of the recent death of the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin last week on August 16th, Fanny talks about the life an musical legacy of Aretha Franklin, discussing several of her songs with Msgr. Sullivan in the studio.

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