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This Easter, as one billion Catholics celebrate the resurrection of Christ, their Church is undergoing an historic rebirth - and it's all thanks to Pope Francis.

It's a story as epic as a Hollywood blockbuster and it's playing out, right here, in our own back yard. Charles Wooley talks to the characters leading Australia's greatest modern cattle drive.

When Tara Brown first met British girl Hayley Okines she was nine years old, going on 90. And if you think Hayley's inspiring wait till you meet her American pen-pal, Adalia Rose.

There are many faces of courage and the most unlikely people can end up heroes. One such hero is Samantha Barlow. For nearly a decade, she's been fighting the most terrible eating disorders. But that's only been half the battle.

Nearly 80 years after the end of World War II and the downfall of Adolf Hitler, Nazism is very much 'alive and kicking' right across Europe. In fact, neo-Nazi groups are on the rise again.

The tragic tackle which has left rising rugby league star Alex McKinnon with a broken neck and the prospect of never being able to walk again, is a sobering reminder of just how unforgiving spinal injuries can be. John Maclean knows it better than anyone.

Stig Severinsen can hold his breath for 22 minutes. Watch as he swims the length of three Olympic swimming pools under metre thick ice. It’s an extraordinary feat. But he’s not done. What happens next, could kill him.

As the west is withdrawing its troops and the Taliban are gearing up for a comeback, Afghanistan is bracing for an uncertain and violent future. But there is resistance against the Taliban from a most unlikely source. Young girls are fighting back with beautiful music.

60 Minutes goes inside the multi-billion dollar cocaine war that stretches all the way from South America to Australia. In the past three years, our Federal Police have intercepted nearly two tonnes of cocaine on the lucrative Pacific route. Small yachts are loaded up with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the illegal drug on the coast of Ecuador, before making the long journey here.

In the past three years, our Federal Police have intercepted nearly two tonnes of cocaine on the lucrative Pacific route. Now, 60 Minutes goes inside the multi-billion dollar cocaine war that stretches all the way from South America to Australia.

Three weeks ago, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from civilian radar. Something or someone caused two different location devices to be switched off.

It's the crucial breakthrough in a 23 year old double murder mystery. On the afternoon of Friday the 3rd of May, 1991, two women were stabbed to death inside a hair salon, in the Victorian coastal town of Portland.

James Kingston's exploits are truly exceptional. He is a so-called urban free climber - he scales construction cranes, tall buildings, towers and bridges with nothing to stop him from falling.

It's the new approach to education that will have you falling off your chair. There's no school and kids learn reading, writing and arithmetic during the course of everyday life. Giving your children control over their own education may sound crazy but you'll be surprised at some of the results.

For 17 years Marty Rathbun was a loyal deputy to Scientology’s leader, David Miscavige. But then he did what no one in the Church expected - he left. Now, he is speaking out about what he witnessed inside.

It's the biggest murder investigation in Queensland's history and the largest child abduction case in Australia. Daniel Morcombe's killer Brett Peter Cowan has finally been put behind bars. Now, 60 Minutes exclusively speaks to Daniel's family to get their reaction to the verdict, and the 11 year investigation.

When a tsunami triggered the explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011, the world feared the worst and for good reason. It is the most devastating nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Thomas Kelly's parents have become strong campaigners against alcohol-fuelled violence after their son was brutally attacked and killed in Sydney's Kings Cross in July 2012.

Few people have looked into the eyes of an attacking saltwater crocodile and lived to tell the tale but Todd Bairstow is one of them. Almost three years later, Todd is ready to be reunited with the croc that tried to eat him for lunch.

35 year old mother of two Kristy Cruise is slowly dying. A radical procedure could save her life but Australian doctors are refusing to treat her. So, Kristy is going to Russia to be blasted with chemotherapy for days, before being re-injected with her own stem cells.

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