Topics: April 8

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Friday, April 8:

Team FOX goes around the world giving you the people, places and politics you need to know — only on “Special Report.”

Iraq's new interim prime minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafari (search) sits down with correspondent Steve Harrigan for his first interview since taking charge of Iraq's first democratically elected government in 50 years.

Five months ago U.S. forces in Iraq launched an aggressive attack on insurgents in Fallujah (search), then considered a safe-haven for terrorists — so what has come of Fallujah and what are its residents doing to rebuild their city and their lives? Correspondent Greg Kelly went there to find out, and has a report.

Funeral services for Pope John Paul II (search) were held in Vatican City today, with more than 300,000 thousand people looking on — among them, 17 reigning kings, queens and princes, and more than 70 presidents and prime ministers. President Bush called the experience one of the highlights of his presidency; Carl Cameron has a report.

Plus, What type of legacy is Pope John Paul II leaving behind? And what's ahead for the Vatican and the papacy? We'll talk to papal biographer — Fox News' John Moody — about what's next for the Catholic Church.

And in Washington, the Institute of Religion and Democracy (search) held a forum to discuss how political parties use religion to expand their base. The discussion was centered mainly on Catholicism. Major Garrett takes a look at why it appears that Republicans are more successful at using religion to generate political enthusiasm.

And Jonathan Hunt has a preview of Saturday’s royal wedding tomorrow in London.

We'll also talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about the political news of the day:

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard,

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Ceci Connelly, national correspondent for The Washington Post

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Hume wraps up each program with a lively roundtable discussion featuring Mara Liasson of National Public Radio, Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard and Mort Kondracke of Roll Call.

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