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AP-GfK Poll: Nuanced views on gay rights, religious liberty

Most Americans think the government should protect religious liberties over gay rights when the two come into conflict, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds, though fewer think most businesses... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Pope echoes feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work

Pope Francis added his voice Wednesday to the feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work, saying it's "scandalous" that women earn less than men for doing the same job. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Bishop Wester contemplates personal 'reform' as player in immigration debate

The day after the Vatican's announcement that Bishop John C. Wester will become the 12th archbishop of Santa Fe, the leader of Utah's Catholics shared his personal reflections in the ongoing debate... Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Utah's Catholic bishop named archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pope Francis has named Bishop John C. Wester, leader of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, the new archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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'As great as hosting the Olympics': Utah's faith leaders prepare for world religions parliament

Hundreds of Utah’s faithful convened Saturday for an “interactive preview” of the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions, which Salt Lake City will host this October. Read more »

April 26, 2015

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Preview event this weekend for global religious summit in Salt Lake

This weekend local dignitaries will host an event in anticipation of this fall's Parliament of the World's Religions. Read more »

April 24, 2015

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'A family of faith': First Congregational Church celebrates its 150th anniversary

First Congregational Church celebrates its familial legacy and the congregation's impact on the community over the past 150 years. Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Catholics say final farewell to Chicago's Cardinal George

Cardinal Francis George was remembered Thursday as a man of deep faith, intellect and compassion as Catholics said their final goodbyes to the man who led the nation's third-largest archdiocese and... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Nurtured by church, Vietnamese immigrants eagerly await pope

Ly Nguyen and his family knew little about Philadelphia when they moved here from Vietnam more than 20 years ago, but they knew where to turn for help — the Roman Catholic Church. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Episcopal bishops' long-planned trip to Cuba takes on character of 'diplomatic mission'

The Episcopal Church's 78th annual General Convention in Salt Lake City this summer could determine Episcopal Church in Cuba's return to the Episcopal Church, says the Right Rev. Scott Hayashi of... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Influx of Christian programming at Easter prompts mixed reactions

A look at how "Finding Jesus," "Killing Jesus" and "A.D." fared among mainstream and Christian audiences. Read more »

April 19, 2015

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Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Some Ugandan Muslims retreat in fear amid police hunt

Kassim Segawa prayed inside his local mosque near Uganda's capital but, instead of being in the company of scores of the faithful, on this day he was alone. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Vatican unexpectedly ends takeover of US nun group

The Vatican on Thursday unexpectedly ended its controversial takeover of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, signaling a major shift in tone and treatment of U.S. sisters under the social... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Israeli researchers say attacks against Jews spiked in 2014

Jewish communities around the world faced an "explosion of hatred" last year, with the number of violent anti-Semitic attacks rising by 38 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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HBO scientology film proves popular for network

If the Church of Scientology was hoping that HBO's withering documentary on the religion's practices would pass by with little notice, that turned out to be a miscalculation. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Pope's 3-nation South America trip set for July 6-12

Church officials say Pope Francis' trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay is set for July 6-12. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Kenyan Cardinal urges compassion for extremist killers

Some relatives of students who were mercilessly gunned down by Islamic militants said Wednesday they would pray for forgiveness for the killers, responding to a Catholic archbishop who visited a... Read more »

April 8, 2015

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5 major world religions: How do they worship?

What does worship look like for the five major world religions? Which religions observe a Sabbath and which worship in other ways? Read on to learn more. Judaism Sabbath for Jews is... Read more »

April 7, 2015

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Pope Francis to the world: Don't ignore killing of Christians

Pope Francis on Monday again pressed the international community to do something about the killing of Christians in several parts of the world and not "look the other way." Read more »

April 6, 2015

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Photo gallery: Christians celebrate Easter across the world

Christians in the Holy Land and across the world are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. Read more »

April 5, 2015

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Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter's Square

In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya,... Read more »

April 5, 2015

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Official Vatican text of Pope Francis' Easter message

The following is the Vatican's official English-language translation of Pope Francis "Urbi et Orbi" Easter message, which he delivered Sunday in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter's... Read more »

April 5, 2015

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'A.D. The Bible Continues' does not disappoint

The new series from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett picks up where "The Bible" left off, portraying the aftermath of Christ's crucifixion in a way that will more than likely satisfy its core audience. Read more »

April 5, 2015

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