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Pope defends soon-to-be saint vs Native American objections

Pope Francis on Saturday praised the zeal of an 18th-century Franciscan missionary he will make a saint when he visits the United States this fall but whom Native Americans contend brutally... Read more »

Published May 2, 2015

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Pope stokes flames ahead of US trip even as he ends problems

When Pope Francis visits the United States this fall, he can expect the same rock-star adulation that greets him wherever he goes. But his positions on hot-button issues such as the death penalty... Read more »

Published May 1, 2015

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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 »

Published 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 »

Published April 29, 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 »

Published 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 »

Published April 22, 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 »

Published April 21, 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 »

Published 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 »

Published 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 »

Published April 16, 2015

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AP Photos: Iraq's Yazidis, haunted by war, mark a New Year

Only miles from the front lines of the war against the Islamic State group, thousands of Iraq's besieged Yazidis lit candles at their most revered shrine to mark the start of their New Year, which... Read more »

Published April 15, 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 »

Published 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 »

Published 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 »

Published 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 »

Published April 8, 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 »

Published 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 »

Published 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 »

Published 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 »

Published April 5, 2015

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AP PHOTOS: Christians celebrate Holy Week

Week nears an end, Christians around the world are observing Good Friday, which recalls Jesus' death by crucifixion. Read more »

Published April 3, 2015

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Robert Schuller turned drive-in movie ministry to megachurch

The Rev. Robert H. Schuller didn't wait for the faithful to flock to his upstart church in Southern California — he took his message to them. Read more »

Published April 3, 2015

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Holy Thursday: Pope washes the feet of 12 inmates, 1 infant

Pope Francis has washed the feet of 12 inmates and a baby at Rome's main prison in a pre-Easter ritual meant to show his willingness to serve others. Read more »

Published April 2, 2015

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The latest developments on religious objection laws

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious objections law that critics fear could allow discrimination... Read more »

Published April 1, 2015

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'A.D. The Bible Continues' goes beyond the biblical epic

The people are restive, the priesthood is scheming and a fanatic band of insurgents known as the zealots are plotting assassinations — and now to make matters worse, the body of a condemned... Read more »

Published March 31, 2015

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Passover: Welcoming gentiles for Seder a strong tradition

When it comes to Passover, Seder is hardly just for Jews at Lee Nelson's house. Read more »

Published March 31, 2015

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