Pope indicates willingness to visit North Korea

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis indicated a willingness to visit North Korea during a private audience Thursday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, according to Vatican and South Korean officials....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope defrocks 2 Chilean bishops accused of sex abuse

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Saturday defrocked two more Chilean bishops accused of sexually abusing minors, and to show greater transparency about how he’s responding to the church’s global sex...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormons to spend less time at church on Sundays

SALT LAKE CITY – Mormons will start spending less time at church each Sunday – two hours instead of three – after a change announced earlier this month aimed at making worship more manageable for...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormon leader: Nicknames for faith are ‘victory for Satan’

SALT LAKE CITY – The president of the Mormon church reiterated Sunday that he wants members, the media and others to use the faith’s full name, saying nicknames are “a major victory for Satan.”...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Christian TV network enters world of 24-hour news

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A Christian TV network is entering the crowded world of 24-hour news broadcasting at a time when the mainstream news media is under increasing attack by President Donald Trump...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormon no more: Tabernacle Choir renamed in big church shift

SALT LAKE CITY – The world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir will be singing the same tune but under a new name. The choir was renamed Friday to strip out the word Mormon in a move aimed at ending...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope opens youth meeting as sex abuse survivors stage sit-in

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis urged Catholic bishops to dream of a future free of the mistakes of the past as he opened a global church leadership meeting Wednesday amid renewed outrage over the...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Sex abuse scandal: Pope seeks prayers to fight ‘devil’

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis asked Saturday for daily prayers to protect the Catholic Church from what he says are “attacks by the devil,” in his latest response to the clerical sex abuse and...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope defrocks Chilean priest at center of abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has defrocked a Chilean priest who was a central character in the global sex abuse scandal rocking his papacy, invoking his “supreme” authority to stiffen an earlier...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Catholic faithful demand change after sex abuse scandals

MINNEAPOLIS – The day after a grand jury report revealed that Roman Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children over decades, Adrienne Alexander went to Mass at a Chicago...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope: Priestly abuse scandals driving Catholic faithful away

TALLINN, Estonia – Pope Francis conceded Tuesday that priestly sex abuse scandals are outraging the Catholic faithful and driving them away, and said the church must change its ways if it wants to...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

NEW DELHI – India’s government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

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