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Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

VATICAN CITY – The organizers of Pope Francis’ summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet this week with a dozen abuse victims who have descended on Rome to protest the Catholic Church’s...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Ex-cardinal McCarrick defrocked by Vatican for sexual abuse

ROME – The Vatican on Saturday said it had defrocked ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick, leveling a historic penalty against a onetime church power broker and former archbishop of Washington after the...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Studying the Bible in public schools: An old culture war returns

Officials in six states, including populous ones such as Virginia and Florida, are considering bills permitting the study of the Bible in classrooms. Proponents of these bills insist that the Bible...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

U.S. nuns urge changes to church structure to address abuse

VATICAN CITY – The largest association of religious sisters in the United States called Thursday for an overhaul of the male-led leadership structure of the Catholic Church, after Pope Francis...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Las Cruces Diocese releases accused priests’ personnel files

ALBUQUERQUE – Thousands of pages that include the personnel files of more than two dozen priests accused of sexually abusing children have been turned over to the New Mexico Attorney General’s...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

North Korean Christians keep faith underground amid crackdowns

SEOUL, South Korea – One North Korean defector in Seoul describes her family back home quietly singing Christian hymns every Sunday while someone stood watch for informers. A second cowered under a...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Vatican clarifies pope on issue of ‘sexual slavery’ of nuns

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican on Wednesday clarified comments by Pope Francis about a case of what he called “sexual slavery” within a French congregation of nuns, saying he was referring to an abuse...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope in historic UAE visit urges faith leaders to reject war

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Pope Francis urged religious leaders Monday to work together to reject the “miserable crudeness” of war as he opened the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

How Christian missionary media shaped the world

The Christian Broadcasting Network, founded over 50 years ago by evangelist Pat Robertson, has now created the first 24-hour Christian television news channel. Robertson said that the channel would...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

DeColores Civitan Club honors local clergy

The DeColores Civitan Club of Durango is honoring local clergy during Clergy Appreciation Week, Feb. 3-9. DeColores Civitan would like to thank clergy of all faiths for their service to the...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Cubans inaugurate first new Catholic church in decades

SANDINO, Cuba – The first new Roman Catholic church to be completed in Cuba since the country’s 1959 socialist revolution was inaugurated with the aid of a Florida congregation Saturday, in a...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope reaffirms priest celibacy but makes case for exception

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE – Pope Francis is ruling out any lifting of the celibacy requirement for priests but says there’s reason to consider ordaining older, married men in remote communities where...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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