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FILE - In this April 26, 2014 file photo, a Roman catholic priest, back to camera, listens to a man's confession during a mass for late Pope John Paul II and John XXIII in Saint Luigi dei Francesi (St. Louis of the French) church, in Rome. The Holy See’s Apostolic Penitentiaria, a tribunal which deals with absolution and confessional matters, reiterated the secrecy obligation in a six-page document made public Monday, July 1, 2019, by the Vatican. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, file)
July 01, 2019 - 8:15 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Amid pedophile clergy scandals, the Vatican has declared "unacceptable" any efforts by politicians or lawmakers to force priests to violate their sacred obligation to keep secret what faithful tell them in confession. The Holy See's Apostolic Penitentiary, a tribunal dealing...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2014 file photo, a Roman catholic priest, back to camera, listens to a man's confession during a mass for late Pope John Paul II and John XXIII in Saint Luigi dei Francesi (St. Louis of the French) church, in Rome. The Holy See’s Apostolic Penitentiaria, a tribunal which deals with absolution and confessional matters, reiterated the secrecy obligation in a six-page document made public Monday, July 1, 2019, by the Vatican. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, file)
July 01, 2019 - 7:59 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Amid pedophile clergy scandals, the Vatican has declared "unacceptable" any efforts by politicians or lawmakers to force priests violate their sacred obligation to keep secret what faithful tell them in confession. The Holy See's Apostolic Penitentiary, a tribunal dealing with...
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July 01, 2019 - 6:54 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Amid pedophile clergy scandals, the Vatican is declaring "unacceptable" any efforts by politicians or lawmakers to make priests violate their obligation to keep secret what penitents tell them in confession. The Holy See's Apostolic Penitentiaria, a tribunal dealing with...
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Pope Francis celebrates a Mass where he bestowed the Pallium, a woolen shawl symbolizing their bond to the pope, to new Metropolitan Archbishops, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, June 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
June 29, 2019 - 5:38 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has exhorted the faithful to avoid being smug or "lukewarm" Christians. Francis celebrated Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday to mark the feast day of the Apostles Peter and Paul, Rome's patron saints. The pope encouraged humility among the faithful. Francis...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 26, 2019 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is delivering remarks in Washington to kick off a four-day faith conference that highlights top issues for evangelical voters, who are among his most loyal supporters and vital to his 2020 reelection bid. Trump is addressing this year's Faith and Freedom...
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Pope Francis blesses a child during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
June 26, 2019 - 8:55 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed sadness over the fate of the father and young daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande while trying to cross into the United States. "With immense sadness, the Holy Father has seen the images of the father and his baby daughter who drowned in...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, Cardinal Raymond Burke applauds during a press conference at the Italian Senate, in Rome. A conservative American cardinal has distanced himself from former White House adviser Steve Bannon and severed ties with a Bannon-linked institute that wants to train future populist leaders in Italy. Cardinal Raymond Burke said Tuesday, June 25, 2019 he was stepping down as honorary president of the Dignitatis Humanae Institute because “it has become more identified with the political program of Mr. Bannon.” (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
June 25, 2019 - 4:38 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A conservative American cardinal distanced himself Tuesday from former White House adviser Steve Bannon and severed ties with a Bannon-linked institute that wants to train future populist leaders in Europe. Cardinal Raymond Burke said in a statement Tuesday that he was...
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June 25, 2019 - 2:50 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A conservative American cardinal has distanced himself from former White House adviser Steve Bannon and severed ties with a Bannon-linked institute that wants to train future populist leaders in Italy. Cardinal Raymond Burke said in a statement on Tuesday that he was stepping...
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CORRECTS AGE FROM 61 TO 51 - Archbishop Elpidophoros stands at his throne on the altar inside the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity during his enthronement ceremony as the new archbishop for America, Saturday June 22, 2019, in New York. Elpidophoros Lambriniadis, 51, a native of Istanbul and a longtime theology professor in Greece, was enthroned as archbishop in an elaborate ceremony. Many Greek Americans from across the U.S. came to New York for the event. (AP Photo/Julius Motal)
June 22, 2019 - 3:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Greek Orthodox church of the United States, a far-flung denomination of 1.5-million members, on Saturday installed its first new leader in 20 years — a lifelong European whose top priority is completing construction of a shrine in New York City linked to the Sept. 11 attacks...
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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE APPEAL OF CONSCIENCE FOUNDATION- Rabbi Arthur Schneier, president and founder of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation and senior rabbi of Park East Synagogue, presents a silver apple to welcome Archbishop Elpidophoros, the new leader of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, to New York, Friday, June 21, 2019, at an interfaith gathering of religious leaders and members of the diplomatic community during a reception held at the Synagogue's Minskoff Cultural Center. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Appeal of Conscience Foundation)
June 22, 2019 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Greek Orthodox church of the United States, a far-flung denomination of 1.5-million members, on Saturday installed its first new leader in 20 years — a lifelong European whose top priority is completing construction of a shrine in New York City linked to the 9/11 terrorist...
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