Religion

Pope Francis caresses a baby during an audience with health workers, in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Saturday, March 3, 2019. (L'Osservatore Romano/ANSA via AP)
March 03, 2018 - 10:44 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has made the devotion to the Virgin Mary a new fixed celebration in the Roman Catholic calendar. The Vatican published a decree Saturday in which Francis declared that the Mary "Mother of the Church" feast would be celebrated on the Monday following Pentecost. This...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, an exterior view of he offices of the Vatican bank IOR in Vatican City. Vatican prosecutors have indicted the former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer on embezzlement charges, holding them responsible for losses of more than 50 million euros ($62 million) from real estate sales. The trial of Angelo Caloia and his lawyer is due to begin March 15. They deny wrongdoing. A third suspect died while under investigation. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
March 03, 2018 - 10:13 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican prosecutors have indicted the former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer on embezzlement charges, holding them responsible for losses of more than 50 million euros ($62 million) from real estate sales. The trial of Angelo Caloia and his lawyer, Gabriele Liuzzo,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally in Bangalore, India. Modi's Hindu nationalist party appears likely to end the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeast Indian state and consolidate its position in two other states in provincial elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, FIle)
March 03, 2018 - 9:53 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party on Saturday ended the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeastern state and consolidated its position in two other states in key provincial elections. An impressive win is expected to boost the...
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March 03, 2018 - 9:53 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican prosecutors have indicted the former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer on embezzlement charges, holding them responsible for losses of more than 50 million euros ($62 million) from real estate sales. The trial of Angelo Caloia and his lawyer, Gabriele Liuzzo,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally in Bangalore, India. Modi's Hindu nationalist party appears likely to end the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeast Indian state and consolidate its position in two other states in provincial elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, FIle)
March 03, 2018 - 9:19 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party on Saturday ended the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeastern state and consolidated its position in two other states in key provincial elections. An impressive win is expected to boost the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally in Bangalore, India. Modi's Hindu nationalist party appears likely to end the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeast Indian state and consolidate its position in two other states in provincial elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, FIle)
March 03, 2018 - 7:19 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party appeared headed Saturday to ending the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeastern state and consolidating its position in two other states in provincial elections. An impressive win is expected to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally in Bangalore, India. Modi's Hindu nationalist party appears likely to end the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeast Indian state and consolidate its position in two other states in provincial elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, FIle)
March 03, 2018 - 6:46 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party appeared likely Saturday to end the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeastern state and consolidate its position in two other states in provincial elections. An impressive win is expected to boost...
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March 03, 2018 - 5:28 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican prosecutors have indicted the former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer on embezzlement charges, holding them responsible for losses of more than 50 million euros ($62 million) from real estate sales. The trial of Angelo Caloia and his lawyer is due to begin...
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President Donald Trump speaks with Pastor Franklin Graham after a funeral service at the Billy Graham Library for the Rev. Billy Graham, who died last week at age 99, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 02, 2018 - 10:56 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham's children remembered "America's Pastor" as a man devoted to spreading the Gospel, living his life at home as he preached it in stadiums, with a personable humility and an unwavering focus on the Bible. As his oldest son told the funeral congregation, "...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Arapahoe County, Colo., Sheriff's Office shows Greta Lindecrantz, a defense investigator jailed for refusing to testify for prosecutors in a death penalty appeal. Lindecrantz is a Mennonite who opposes capital punishment and does not want to risk her testimony being used to help execute the defendant. (Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 9:44 pm
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado criminal defense investigator who refused to testify for the prosecution in a death penalty case because she says it's against her Mennonite faith will remain jailed after an appeals court on Friday ruled against her request to testify under alternative conditions. Greta...
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