Religion

March 16, 2018 - 3:58 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A group of 45 band students from a Jesuit high school in St. Louis didn't know they'd get a surprise visit from Pope Francis when they recently performed at the Vatican. The St. Louis University High School students had been on a musical trip in Italy since March 9 to celebrate the...
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March 16, 2018 - 12:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two Muslim women who say the New York Police Department forced them to remove religious head coverings after they were arrested have sued the city to force a change to the practice. The women and an advocacy group are seeking class action status with the lawsuit filed Friday in...
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March 16, 2018 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two Muslim women who say the New York Police Department forced them to remove religious head coverings after they were arrested have sued the city to force a change to the practice. The women and an advocacy group are seeking class action status with the lawsuit filed Friday in...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, left, talks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the German parliament in Berlin. Germany’s new interior minister is positioning himself to the right of Chancellor Angela Merkel on migration, telling a newspaper Islam is not a part of Germany Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)
March 16, 2018 - 9:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's new interior minister said Friday he doesn't consider Islam to be a part of Germany, a position that puts him at odds with Chancellor Angela Merkel on the central question of migration. Horst Seehofer, the country's top security official, told the Bild newspaper that "Islam...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2014 file photo, Archbishop Anthony Apuron stands in front of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna, Guam. The Vatican said Friday March 16, 2018, it had convicted the suspended Guam archbishop, who was accused of sexually abusing minors, financial mismanagement and other charges, but didn't say exactly what crimes he had committed. (AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo, File)
March 16, 2018 - 8:54 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Friday it had convicted the suspended Guam archbishop, who was accused of sexually abusing minors, financial mismanagement and other charges, but didn't say exactly what crimes he had committed. A statement said only that Archbishop Anthony Apuron had been...
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March 16, 2018 - 8:28 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Friday it had convicted the suspended Guam archbishop, who was accused of sexually abusing minors, financial mismanagement and other charges, but didn't say exactly what crimes he had committed. A statement said only that Archbishop Anthony Apuron had been...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2018 file photo, Hawaii Lt. Gov. Doug Chin poses for a photo in Honolulu. Chin, a well-known Democratic candidate for Congress who gained notoriety opposing President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting mostly-Muslim countries is being forced to explain a decades-old rant perceived as intolerant of gay people. Chin said he won't "quibble" about what's on a recording posted on YouTube last year, or its context, and has apologized. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
March 16, 2018 - 2:35 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A well-known Democratic candidate for Congress who gained notoriety opposing President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting mostly Muslim countries is being forced to explain a decades-old rant perceived as intolerant of gay people. Hawaii Lt. Gov. Doug Chin said he won't "quibble"...
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Uighurs and their supporters protest in front of the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations in New York, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group held demonstrations in cities around the world on Thursday to protest a sweeping Chinese surveillance and security campaign that has sent thousands of their people into detention and political indoctrination centers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 15, 2018 - 11:23 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group held demonstrations in cities around the world to protest a sweeping Chinese surveillance and security campaign that has sent thousands of their people into detention and political indoctrination centers. Overseas Uighur activists said they...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 29, 2017, file photo, Cardinal George Pell meets with the media at the Vatican. The alleged victims of the most senior Vatican official charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis finished testifying to an Australian court Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
March 15, 2018 - 5:24 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A father testified in an Australian court Thursday that his son said he was sexually abused by Vatican Cardinal George Pell during a waterskiing outing years ago. When a defense lawyer accused him of lying, the father responded that it was an insult. The testimony in the...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Mattis said Tuesday he believes victory in Afghanistan is still possible — not necessarily on the battlefield but in facilitating a Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)
March 15, 2018 - 3:07 am
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Iranian naval forces appear to have deliberately halted their provocations of U.S. Navy ships in the Persian Gulf in recent months, a U.S. military official said Thursday. According to Navy Cmdr. William Urban, spokesman for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, there have been...
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