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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 1972 file photo, The Right Rev. Paul Moore Jr. arrives at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York to be installed as the 13th Episcopal bishop of New York. The Episcopal Church is acknowledging the power of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation. The church’s self-examination, which included a session at which first-person accounts of clergy abuse were read aloud by bishops, has been particularly dramatic in the Diocese of New York; it is now describing its most famous bishop, the late Paul Moore Jr., as a "serial predator." (AP Photo)
October 15, 2018 - 5:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With striking displays of candor, the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging steps to combat it. The Protestant denomination's national convention this summer included an...
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A woman holds a picture of martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Pope Francis canonizes two of the most important and contested figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church, declaring Pope Paul VI and the martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as models of saintliness for the faithful today. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 14, 2018 - 9:08 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday praised two towering figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church as prophets who shunned wealth and looked out for the poor as he made saints of Pope Paul VI and martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. Francis canonized two men at a Mass in St. Peter'...
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A woman holds a picture of martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Pope Francis canonizes two of the most important and contested figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church, declaring Pope Paul VI and the martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as models of saintliness for the faithful today. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 14, 2018 - 6:44 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday praised two of the towering figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church as prophets who shunned wealth and looked out for the poor as he canonized the modernizing Pope Paul VI and martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. Francis declared the two men...
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Pope Francis, center, arrives for a canonization ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Pope Francis canonizes two of the most important and contested figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church, declaring Pope Paul VI and the martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as models of saintliness for the faithful today. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 14, 2018 - 5:26 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on Catholic Church canonizations on Sunday (all times local). 11:25 p.m. Pope Francis has lauded new saints Pope Paul VI and slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as prophets of a church that looks out for the poor as he presided over a canonization ceremony...
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The tapestries of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, left, and Pope Paul VI hang from a balcony of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Pope Francis will canonize two of the most important and contested figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church, declaring Pope Paul VI and the martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as models of saintliness for the faithful today. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 14, 2018 - 4:38 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis presided Sunday over the canonization of two of the towering figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church: Pope Paul VI, who oversaw the modernizing church reforms of the 1960s, and Archbishop Oscar Romero, a human rights icon who was murdered for his defense of El...
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The tapestries of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, left, and Pope Paul VI hang from a balcony of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Pope Francis will canonize two of the most important and contested figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church, declaring Pope Paul VI and the martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as models of saintliness for the faithful today. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 14, 2018 - 2:59 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Thousands of people are converging on the Vatican for the canonization of two of the towering figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church: Pope Paul VI, who oversaw the modernizing church reforms of the 1960s, and Archbishop Oscar Romero, a human rights icon who was murdered for...
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Bavarian State Governor Markus Soeder arrives for a election campaign in Munich, Germany, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
October 14, 2018 - 2:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Bavarians were voting Sunday in a state election that was expected to deal the prosperous region's long-dominant conservative party a stinging setback, with unpredictable consequences for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's federal government. Some 9.5 million people are eligible to...
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Bavarian State Governor Markus Soeder arrives for a election campaign in Munich, Germany, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
October 14, 2018 - 2:02 am
BERLIN (AP) — Bavarians are voting in a state election that is expected to deal the prosperous region's dominant conservative party a stinging setback, with unpredictable consequences for Chancellor Angela Merkel's federal German government. Some 9.5 million people are eligible to vote Sunday for...
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Pope Francis poses with Chile's President Sebastian Pinera and his wife Cecilia Morel during a private audience at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (Alessandro Bianchi/Pool Photo via AP)
October 13, 2018 - 7:41 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — 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 abuse crisis, he publicly explained why they were removed. The Vatican's unusually detailed...
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President Donald Trump prays with American pastor Andrew Brunson in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday October 13, 2018, in Washington. Brunson returned to the U.S. around midday after he was freed Friday, from nearly two years of detention in Turkey. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 13, 2018 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed American pastor Andrew Brunson to the Oval Office on Saturday, celebrating his release from nearly two years of confinement in Turkey that had sparked a diplomatic row with a key ally and outcry from U.S. evangelical groups. Brunson, who returned to...
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