Religious issues

Bishop Juan Barros, second from right, arrives to attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Maquehue Air Base in Temuco, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Many Chileans are furious over Francis’ 2015 decision to appoint Barros, a bishop close to the Rev. Fernando Karadima, who the Vatican found guilty in 2011 of abusing dozens of minors over decades. Barros has always denied he knew what Karadima was doing when he was the priest’s protege, a position that many Chileans have a hard time believing. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 19, 2018 - 7:44 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof...
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Bishop Juan Barros, second from right, arrives to attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Maquehue Air Base in Temuco, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Many Chileans are furious over Francis’ 2015 decision to appoint Barros, a bishop close to the Rev. Fernando Karadima, who the Vatican found guilty in 2011 of abusing dozens of minors over decades. Barros has always denied he knew what Karadima was doing when he was the priest’s protege, a position that many Chileans have a hard time believing. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 19, 2018 - 2:19 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof...
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Bishop Juan Barros, second from right, arrives to attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Maquehue Air Base in Temuco, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Many Chileans are furious over Francis’ 2015 decision to appoint Barros, a bishop close to the Rev. Fernando Karadima, who the Vatican found guilty in 2011 of abusing dozens of minors over decades. Barros has always denied he knew what Karadima was doing when he was the priest’s protege, a position that many Chileans have a hard time believing. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 18, 2018 - 11:16 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof...
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Bishop Juan Barros, second from right, arrives to attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Maquehue Air Base in Temuco, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Many Chileans are furious over Francis’ 2015 decision to appoint Barros, a bishop close to the Rev. Fernando Karadima, who the Vatican found guilty in 2011 of abusing dozens of minors over decades. Barros has always denied he knew what Karadima was doing when he was the priest’s protege, a position that many Chileans have a hard time believing. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 18, 2018 - 8:33 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof...
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Pope Francis marries flight attendants Carlos Ciuffardi, left, and Paola Podest, center, during a flight from Santiago, Chile, to Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying these two flight attendants from Chile’s flagship airline during the flight. The couple had been married civilly in 2010, however, they said they couldn’t follow-up with a church ceremony because of the 2010 earthquake that hit Chile. (L'Osservatore Romano Vatican Media/Pool Photo via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 7:29 pm
IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — It was all in a day's work for the ever-unpredictable Pope Francis. First he celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants at 36,000 feet during a flight on Thursday to this northern Chilean beachside town. Then after landing, Francis came to...
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In this Jan. 14, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump, right, accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to members of the media as they arrive for a dinner at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Reinforcing its standing with social conservatives, the Trump administration creates a federal office to protect medical providers who refuse to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures because of their moral or religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 18, 2018 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures on moral or religious grounds. Leading Democrats and...
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January 18, 2018 - 9:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is creating an office aimed at protecting the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion. The new enforcement unit will be part of the civil rights office at the Department of Health and Human Services. It will be called the...
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People look through the rubble of the house of Palestinian gunman Ahmed Jarrar following Israeli military operations in the West Bank city of Jenin, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Israeli police say special forces killed a Palestinian gunman in the West Bank who allegedly killed an Israeli in a drive-by shooting earlier this month. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
January 18, 2018 - 6:15 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces hunting the killers of a rabbi raided a West Bank home before dawn Thursday, killing a wanted Palestinian in a firefight that also wounded two Israeli officers, one seriously, officials said. The raid capped a police and army hunt for the suspect in a drive-by...
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People look through the rubble of the house of Palestinian gunman Ahmed Jarrar following Israeli military operations in the West Bank city of Jenin, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Israeli police say special forces killed a Palestinian gunman in the West Bank who allegedly killed an Israeli in a drive-by shooting earlier this month. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
January 18, 2018 - 5:01 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces hunting the killers of a rabbi raided a West Bank home before dawn Thursday, killing a wanted Palestinian in a firefight that also wounded two Israeli officers, one seriously, officials said. The raid capped a police and army hunt for the suspect in a drive-by...
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Women march to protest a plan in Poland's parliament to tighten the country's already restrictive abortion laws, in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Similar protests were also held in other Polish cities. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 17, 2018 - 1:27 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish abortion rights proponents, most of them women, are marching in Warsaw and elsewhere in Poland to express their opposition to a proposal in parliament to further tighten the country's already restrictive abortion law. Hundreds took part in a march in Warsaw on Wednesday...
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