Religious issues

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2012 file photo Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's top sex crimes expert, meets journalists in Rome. The Vatican said Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 that Maltese Bishop Scicluna would travel to Chile "to listen to those who have expressed the desire to provide elements" about the case of Bishop Juan Barros, accused by abuse victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
January 30, 2018 - 12:18 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is sending the Vatican's most respected sex crimes expert to Chile to investigate a bishop accused by victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. The Vatican said Tuesday that Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna would travel to Chile "...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2012 file photo Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's top sex crimes expert, meets journalists in Rome. The Vatican said Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 that Maltese Bishop Scicluna would travel to Chile "to listen to those who have expressed the desire to provide elements" about the case of Bishop Juan Barros, accused by abuse victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
January 30, 2018 - 11:31 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is sending the Vatican's most respected sex crimes prosecutor to Chile to investigate a bishop accused by victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. The Vatican said Tuesday that Maltese Bishop Charles Scicluna would travel to Chile "...
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Israel's President Reuven Rivlin speaks during a a foundation stone-laying ceremony for a planned Holocaust museum, in the northern port city of Thessaloniki , Greece, Tuesday, Jan. 30 2018. Thessaloniki's new museum will be built next to the railway station where the city's Jews boarded the trains taking them to the camps. Thessaloniki's 55,000-strong Jewish population was deported by Nazi forces during World War II and most of its members were murdered in German concentration camps. (AP Photo/ Giannis Papanikos)
January 30, 2018 - 9:38 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Israel's president and Greece's prime minister attended a foundation ceremony on Tuesday for a Holocaust memorial museum in the Greek city of Thessaloniki, which lost 97 percent of its Jewish community in German World War II death camps. Reuven Rivlin and Alexis Tsipras...
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January 29, 2018 - 7:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Departing Gov. Sam Brownback wants Kansas residents to observe his final full day in office with prayer and fasting, but some critics are opting for pizza and beer. The governor's office issued its last proclamation, designating Tuesday as a "Day of Prayer and Fasting." He's...
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January 29, 2018 - 7:21 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Departing Gov. Sam Brownback wants Kansas residents to observe his final full day in office with prayer and fasting, but some critics are opting for pizza and beer. The governor's office issued its last proclamation, designating Tuesday as a "Day of Prayer and Fasting." He's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, M. Indira Gandhi pauses during an interview at her house in Ipoh, Perak state, Malaysia. Malaysia's top court in a landmark decision says both parents must consent to the religious conversion of a minor, ruling in favor of Hindu woman Gandhi whose ex-husband converted their three children to Islam. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin, File)
January 29, 2018 - 7:48 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court said in a landmark decision Monday that both parents must consent to the religious conversion of a minor, ruling unanimously in favor of a Hindu woman whose ex-husband converted their three children to Islam without telling her. The ruling ended a...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2016 file photo, Pope Francis walks through the gate of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland. Pope Francis says countries have a responsibility to fight anti-Semitism and the "virus of indifference" threatening to erase the memory of the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, files)
January 29, 2018 - 7:42 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Monday that countries have a responsibility to fight anti-Semitism and the "virus of indifference" that threatens to erase the memory of the Holocaust. Francis' comments to an international conference on anti-Semitism came as the largely Roman Catholic Poland...
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Pope Francis and Greek Catholic Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, right, release white doves during the pontiff visit to the Basilica of Santa Sofia and to the Ukrainian greek-catholic community, in Rome, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
January 29, 2018 - 5:32 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says countries have a responsibility to fight anti-Semitism and the "virus of indifference" threatening to erase the memory of the Holocaust. Francis' comments to an international conference Monday comes as the largely Roman Catholic Poland considers legislation...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, M. Indira Gandhi pauses during an interview at her house in Ipoh, Perak state, Malaysia. Malaysia's top court in a landmark decision says both parents must consent to the religious conversion of a minor, ruling in favor of Hindu woman Gandhi whose ex-husband converted their three children to Islam. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin, File)
January 29, 2018 - 1:43 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court said in a landmark decision Monday both parents must consent to the religious conversion of a minor, ruling unanimously in favor of a Hindu woman whose ex-husband converted their three children to Islam without telling her. The ruling ended a nine-...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 file photo, Protesters chant slogans during a rally against the use of the term "Macedonia" for the neighboring country's name, at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. A senior organizer of a rally planned in Greece's capital against a proposed compromise in a bitter name dispute with neighboring Macedonia says they hope to attract a million people to the march. Organizer Stergios Kalogiros told The Associated Press on Friday, Jan. 26 that he was hopeful the Feb. 4 rally in Athens would draw huge crowds after the event won endorsements this week from powerful religious and local government organizations. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
January 26, 2018 - 1:28 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Organizers of an upcoming anti-government protest in Athens said Friday that they hope to draw 1 million people to the rally aimed at stopping Greece and Macedonia reaching a compromise in a bitter name dispute. Stergios Kalogiros, a senior organizer of the Feb. 4 rally, told...
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