Religious issues

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2018, file photo, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and his wife Iriana wave during the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia's hosting of the Asian Games and a record haul of gold medals has swelled national pride, providing a boost to the re-election campaign of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. (AP Photo/Dita Alangakara, File)
September 02, 2018 - 8:36 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's hosting of the Asian Games and a record haul of gold medals have swelled national pride, boosting the re-election campaign of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. The 2-week games ended Saturday with Indonesia fourth on the medal table behind China, Japan and South...
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Pope Francis recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 02, 2018 - 5:57 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is starting to push back against Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, author of the bombshell accusation of sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis, with a statement Sunday from its former spokesman about a controversial 2015 meeting Vigano organized. The Rev. Federico...
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In this undated photo provided by artist Rachel Stevens an old synagogue key discovered by Stevens at a market in Lviv, Ukraine, and a glass replica that she made modeled on it are photographed. Seventy-five of the glass replicas were presented to people working to preserve the memory of the Jews of Lviv and the region during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the city’s Jewish community in the Holocaust on Sunday Sept. 2, 2018. (Rachel Stevens via AP)
September 02, 2018 - 4:55 pm
LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian city of Lviv, once a major center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city's Jewish population by Nazi Germany and honoring those working today to preserve what they can of that vanished world. City...
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September 02, 2018 - 12:55 pm
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — One worshipper has been killed and dozens of others injured after a church collapsed in southern Nigeria. Delta state police spokesman Andrew Aniakama says St. Paul Catholic Church in Adagbrasa collapsed midway into the service. Church collapses are relatively common in...
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In this Aug. 28, 2018 photo, turkey vultures rest on the cross atop the Cathedral of The Risen Christ adjacent to the Catholic Chancery in Lincoln, Neb. The Diocese of Lincoln housed at the complex, that refused for years to participate in annual sex abuse audits is facing a potential criminal investigation and criticism that it mishandled priests who were accused of sexual assault and morally questionable behavior. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 02, 2018 - 12:12 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — For more than a decade, a conservative Catholic diocese in Nebraska was the only church in the U.S. that refused to participate in annual reviews of sexual misconduct that were a key reform enacted in the wake of the 2002 Boston clergy abuse scandal. As a new wave of abuse...
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The Aug. 28, 2018 photo shows the Catholic Chancery in Lincoln, Neb. The Diocese of Lincoln, housed in this building, that refused for years to participate in annual sex abuse audits is facing a potential criminal investigation and criticism that it mishandled priests who were accused of sexual assault and morally questionable behavior. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 02, 2018 - 12:10 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A conservative Catholic diocese in Nebraska is facing a wave of sex-abuse allegations even though church leaders insisted for years they were doing nothing wrong and refused to participate in annual audits that were enacted in the wake of the 2002 Boston clergy abuse scandal...
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In this undated photo provided by artist Rachel Stevens an old synagogue key discovered by Stevens at a market in Lviv, Ukraine, and a glass replica that she made modeled on it are photographed. Seventy-five of the glass replicas were presented to people working to preserve the memory of the Jews of Lviv and the region during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the city’s Jewish community in the Holocaust on Sunday Sept. 2, 2018. (Rachel Stevens via AP)
September 02, 2018 - 12:10 pm
LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian city of Lviv, once a major center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city's Jewish population by Nazi Germany and honoring those working today to preserve what they can of that vanished world. City...
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In this undated photo provided by artist Rachel Stevens an old synagogue key discovered by Stevens at a market in Lviv, Ukraine, and a glass replica that she made modeled on it are photographed. Seventy-five of the glass replicas were presented to people working to preserve the memory of the Jews of Lviv and the region during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the city’s Jewish community in the Holocaust on Sunday Sept. 2, 2018. (Rachel Stevens via AP)
September 02, 2018 - 10:59 am
LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian city of Lviv, once a major center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city's Jewish population by Nazi Germany and honoring those working today to preserve what they can of that vanished world. City...
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September 02, 2018 - 9:37 am
LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian city of Lviv, once a major center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city's Jewish population by Nazi Germany and honoring those working today to preserve what they can of that vanished world. City...
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September 02, 2018 - 8:41 am
LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian city of Lviv, once a major center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city's Jewish population by Nazi Germany and honoring those working today to preserve what they can of that vanished world. City...
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