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Pope in US to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants

Pope in US to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United Stat…

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Benedict XVI escapes heat wave, heads to Castel Gandolfo

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is leaving the Vatican for his first sojourn since retiring. He's escaping an impending heat wa…

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Pope applauds ecology advocates in Rome from many religions

Pope applauds ecology advocates in Rome from many religions

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday encouraged people of different religions to work together in caring for the Earth, which he called …

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Episcopal Church elects first black presiding bishop

Episcopal Church elects first black presiding bishop

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Episcopal Church elected its first African-American presiding bishop, choosing Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolin…

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Episcopal Church set to elect new presiding bishop

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Episcopal Church plans to elect a new presiding bishop Saturday at a conference in Salt Lake City.

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Episcopal Church set to elect new presiding bishop

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Episcopal Church plans to elect a new presiding bishop Saturday at the religion's conference in Salt Lake City.

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Vatican signs treaty with "State of Palestine"

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican signed a treaty with the "State of Palestine" on Friday, saying it hoped its legal recognition of the state wo…

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Episcopal assembly responds to fatal drunken driving case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Episcopal Church's top legislative body is reviewing its policies on alcohol and addiction as part of a churchwide s…

June 25, 2015 5:25 pm(0)

Philly officials wrap Vatican meetings for pope visit

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Philadelphia church officials said Thursday they're confident about preparations for Pope Francis' visit at the three-mont…

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Religion news in brief

Religion news in brief

Obama to go to Charleston to mourn shooting victims

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Vatican sets stage for family debate with working document

Vatican sets stage for family debate with working document

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican set the stage Tuesday for another round of debate on hot-button issues like gays, remarried Catholics and unma…

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Clarification: Italy-Pope-Holocaust story

ROME (AP) — In a story June 21, The Associated Press referred to Auschwitz as a death camp in Poland. The story should have explained that Aus…

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Pope: Forgive Catholic persecution of evangelical Christians

Pope: Forgive Catholic persecution of evangelical Christians

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis asked forgiveness Monday for the Catholic Church's persecution of members of a small evangelical church in It…

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Pope pauses in silent prayer before Shroud of Turin

Pope pauses in silent prayer before Shroud of Turin

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis paused in silent prayer before the Shroud of Turin Sunday, becoming the latest of hundreds of thousands of pe…

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Austere brand of Islam on rise in Europe, stirring concerns

Austere brand of Islam on rise in Europe, stirring concerns

PARIS (AP) — Its imams preach austere piety, its tenets demand strict separation of sexes — and some of its most radical adherents are heeding…

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During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — For millions of Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan marks a time for ritual fasting during the day and, often, a l…

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Pope challenges world to clean up its filth

Pope challenges world to clean up its filth

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' plea to make the state of the environment a central moral issue of our age has been greeted with applause fr…

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THE LATEST: Obama welcomes pope's call for climate action

THE LATEST: Obama welcomes pope's call for climate action

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Pope issues environmental message in authoritative document

NEW YORK (AP) — Pope Francis released his much-anticipated teaching document on the environment Thursday, declaring an urgent need for the pol…

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