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Catholics awaiting Francis pray for slain French priest

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:02pm

Polish and French Church leaders attending a Catholic youth meeting in Poland expressed shock over the killing Tuesday of a Catholic priest in France and called for prayers to be the answer to this latest act of terror in Europe.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir's summer tour wows Europe

Candice Madsen and Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:18am

Berlin. Frankfurt. Vienna. Nuremberg. Zurich. Brussels. Rotterdam. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir played to sold out crowds in historic concert halls across Europe this summer.

Turkey issues warrants for 42 journalists amid criticism

Suzan Fraser and Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:12pm

Turkey on Monday issued warrants for the detention of 42 journalists suspected of links to the alleged organizers of a failed military uprising, intensifying concerns that a sweeping crackdown on alleged coup plotters could target media for any news coverage critical of the government.

Catholic pilgrims visit Auschwitz ahead of visit by pope

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:41am

Catholic pilgrims have begun gathering in southern Poland ahead of the midweek arrival of Pope Francis for World Youth Day, a days-long meeting of young people.

Elder Ballard discusses pioneer heritage in Utah

Dave McCann  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:40pm

As people across the state celebrate Pioneer Day, KSL-TV’s Dave McCann sat down with Elder M. Russell Ballard, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to discuss pioneer heritage in Utah.

Man accused of threatening to burn Boston mosque denied bail

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:01pm

A man accused of threatening to burn down New England's largest mosque and making other threats to the Muslim community was held without bail on Tuesday.

UN calls for reconciliation in Central African Republic

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:40pm

The U.N. Security Council called on the Central African Republic's new president on Tuesday to urgently foster reconciliation between Muslims and Christians in order to reunify the country which has been plagued by sectarian violence.

Controversial religious procession barred from entering Kiev

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:42pm

Authorities in Ukraine's capital say pilgrims in a major religious procession connected with a Moscow-loyal church will be taken to their goal by bus, a compromise reached hours after participants in the procession were barred from entering Kiev on foot.

AG: House parent at Catholic school abused foreign students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:31pm

A former house parent at a central Pennsylvania Catholic school has been charged with sexually attacking two Chinese international students he supervised.

Arson probed after minor fires at Mormon church, union hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:20am

Local and federal authorities are investigating a pair of apparent arson attempts at a Mormon church and a neighboring firefighters' union hall in downtown Las Vegas.

Atheists sue Missouri officials over Baptist convention

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:20am

A group of atheists has sued Kansas City, Missouri, officials over the planned use of $65,000 in tourism tax dollars to aid an upcoming Baptist convention.

French president suggests Islamic State group is behind church attack that left priest dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:50am

French president suggests Islamic State group is behind church attack that left priest dead.

Cologne cathedral hires lawyer to stop Pokemon hunters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:30am

The Catholic Church has hired a lawyer to tackle a plague of "Pokemon Go" players invading Cologne Cathedral.

Buddhist monk gets prison for stealing from temple to gamble

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:01pm

A Buddhist monk was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $260,000 from the Louisiana temple he led and gambling most of the money at a casino.

Mormon church fights subpoena for president Monson

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:21pm

Attorneys are battling over whether Mormon Church President Thomas S. Monson should be required to testify in a case about alleged sexual abuse that occurred within a now-defunct church program that placed thousands of American Indian children with Mormon families.

Egypt's Coptic Pope warns of increased attacks on Christians

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 12:10pm

The leader of Egypt's Coptic Christian church warned on Monday of increased attacks on Christians, saying national unity is being "defaced."

Boy Scouts faring well a year after easing ban on gay adults

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 2:41pm

The Boy Scouts appear to be faring well a year after alarming some churches by easing the ban on gay adults.

Greek far-rightists, police clash during Muslim party march

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 12:30pm

About 150 far-right militants have clashed with riot police in the northeastern Greek city of Komotini as they attempted to attack a peaceful march by members of Greece's Muslim minority.

Massachusetts Democrats gear up for star turns at convention

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:31am

Massachusetts is gearing up for an outsized role when Democrats gather in Philadelphia this week for their national convention.