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Funeral prayers held in Istanbul for slain Saudi journalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:18am

Funeral prayers have been held in Istanbul for journalist Jamal Khashoggi more than a month after his slaying at the Saudi Consulate.

Rohingya refugee camp quiet after Bangladesh delays return

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:12am

Normal life returned to a Rohingya Muslim refugee camp in Bangladesh on Friday, a day after government authorities postponed plans to begin repatriating residents to Myanmar when no one volunteered to go.

Italy's bishops respond to long-ignored clergy sex abuse

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:14am

Italy's Catholic bishops are declaring a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse, as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed much of the Catholic world begins to take hold in a country where it was long ignored.

Attackers target church in Ukraine amid religious split

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:54am

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church says unknown attackers hurled Molotov cocktails at the landmark St. Andrew's Church in the capital Kiev and assaulted a priest.

China says foreign concerns over Muslim rights unwarranted

Christopher Bodeen and Sam McNeil, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:54am

China said Thursday that 15 foreign ambassadors exceeded their diplomatic roles by issuing a letter expressing concern about the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of members of the country's Muslim minorities in re-education camps.

Bishops angered by scandal involving ex-Cardinal McCarrick

David McFadden and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 12:33pm

At a national assembly focused on the sex-abuse crisis, numerous U.S. Roman Catholic bishops called Wednesday for a formal repudiation of Theodore McCarrick, the ex-cardinal facing allegations of sexual misconduct over a long stretch of his career.

Chile: Former bishop questioned in sexual abuse case

Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 12:05pm

A former Chilean bishop was questioned by authorities Wednesday about allegations he covered up the sexual abuse of minors by a former air force chaplain.

Castle on the square: Sand to star in Vatican Nativity scene

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:29am

Sand castles are coming to the Vatican.

Lebanese civil war rivals end decades of hostility

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:43am

Two rival Lebanese Christian leaders reconciled Wednesday ending four decades of enmity triggered by a massacre of dozens during Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war.

Swedish parliament rejects proposed government

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 2:13am

More than two months after elections that left Sweden in political limbo, lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a proposed minority coalition led by the second-largest party, the first time in Swedish history that a proposal for a new prime minister has been defeated.

Pence says Myanmar's handling of Rohingya 'without excuse'

Bernat Armangue, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 12:33am

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed criticism from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders Wednesday over her government's treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims.

Lion elected Jerusalem mayor in victory for ultra-Orthodox

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 11:53pm

Longtime political activist Moshe Lion has been elected mayor of Jerusalem in a victory for ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents.

Bishop reported missing amid Beijing-Vatican reconciliation

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:11pm

A bishop who has resisted demands to join China's Communist Party-controlled church body has been taken into custody, a Catholic news service reported, despite recent moves by Beijing and the Holy See toward reconciliation.

Italy's church acknowledges looming tax bill after ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 11:58am

Italy's Catholic Church says it will open talks with the government to respond to a European Court of Justice ruling that says Italy has the right to recover millions of euros in property taxes.

Amish farmer seeks pardon by Trump for mislabeling products

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:16am

An Amish farmer in Kentucky is asking President Donald Trump for a pardon after he was sentenced to six years in federal prison for mislabeling homemade herbal products.

Family of woman killed by neo-Nazi settles lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 2:06pm

The family of a woman slain in Kansas by a man who wanted to kill Jews has settled a lawsuit with Walmart over the sale of a shotgun used in the shooting.

Italian priest who doubted Francis excommunicated for heresy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:33am

An Italian Catholic priest who considers Pope Francis an antipope and claims to have supernatural communications with angels, saints and the Madonna has been excommunicated.

Man tied to synagogue shooting suspect arrested

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:22am

A self-described white nationalist with a social media connection to the suspect in last month's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre faces gun-related charges after his relatives reported concerns about his behavior and violent rhetoric to the FBI, according to court records.

Pope warns against telling lies, says 'to gossip is to kill'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:23am

Pope Francis is denouncing gossip as a form of "terrorism" and is warning the faithful against telling lies.

Records: FBI met with man accused of threatening synagogue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:08am

Court records say the FBI met with a North Carolina man days before he was accused of threatening a synagogue this month.