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Danish govt: Minister's views on fasting Muslims are her own

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:38pm

Assertions by Denmark's immigration minister that Muslims fasting for Ramadan pose a safety hazard in some jobs do not represent the views of the country's government, a spokeswoman for the ruling coalition said Tuesday.

Pope to host more Chile abuse victims, 5 of them priests

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:54pm

Pope Francis is planning to meet with more victims of Chile's most notorious predator priest, a sign he isn't finished hearing about the "system of abuse" that flourished in a parish that produced dozens of priests over the years.

LDS Church moves 169 missionaries out of Nicaragua due to 'growing political instability'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:59pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday it is transferring 169 missionaries serving in Nicaragua because of “growing political instability” in the country.

Rights group: Rohingya insurgents massacred Myanmar Hindus

Todd Pitman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:42am

Amnesty International said Wednesday that Myanmar's army was not the only group that has slaughtered civilians in the country's volatile west. In a new report, it accused ethnic Rohingya insurgents of carrying out at least one brutal massacre when the long-running conflict in Rakhine state exploded last year.

Correction: Denmark-Minister-Ramadan story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:16am

In a story May 21 about a Danish minister's comments on Ramadan, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Denmark's government has been formed of only Liberal Party representatives since 2015. In November 2016, Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen expanded his Liberal Party government into a three-way coalition with the center-right Liberal-Alliance and the Conservative Party.

Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:38am

An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse in a test case that holds to account church hierarchy that kept silent in the face of an international pedophile crisis.

Indian archbishop urges Catholics to pray for democracy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:32am

The archbishop of New Delhi has waded into Indian politics, urging Catholics to pray for democracy and marginalized people ahead of national elections next year, bringing a quick rebuke from the ruling party.

Syrian army, police celebrate recapturing all of Damascus

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:40am

Syrian government forces raised their flag over the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus on Tuesday as state media promoted what it said was the "liberation" of the last quarters of the capital from rebels and Islamic State group militants.

Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:59pm

An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse and faces a potential two years in prison when he is sentenced next month.

Pope laments 'hemorrhaging' of priests and nuns in Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:10pm

Pope Francis voiced alarm Monday at the "hemorrhaging" of nuns and priests in Italy and Europe, saying God only knows how many seminaries, monasteries, convents and churches will close because fewer people are being called to lives of religious service.

The Latest: Maduro celebrates re-election, urges dialogue

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 9:26pm

The latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):

Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 6:20pm

The co-pilot who loved to cook and was fond of inviting his colleagues over for sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed of vacationing in Cuba in their retirement. Evangelical pastors returning from a conference.

Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 1:52pm

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, has sought to reassure Iraqis about their next government, saying it will be "inclusive" and mindful of their needs.

Pope: Holy Land needs "gestures of dialogue, reconciliation"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 7:00am

Pope Francis says "gestures of dialogue and reconciliation" are needed for the Holy Land and all the Middle East.

Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 5:26am

Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first.

Chile bishop apologizes for not investigating abuse promptly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 10:03pm

A Chilean bishop apologized Saturday for not promptly investigating a reported case of sexual abuse in his diocese, a day after every bishop in the South American country offered to resign over what Pope Francis said was their negligence in protecting children.

Salt Lake's part in the royal wedding? Presiding bishop of Episcopal Church elected in Utah

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   May 19th - 8:57pm

Anglophiles take note: There's a Utah connection to the royal wedding.

CORRECTS: An Australian archbishop has become most senior cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:06pm

CORRECTS: An Australian archbishop has become most senior cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said archbishop was charged; he has been convicted of a charge that was filed earlier. )

Argentine priest sentenced to 25 years for child molestation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 1:47pm

An Argentine court has sentenced a Catholic priest to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing seven seminary students who were 10 to 14 years old at the time.

Pope Francis announces he will make 14 new cardinals June 29 at Vatican

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 4:27am

Pope Francis announces he will make 14 new cardinals June 29 at Vatican.