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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.

Young Jonestown survivors lost everything, built new lives

Tim Reiterman, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 11:29pm

Jonestown was the highlight of Mike Touchette's life — for a time.

Bishops weigh anti-abuse strategy after delay set by Vatican

David McFadden and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:14pm

Several Roman Catholic bishops on Tuesday urged colleagues at their national meeting to take some sort of action on the clergy sex abuse crisis despite a Vatican order to delay voting on key proposals.

Claims process open for victims of Philadelphia clergy abuse

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 11:10am

Officials from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia have agreed to pay uncapped compensation offers for victims of child sexual abuse by clergy as part of a claims process that started Tuesday.

Mahathir slams Myanmar's Suu Kyi for handling of Rohingya

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 5:38am

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed sharply criticized Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday for her handling of an ethnic crisis that led to mass killings and the exodus of more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from her country.

Pope gives Vatican's sex abuse expert new role amid crisis

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 5:19am

Pope Francis is giving a prominent new role to the Vatican's most trusted sex crimes investigator as he seeks to improve the Holy See's response to abuse at a time when the church and papacy are facing a credibility crisis.

Pope to visit Morocco in March in big year for foreign trips

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:26am

Pope Francis is going to Morocco in March in what is expected to be a heavy year of foreign travel for the 81-year-old pontiff.

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.

Church of God in Christ convention moving to Memphis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 11:36am

The Church of God in Christ says it is moving its Holy Convocation to Memphis, Tennessee, starting in 2021.

India's top court to re-examine Hindu temple ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:48am

India's top court has agreed to re-examine a ruling that lifted a ban on women of menstruating age from entering a Hindu temple after near-constant protests backed by both India's ruling party and the main opposition party.

All school kidnapping captives freed, says Cameroon leader

Edwin Kindzeka Moki, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:12am

All students and staff abducted more than a week ago from a school in Cameroon's restive North West region have been freed, a leader of the Presbyterian church said Tuesday.