Jeff Amy, Associated Press | PostedJun 21st - 12:32pm
A Mississippi man admitted Thursday that he killed two Roman Catholic nuns, pleading guilty to murder in an agreement that avoided the death penalty, which was opposed by the women's families and their religious orders.
Religious beliefs are as much a part of many people’s core identity as race, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation and should be offered at least as much protection, said Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Seventy.
Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | PostedJun 21st - 5:39am
A prominent Shiite cleric in Bahrain who led a now-shuttered opposition party was acquitted Thursday of spying charges with two colleagues, marking a rare victory for activists in the island kingdom amid a yearslong clampdown on dissent.
Russell Contreras, Associated Press | PostedJun 20th - 6:56pm
Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so .
Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press | PostedJun 20th - 3:42pm
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the retired Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C., has been removed from public ministry and faces further punishment over "credible" allegations that he sexually abused a teenager while a priest in New York more than 40 years ago, the church announced Wednesday.
Pope Francis backed the Catholic bishops in the United States who condemned the practice of separating children from parents after families are caught crossing the U.S-Mexico border illegally, according to an interview published Wednesday.
More than 600 members of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' church are denouncing him over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has led to children being separated from their parents at the border.
Grieving family members joined community leaders Tuesday for a moment of silence to remember a man who died and a dozen others who were injured last year when a jobless man drove his van into a crowd leaving evening prayers during Ramadan.
Rescuers searching Tuesday for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba found bags, jackets, an ID card and other items in the waters but no new survivors, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month.
A social media account run by the office of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi quotes her as saying that "hate narratives from outside the country" have fueled tensions between Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine communities in the country's west.
Mark Scolforo, Associated Press | PostedJun 20th - 4:55pm
Pennsylvania's highest court on Wednesday held up the release of a grand jury report into the handling of sexual abuse claims involving six Roman Catholic dioceses and local officials, days before it was expected to be made public.