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The Latest: Pope blesses charity buildings ahead of Mass

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 1:40am

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The Latest: Organizers say 1.6 million at event with pope

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 3:01pm

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Pope to young: Try politics, activism; don't be couch potato

Frances D'Emilio and Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 3:01pm

Pope Francis challenged hundreds of thousands of young people who gathered in a sprawling Polish meadow to reject being a "couch potato" who retreats into video games and computer screens and instead engage in social activism and politics to create a more just world.

Bill would prevent LGBT discrimination at religious schools

Darcy Costello, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:50pm

The conflict between religious freedom and gay rights has a new battleground — California's religious colleges and universities.

‘I am not a victim,’ says senior missionary injured in Brussels airport attack

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:10pm

One of four LDS missionaries injured in the Brussels Airport terrorist attack is speaking out for the first time about his harrowing experience and what he's calling a miraculous recovery.

Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive "so much cruelty"

Frances D'Emilio and Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:31pm

Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at Auschwitz and Birkenau on Friday, meeting with concentration camp survivors as well as aging saviors who helped Jews escape certain doom. In a guest book entry he made an anguished plea: "Lord, forgiveness for so much cruelty!"

The Latest: Pope Francis: 'cruelty did not end in Auschwitz'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:11pm

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AP Fact Check: Misfires in Hillary Clinton's speech

Christoper S. Rugaber and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:43am

In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and sketched out a plan for defeating Islamic State militants that merely mirrors what the U.S. is already trying to do.

Indian politician arrested for insulting female leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:20am

Indian police on Friday arrested a Hindu nationalist leader on charges alleging he insulted a senior female politician by describing her as "worse than a prostitute."

AP PHOTOS: Shiite tattoos a show of pride amid tensions

Hassan Ammar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:50am

Hamada Bayloun is not particularly religious, but across his entire upper back spreads a large tattoo of the most revered saint in Shiite Islam, Imam Ali.

AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Hillary Clinton's speech

Christoper S. Rugaber and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:41pm

In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and sketched out a plan for defeating Islamic State militants that merely mirrors what the U.S. is already trying to do.

The Latest: Polish officials say 500,000 see pope at rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:00pm

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Huge crowd at Polish shrine hears pope hail their faith

Frances D'Emilio and Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:11pm

Pope Francis blessed hundreds of thousands of faithful Thursday at a shrine in Poland, paying tribute to a beloved native son, St. John Paul II, honoring the countless "ordinary yet remarkable" Poles who defiantly clung to their faith during Soviet-bloc communism and establishing this pontiff's drawing power in a country where being Catholic is often equated with being Polish.

15 LDS volunteers transferred from Turkey

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:45pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints transferred 15 of its volunteers from Turkey to Germany, where they will serve Turkish speakers in Berlin, according to the LDS Church.

Couples who lost babies help others by donating Cuddle Cots

Karla Ward-Leader, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:31am

When Lindsey DeMoss and Rebecca Dittert first met earlier this year, they were surprised at the similarities between their stories.

Group hopes campaign will bolster relationships with Muslims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:01am

A multi-faith group in southwest Ohio hopes educational pamphlets can increase understanding of Muslims and decrease prejudice against them.

Texas probes charter school system after Turkish complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 5:21pm

Texas is investigating a charter school system that the Turkish government claims has ties to a moderate Islamic cleric it's accused of inspiring a military coup attempt.

Deputies: Florida man used dirty pool to baptize boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 5:10am

A central Florida man is accused of throwing an 11-year-old boy he was taking care of into a swimming pool filled with algae and bugs because God asked him to baptize the child.

Paraguay rebels demand ransom after kidnapping Mennonite man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:41pm

The Paraguayan People's Army guerrilla group is asking for a $700,000 ransom to release a kidnapped Mennonite man.

Judge rejects request in Minnesota archdiocese bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:41pm

A federal judge has declined to include parishes and other church properties among assets in the bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.