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Iraq's deputy PM escapes assassination attempt

04/11/2014 6:50am
Iraq's deputy prime minister escaped an assassination attempt in which militants dressed as soldiers opened fire on his convoy west of Baghdad on Friday, according to an Iraqi lawmaker and a statement from the deputy premier's office.

85 missionaries transferred from Ukraine Donetsk Mission

04/11/2014 11:31am
As political unrest continues in Ukraine, 85 missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been transferred, the church announced Friday.

African migrants in Israel hold Passover meal

04/11/2014 12:21pm
Hundreds of African migrants gathered in Israel's Negev desert Friday to eat matzo and recall the Passover story, mere steps away from a detention facility where they are being held.

Pope assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse

04/11/2014 12:23pm
Pope Francis said Friday he took personal responsibility for the "evil" of priests who raped and molested children, asking forgiveness from victims and saying the church must be even bolder in its efforts to protect the young. It was the first time a pope has taken personal responsibility for the sex crimes of his priests and begged forgiveness.

Social challenges as Saudis draw throne's future

04/11/2014 12:50pm
While Saudi Arabia's royals work out the succession of the throne behind closed doors, a few voices are raising the most sensitive matter of all in the kingdom, questioning the ruling Al Saud family's claim to absolute power and its unchecked rights to the country's oil wealth.

Pope assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse

04/11/2014 1:31pm
Some off-the-cuff remarks today from Pope Francis are the latest sign that he has become sensitized to the gravity of the church's abuse scandal.

Chicago archbishop: Church to seek successor

04/11/2014 2:21pm
Cardinal Francis George, the archbishop of Chicago who is being treated for cancer, said Friday that the Roman Catholic Church has agreed to begin formally searching for his successor as head of the nation's third-largest diocese.

Governor signs huge Boston Marathon prayer canvas

04/11/2014 3:50pm
Massachusetts Gov. Deval (deh-VAL') Patrick has signed a huge prayer canvas designed to serve as a message of support on the anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing.

Mormon missionaries transferred in Ukraine

04/11/2014 4:21pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is transferring 85 missionaries to different parts of Ukraine due to civil unrest there.

Vatican clears Puerto Rico bishop in abuse case

04/11/2014 6:31pm
The Apostolic Delegation of Puerto Rico announced Friday that the Vatican found no basis for sexual abuse accusations made against a well-known bishop in the U.S. territory.

Feds urge judge not to block birth-control rule

04/11/2014 7:20pm
Federal government lawyers are opposing a request from Catholic organizations in Wyoming for a court order to block the birth-control coverage requirement in the federal health care overhaul.