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Pope cancels 2nd day of audiences for illness

06/10/2014 5:30am
Pope Francis has canceled a second day of private audiences and his morning Mass because of a minor illness.

Former Hungarian rightist has spiritual awakening

06/10/2014 6:10am
He was a rising star of Hungary's far-right, dumped by his party after he admitted he was a Jew. Two years later, Csanad Szegedi has completed an astonishing transformation: He goes to synagogue, eats Kosher food and has adopted the Hebrew name Dovid.

Poland's PM: doctor's duty is above his faith

06/10/2014 9:21am
Poland's prime minister, Donald Tusk, on Tuesday weighed into an abortion debate that is roiling emotions in the largely Catholic country, saying doctors have to put their obligation to the patient and the law above their religious beliefs.

Southern Baptists oppose gender reassignment

06/10/2014 3:51pm
Southern Baptists at their annual meeting have passed a resolution declaring that gender identity is determined by biological sex and not by self-perception.

Arkansas pastor is new Southern Baptist president

06/10/2014 4:31pm
An Arkansas megachurch pastor was elected Tuesday to lead the country's Southern Baptists as the conservative denomination tries to turn around declining membership, church attendance and baptisms and faces increasing conflict with mainstream culture, especially over its conviction that gay sex is immoral.

Oklahoma lawmaker seeks other execution options

06/10/2014 5:11pm
A Republican lawmaker reacting to an Oklahoma inmate's botched lethal injection said Tuesday he wants to explore giving condemned prisoners the option of death by firing squad, hanging or the electric chair.

China announces round up of alleged cult members

06/10/2014 9:30pm
China on Wednesday announced the roundup of hundreds of alleged cult members following a deadly attack in which a group of adherents beat a woman to death in a McDonald's restaurant.