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Germany urged to fight anti-Semitism to avoid Jewish exodus

Geir Moulson  |  Posted Jan 26th - 5:41am

Germany's foreign minister is calling for strengthened efforts against anti-Semitism to ward off the possibility that many Jews decide to leave the country.

Cardinal at center of 2 Popes storm doubles down on celibacy

Nicole Winfield  |  Posted Jan 25th - 11:00am

A Vatican cardinal at the center of a storm over a book about celibacy and the Catholic priesthood is denouncing the “brutality” of criticism directed at him and his collaborator, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.

Covington Catholic bus involved in fatal crash in Kentucky

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 9:49am

A charter bus carrying students from a Catholic high school collided with a car Saturday morning in northern Kentucky, killing the car's driver, police said.

Trump attends March for Life with Mike Lee at his side

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 24th - 1:52pm

Trump, a late convert to the cause, attended the anti-abortion March for Life with Utah Sen. Mike Lee at his side. Lee also posted his support for the cause online.

4 aid workers for French charity disappear in Baghdad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 12:49pm

Four aid workers for a French Christian charity disappeared this week in Baghdad at at time of heightened tension in Iraq, the organization said Friday,

Court: Methodist bishops must testify in sex abuse case

Jay Reeves  |  Posted Jan 24th - 12:20pm

Two United Methodist bishops must testify in a lawsuit filed by a one-time church member who claimed he was sexually abused, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday, turning away the church leaders' efforts to stay out of the case.

Iraqis rally against US troops, demanding they leave

Qassem Abdul-Zahra and Samya Kullab  |  Updated Jan 24th - 10:21am

Waving national flags and banners denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump, tens of thousands of Iraqis marched peacefully through Baghdad on Friday to demand the ouster of U.S. troops from their country in a protest organized by a populist Shiite cleric.

Militant sentenced to 19 years for role in Benghazi attacks

Jim Mustian  |  Updated Jan 23rd - 10:27pm

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Libyan militant to more than 19 years in prison for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador.

Plea change set in African American church fire case

Kevin McGill  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:51pm

A suspect set for trial next month in a series of fires at African American churches in Louisiana is now scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing.

North Carolina pastor charged with more than 100 sex crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:20pm

A North Carolina pastor has been charged with more than 100 felony sex offenses involving three children, authorities said.

Islamic leaders make 'groundbreaking' visit to Auschwitz

Vanessa Gera  |  Updated Jan 23rd - 12:07pm

Muslim religious leaders joined members of a U.S. Jewish group at Auschwitz on Thursday for what organizers described as “the most senior Islamic leadership delegation" to visit the site of a Nazi German death camp.

Church announces groundbreaking date for Layton Temple

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:58am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will break ground on the Layton Utah Temple on May 30, 2020, according to a news release issued by the church Thursday.

Burkina Faso to arm civilians in fight against extremists

Arsene Kabore  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 6:02am

Burkina Faso's parliament has approved legislation allowing the military to use civilian volunteers in the fight against Islamic extremism, a decision that underscores how outnumbered soldiers are amid rising attacks across the West African country.

Trump: Travel ban expansion coming, nations aren't yet final

Colleen Long, Matthew Lee and Jonathan Lemire  |  Updated Jan 22nd - 1:10pm

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. would soon be imposing visa restrictions on more countries — though it's not clear yet how many nations will be affected by his expansion of the travel ban.

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

Mark Sherman  |  Updated Jan 22nd - 11:19am

The Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared ready Wednesday to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program and make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states.

Notre Dame renovation chief says rebuild won't be rushed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:31am

The French army general in charge of rebuilding fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris says renovation work will begin in earnest later this year.

Islamic extremists kill Nigerian pastor, attack his hometown

Sam Olukoya  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 5:27am

Islamic militants in Nigeria have killed a Christian pastor who had pleaded for his life in a video just days earlier, and a human rights activist said Tuesday that other extremists attacked his hometown on the same day.

Auschwitz survivor who was just 2 at liberation nurses scars

Kirsten Grieshaber  |  Updated Jan 22nd - 4:30am

Only 2 years old and so ill she had to stay on for weeks after liberation, Eva Umlauf was one of the youngest prisoners to be freed from Auschwitz.

Battle for India's new citizenship law moves to top court

Rishabh R. Jain  |  Updated Jan 22nd - 4:30am

India's top court on Wednesday began hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following nationwide protests and a security crackdown that led to more than 20 deaths.