FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick speaks during a memorial service in South Bend, Ind. Pope Francis has accepted U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick's offer to resign from the College of Cardinals following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy, and ordered him to conduct a "life of prayer and penance" in a home to be designated by the pontiff until a church trial is held, the Vatican said Saturday, July 28, 2018. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
July 28, 2018 - 1:07 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a move seen as unprecedented, Pope Francis has effectively stripped U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal's title following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy. The Vatican announced Saturday that Francis ordered McCarrick to...
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Paramedics carry a person rescued from a boat that capsized off Cyprus' northern coastline, as he is brought to a hospital in Silifke, near the city of Mersin, southern Turkey, late Wednesday, July 18, 2018. A boat carrying about 150 migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus on Wednesday, with the search continuing and some 105 people rescued so far according to the Turkish coast guard. (Mustafa Ercan/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
July 22, 2018 - 5:47 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has lamented the latest migrant deaths in shipwrecks of smugglers' boats and entreated nations to act swiftly to prevent more tragedies. Francis in his traditional Sunday appearance to faithful in St. Peter's Square expressed sorrow over recent deaths in the...
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Soccer coach Ekkapol Janthawong, second from left, and members of the rescued soccer team attend a Buddhist ceremony that is believed to extend the lives of its attendees as well as ridding them of dangers and misfortunes in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Thursday, July 19, 2018. The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a cave in northern Thailand left the hospital where they had been recuperating and appeared at a news conference Wednesday, saying the ordeal made them stronger and taught them not to live carelessly. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 19, 2018 - 10:59 am
CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave began their first day back home with their families Thursday by going to a Buddhist temple to pray for protection from misfortunes. Eleven of the boys and the Wild Boars coach kneeled and pressed their hands in...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center in second row, recites Quran during a ceremony at a mosque inside his presidential palace, in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, July 15, 2018, as the nation is commemorating the second anniversary of thwarting a coup against the Erdogan and his government. Erdogan and top officials attended a Quran recitation in Ankara on Sunday, kicking off a series of events with prayers. (Presidential Press Service pool via AP)
July 15, 2018 - 8:30 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — With prayers and other events, Turkey on Sunday commemorated the second anniversary of thwarting a coup against the Turkish president and the government that left nearly 290 people dead and hundreds wounded. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and top officials attended a Quran...
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June 28, 2018 - 8:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that barred a North Carolina county from opening its meetings with Christian prayers. The Supreme Court declined Thursday to take a case involving the Rowan County Board of Commissioners. The board was sued in 2013 over its practice...
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Malaysian Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
June 15, 2018 - 3:56 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on Eid al-Fitr (all times local): 11: 55 a.m. More than 90,000 thousand Palestinians have worshipped at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem for Eid al-Fitr prayers. The Mufti of Jerusalem criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan in his sermon there...
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May 13, 2018 - 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate candidate Mitt Romney of Utah says a prominent Baptist minister shouldn't be giving the prayer that opens the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem because he's a "religious bigot." In a tweet Sunday night, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee...
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President Donald Trump walks out to speak during a "National Day of Prayer" event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 03, 2018 - 12:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the National Day of Prayer by announcing a White House initiative that he said would underpin policies recognizing the "vital role" of religion in the country. "America is a nation of believers," he said. Shortly before the Rose Garden event...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2015, file photo, Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism, delivers a prayer from Sanskrit scriptures before the Idaho Senate in Boise. The spiritual leader from Nevada is expected to deliver the first-ever Hindu prayer in the Oklahoma Senate Monday, April 30, 2018, part of an interfaith effort in a Legislature that has faced some criticism for its lack of religious diversity. (Kyle Green/Idaho Statesman via AP, File)
April 28, 2018 - 9:29 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A spiritual leader from Nevada will deliver the Oklahoma Senate's first Hindu prayer, part of an interfaith movement in a Legislature in the Bible Belt that has faced criticism its lack of religious diversity. Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, will...
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March 24, 2018 - 12:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A Louisiana church is gearing up for Good Friday, when its pastor and volunteers gather on the church's long circle driveway for drive-thru prayers . The Rev. Robert Johnson got the idea four years ago, when he was standing outside Louisiana Avenue United Methodist Church in...
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