Religious issues

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2016, file photo, a couple kiss and hold their marriage certificate during a rally supporting a proposal to allow same-sex marriage in Taipei,, Taiwan, on the World Human Rights Day. Voters in Taiwan passed on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
November 25, 2018 - 10:57 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits. The vote on Saturday, organized...
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November 24, 2018 - 12:14 pm
ROME (AP) — The Catholic Church's global organization of nuns has denounced the "culture of silence and secrecy" surrounding sexual abuse in the church and is urging sisters who have been abused to report the crimes to police and their superiors. The International Union of Superiors General, which...
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November 24, 2018 - 2:29 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Polls opened in Bahrain on Saturday to elect a new parliament, but absent from the ballot is the country's Shiite-dominated opposition, whose most prominent figures are serving lengthy prison sentences. Up for grabs are 40 seats in Bahrain's lower house of...
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Pope Francis leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 23, 2018 - 3:52 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis named the Vatican's top sex abuse investigator and a close U.S. ally to an organizing committee for a February abuse prevention summit that has become a high-stakes credibility test following a new eruption of the scandal in the U.S. and elsewhere this year. Abuse...
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People comfort a relative of a police officer killed during a shootout at the Chinese Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two police officers and all three assailants were killed, Pakistani officials said. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
November 23, 2018 - 12:56 pm
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on the attack on the Chinese Consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Pakistani police say the death toll from a bombing at an open-air market in the country's northwest has risen further and is now at 35. The attack came just a...
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November 23, 2018 - 10:40 am
PARIS (AP) — A French priest has been handed preliminary charges of raping minors in the latest blow to the Catholic Church in France. The regional prosecutor's office said the Rev. Robert Bonan was arrested Tuesday in the town of Lautenbach near the German border. The charges were based on...
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November 22, 2018 - 2:32 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister says his government has decided to open a new cross-border corridor to allow minority Sikh pilgrims from neighboring India to visit their temple of worship in Pakistan. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Thursday that the country's Prime Minister Imran Khan will...
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Authorities investigate the scene at a Catholic Supply store where a gunman went into the religious supply store, sexually assaulted at least one woman and shot a woman in the head, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Ballwin, Mo. (Johanna Huckeba/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
November 22, 2018 - 9:56 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man has been charged with killing one woman and sexually assaulting two others after herding them at gunpoint into the back room of a religious supplies shop. The arrest of 53-year-old Thomas Bruce ended a two-day manhunt that followed the brazen Monday...
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Authorities investigate the scene at a Catholic Supply store where a gunman went into the religious supply store, sexually assaulted at least one woman and shot a woman in the head, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Ballwin, Mo. (Johanna Huckeba/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 5:19 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man was jailed Wednesday on suspicion of murder, armed criminal action and sodomy in connection with a sexual assault and fatal shooting at a suburban St. Louis religious supplies store, apparently bringing an end to a manhunt that forced some schools, churches and businesses to...
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Authorities investigate the scene at a Catholic Supply store where a gunman went into the religious supply store, sexually assaulted at least one woman and shot a woman in the head, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Ballwin, Mo. (Johanna Huckeba/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 5:01 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the fatal attack at a Catholic supply store in St. Louis County (all times local): 4 p.m. A man has been jailed on suspicion of murder, armed criminal action and sodomy in connection with a sexual assault and fatal shooting at a suburban St...
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