Religious issues

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 file photo, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria. A gathering of leaders of Libya’s quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation opens in Monday Nov. 12, 2018, where Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte will be greeting arrivals Monday evening in Sicily, aimed at finding a political settlement that would bolster the fight against Islamic militants and stop illegal migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe’s southern shores. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, File)
November 12, 2018 - 7:33 am
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Representatives of Libya's quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation were attending a conference in Sicily Monday aimed at finding a political settlement to bolster the fight against Islamic militants and stop illegal migrants from...
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Security forces inspect the site of a deadly blast near a demonstration by hundreds of minority Shiites, in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Afghan officials confirmed several people were killed in the explosion near a high school and about 500 meters (yards) from where people gathered to denounce Taliban attacks in Jaghuri and Malistan districts of eastern Ghazni province. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
November 12, 2018 - 7:23 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck near an anti-Taliban rally in Kabul on Monday, killing at least four people, officials said, as a lawmaker reported that insurgents killed at least 20 Afghan policemen over the past 24 hours in eastern Ghazni province. According to Basir Mujahid,...
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FILE - This Dec. 1, 2012 file photo shows a silhouette of a crucifix and a stained glass window inside a Catholic Church in New Orleans. As U.S. Catholic bishops gather for an important national assembly, the clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda. But it's only one of several daunting challenges facing the nation's largest religious denomination. While federal and state law enforcement agencies widen their investigations of abuse, the church finds itself with ever fewer priests and nuns in service. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
November 10, 2018 - 3:41 pm
As U.S. Catholic bishops gather for their national assembly next week, the clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda amid calls from critics that church leaders finally bring about meaningful reforms to root out misbehaving priests. The three-day assembly that starts Monday in Baltimore comes...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, a makeshift memorial stands outside the Tree of Life synagogue in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the in Pittsburgh. A moment of silence to honor the 11 people killed in the synagogue shooting is planned for a downtown Pittsburgh park, on Friday, Nov. 9. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
November 09, 2018 - 3:46 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nearly two weeks after a gunman shot to death 11 people inside a Pittsburgh synagogue, their lives were remembered Friday with a moment of silence and rally for peace in a downtown park. Rabbis from all three congregations whose members were meeting in the Tree of Life synagogue...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018 file picture French President Emmanuel Macron attends Mireille Knoll's funerals at the Bagneux cemetery , outside Paris. Family members and friends gathered Wednesday to honor an 85-year-old woman who escaped the Nazis 76 years ago but was stabbed to death last week in her Paris apartment, apparently because she was Jewish. France's prime minister is sounding the alarm over a sharp rise in anti-Semitic acts this year, pledging to increase efforts to punish perpetrators and police hate speech online. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
November 09, 2018 - 12:42 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister sounded the alarm Friday over a sharp rise in anti-Semitic acts this year, pledging to increase efforts to punish perpetrators and police hate speech that is flourishing online. Resurgent anti-Semitism is of national concern in a country with Europe's largest...
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November 09, 2018 - 10:36 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's internal security minister has launched a police internal affairs unit to investigate allegations of abuses in the force including corruption and accusations that officers kill suspects among other alleged human rights abuses. The launch of the unit Friday has been...
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A rabbi arrives at the synagogue Rykestrasse in the district Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 to attend an event commemorating the Night of Broken Glass 1938, in which Nazis burned and vandalized synagogues and Jewish businesses across the country and killing over 400 people. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
November 09, 2018 - 8:01 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's main Jewish leader warned against tolerating modern-day anti-Semitism and racism as they marked the 80th anniversary Friday of the Nazis' anti-Jewish Kristallnacht, or "Night of Broken Glass," pogrom. On Nov. 9, 1938, Jews were terrorized...
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November 08, 2018 - 4:30 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Seven Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said Thursday that they have taken steps to set up victim compensation funds, nearly three months after a chilling grand jury report documented decades of child sexual abuse by priests in the state. The Philadelphia, Harrisburg,...
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Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, Mo., speaks at a news conference Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. McKnight released a complete list of the names of 33 priests or religious brothers in the Jefferson City diocese have been "credibly accused" and/or removed from the ministry over sexual abuse of minor. This follows an internal investigation that began in February 2018. (AP Photo/Summer Ballentine)
November 08, 2018 - 3:56 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Thirty-three priests or religious brothers in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, have been "credibly accused" and/or removed from the ministry over sexual abuse of minors, the bishop of the central Missouri diocese said Thursday. Bishop W. Shawn...
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Ashraf Asim Jalali, second from left, leader of Pakistani Tehreek-e-Labbaik religious Party addresses a news conference with others regarding the acquittal of Christian woman Asia Bibi, in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. A Christian woman acquitted after eight years on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy was released but her whereabouts in Islamabad on Thursday remained a closely guarded secret in the wake of demands by radical Islamists that she be publicly executed. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
November 08, 2018 - 12:52 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A week after Pakistan's Supreme Court acquitted her of blasphemy, a Christian woman who had been on death row for eight years was freed from detention Thursday, but her whereabouts are a closely guarded secret following demands by extremists that she be hanged in public. The case...
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