Religious issues

Protesters shout slogans during a rally to condemn a Supreme Court decision that acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, who spent eight years on death row accused of blasphemy, in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The release of Bibi was apparently delayed Friday after talks failed between the government and radical Islamists who want her publicly hanged. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
November 03, 2018 - 1:44 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The lawyer for a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has fled the country, fearing for his safety, her brother said Saturday. James Masih said Asia Bibi's lawyer, Saiful Malook, left Pakistan, without providing further...
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Relatives of killed Coptic Christians grieve during their funeral at Church of Great Martyr Prince Tadros, in Minya, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Coptic Christians in the Egyptian town of Minya prepared to bury their dead, a day after militants ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery, killing seven and wounding 19. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
November 03, 2018 - 4:49 am
MINYA, Egypt (AP) — Coptic Christians in the Egyptian city of Minya prepared to bury their dead on Saturday, a day after militants ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery, killing seven and wounding 19. During a funeral service, a priest and...
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Coptic Christians chant slogans during a protest following an attack on a bus carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery, in Minya, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church and the Interior Ministry say Islamic militants have ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing at least seven and wounding a dozen more. (AP Photo/Mohammed Hakim)
November 02, 2018 - 5:42 pm
MINYA, Egypt (AP) — Islamic militants on Friday ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing seven and wounding 19, according to the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Interior Ministry. All but one of those...
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November 02, 2018 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a nearly 100-year-old, cross-shaped war memorial located on a Maryland highway median violates the Constitution's required separation of church and state. The court announced Friday that it would hear the case. The memorial's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, a memorial for the victims of the shooting at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church is shown and includes 26 white chairs, each painted with a cross and and rose, and is displayed in the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The anniversary of the deadliest church shooting in the nation's history _ when a gunman killed 25 people in the rural church near San Antonio _ is the day before the Texas Senate election between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and rising Democratic star Beto O'Rourke. But you wouldn't know it spending time with either campaign. That massacre in Sutherland Springs, and another Texas mass shooting at Santa Fe High School near Houston about six months later, aren't the race's top issues. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 02, 2018 - 4:12 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The one-year anniversary of a Texas church shooting that was the deadliest in U.S. history falls on the eve of next week's midterm deciding the state's hotly contested race between Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke. Yet the candidates seldom...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 file photo, Father Pierre Vignon holds a letter in Saint-Martin-en-Vercors, France. A Roman Catholic priest says he's been punished by church leaders in France after he gathered more than 100,000 signatures for an online petition that called for a cardinal to resign because of his handling of child sex-abuse cases. (AP Photo/John Leicester, File)
November 02, 2018 - 9:07 am
PARIS (AP) — A Catholic priest said Friday that he has been punished by church leaders in France after he gathered more than 100,000 signatures for a petition calling for a cardinal to resign over his handling of child sexual abuse cases. The Rev. Pierre Vignon said he learned in an email Thursday...
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Chatham University students hug during a visit Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, to a makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue dedicated to the 11 people killed Oct. 27 while worshipping, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 02, 2018 - 5:29 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 97-year-old woman who was the oldest victim of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will be laid to rest at the end of a wrenching, weeklong series of funerals. Rose Mallinger's funeral was scheduled for Friday. She was among 11 victims gunned down in the deadliest attack on Jews...
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The Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 photo shows the Kahala Nui retirement home in Honolulu. The American Civil Liberties Union demanded that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
November 02, 2018 - 2:26 am
HONOLULU (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Thursday that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish. The ACLU of Hawaii sent a letter to the executive...
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This undated Pennsylvania Department of Transportation photo shows Robert Bowers, the suspect in the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 4:45 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The anti-Semitic truck driver accused of gunning down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that could put him on death row, as funerals for the victims of the worst atrocity perpetrated against Jews in American history continued for a...
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In this August 2010 photo provided by Reuben Ortiz, shows retired Catholic priest Jerome Coyle in Albuquerque, N.M. An Associated Press investigation shows that the diocese based in Sioux City, Iowa, quietly transferred Coyle to New Mexico for treatment after he acknowledged in 1986 that he had sexually abused roughly 50 Iowa boys over a 20-year period. (Reuben Ortiz via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 4:41 pm
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A bishop is vowing to relocate a priest who was quietly placed in an Iowa retirement home close to a Roman Catholic school despite his history of sexually abusing boys. The move by Sioux City Bishop R. Walker Nickless followed an Associated Press story exposing the church's...
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