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Same-sex marriage supporters hug outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, May 17, 2019, after Taiwan's legislature has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia.
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May 17, 2019 - 7:18 am
By Ralph Jennings, Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's legislature voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades. Lawmakers pressured by LGBT groups as well as by church organizations...
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Tax forms.
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May 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Court upheld the IRS' decision on what isn't a church. Like the IRS, you might wonder why there's an ATM at the entrance of the Panama City Florida Tabernacle, which had a website advertising a seven-night-a-week party...
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Sri Lankan air force officers and clergy stand outside St. Anthony's Shrine.
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April 22, 2019 - 6:24 am
By Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krishan Francis COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president gave the military sweeping police powers starting Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people, while officials disclosed that intelligence agencies had warned weeks ago of the...
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Blood stains are seen on the wall and on a Jesus Christ statue at the St. Sebastian's Church after blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019.
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April 21, 2019 - 7:35 am
By Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krishan Francis COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody...
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Justin Udo
April 14, 2019 - 12:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Christians throughout the Delaware Valley spent their Sunday observing the beginning of the holiest week of their calendar. Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week, the last week of Lent, leading up to Easter. “It's just a time where we can reflect, and we can...
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Adama Brown-Hathasway, left, The Rev. Dr. Jay Williams, both from Boston, and Ric Holladay of Kentucky join in prayer during the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Mo., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.
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February 26, 2019 - 7:32 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The United Methodist Church, America's second-largest Protestant denomination, faces a likely surge in defections and acts of defiance after delegates at a crucial conference voted Tuesday to strengthen the faith's divisive bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy...
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St. Laurentius Parish, built in 1882, was the city's oldest Polish church until the Archdiocese deconsecrated it in 2014 and sold it to developers.
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Pat Loeb
February 26, 2019 - 3:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council committee Tuesday advanced a bill that may finally end the 2 1/2 year fight over a Catholic church in Fishtown that is falling apart. If the full council approves the bill, next week, the church would be converted to apartments. St...
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8/23/2018 - Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, speaking to the media at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin.
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Steve Tawa
February 22, 2019 - 2:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Clergy abuse survivors, including Berks County Rep. Mark Rozzi, have flocked to Rome to demand accountability and transparency from church leaders. Pope Francis is in the midst of the first-ever worldwide summit with 200 bishops to address the topic. Meantime, one...
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Keon Gerow
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Cherri Gregg
February 13, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Keon Gerow, pastor of Catalyst Church in West Philadelphia, describes his congregation as one of activism and progress. The Morehouse College and Princeton University graduate grew up in poverty in Baltimore. He did not know his father, but his single mother, despite...
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Since 1998, about 380 Southern Baptist leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, according to a sweeping investigation by two Texas newspapers.
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February 11, 2019 - 3:26 pm
By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor (CNN) -- Since 1998, about 380 Southern Baptist leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, according to a sweeping investigation by two Texas newspapers. The Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News also found that in the past...
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