religion

Mourners pray near the Linwood mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Vincent Thian/AP Photo
March 18, 2019 - 10:00 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the prime minister to declare Tuesday that she would do everything in her power to deny him a platform...
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Mourners hug after paying their respects to the victims near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, March 18, 2019. A steady stream of mourners paid tribute at makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by a gunman at two mosques i
Vincent Yu/AP Photo
March 17, 2019 - 8:27 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Families of the 50 people killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings are enduring an increasingly agonizing wait for the bodies of victims to be released as New Zealand reels from the unprecedented tragedy. Three days after Friday's attack, New Zealand's deadliest...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, with Reverend Bruce McPherson, walk to their motorcade after attending service at Saint John's Church in Washington, Sunday, March 17, 2019, en route to the White House. (
Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo
March 17, 2019 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official said Sunday that President Donald Trump "is not a white supremacist" and attempts to tie him to the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter are "absurd." Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, described the New Zealand shooter as a "disturbed individual"...
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FILE - In this April 18, 1959, file photo, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, center, arrives at Tezpur, Assam in India.
AP Photo, File
March 10, 2019 - 1:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its often-criticized rule in Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled into exile amid an uprising against Chinese control, saying those who question its policies are merely biased. The official Xinhua News Agency said in an editorial dated Saturday that economic...
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Former Adidas executive James Gatto arrives to court for sentencing in New York, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Federal prosecutors have recommended multi-year prison sentences for Gatto and two other men convicted of fraud for channeling secret payments to the
Seth Wenig/AP Photo
March 05, 2019 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three men received prison sentences Tuesday in the widespread college basketball recruiting scandal that has tainted two dozen schools. Former Adidas executive James Gatto, business manager Christian Dawkins and amateur league director Merl Code were convicted in October of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018 photo, a menorah is tested outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in preparation for a celebration service at sundown on the first night of Hanukkah, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. A $6.3 million fund established in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will primarily be split among the families of the dead and survivors of the worst attack on Jews in U.S. history. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh made the announcement Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 05, 2019 - 1:08 pm
A $6.3 million fund established after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will primarily be split among the families of the dead and survivors of the worst attack on Jews in U.S. history, organizers announced Tuesday. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh set up the Victims of Terror Fund after...
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A Roman Catholic nun takes a photo with her phone at the Sacred Heart Church of Jesus in Sandino, Cuba. The church is the first new Catholic church to be built on the communist-run island since 1959.
Patrick Oppmann/CNN
January 27, 2019 - 2:23 pm
By Patrick Oppmann, CNN (CNN) -- Parishioners wiped away tears and gave thanks to God as the first Roman Catholic church built since the 1959 Cuban revolution opened its doors on Saturday. "To see this finished is like coming out of the night into the day," said Rev. Cirilo Castro, the Cuban priest...
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Mark Abrams
January 20, 2019 - 9:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of nuns who have been at the heart of federal court battles over mandatory birth control coverage for women under the terms of Obamacare are not affected but will still take part in appeals of two recent court rulings; one of them was handed down by a...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 file photo, State Rep. Ilhan Omar takes the oath of office as the 2017 legislature convened in St. Paul, Minn.
AP Photo/Jim Mone
September 11, 2018 - 11:30 am
By David Crary, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Religion's role in politics and public policy is in the spotlight heading toward the midterm elections, yet relatively few Americans consider it crucial that a candidate be devoutly religious or share their religious beliefs, according to a poll...
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In this April 17, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis, left, talks with Papal Foundation Chairman Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.
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Mike DeNardo
August 16, 2018 - 4:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two days after the release of a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report outlining decades of clergy sex abuse, the Vatican has issued an official reaction. A statement from the Vatican calls the abuse and the cover-ups outlined in the grand jury report "criminal and...
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