Religion

Vice president Mike Pence speaks at the annual meeting of The Southern Baptist Convention at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 4:58 pm
Vice President Mike Pence gave an often boastful campaign-style speech Wednesday to the closing session of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, winning several standing ovations even as some evangelicals criticized his appearance. Pence repeatedly made clear that the SBC — the largest...
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A migrant woman and baby wait for a health check up after disembarking from Italian Coast Guard vessell "Diciotti" which docked at the Sicilian port of Catania, southern Italy, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The vessel docked in Catania with 932 migrants aboard in a sign that Italy under the populist 5-Star Movement and anti-migrant League is still accepting some migrants, but is forcing other countries to share the burden. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
June 13, 2018 - 12:16 pm
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 6:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading for a showdown with her conservative allies in a dispute over whether to turn back some refugees at the border. Horst Seehofer, who heads the Bavaria-only...
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June 13, 2018 - 3:25 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in last month's parliamentary elections, has announced an alliance with an Iran-backed coalition ahead of marathon negotiations to form a new government. The move, which was announced by al-Sadr and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2010, file photo, former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson poses for a photo in Fort Worth, Texas. The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., heads into its annual meeting next week facing what one senior leader calls a “horrifying #MeToo moment." A series of sexual misconduct cases within the SBC has prompted its socially conservative, all-male leadership to seek forgiveness for the ill-treatment of women. Illustrating the SBC's predicament, the featured sermon at next week's meeting is scheduled to be delivered by Patterson, the central figure in the most prominent of the troubling #MeToo cases. (Paul Moseley/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
June 12, 2018 - 6:53 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention opened its annual national meeting Tuesday in an anxious mood as the denomination's all-male leadership grappled with the fallout of multiple sexual misconduct cases. With virtually no opposition, delegates at the meeting adopted resolutions condemning...
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Yahya Staquf, secretary general of the 60 million member Nahdlatul Ulama poses for a photograph in overlooking Jerusalem, Monday, June 11, 2018. Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim country, does not have diplomatic relations with Israel, and support there for the Palestinians is strong. Staquf's presence has triggered angry reactions in Indonesian social media. (AP Photo/Caron Creighton)
June 11, 2018 - 3:32 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A leader of Indonesia's largest Muslim organization is visiting Israel this week, braving angry protests at home in order to spread what he calls a message of interfaith compassion. Yahya Staquf, secretary general of the 60 million member Nahdlatul Ulama, is in Israel as a guest of...
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CORRECTION: CORRECT SPELLING OF PHOTOGRAPHER, ADDS CITY, FIXES DATE -- A 10th century Quran is on display at Israel's National Library in Jerusalem, Monday, June 11, 2018. Quran, unique in size and style, has gone on display for the first time as part of a collection of Islamic texts being shown to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Caron Creighton)
June 11, 2018 - 2:24 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A 10th-century Quran, unique in size and style, has gone on display for the first time as part of a collection of Islamic texts being shown at Israel's National Library to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The 16 texts, all from the 10th through 18th centuries, are shown in a...
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People watch Pope Francis as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 11, 2018 - 2:11 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — An international family rally the Catholic Church is hosting in Ireland will feature workshops on hot-button issues facing Catholic families, including protecting children from clergy sexual abuse, weathering divorce and ministering to lesbian and gay faithful. Pope Francis will...
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Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 11, 2018 - 10:23 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignations Monday of the bishop at the center of Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal and two other priests, launching a purge of the Catholic Church in a country where it had been damaged by an avalanche of abuse and cover-up accusations. A Vatican...
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June 10, 2018 - 2:02 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's special Mideast envoy lashed out at a veteran Palestinian official on Sunday, saying his "false claims" and rhetoric haven't brought peace closer. Jason Greenblatt was responding in Israel's Haaretz newspaper to an earlier op-ed by Palestinian negotiator...
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A statue of Jesus and reliefs are seen at Red Bank Baptist Church in Lexington, S.C., on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The church wants to remove the art , saying it appears to send a Catholic message. (Christina L. Myers/Associated Press)
June 10, 2018 - 2:00 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A statue of Jesus that a Baptist church in South Carolina voted to remove because the congregation deemed it too Catholic has found a new home. The hand-carved, 7-foot (2-meter) statue and accompanying reliefs depicting scenes from Christ's life have been displayed outside the...
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