Religious issues

Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson arrives for sentencing at Newcastle Local Court in Newcastle, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Wilson, the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse, was sentenced to 12 months in detention. (Darren Pateman/AAP Image via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 11:30 pm
CANERRA, Australia (AP) — The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian court Tuesday in a landmark case welcomed by some abuse survivors as a strong warning to institutions that fail to protect children...
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July 02, 2018 - 6:33 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lengthy report into allegations of sexual abuse and related cover-ups within Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic churches remained on hold Monday, as the state's highest court gave those who wanted to keep the grand jury report under wraps three days to weigh in. The state...
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July 02, 2018 - 2:43 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two sisters are asking a judge to invalidate broad confidentiality agreements made with a Pennsylvania Roman Catholic diocese so they can speak publicly about sexual abuse at the hands of a priest more than two decades ago. The lawsuit filed Monday in Harrisburg by two women...
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Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail speaks during a government event in Putrajaya, Malaysia on Monday, July 2, 2018. Malaysian authorities are investigating the marriage between an 11-year-old girl and a 41-year-old Malaysian Muslim, including elements of possible "sexual grooming" in the case, Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said Monday. (AP Photo)
July 02, 2018 - 7:36 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities are investigating the marriage between an 11-year-old Thai girl and a 41-year-old Malaysian Muslim, including elements of possible "sexual grooming" in the case, the deputy prime minister said Monday. The case has sparked public outrage and...
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July 01, 2018 - 12:54 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a convoy of Sikhs and Hindus on their way to meet Afghanistan's president in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 19 people. Inamullah Miakhail, spokesman for the provincial hospital in Nangarhar, said that 17 out of 19 dead...
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Brenda Villa, left, comforts her 11-year-old daughter, Kathryn, after speaking during an immigration rally and protest in Civic Center Park Saturday, June 30, 2018, in downtown Denver. The protest was one of hundreds staged nationwide that has brought liberal activists, parents and first-time protesters--motivated by accounts of children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border--to press President Donald Trump to reunite families quickly. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 01, 2018 - 6:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on nationwide protests over a Trump administration immigration policy (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Police in Portland, Oregon, have ordered participants in a march by Patriot Prayer to disperse after officers saw assaults and projectiles being thrown. Police said Saturday...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, right, gives a thumbs up as Liberty University president, Jerry Falwell Jr., left, watches during of commencement ceremonies at the school in Lynchburg, Va. For evangelical Christian icons like Jerry Falwell Jr., a Supreme Court that opposes abortion rights is their political holy grail. The Liberty University president is among many religious conservatives who suspect the Supreme Court vacancy President Donald Trump fills in the coming months will ultimately lead to the reversal of the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 30, 2018 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For evangelical Christian leaders like Jerry Falwell Jr., this is their political holy grail. Like many religious conservatives in a position to know, the Liberty University president with close ties to the White House suspects that the Supreme Court vacancy President Donald Trump...
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June 29, 2018 - 3:12 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court is being pressed to publicly release a major grand jury report on allegations of child sexual abuse and cover-ups in six of the state's Roman Catholic dioceses. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro will ask the court to swiftly decide...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows Devin Patrick Kelley. An autopsy released Thursday, June 28, 2018, by the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office, confirmed that Kelley, who killed more than two dozen people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas last year, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP, File)
June 29, 2018 - 8:35 am
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The gunman responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and also had drugs in his system, according to an autopsy report released Thursday. Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, opened fire during church services on the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2015 file photo, a recent photo of Jahi McMath is shown on a video screen next to her uncle Timothy Whisenton at a news conference in San Francisco. New Jersey officials say McMath, the girl at the center of the medical and religious debate over brain death, has died from excessive bleeding. The girl's mother said Thursday, June 28, 2018, that New Jersey doctors declared Jahi McMath dead after an operation to treat an intestinal issue. A California coroner in 2013 ruled the then 13-year-old died after suffering irreversible brain damage during an operation to remove her tonsils. Her family did not accept the decision and opted to move her to New Jersey. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)
June 28, 2018 - 8:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A girl at the center of the medical and religious debate over brain death has died after surgery in New Jersey, her mother said Thursday. Nailah Winkfield said doctors declared her daughter Jahi McMath dead from excessive bleeding and liver failure after an operation to treat...
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