Religious issues

April 11, 2018 - 7:16 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis admitted Wednesday he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness. In an extraordinary public letter, Francis also summoned all of Chile's bishops to the Vatican for an...
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April 11, 2018 - 2:29 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican's response to clergy sex abuse in Chile (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Pope Francis has admitted he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the abuse victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness. In an...
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April 11, 2018 - 2:13 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope admits he made 'grave errors' in Chile sex abuse scandal, begs forgiveness, invites victims, bishops to Rome.
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April 11, 2018 - 7:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany has appointed a career diplomat as its commissioner to coordinate government activities against anti-Semitism, a new job that reflects rising concerns over the issue. The government said Wednesday that Felix Klein, the foreign ministry's coordinator for relations with Jewish...
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April 11, 2018 - 6:50 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is urging Buddhists to work with Christians to combat corruption, saying corrupt political, business and religious leaders put lives at risk, damage the environment and threaten governance. The Vatican's interreligious dialogue office issued a message to Buddhists to...
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April 11, 2018 - 6:12 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Violent attacks on Jews worldwide dropped in 2017 despite a rise in other forms of anti-Semitism, researchers reported Wednesday, in a year characterized by normalization and mainstreaming of anti-Semitism not seen in Europe since World War II. Researchers at Tel Aviv...
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April 11, 2018 - 5:10 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court on Wednesday refused to dismiss a case against two Reuters journalists after the reporters' lawyers insisted last week that the evidence doesn't support the charges. The case against Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo has been strongly criticized internationally as an...
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April 11, 2018 - 2:52 am
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — A Roman Catholic archbishop on Wednesday denied under oath in an Australian court that two former altar boys ever told him that they had been sexually abused by a priest. Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson is the most senior cleric in the world to be charged with covering...
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April 10, 2018 - 2:39 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military on Tuesday sentenced seven personnel to 10 years in prison and hard labor as alleged accomplices in the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims in troubled Rakhine state, where the country's security forces carried out a brutal crackdown against the minority group,...
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April 10, 2018 - 1:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church says it will celebrate the upcoming 40th anniversary of its reversal of a ban on blacks in the religion's lay priesthood. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Monday night that the celebration will take place June 1 in Salt Lake City. The ban...
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