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Bespoke Silk Robes Await Pope Francis on Thailand Visit

Bespoke Silk Robes Await Pope Francis on Thailand Visit

By Jerry Harmer | Nov 12
Thailand's capital boasts garment makers ranging from bespoke tailors to sweatshops, but for a truly divine frock, you have to look a little harder.

Global Debate Gets Underway Over Married Catholic Priests

Global Debate Gets Underway Over Married Catholic Priests

By Kirsten Grieshaber | Nov 9
Germany's Catholics reacted enthusiastically when bishops from across the Amazon called for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in that region.

Judge Strikes Down New Trump Rule on Religious Objections

Judge Strikes Down New Trump Rule on Religious Objections

By Larry Neumeister | Nov 7
A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a new Trump administration rule that could open the way for more health care workers to refuse to participate in abortions or other procedures on moral or religious grounds.

Kentucky Supreme Court Dismisses Case Against Printer Who Refused to Make Pride Shirts

Kentucky Supreme Court Dismisses Case Against Printer Who Refused to Make Pride Shirts

By Sam Cronin | Nov 5
The Kentucky Supreme Court sided with a print shop owner Friday in dismissing a case brought against him for refusing to print LGBTQ Pride t-shirts for Lexington's Gay and Lesbian Services Organization.

El Salvador Archbishop Apologizes over Priest Sex Abuse Case

El Salvador Archbishop Apologizes over Priest Sex Abuse Case

Nov 4
El Salvador's top Roman Catholic cleric apologized Sunday for the alleged sexual abuse by a priest of an unidentified minor 25 years ago.

Tragedies Deepen Jewish-Muslim Bonds to Fight Hate Crimes

Tragedies Deepen Jewish-Muslim Bonds to Fight Hate Crimes

By Elena Schor | Nov 3
Jews and Muslims are forging bonds that rely on shared personal values to help combat anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

Lutheran Sisters Recall Nursing Those Wounded at Berlin Wall

Lutheran Sisters Recall Nursing Those Wounded at Berlin Wall

By Kirsten Grieshaber | Nov 3
What is a simple step today was a monumental feat for those who tried to escape Soviet-controlled East Berlin during the nearly three decades that the wall divided that part of the city from its free, western side.

Pope's Amazon Synod Proposes Married Priests, Female Leaders

Pope's Amazon Synod Proposes Married Priests, Female Leaders

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 26
Catholic bishops from across the Amazon called Saturday for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in the region, an historic proposal that would upend centuries of Roman Catholic tradition.

Share of Americans with No Religious Affiliation Growing

Share of Americans with No Religious Affiliation Growing

By David Crary | Oct 20
The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.

Share of Americans with No Religious Affiliation Growing

Share of Americans with No Religious Affiliation Growing

By David Crary | Oct 17
The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.

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