Religion

August 10, 2018 - 7:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Allegations of misconduct made by seminarians in Boston will be investigated. The archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, says in a statement on Friday that he's unable to verify or disprove the allegations about St. John's Seminary but called them a "source of serious concern...
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Muslim men perform Friday Prayer as houses ruined by Sunday's earthquake are seen in the background at a makeshift mosque in Pamenang, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. The north of the popular resort island has been devastated by the magnitude 7.0 quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)
August 10, 2018 - 5:47 am
TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — On Indonesia's earthquake-devastated Lombok island, people are reeling as they mourn more than 300 dead and sleep in makeshift shelters, but foremost in the minds of some is rebuilding the collapsed mosques that were the heart of their communities. Dozens of villagers in...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2015, file photo, Chinese Hui Muslims pray during Eid al-Fitr prayers at Niujie Mosque in Beijing. Authorities in northwestern China were poised to begin demolition of a mosque Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, despite protests by hundreds of members of the country's Muslim Hui ethnic minority determined to preserve the newly built structure. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
August 10, 2018 - 5:24 am
BEIJING (AP) — Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government's efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced in the country. A large crowd of Hui people, a Muslim ethnic minority, began...
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Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, center left, and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin, center right, greet their supporters prior to formal registration as candidates for the 2019 presidential election in Jakarta, Indonesia. Friday, Aug. 10,2018. The battle lines for Indonesia's 2019 presidential election were drawn Friday as president Jokowi formally registered as a candidate after choosing a conservative Islamic cleric as his running mate. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 10, 2018 - 3:35 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The battle lines for Indonesia's 2019 presidential election were drawn Friday as the incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo formally registered as a candidate after choosing a conservative Islamic cleric as his running mate. Jokowi, the first Indonesian president from outside the...
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Imam Siraj Wahhaj speaks to reporters, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in New York. Wahhaj, the grandfather of a missing Georgia boy, says the remains of the child were found buried at a desert compound in New Mexico. Abdul-ghani Wahhaj was found Monday, on what would have been his fourth birthday, after he went missing in December in Jonesboro, Ga. near Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 10, 2018 - 12:08 am
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 4 p.m. A representative of a New York mosque says the raid of a ramshackle compound in New Mexico is being used as propaganda against Muslims. Ali Abdul-Karim Judan, a spokesman...
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This undated photo provided by the Tennessee Department of Correction shows Billy Ray Irick, currently on death row at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Tenn. Irick was convicted for raping and killing a 7-year-old girl in 1985, and is scheduled to be executed Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 10:52 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee carried out the execution Thursday of a man condemned for the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, marking the first time the state has applied the death penalty in nearly a decade. Inmate Billy Ray Irick, 59, received a three-drug injection at a maximum-...
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August 09, 2018 - 8:00 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The evangelist Franklin Graham recently asked thousands of people at an Oregon rally to pray for the state's Democratic governor, saying she should be a Christian. Yoga and meditation suit Gov. Kate Brown just fine, she told reporters Thursday when asked if she follows a certain...
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August 09, 2018 - 10:25 am
LONDON (AP) — A British inquiry concluded Thursday that sexual abuse at two leading Roman Catholic schools in Britain was considerably higher than is reflected by conviction figures, with monks hiding allegations to protect the church's reputation. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse...
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Women in support of decriminalizing abortion protest in the rain outside Congress where lawmakers are debating the issue in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The Senate is debating a bill Wednesday that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the homeland of Pope Francis, setting up a vote that could reverberate around the region. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
August 08, 2018 - 11:40 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Senate debated all day Wednesday over a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the homeland of Pope Francis, setting up a vote that could reverberate around the region. Argentina's lower house of Congress already passed...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, file photo, Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, is photographed outside the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich. In the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Democrats pick former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib to run unopposed for the congressional seat that former Rep. John Conyers held for more than 50 years. Tlaib would be the first Muslim woman in Congress. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
August 08, 2018 - 6:51 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Rashida Tlaib's opposition to President Donald Trump began while he was still candidate Trump and before she decided to run for Congress. The 42-year-old attorney, who is set to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress, was booted from a 2016 Trump campaign speech in Detroit...
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