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Three women wipe their faces after being batptized in a large swimming pool on the floor of the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis on Saturday August 17, 2019
UPI/Bill Greenblatt
August 17, 2019 - 4:25 pm
More than 32,000 guests expected for three-day event
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cross statue
AP Photo/Kevin Wolf
June 20, 2019 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A World War I memorial in the shape of a 40-foot-tall cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The justices, in ruling 7-2 in favor of the cross’ backers, concluded that the nearly 100-year-old memorial’s presence on a grassy...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 19, 2019 - 9:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump distanced himself from Alabama's restrictive new abortion law by laying out differing personal views even as he urged anti-abortion activists to stay united heading into the 2020 election. In a series of tweets about abortion, Trump did not state whether he...
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Pope Francis does the sign of the cross during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 09, 2019 - 10:30 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities, in a new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for failing to...
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U.S. President Donald Trump listens to Evangelist and Pastor, Paula White as she leads the prayer during a dinner for Evangelical leadership in the State Dining Room of the White House August 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. .(Photo by Olivier Douliery/ Sipa USA)
Fred Bodimer
March 29, 2019 - 1:35 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A new analysis takes a look at America's faith groups and their support -- or lack of it -- for President Trump. The Pew Research Center has analyzed polling data of American religious support for the President -- and found white evangelical Protestants continue to overwhelmingly...
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85-year-old sister Maria Concetta Esu kisses the hand of Pope Francis as he presents her with a Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice award during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. 85-year-old sister Maria Concetta Esu is an obstetrician who gave birth to some 3,000 children during her 60 years of missions in Africa, that the pontiff met during his trip to the Central African Republic. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 27, 2019 - 8:33 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis allowed nuns and priests to kiss his papal ring during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, two days after a video showing him pulling his hand away from several faithful drew criticism. Some conservative critics of the pope feel Francis is...
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March 15, 2019 - 7:45 am
The self-proclaimed racist who attacked a New Zealand mosque conducting Friday prayers during an assault that killed 49 people opened fire with rifles covered in white-supremacist graffiti and listened to a song glorifying a Bosnian Serb war criminal. These details highlight the toxic belief system...
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Pope Francis attends an audience with members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See for the traditional exchange of New Year greetings at the Sala Regia at the Vatican
(Press Association)
January 10, 2019 - 4:42 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has launched an official athletics team. Around 60 Holy See runners — Swiss Guards, priests, pharmacists and even a 62-year-old professor who works in the Vatican's Apostolic Library — are the first accredited members of "Vatican Athletics," which was announced...
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Pope Francis kisses a statue of Baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
December 24, 2018 - 3:35 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged Christians on Monday to forgo the greed, gluttony and materialism of Christmas and to focus instead on its message of simplicity, charity and love. Francis celebrated a Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, opening a busy week for the pope that includes...
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FILE - In a Monday, April 23, 2018 file photo, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan outlines a federal lawsuit her office filed against Champaign, Ill.-based Suburban Express Inc., and owner Dennis Toeppen accusing it of discriminating and harassing customers and their families, during a news conference in Chicago. Madigan on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 issued a blistering report about clergy sexual abuse, saying that Catholic dioceses in Illinois received allegations of child sexual abuse by 500 more clergy than previously publicly identified. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
December 19, 2018 - 6:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday issued a blistering report about clergy sexual abuse, saying that Catholic dioceses in Illinois has not released the names of at least 500 clergy accused of sexually abusing children. The preliminary report found that the church's...
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