Religion

In this photograph taken June 24, 2018, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley staffer Eli Fernandez and volunteer Natalie Montelongo pose for a photo as they stand by a pile of unsorted Amazon boxes packed with donations in McAllen, Texas. A rest center for asylum-seekers in the Texas border town of McAllen has seen such a big surge of donations that they've had to rent additional storage space, and caravans of volunteers from across the U.S. have also showed up at their doors. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)
June 25, 2018 - 4:26 am
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — One by one, around Father's Day, the surge of Amazon boxes containing shirts, pants, underwear and many other items began arriving at an asylum-seeker rest center in the border town of McAllen, Texas. Included in the packages were notes of support. One read: "As someone who...
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June 25, 2018 - 4:20 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Scores are dead after vicious weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers, with one report citing police as saying 86 people were killed. President Muhammadu Buhari appealed for calm after the "deeply unfortunate killings across a...
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In this June 22, 2018 photo, a woman tests a car driving simulator with her son at a road safety event for female drivers launched at the Riyadh Park Mall in Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
June 23, 2018 - 5:49 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Outside a sprawling mall in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, young single men and women walk through an open-air exhibit where Saudi women and traffic police explain the ins and outs of handling a car. Children take a lap around a makeshift course in tiny electric cars as...
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Pastor Danny Daniels poses for a photo in front of his Better Life Community Church in Lindsay, Okla., Friday, June 15, 2018. Daniels is among a growing group of traditionally conservative Republican voters who have shifted their position in favor of medical marijuana and who could ensure passage on Tuesday of the first medical marijuana state question on a ballot this year. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 23, 2018 - 4:13 pm
LINDSAY, Okla. (AP) — Danny Daniels, an evangelical Christian in the rural Oklahoma town of Lindsay, is reliably conservative on just about every political issue. The 45-year-old church pastor is anti-abortion, voted for President Donald Trump and is a member of the National Rifle Association who...
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June 23, 2018 - 3:00 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group released a hostage video on Saturday demanding the release of all Sunni women prisoners from Iraqi jails. The group said it was giving the government a deadline of three days before it would execute the six men in the video, who identified themselves as Iraqi...
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People watch Pope Francis as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 23, 2018 - 9:13 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican tribunal on Saturday convicted a former Holy See diplomat and sentenced him to five years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography in the first such trial of its kind inside the Vatican. Monsignor Carlo Capella admitted to viewing the images during...
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In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 photo, provided by Egypt's state news agency, MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, meets with President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, second left, and Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt on the latest stop in a regional tour to discuss a blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, in Cairo, Egypt. (MENA via AP)
June 23, 2018 - 8:37 am
CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Egyptians have set social media alight with tweets on opposing hashtags, one calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to resign and another praising his leadership. The hashtags surfaced after a recent wave of steep price hikes for fuel, drinking water and...
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June 23, 2018 - 7:52 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the ex-Vatican diplomat child pornography case (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The Vatican tribunal has convicted a former Holy See diplomat and sentenced him to 5 years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography in the first such trial of its kind...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016 file photo Eric Johnson pauses during a news conference in front of his childhood portrait and a portrait of former priest Father Bruce Wellems at an office in Chicago. Johnson was sexually abused by the priest as a child and was surprised when he saw photographs posted online of Wellems at Chicago Public Schools functions last year. He wrote in a March 22, 2018, letter to district CEO Janice Jackson, describing how he was sexually abused by Wellems and urging CPS to ban Wellems from all schools. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim File)
June 22, 2018 - 4:23 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools correspondence provided to The Associated Press shows that the nation's third largest school district gave a former Roman Catholic priest access to its schools for months despite knowing he was forced to leave the priesthood for sexually abusing a boy of 6 when...
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June 22, 2018 - 2:19 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A former Vatican diplomat on trial for possession of a large quantity of child pornography has admitted the charges during the first hearing of an expedited trial inside the Vatican. Monsignor Carlo Capella acknowledged in court Friday "compulsive acts of improper internet...
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