Religious communities

Guy Jones, left, and a supporter of President Donald Trump named Don embrace during a gathering of Native American supporters in front of the Catholic Diocese of Covington in Covington, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Jones organized Tuesday's gathering. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
January 23, 2019 - 9:22 am
PARK HILLS, Ky. (AP) — A Catholic high school student whose close encounter with a Native American activist and a black religious sect was captured on video in Washington, D.C. says he has nothing to apologize for. Nick Sandmann told NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday that he had every right to be...
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Guy Jones, left, and a supporter of President Donald Trump named Don join hands during a gathering of Native American supporters in front of the Catholic Diocese of Covington in Covington, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Jones organized Tuesday's gathering. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
January 22, 2019 - 8:20 pm
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky boys' school shut down its campus Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter involving white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial last week...
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October 25, 2018 - 10:19 pm
The leader of a secretive church in North Carolina has been named in federal court records as someone who "promoted" an unemployment fraud scheme involving businesses owned by members of her congregation. Jane Whaley, leader of the Word of Faith Fellowship, was named in a document filed Thursday in...
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A statue of Jesus and reliefs are seen at Red Bank Baptist Church in Lexington, S.C., on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The church wants to remove the art , saying it appears to send a Catholic message. (Christina L. Myers/Associated Press)
June 10, 2018 - 1:14 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A statue of Jesus that a Baptist church in South Carolina voted to remove because the congregation deemed it too Catholic has found a new home. The hand-carved, 7-foot (2-meter) statue and accompanying reliefs depicting scenes from Christ's life have been displayed outside the...
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June 07, 2018 - 6:06 pm
Two members of a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina were charged Thursday with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in an alleged unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was meant to keep money coming into the sect. Marion Kent Covington, 63, and Diane Mary McKinny, 65...
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Jerry Gross arrives at the federal courthouse in Asheville, NC., Friday, May 25, 2018. He and his son, who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina called Word of Faith Fellowship Church, pleaded guilty to the criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church. (Jennifer Emert/WLOS via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 10:50 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church. As part of an...
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Jerry Gross arrives at the federal courthouse in Asheville, NC., Friday, May 25, 2018. He and his son, who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina called Word of Faith Fellowship Church, pleaded guilty to the criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church. (Jennifer Emert/WLOS via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 2:17 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church. As part of an...
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May 11, 2018 - 6:16 pm
Two members of a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina were charged Friday in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of plan to keep money flowing into the church despite the struggling economy. As part of an ongoing investigation into physical and...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2017 file photo, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa, center, walks with Christian clergymen on Easter Sunday at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem. In a joint statement, the leaders of the major Christian sects in Jerusalem said Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, that they are closing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for several hours to protest an Israeli plan to tax their properties. The churches responsible for the site bemoaned a "systematic campaign of abuse" against them that they compared to anti-Jewish laws issued in Nazi Germany. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
February 25, 2018 - 2:26 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The leaders of the major Christian sects in Jerusalem closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, for several hours on Sunday to protest an Israeli plan to tax their properties. The Christian leaders responsible for...
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Pope Francis kisses a child as he meets with sick people and staff of the Mother Teresa House in Dhaka's Tejgaon neighborhood, Bangladesh, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, Pool)
December 02, 2017 - 4:40 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pope Francis urged Bangladeshi priests and nuns to resist the "terrorism of gossip" that can tear religious communities apart, delivering one of his trademark, zinger-filled spontaneous speeches to the country's Catholic leadership on Saturday at the close of an otherwise...
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