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Pop singer Sabrina Carpenter's music video spurs outrage for using NY Catholic church as a setting

Nov. 28, 2023 16:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pop singer Sabrina Carpenter's use of a Roman Catholic church in Brooklyn as a backdrop for parts of a music video, with her dancing next to pastel-colored coffins, led to its pastor being stripped of his administrative duties after its release and officials holding a Mass to...

Pope cancels trip to Dubai for UN climate conference on doctors' orders while recovering from flu

Nov. 28, 2023 14:49 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis canceled his trip to Dubai for the U.N. climate conference on doctors’ orders Tuesday, even though he is recovering from the flu and lung inflammation, the Vatican said. Francis, who turns 87 next month, was scheduled to leave Rome on Friday to...

Pope Francis cancels his trip to Dubai for the UN climate conference on doctors' orders

Nov. 28, 2023 13:44 PM EST
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis cancels his trip to Dubai for the UN climate conference on doctors' orders.

Pope punishes leading critic Cardinal Burke in second action against conservative American prelates

Nov. 28, 2023 12:12 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has decided to punish one of his highest-ranking critics, Cardinal Raymond Burke, by revoking his right to a subsidized Vatican apartment and salary in the second such radical action against a conservative American prelate this month, according to two people...

New documentary offers a peek into the triumphs and struggles of Muslim chaplains in US military

Nov. 28, 2023 08:16 AM EST

The woman refused to sell Captain Saleha Jabeen a hijab to don with her military uniform. While many civilian Muslims tell Jabeen she makes them proud, others are horrified by her decision to serve. “You’re gonna go kill Muslims,” the store owner told her that day. Major Rafael...

German-Israeli singer admits he lied when accusing hotel of antisemitism in a video that went viral

Nov. 28, 2023 07:45 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German-Israeli singer who claimed he had been turned away from a hotel in the eastern German city of Leipzig because he was wearing a Star of David pendant, admitted Tuesday during a defamation trial against him that he had made up the story. The proceedings against...

Antisemitic incidents in Germany rose by 320% after Hamas attacked Israel, a monitoring group says

Nov. 28, 2023 07:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A group tracking antisemitism in Germany said Tuesday that it documented a drastic increase of antisemitic incidents in the country in the month after Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7. The RIAS group said it recorded 994 incidents, which is an average of 29 incidents...

Pope Francis getting antibiotics intravenously for lung problem, limiting appointments, Vatican says

Nov. 27, 2023 16:28 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is receiving antibiotics intravenously to treat a lung inflammation and will scale back some appointments, but he doesn’t have pneumonia or fever, the Vatican said Monday. Francis himself on Sunday revealed that he was suffering from the inflammation...

Book Review: Lauren Grodstein’s masterpiece of historical fiction set in Warsaw Ghetto during WWII

Nov. 27, 2023 11:24 AM EST

The Oneg Shabbat archive was a secret project of Jewish prisoners in the Warsaw Ghetto to record their histories as they awaited deportation to Nazi death camps during World War II. Lauren Grodstein has used this historical fact as the basis for her mesmerizing new novel, “We Must Not Think of...

Pope Francis says he has a lung inflammation but will go to Dubai this week for a climate conference

Nov. 26, 2023 15:11 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday revealed that he has a lung inflammation but will go later this week to Dubai to address the climate change conference. Francis skipped his weekly Sunday appearance at a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, a day after the Vatican...