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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. bishops, at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, the Vatican is taking the extraordinary step of publishing its two-year investigation into the disgraced ex-Cardinal McCarrick, who was defrocked in 2019 after the Vatican determined that years of rumors that he was a sexual predator were true. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP, File)

Pope Francis vows to end sexual abuse after McCarrick report

Nov. 11, 2020 10:06 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis pledged Wednesday to rid the Catholic Church of sexual abuse and offered prayers to victims of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a day after the Vatican released a detailed report into the decadeslong church cover-up of his sexual misconduct. The Vatican report blamed a host of...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2017, file photo, Asad Zaman stands at the site of a bombing in the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in the trial of the leader of an Illinois anti-government group who's accused of being the ringleader behind the bombing.  (Courtney Pedroza/Star Tribune via AP, File)/Star Tribune via AP)

Prosecutors: Man's hatred was behind Minnesota mosque attack

Nov. 9, 2020 3:23 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The leader of an anti-government group in Illinois and alleged mastermind behind a 2017 attack on a Minnesota mosque was acting on his hatred of Muslims when he came up with a plan to pipe bomb the building during morning prayers, prosecutors said Monday. But defense attorneys for...

Villagers celebrate the victory of U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Painganadu a neighboring village of Thulasendrapuram, the hometown of Harris' maternal grandfather, south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. Waking up to the news of Kamala Harris' election as Joe Biden's running mate, overjoyed people in her Indian grandfather's hometown are setting off firecrackers, carrying her placards and offering prayers. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Firecrackers and prayers as Indians celebrate Harris' win

Nov. 8, 2020 7:54 PM EST

THULASENDRAPURAM, India (AP) — Waking up to the news of Kamala Harris’ election as U.S. vice president, overjoyed people in her Indian grandfather’s hometown set off firecrackers and offered prayers on Sunday. Groups gathered at street corners in Thulasendrapuram, a tiny village of 350...

President-elect Joe Biden, center, with his wife Jill Biden and members of this family on stage, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

2020 Latest: Trump, GOP sue in Arizona over ballot handling

Nov. 7, 2020 10:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 10:40 p.m, The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit Saturday in Arizona that seeks the manual inspection of potentially thousands of in-person Election Day ballots in metro Phoenix that they allege were...

Faith leaders offer word of calm about 2020 election

Nov. 7, 2020 11:59 AM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — As the sun set on Friday evening, Chattanooga area residents prepared to enter a fourth day without an answer to which candidate will be the next president of the United States. Since Tuesday, faith leaders throughout the area have guided their congregations through the...

Muslims who live in Greece pray inside the first state-funded mosque in Athens on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Friday prayers have been held for the first time in the Greek capital's first state-sponsored mosque, which opened this week after years-long delays. The project to build a mosque in Athens has taken about 14 years and was dogged by protests, political controversy and delays in this heavily Christian Orthodox country. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Friday prayers held in newly opened Athens mosque

Nov. 6, 2020 1:50 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Friday prayers were held for the first time in the Greek capital’s first state-sponsored mosque, which opened this week after years-long delays. The project to build a mosque in Athens took about 14 years and was dogged by protests, political controversy and delays in this...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2019. file photo, Serbian Patriarch Irinej attends a ceremonial burning of dried oak branches, in front of church of St. Sava in Belgrade, Serbia. The Serbian Orthodox Church says Patriarch Irinej has been hospitalized after testing positive for the new coronavirus. Patriarch Irinej last Sunday led the prayers at the big public funeral for the church head in Montenegro, Bishop Amfilohije, who had died after contracting the virus. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

Head of Serbian Orthodox Church in hospital with coronavirus

Nov. 5, 2020 6:20 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The 90-year-old patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church has been hospitalized after testing positive for the coronavirus, days after leading prayers at a large public funeral for the head of the church in Montenegro, who died after contracting the virus. The Serbian Orthodox Church...

Shira Kline, a director of worship for Lab/Shul, a Jewish community-based organization, leads a group in song during an interfaith gathering outside of the Judson Memorial Church near Washington Square Park in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Muslims, Jews, Christians and Buddhists came together to show solidarity among faith communities as the country awaits the final result of the U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Emily Leshner)

Faith groups pray, sing in post-vote ritual in New York

Nov. 4, 2020 10:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Muslims and people of other faiths prayed and sang together in post-election solidarity Wednesday afternoon in New York City, even as the outcome of the hotly contested and polarizing vote was still in doubt. Gathering outside a church in Manhattan's Greenwich...

Supporters of religious group burn a representation of a French flag during a rally against French President Emmanuel Macron and republishing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad they deem blasphemous, in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Muslims have been calling for both protests and a boycott of French goods in response to France's stance on caricatures of Islam's most revered prophet. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

As anger rises, Muslims protest French cartoons

Oct. 30, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tens of thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the French president's vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad continues to roil the Muslim...

A family lights a candle in front of the Notre Dame church in Nice, France, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. A new suspect is in custody in the investigation into a gruesome attack by a Tunisian man who killed three people in a French church. France heightened its security alert amid religious and geopolitical tensions around cartoons mocking the Muslim prophet. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

France mourns 3 killed in church attack, tightens security

Oct. 30, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — Mourners lit candles and prayed silently Friday to honor three people killed in a knife attack at a church, as France heightened security at potential targets at home and abroad amid outrage over its defense of the right to publish cartoons mocking the prophet of Islam. The attacker,...