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Yeshiva schools must exclude unvaccinated amid measles surge

Apr. 8, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Health Department ordered all ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in a neighborhood of Brooklyn on Monday to exclude unvaccinated students from classes during the current measles outbreak. In issuing the order, the health department said that any yeshiva in Williamsburg that...

Pope requires sex abuse claims be reported in Vatican City

Mar. 29, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has issued sweeping new sex abuse legislation for the Vatican City State and Vatican diplomats that requires the immediate reporting of allegations to Vatican prosecutors, as he seeks to create a model policy for the Catholic Church. The mandatory reporting provision, while...

3 big US churches in turmoil over sex abuse, LGBT policy

Mar. 2, 2019 12:13 PM EST

It has been a wrenching season for three of America's largest religious denominations, as sex-abuse scandals and a schism over LGBT inclusion fuel anguish and anger within the Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist and United Methodist churches. There's rising concern that the crises will boost the ranks of young...

Pakistan re-imposes ban on US-wanted suspect's charities

Feb. 22, 2019 9:57 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan re-imposed a ban on two charities run by a U.S.-designated terrorist blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said Friday. The Interior Ministry said it decided on the ban during a meeting with by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday in which it resolved to implement...