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Following faith in time of trouble

Mar. 28, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

MORRISVILLE, Pa. (AP) — When she heard church bells ring on a recent Sunday morning, the Rev. Katherine Cartwright Knodel, a Lutheran pastor who lives in Morrisville, welcomed the tolling. The novel coronavirus pandemic had forced the closure of schools and businesses. Since then, many churches,...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 file photo the market place with the Stadtkirche (Town Church) is pictured in Wittenberg, Germany. A German appeals court has rejected a Jewish man's bid to force the removal of a 700-year-old anti-Semitic statue from a church where Martin Luther once preached. The “Judensau,” or “Jew pig,

German appeals court denies bid to remove anti-Semitic relic

Feb. 4, 2020 12:02 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German appeals court on Tuesday rejected a Jewish man's bid to force the removal of a 700-year-old anti-Semitic statue from a church where Martin Luther once preached. The “Judensau,” or “Jew pig,” sculpture on the Town Church in Wittenberg is one of more than 20...