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Canada says pope's apology to Indigenous not enough

Jul. 28, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — The Canadian government made clear Wednesday that Pope Francis’ apology to Indigenous peoples for abuses in the country’s church-run residential schools didn't go far enough, suggesting that reconciliation over the fraught history is still very much a work in progress. ...

Indigenous Canadians wary, hopeful as pope prepares apology

Jul. 22, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

MASKWACIS, Alberta (AP) — To this day, Flo Buffalo doesn’t drink milk — not since two nuns force-fed her the sour milk she had refused at the Catholic-run Ermineskin Indian Residential School for Indigenous children that she attended in the 1960s. Holding out her right hand,...

US rabbi reviving Jewish roots in her family's Italian town

Jul. 20, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

SERRASTRETTA, Italy (AP) — From a rustic, tiny synagogue she fashioned from her family’s ancestral home in this mountain village, an American rabbi is keeping a promise made to her Italian-born father: reconnect people in this southern region of Calabria to their Jewish roots, links nearly...

Texas pastor Bart Barber elected Southern Baptist president

Jun. 14, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Bart Barber is a staunch Southern Baptist conservative who would welcome bans on abortion, opposes critical race theory and believes only men should serve as pastors. Yet Barber, elected Tuesday as the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention,...

Buddhist chaplains on the rise in US, offering broad appeal

May. 24, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wedged into a recliner in the corner of her assisted living apartment in Portland, Skylar Freimann, who has a terminal heart condition and pulmonary illness, anxiously eyed her newly arrived hospital bed on a recent day and worried over how she would maintain independence as...

Cuba hotel explosion badly damaged major Baptist church

May. 12, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Alejandro Clemente González was talking with an electrician while preparing for weekend services at Cuba's most important Baptist church when an enormous explosion shook the building and shattered the 19th century dome towering far above the pews. Concrete plunged...

Convicted ex-friar won't be tried in 2nd sex abuse case

May. 12, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi prosecutors have dropped a second set of charges against a former Franciscan friar who was convicted last month of sexually abusing a student during the 1990s at a Catholic school. Paul West, 62, received a 45-year sentence on April 13 and is in...