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Lag in slavery reparations from US Jesuits irks descendants

Aug. 16, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

Last year, the U.S. branch of the Jesuits pledged to raise $100 million for a reconciliation initiative in partnership with descendants of people once enslaved by the Catholic order. On Tuesday, a leader of those descendants expressed deep dissatisfaction with the order's lack of progress since...

Safety concerns after deadly fire rips through Egypt church

Aug. 15, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt was in mourning Monday over a blaze at a Coptic Orthodox church that killed 41 people, but many also raised questions about the emergency response, fire safety codes, and restrictions on building houses of worship for the country’s Christian minority. ...

Egypt’s Coptic Church, citing health officials, says fire at Cairo church kills at least 41 people

Aug. 14, 2022 06:49 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Coptic Church, citing health officials, says fire at Cairo church kills at least 41 people.

Nicaraguans celebrate Mass peacefully after procession ban

Aug. 13, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of Nicaraguans attended a Mass under a heavy police presence Saturday after the government prohibited a religious procession in the capital amid tensions with the Roman Catholic Church. Church leaders announced a day earlier that the National Police had...

Carey’s Camp faithful mark 132nd year in Millsboro

Aug. 13, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Except for several adults and children tie-dying and a couple youngsters playing wiffle ball or badminton, there was little activity as the midday sun beat down on Carey’s Camp. Around 5 that evening is when the camp really started to come to life. ...

Southern Baptists say denomination faces DOJ investigation

Aug. 12, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention said Friday that several of the denomination's major entities are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice in the wake of its multiple problems related to clergy sex abuse. The SBC's Executive Committee...

Southern Baptist Convention says it is under investigation by Department of Justice

Aug. 12, 2022 17:38 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Southern Baptist Convention says it is under investigation by Department of Justice.

Nicaraguan police prohibit religious procession in capital

Aug. 12, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaragua’s police have prohibited a religious procession scheduled for Saturday in the capital, the latest sign of tensions between the government and the Roman Catholic Church. The Managua Archdiocese urged the faithful to come directly and peacefully to the...

Mormon lawmaker pushes abuse reporting reform in Utah

Aug. 12, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker in Utah said Friday he plans to introduce legislation that would require clergy to report child abuse to authorities, eliminating the clergy-penitent privilege in a state where The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the predominant...

Colorado to spar over discrimination case in Supreme Court

Aug. 12, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold its anti-discrimination law in the face of a challenge by a Christian web designer who does not want to create custom wedding websites for same-sex couples and claims the state law violates her right to free speech. ...