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Pope Brings Peace Message to Africa Amid Security Fears

By Nicole Winfield and Tom Odula | Nov 25
Pope Francis wants to bring a message of peace and reconciliation to an Africa torn by extremist violence, but security concerns are so high that he might be forced to make changes to his itinerary for the final leg of the trip.

Baptists Urge SC Church to Repent After Gay Marriage

Nov 24
Two Baptist groups have urged a Greenville church to repent after its pastor performed a same-sex wedding off campus.

Church of Scientology's Moscow Branch To Be Dissolved

Nov 24
A Russian court has ordered the Church of Scientology in Moscow to be dissolved.

In Africa, Pope Francis to Find a Church Growing in Numbers

By Christopher Torchia | Nov 23
Pope Francis joins his predecessors and visits a region whose growing numbers of Catholics are seen as a bulwark for a church seeking to broaden its appeal in the face of challenges from secularism, competing Christian faiths and violent extremism.

Ugandan Gays Hope the Pope Will Speak On Their Behalf

By Rodney Muhumuza | Nov 22
Gay activists are hoping Pope Francis will preach tolerance toward homosexuals, and even go so far as to condemn violent attacks against gays during his upcoming visit to Uganda. Church

Activist Seeks Satanic Prayer to Make A Point

By Michael d'Oliveira | Nov 21
In his quest to strengthen the wall between church and state, activist Chaz Stevens has asked South Florida cities to allow him to give an invocation in the name of Satan.

Westboro Baptist Church Granddaughter: Brittany Murphy's Death Saved Me

Nov 18
In a new interview with The New Yorker, Megan Phelps-Roper, the granddaughter of the Westboro Baptist Church's founder Fred Phelps, said her discussion to leave the "God Hates Fags" church was inspired by the 2009 death of Brittany Murphy.

US Catholic Bishops: Abortion, Marriage Key Election Issues

By Rachel Zoll | Nov 18
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops issued an election-year guide stressing a moral imperative to evaluate candidates according to their position on marriage and abortion.

US Catholic Bishops Focused on Marriage, Religious Liberty

By Rachel Zoll | Nov 17
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops, at their first assembly since gay marriage became legal nationwide, vowed Monday to uphold marriage as only the union of a man and a woman and to seek legal protections for those who share that view.

US Bishops Applaud Vatican Official Behind Kim Davis Meeting

By Rachel Zoll | Nov 16
The nation's Roman Catholic bishops, at an annual assembly Monday, gave two standing ovations to the Vatican's U.S. ambassador who was behind Pope Francis' controversial meeting with Kim Davis.

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