Tag: Religion

Russian Orthodox bishop assails Putin, won’t vote for him

MOSCOW — A Russian Orthodox bishop has said that he wouldn't vote for President Vladimir Putin in March's election — an unprecedented show of...
Palestinian Christians slam Pence’s pro-Israel faith

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Palestinian Christians say U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's brand of evangelical Christianity, with its fervent embrace of modern-day Israel as...
Suspect in London van attack on Muslims ‘ticking time bomb’

LONDON — A man accused of driving a van into worshippers near London's Finsbury Park Mosque became convinced that all Muslims were extremists or...
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Police are investigating after banners with racist and anti-gay messages were erected outside an Indiana church known for its progressive...
Pope apologizes to abuse victims, but defends Chilean bishop

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis apologized for insisting that victims of pedophile priests show "proof" to be believed, saying he realized it...
Iraqi parliament sets May 12 as date for national elections

BAGHDAD — Iraq's parliament on Monday set May 12 as the date for holding national elections despite calls from the country's Sunni community to...
Dismissive words on abuse scandal cast pall over pope’s trip

LIMA, Peru — Pope Francis ventured into the Amazon to demand rights for indigenous groups, decried the scourge of corruption afflicting the region's politics...
Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar likely delayed

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The gradual repatriation of more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been...
The Latest: Pope departs Peru, concluding South America trip

LIMA, Peru — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): ...
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KINSHASA, Congo — Police in Congo used tear gas and gunfire to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators across the nation on Sunday, leaving five...

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