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Pope decries indifference toward migrants, as he prays for the dead in the French port of Marseille

September 22, 2023, 12:12pm Churches & Religion

 Pope Francis blasted the “fanaticism of indifference” that greets migrants seeking a better life in Europe, as he arrived Friday in the Mediterranean port of Marseille amid a new influx of… Read story

Foods to break Yom Kippur fast

September 22, 2023, 6:01am Churches & Religion

The Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which begins this year on Sunday evening (Sept. 25), is a solemn 25 hours of fasting and atonement. Read story

California bishop acquitted in first United Methodist court trial of its kind in nearly a century

September 22, 2023, 9:05am Churches & Religion

A United Methodist Church court acquitted a California bishop Friday of all charges in the first trial of one of the church’s bishops in nearly a century. Read story

Pope Francis meets migrants during his visit at the Karatepe refugee camp, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Dec. 5, 2021.Ten years after Pope Francis made a landmark visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa to show solidarity with migrants, he is joining Catholic bishops from around the Mediterranean this weekend in France to make the call more united, precisely at the moment that European leaders are again scrambling to stem the tide of would-be refugees setting off from Africa.

Pope goes to Marseille to talk migration, but will Europe listen as it scrambles to stem an influx?

Pope Francis meets migrants during his visit at the Karatepe refugee camp, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Dec. 5, 2021.Ten years after Pope Francis made a landmark visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa to show solidarity with migrants, he is joining Catholic bishops from around the Mediterranean this weekend in France to make the call more united, precisely at the moment that European leaders are again scrambling to stem the tide of would-be refugees setting off from Africa.

September 20, 2023, 7:53am Churches & Religion

Ten years after Pope Francis made a landmark visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa to show solidarity with migrants, he is joining Catholic bishops from the Mediterranean this weekend in France to make the call more united. Read story

The Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Sahib is seen in Surrey, British Columbia, on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, where temple president Hardeep Singh Nijjar was gunned down in his vehicle while leaving the temple parking lot in June.

What to know about the Sikh movement at the center of the tensions between India and Canada

The Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Sahib is seen in Surrey, British Columbia, on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, where temple president Hardeep Singh Nijjar was gunned down in his vehicle while leaving the temple parking lot in June.

September 19, 2023, 7:41am Churches & Religion

Tensions between Canada and India have reached new heights with dueling diplomatic expulsions and an allegation of Indian government involvement in the killing of a Sikh activist on Canadian soil. Read story

Orthodox Jewish men pass New York City police guarding a Brooklyn synagogue on Dec. 11, 2019, prior to a funeral for Mosche Deutsch, a rabbinical student from Brooklyn who was killed in a shooting at a Jersey City, N.J., market. Ahead of the High Holidays, encompassing Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, that began this week, a network of Jewish security experts and religious leaders hosted several webinars to help prepare for the season.

Jewish High Holidays: Joy, reflection, vigilance

Orthodox Jewish men pass New York City police guarding a Brooklyn synagogue on Dec. 11, 2019, prior to a funeral for Mosche Deutsch, a rabbinical student from Brooklyn who was killed in a shooting at a Jersey City, N.J., market. Ahead of the High Holidays, encompassing Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, that began this week, a network of Jewish security experts and religious leaders hosted several webinars to help prepare for the season.

September 16, 2023, 6:04am Churches & Religion

Ahead of the High Holidays that begin this week, a network of Jewish security experts and religious leaders hosted several webinars to help prepare for the season. Among the topics: How to respond to an “active threat” targeting the Jewish community, and how to stop severe bleeding. Read story

Pope wants to keep big Vatican meeting on the church’s future behind closed doors, ideology-free

September 4, 2023, 11:30am Churches & Religion

Pope Francis defended the decision to keep the discussions of a big Vatican meeting on the future of the Catholic Church behind closed doors, saying Monday the three-week conference was a religious moment for the church and “not a television program” that was open to scrutiny. Read story

Michael Durkee, 15, left, holds a tape measure for Jeffrey Forbes, 60, at the Wayside Chapel along U.S. 2 in Monroe on June 24. Michael is leading the effort for his Eagle Scout project.

Washington Eagle Scout gives tiny Wayside Chapel makeover

Michael Durkee, 15, left, holds a tape measure for Jeffrey Forbes, 60, at the Wayside Chapel along U.S. 2 in Monroe on June 24. Michael is leading the effort for his Eagle Scout project.

September 2, 2023, 6:04am Churches & Religion

This little chapel got a big miracle. Read story

FILE -- Worshipers in New York's East Harlem neighborhood take part in the traditional annual prayer commemorating the end of Ramadan, in front of the Masjid Aqsa-Salam mosque, on July 17, 2015. New York Mayor Eric Adams announced new guidelines Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, allowing mosques to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer on Fridays and at sundown during the holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Bryan R.

New rules for NYC mosques

FILE -- Worshipers in New York's East Harlem neighborhood take part in the traditional annual prayer commemorating the end of Ramadan, in front of the Masjid Aqsa-Salam mosque, on July 17, 2015. New York Mayor Eric Adams announced new guidelines Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, allowing mosques to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer on Fridays and at sundown during the holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Bryan R.

September 2, 2023, 6:01am Churches & Religion

The Muslim call to prayer will ring out more freely in New York City under guidelines announced Tuesday by Mayor Eric Adams, which he said should foster a spirit of inclusivity. Read story

Pope Francis is greeted by Cardinal Giorgio Marengo, left, Apostolic Prefect of Ulaanbaatar, and faithful gathered outside the Apostolic Prefecture in Ulaanbaatar's Kahn Uul district, Friday, Sept. 1, 2023. Pope Francis is traveling to Mongolia to encourage one of the world's smallest and newest Catholic communities. It's the first time a pope has visited the Asian country and comes at a time when the Vatican's relations with Mongolia's two powerful neighbors, Russia and China, are once again strained.

Pope arrives on first visit to Mongolia as Vatican relations with Russia and China remain strained

Pope Francis is greeted by Cardinal Giorgio Marengo, left, Apostolic Prefect of Ulaanbaatar, and faithful gathered outside the Apostolic Prefecture in Ulaanbaatar's Kahn Uul district, Friday, Sept. 1, 2023. Pope Francis is traveling to Mongolia to encourage one of the world's smallest and newest Catholic communities. It's the first time a pope has visited the Asian country and comes at a time when the Vatican's relations with Mongolia's two powerful neighbors, Russia and China, are once again strained.

September 1, 2023, 7:41am Churches & Religion

Pope Francis arrived in Mongolia on Friday morning to encourage one of the world’s smallest and newest Catholic communities. Read story