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Orthodox patriarch released from hospital, set to meet Biden

October 25, 2021, 11:57am Churches & Religion

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians, was released from a Washington hospital Monday morning after an overnight stay early in his 12-day visit to the United… Read story

In Ghana, Rastafarian teen fights to keep his hair

October 23, 2021, 6:02am Churches & Religion

Tyrone Iras Marhguy had to make a difficult decision after being accepted to the high school of his choice: his faith or his education. Read story

Migrants, most from Haiti, cross the Rio Grande towards Del Rio, Texas, from Ciudad Acu?a, Mexico.

Faith-based groups aid Haitian migrants

Migrants, most from Haiti, cross the Rio Grande towards Del Rio, Texas, from Ciudad Acu?a, Mexico.

October 16, 2021, 6:05am Churches & Religion

Faith-based groups — many of them longtime advocates for a more welcoming immigration policy — have been scrambling to keep up with fast-paced developments in the Haitian migrant crisis, trying to assist those in need while assailing the harsh Border Patrol tactics employed against them. Read story

Church on edge of LA’s Chinatown vandalized

October 16, 2021, 6:00am Churches & Religion

LOS ANGELES — The delicate, gold-specked mosaic that hangs above the entrance to St. Peter’s Italian Catholic Church on the edge of Chinatown was marred with bright red paint Monday morning in an apparent act of vandalism, officials said. Read story

FILE - In this June 15, 2021, file photo, Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, delivers the executive committee report during the annual denomination's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Floyd is resigning after weeks of internal division over how best to handle an investigation into the denomination's response to sexual abuse reports. Floyd announced his departure Thursday, Oct. 14, in a statement critical of recent decisions related to the third-party review that is getting underway. He said he will leave the post at the end of the month.

Southern Baptist leader resigns amid rifts over sex abuse

FILE - In this June 15, 2021, file photo, Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, delivers the executive committee report during the annual denomination's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Floyd is resigning after weeks of internal division over how best to handle an investigation into the denomination's response to sexual abuse reports. Floyd announced his departure Thursday, Oct. 14, in a statement critical of recent decisions related to the third-party review that is getting underway. He said he will leave the post at the end of the month.

October 15, 2021, 3:55pm Churches & Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A top Southern Baptist Convention administrator is resigning amid internal rifts over how to handle an investigation into the SBC's response to sexual abuse, a decision that underscores the broader ongoing turmoil in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Read story

President Joe Biden walks with first lady Jill Biden across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, after returning on Marine One from a weekend in Wilmington, Delaware.

Biden to meet with Pope Francis to discuss COVID-19, climate

President Joe Biden walks with first lady Jill Biden across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, after returning on Marine One from a weekend in Wilmington, Delaware.

October 14, 2021, 9:06am Churches & Religion

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to meet Pope Francis when he visits the Vatican later this month as part of a five-day swing through Italy and the U.K. for global economic and climate change meetings. Read story

Pope Francis arrives to meet with the participants to the inter-parliamentary meeting on the COP26 in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.

Pope: Climate change requires immediate consensus from world

Pope Francis arrives to meet with the participants to the inter-parliamentary meeting on the COP26 in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.

October 9, 2021, 5:11pm Churches & Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Saturday called on lawmakers worldwide to overcome “the narrow confines” of partisan politics to quickly reach consensus on fighting climate change. Read story

Protesters hold signs Sept. 24 across from St. Francis High School in Wheaton, Ill., calling for recognition of nontraditional personal pronouns used by queer and transgender students.

Catholic schools face protests

Protesters hold signs Sept. 24 across from St. Francis High School in Wheaton, Ill., calling for recognition of nontraditional personal pronouns used by queer and transgender students.

October 9, 2021, 6:02am Churches & Religion

CHICAGO — Ora Amber, a 16-year-old ex-Catholic, stood across the street from St. Francis High School in suburban Chicago lofting a yellow, white, purple and black flag that represents people whose gender identity is outside the male/female binary. Read story

Pope Francis receives German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, in his Library at the Vatican, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021.

Merkel meets pope and receives farewell tribute from Draghi

Pope Francis receives German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, in his Library at the Vatican, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021.

October 7, 2021, 8:20am Churches & Religion

ROME — Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Thursday with Pope Francis and Italian Premier Mario Draghi, who paid tribute to her “calm, determined” leadership even during difficult years for Europe and the common currency. Read story

Pope Francis listens to speeches during his weekly general audience in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021.

Pope expresses ‘shame’ at scale of clergy abuse in France

Pope Francis listens to speeches during his weekly general audience in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021.

October 6, 2021, 8:12am Churches & Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis expressed “shame” for himself and the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday for the scale of child sexual abuse within the church in France and acknowledged failures in putting the needs of victims first. Read story