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Transgender Pakistanis find solace in own church

November 28, 2020, 6:00am Churches & Religion

Pakistan’s Christian transgender people, often mocked, abused and bullied, say they have found peace and solace in a church of their own. Read story

New cardinals quarantine in pope’s hotel ahead of ceremony

November 27, 2020, 8:36am Churches & Religion

The Vatican’s Santa Marta hotel was built to sequester cardinals during papal elections. It’s now sequestering soon-to-be cardinals in town for this weekend’s ceremony to get their red hats: A… Read story

Pilgrims arrive Dec. 12 at the plaza outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mexican Catholic Church announced on Monday the cancellation of the annual pilgrimage, the largest Catholic pilgrimage worldwide.

Catholic Church cancels Guadalupe pilgrimage over pandemic

Pilgrims arrive Dec. 12 at the plaza outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mexican Catholic Church announced on Monday the cancellation of the annual pilgrimage, the largest Catholic pilgrimage worldwide.

November 24, 2020, 6:00am Churches & Religion

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Roman Catholic Church announced the cancellation Monday of what’s considered the world’s largest Catholic pilgrimage, for the Virgin of Guadalupe, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Pope Francis leaves after celebrating Mass on the occasion of the Christ the King festivity, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. At the end of the mass a delegation of youths from Panama will hand over the World Youth Day cross to youths from Portugal, where the next World Youth Day will be held in 2023.

Pope Francis’ book explores George Floyd, virus skeptics

Pope Francis leaves after celebrating Mass on the occasion of the Christ the King festivity, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. At the end of the mass a delegation of youths from Panama will hand over the World Youth Day cross to youths from Portugal, where the next World Youth Day will be held in 2023.

November 23, 2020, 7:44am Churches & Religion

ROME — Pope Francis is supporting demands for racial justice in the wake of the U.S. police killing of George Floyd and is blasting COVID-19 skeptics and the media that spread their conspiracies in a new book penned during the Vatican’s coronavirus lockdown. Read story

Ashley Green and her daughter, Jordiyn, 7, enjoy a Thanksgiving meal catered by Daddy D's BBQ on Saturday at Living Hope Church. Green has been coming to Living Hope for eight years, and the church provided services that helped Green get out of homelessness.

Daddy D’s BBQ, two Clark County churches feed thousands free Thanksgiving meal

Ashley Green and her daughter, Jordiyn, 7, enjoy a Thanksgiving meal catered by Daddy D's BBQ on Saturday at Living Hope Church. Green has been coming to Living Hope for eight years, and the church provided services that helped Green get out of homelessness.

November 21, 2020, 4:18pm Churches & Religion

Ashley Green sat at a round plastic table with her 7-year-old daughter, Jordiyn, inside Vancouver’s Living Hope Church enjoying some Thanksgiving meal staples -- ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, the works -- on Saturday morning. Read story

COVID-19 deaths of Serbian clerics highlight virus worries

November 21, 2020, 1:05pm Churches & Religion

As coronavirus cases surge globally, the COVID-19 deaths of two senior Serbian Orthodox Church clerics — one who died weeks after presiding over the funeral of the other — are raising questions about whether some religious institutions are doing enough to slow the spread of the virus. Read story

COVID-19 restrictions impact the Catholic Church

November 21, 2020, 6:07am Churches & Religion

Restrictions put in place by Oregon and Washington’s governors to slow the spread of COVID-19 will impact every aspect of life, habits and traditions. Read story

FILE - In this July 29, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil. Pope Francis' famous quip "Who am I to judge?" ,  en route home from his first papal trip, could go a long way toward explaining his initial attitude toward Theodore McCarrick, the defrocked and disgraced American cardinal who was the subject of a two-year Vatican investigation that was released last week on Nov.

AP Analysis: ‘Who am I to judge?’ helps explain pope’s view

FILE - In this July 29, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil. Pope Francis' famous quip "Who am I to judge?" ,  en route home from his first papal trip, could go a long way toward explaining his initial attitude toward Theodore McCarrick, the defrocked and disgraced American cardinal who was the subject of a two-year Vatican investigation that was released last week on Nov.

November 18, 2020, 2:45pm Churches & Religion

ROME — Pope Francis’ famous quip “Who am I to judge?” could go a long way toward explaining his initial attitude toward Theodore McCarrick, the defrocked and disgraced American cardinal who was the subject of a two-year Vatican investigation that was released last week. Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011, file photo, then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore. U.S. Catholic bishops are holding their annual fall assembly virtually this week with the Vatican's recent report on the rise and fall of disgraced ex-Cardinal McCarrick one of their main topics for discussion.  Released last week after a two-year investigation, the report found that three decades of bishops, cardinals, and popes dismissed or downplayed reports McCarrick shared his bed with seminarians.

Takeaways from Vatican’s McCarrick report as U.S. bishops meet

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011, file photo, then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore. U.S. Catholic bishops are holding their annual fall assembly virtually this week with the Vatican's recent report on the rise and fall of disgraced ex-Cardinal McCarrick one of their main topics for discussion.  Released last week after a two-year investigation, the report found that three decades of bishops, cardinals, and popes dismissed or downplayed reports McCarrick shared his bed with seminarians.

November 17, 2020, 10:30am Churches & Religion

U.S. Catholic bishops are holding their annual fall assembly virtually this week with the Vatican’s recent report on the rise and fall of disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick one of their main topics for discussion. Read story

Faith leaders prayed for peace ahead of election

November 14, 2020, 6:05am Churches & Religion

ESTHER SHORT — Faith leaders in Clark County and beyond called for peace ahead of the Nov. 3 election at a small gathering on Nov. 2 at Esther Short Park. “There were approximately 14 people from different faith communities — Muslim, Jewish, Catholic, Baháʼí, Lutheran, United Methodist, Quaker, Unitarian, United… Read story