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Uttar Pradesh State Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, talks to a woman who was injured in a stampede as she receives treatment at Hathras district hospital, Uttar Pradesh, India, Wednesday, July 3, 2024. Thousands of people at a religious gathering rushed to leave a makeshift tent, setting off a stampede Tuesday that killed more than hundred people and injured scores.

Severe overcrowding, lack of exits and mud contributed to a deadly stampede in India

Uttar Pradesh State Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, talks to a woman who was injured in a stampede as she receives treatment at Hathras district hospital, Uttar Pradesh, India, Wednesday, July 3, 2024. Thousands of people at a religious gathering rushed to leave a makeshift tent, setting off a stampede Tuesday that killed more than hundred people and injured scores.

July 3, 2024, 8:30am Churches & Religion

Severe overcrowding and a lack of exits contributed to a stampede at a religious festival in northern India, authorities said Wednesday, leaving at least 121 people dead as the faithful surged toward the preacher to touch him and chaos ensued. Read story

A stampede at a religious event in India has killed at least 60 people

July 2, 2024, 8:05am Churches & Religion

A stampede among thousands of people at a religious gathering in northern India killed at least 60 and left scores injured, officials said Tuesday, adding the toll could rise. Read story

A pilgrim receives cold water spray after she cast stones at a pillar in the symbolic stoning of the devil, the last rite of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Muslim pilgrims were wrapping up the Hajj pilgrimage in the deadly summer heat on Tuesday with the third day of the symbolic stoning of the devil, and the farewell circling around Kaaba in Mecca&rsquo;s Grand Mosque.

More than 1,300 people died during Hajj, many of them after walking in the scorching heat

A pilgrim receives cold water spray after she cast stones at a pillar in the symbolic stoning of the devil, the last rite of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Muslim pilgrims were wrapping up the Hajj pilgrimage in the deadly summer heat on Tuesday with the third day of the symbolic stoning of the devil, and the farewell circling around Kaaba in Mecca&rsquo;s Grand Mosque.

June 30, 2024, 6:00am Churches & Religion

More than 1,300 people died during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as the faithful faced extreme high temperatures at Islamic holy sites in the desert kingdom, Saudi authorities announced Sunday. Read story

Sister Mary Fatima Pham, second from right, kneels June 23 with her fellow Catholics as they watch the Eucharist brought on board a boat on the Ohio River at the Steubenville Marina in Steubenville, Ohio.

Catholics press on with 2-month pilgrimage

Sister Mary Fatima Pham, second from right, kneels June 23 with her fellow Catholics as they watch the Eucharist brought on board a boat on the Ohio River at the Steubenville Marina in Steubenville, Ohio.

June 29, 2024, 6:03am Churches & Religion

“Bye bye, Jesus!” a child called out as the riverboat chugged away from shore into the Ohio River, a solemn bell tolling amid the thrumming of an old-fashioned sternwheel. Read story

This image provided by The Episcopal Church shows Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania Bishop Sean Rowe in his official 2024 church photo.

Pennsylvania bishop Sean Rowe elected new leader of Episcopal Church. He’s the youngest since 1789

This image provided by The Episcopal Church shows Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania Bishop Sean Rowe in his official 2024 church photo.

June 26, 2024, 12:15pm Churches & Religion

Sean Rowe, a 49-year-old bishop from western Pennsylvania, on Wednesday became the youngest person ever elected as leader of the Episcopal Church. Read story

FILE - Ruins of a Native American boarding school on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation are pictured in Mission, S.D., Oct. 15, 2022. U.S. Catholic Bishops are slated to approve a new outreach plan for Native American Catholics during a convention on Friday, June 14, 2024, in Louisville, Ky. The plan is part of an effort to make amends for the widespread abuses inflicted on Native youths at Catholic-run boarding schools in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Catholic church looks at boarding school legacy

FILE - Ruins of a Native American boarding school on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation are pictured in Mission, S.D., Oct. 15, 2022. U.S. Catholic Bishops are slated to approve a new outreach plan for Native American Catholics during a convention on Friday, June 14, 2024, in Louisville, Ky. The plan is part of an effort to make amends for the widespread abuses inflicted on Native youths at Catholic-run boarding schools in the 19th and 20th centuries.

June 22, 2024, 6:00am Churches & Religion

U.S. bishops on June 14 approved new guidelines for ministering to Indigenous Catholics, a long in-the-works effort to reinvigorate the ministry and assure those communities that they don’t need to feel torn between their Native identity and their Catholic one. Read story

FILE - Pope Francis during his weekly general audience in St. Peter&rsquo;s Square at The Vatican, on Oct. 18, 2023. One of the defendants in the Vatican&rsquo;s big financial trial has formally complained to the United Nations that Pope Francis violated his human rights by authorizing wide-ranging surveillance during the investigation.

Defendant in Vatican trial takes case to UN, accuses pope of violating his rights with surveillance

FILE - Pope Francis during his weekly general audience in St. Peter&rsquo;s Square at The Vatican, on Oct. 18, 2023. One of the defendants in the Vatican&rsquo;s big financial trial has formally complained to the United Nations that Pope Francis violated his human rights by authorizing wide-ranging surveillance during the investigation.

June 20, 2024, 8:21am Churches & Religion

One of the defendants in the Vatican’s big financial trial has filed a formal complaint with the United Nations, alleging that Pope Francis violated his human rights by authorizing wide-ranging surveillance during the investigation. Read story

Defendant in Vatican trial takes case to UN, accuses pope of violating his rights with surveillance

June 19, 2024, 5:18pm Churches & Religion

One of the defendants in the Vatican’s big financial trial has formally complained to the United Nations that Pope Francis violated his human rights by authorizing wide-ranging surveillance during the investigation. Read story

Hundreds died during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia amid intense heat, officials say

June 19, 2024, 10:26am Churches & Religion

Hundreds of people died during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as the faithful faced intense high temperatures at Islamic holy sites in the desert kingdom, officials said Wednesday as people tried to claim their loved ones’ bodies. Read story

Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, left, and Democratic former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sit in the front row with Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Speaker of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile, at a public event during which they were felicitated by the President of the Central Tibetan Administration and other officials at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamshala, India, Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

U.S. lawmakers meet with Dalai Lama in India’s Dharamshala, sparking anger from China

Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, left, and Democratic former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sit in the front row with Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Speaker of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile, at a public event during which they were felicitated by the President of the Central Tibetan Administration and other officials at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamshala, India, Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

June 19, 2024, 10:25am Churches & Religion

A bipartisan United States congressional delegation met with the Dalai Lama Wednesday at his residence in India’s Dharamshala, sparking anger from China which views the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism as a dangerous separatist. Read story