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The Washington Post's Acts of Faith offers breaking and ongoing news, analysis and opinion about major religion stories.

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Here's how I chose life.

  • Halee Gray Scott
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Merry Christmas, Mr. President. You’re fired!

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Why the iconic Virgin of Charity means so much to Cubans and Pope Francis

Pope Francis will celebrate the first papal Mass in her shrine outside Santiago on Tuesday.

The skyway to HEL is coming to an end for this Finnish airline.

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We needed this reminder of our unity, a Santa Rosa rabbi writes as she grapples with her community's catastrophe.

  • Rabbi Stephanie Kramer
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I was pro-Constitution, pro-life, pro-military and pro-family values. Trump has made those values relics of the past.

  • Nancy French
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The Catholic school said she couldn't take Communion with her class unless she followed the dress code for girls.

"We're not fighting for women's rights. We're just fighting for our country to be unified.”

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I live my life moving from one temporary home to another. When Jewish tradition commanded me to spend a week in a temporary home, suddenly I glimpsed something permanent.

Antepli is the first Muslim chaplain to deliver the House prayer in three years

The story of the original St. Nicholas is a tale of mistaken identity and grave robbery.

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A northern Virginia man accused of killing a 17-year-old Muslim girl as she walked back to her mosque is now facing a possible death penalty after an indictment Monday charging him with capital murder and rape.

Authorities say a homeless man who told police he was “mad at God” is going to prison for burglarizing four New York City houses of worship.

Authorities say a life-size cutout of Pope Francis that was stolen from a New Jersey church during a bingo fundraiser has been returned intact.

Pope Francis, who often laments current persecutions of Christians, has given the Catholic Church 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs, from past centuries.

Pope Francis has convened a special meeting of bishops from Amazon-area countries with a focus on indigenous peoples’ needs he says are often neglected in the environmentally-delicate region.

The Latest on the Vatican’s trial over diverted hospital donations (all times local):

Four months after a 17-year-old girl’s death rattled northern Virginia’s Muslim community, emotions remained raw as the girl’s mother disrupted a pretrial hearing by hurling a shoe at the man accused in her slaying.

A Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage license to same-sex couples has taken her crusade to Romania.

A Feb. 12 trial has been set for a Mississippi man in the 2016 killing of two nuns who worked as nurse practitioners in one of the poorest parts of the U.S.

Four young members of the Air Force have been arrested after authorities said they spray-painted satanic symbols on a 250-year-old South Carolina church that tends to draw people interested in ghost stories. Now they face charges that could put them in prison.

A North Dakota couple is suing Catholic Charities for $6.5 million, alleging that the group didn’t allow them to adopt a girl because they were living together and hadn’t gotten married yet.

A Pennsylvania county is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that the image of a large Christian cross on the county’s flag and seal is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.

A former Fulbright scholar has taken sanctuary inside a Connecticut church rather than be deported to his native Indonesia.

A man who’d been living in a Philadelphia church for nearly a year to avoid deportation to Mexico has walked free.

Pope Francis marked the 25th anniversary of a landmark compilation of Catholic teaching by saying Wednesday it should be changed to address an issue close to his heart: the death penalty.

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