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

The church wanted to honor some aspects of Lee, but not others.

  • Analysis

There’s a double-standard for Muslims in entertainment, and race, cultural background and class play a part.

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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.

During the incident, they played 'Middle Eastern music' and uttered slurs against Muslims, according to the Chicago Tribune.

This year, communities are figuring out ways to repent for the sins of America, and to take action to fix them.

  • Perspective

Mormon lawmakers are the most prominent in fighting to take back federal lands.

  • Christine Colbert
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When he spoke, he held audiences captive.

  • Ravi Zacharias
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A nonexistent planet is not on a collision course toward Earth, NASA and a Christian pastor said.

The Vatican adviser has come under attack from right-wing groups.

He was called back to Vatican City, and the crime is under investigation.

The call came after Trump doubled down on his remarks after Charlottesville.

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Michigan is illegally allowing faith-based groups to reject same-sex couples who want to adopt children or become foster parents, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the practice.

“I have decided,” President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, announcing he’d reached a verdict on the Iran nuclear deal’s future even as top U.S. and Iranian officials headed into their highest-level talks of his presidency. Iran’s leader, meanwhile, lashed out at “ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric” in response to Trump’s blistering attack at the U.N.

A music teacher and singer-songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide is facing child pornography charges.

During Hurricane Irma, Temple Shalom served as a sanctuary of a different kind.

The former president of the Vatican’s children’s hospital has defended spending 422,000 euros ($506,000) in hospital donations to renovate a cardinal’s apartment, saying the investment would have brought even more donations.

A federal appeals court has denied white supremacist Dylann Roof’s request to replace his Jewish and Indian lawyers who are appealing his death sentence for a racist massacre in South Carolina a day after he filed it.

A Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilation on girls in a Muslim sect will be released from jail as she awaits trial.

Officials say a set of rainbow-colored doors that read “God’s doors are open to all” in front of a Rhode Island church was vandalized over the weekend.

It was one of the uglier incidents in recent memory in North Dakota’s largest city, Fargo: A white woman was captured on cellphone video shouting “We’re going to kill all of you” at three Somali women in a Walmart parking lot.

A Catholic priest from India who was freed after being held 18 months in Yemen said Saturday that he was never physically harmed, even if his captors feigned hitting him on videos released during his captivity. Officials said they had no knowledge of a ransom having been paid.

The Latest on a descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee resigning as pastor (all times local):

A high-ranking priest working in the Vatican’s embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. prosecutors asked for him to be charged there and face trial in a child pornography investigation, Vatican and U.S. officials said Friday.

Colorado’s governor on Thursday denied a pardon application from a woman who lived at a Quaker meeting house in Denver to avoid U.S. immigration authorities, quashing her hopes of a final way to fight deportation.

A Roman Catholic priest in Pennsylvania caught with child pornography by someone helping with his computer is going to jail.

Two Minnesota mothers have been charged in an investigation of genital mutilation in a Muslim sect, months after bringing their daughters to a Detroit-area clinic.

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