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Church officials announced that he has been credibly accused of sexually abusing a teenager -- and that he had faced three earlier allegations of sexual misconduct with adults.

The move is part of an effort to be more respectful to young Catholics who are challenging the status quo — but not leaving

Pastors, priests and rabbis spoke out against the Trump administration's actions.

Evangelicals are some of President Trump's strongest supporters, and most are sticking with him on this.

Oliver said the Trump administration is on shaky ground if it wants to use the Bible's moral code as the standard for all its actions.

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A close reader of the Bible would come to a completely different conclusion than Sessions did when he used it to defend policy calling for separating immigrant families.

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The attorney general made the remarks while discussing U.S. immigration policy with law enforcement.

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I attended the meeting. I believe politicians don't belong on stage at most Christian assemblies.

  • Jonathan Leeman
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Raleigh White, a small church in Albany, Ga., has been expelled from the Southern Baptist Convention over allegations of racism.

Pence spoke during the denomination's two-day annual meeting, which has been wracked by controversy over gender this year.

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A Mississippi man admitted Thursday that he killed two Roman Catholic nuns, pleading guilty to murder in an agreement that avoided the death penalty, which was opposed by the women’s families and their religious orders.

Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it’s not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so .

Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday held up the release of a grand jury report into the handling of sexual abuse claims involving six Roman Catholic dioceses and local officials, days before it was expected to be made public.

The Mormon church for the first time Wednesday posted the list of questions lay leaders are supposed to ask youth during closed door, one-on-one interviews that have come under scrutiny because sexual questions sometimes arise.

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the retired Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C., has been removed from public ministry and faces further punishment over “credible” allegations that he sexually abused a teenager while a priest in New York more than 40 years ago, the church announced Wednesday.

Pope Francis backed the Catholic bishops in the United States who condemned the practice of separating children from parents after families are caught crossing the U.S-Mexico border illegally, according to an interview published Wednesday.

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the FBI over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used to kill nine people in a racist attack at a South Carolina church.

The United States’ largest black denomination has convened its annual meeting in Oklahoma City, and its leaders are denouncing the separation of immigrant children from families at the border.

Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it’s not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so.

A former New Jersey high school teacher who resigned after posting anti-gay comments on her Facebook page has settled a discrimination lawsuit against the school district.

Young people have told the Vatican in a survey that they want the church to concretely discuss gay and gender issues.

The Vatican’s Swiss Guards are getting a place of honor in Pope Francis’ upcoming day trip to their native Switzerland.

Pope Francis is pressing for negotiations involving the sides in the Yemen conflict so the humanitarian crisis doesn’t worsen.

Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.

In a story June 12 about a bill to declare gay conversion therapy fraudulent, The Associated Press misspelled a speaker’s last name. It is Jim Domen, not Doman.

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