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

Drawing from quotes from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., American slaves and a Jesuit theologian, his sermon centered on the teachings of Jesus.

The new museum is on pace with many of D.C.'s Smithsonian museums and private institutions.

Markle was baptized and confirmed in the Church of England in March.

The White House just shifted its language on Ramadan, and may host an iftar in early June.

"Is this Halloween or something?” the man asked a Muslim woman in a niqab in a Southern California coffee shop.

A 'Christian history' tour aims to put God back into Washington.

Questions about Jerusalem you were too afraid to ask.

  • Michael Schulson
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  • May 14
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Thousands of people who are served by government-funded faith groups just lost protections.

  • Melissa Rogers
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  • May 14
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This stance is deeply consistent with the pro-family, pro-life ethic we champion.

  • Ashley E. McGuire
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  • May 13
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When Christians champion only their achievements, we ignore the deeper struggles in motherhood.

  • Courtney Reissig
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  • May 11
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The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local):

Pope Francis’ reported comments to a gay man that “God made you like this” have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis’ desire to make gay people feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church.

The graduating seniors of a Houston-area high school where 10 people were gunned down last week have had a terrifying insight into the world that awaits them, a district attorney prosecuting the capital murder case said at a ceremony in a packed church sanctuary.

Pope Francis on Sunday revealed his latest picks to be cardinals in the Catholic Church, including his chief aide for helping the poor in Rome and prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, where Christians are a vulnerable minority.

Pope Francis says “gestures of dialogue and reconciliation” are needed for the Holy Land and all the Middle East.

Pope Francis announces he will make 14 new cardinals June 29 at Vatican.

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will elevate to sainthood martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero alongside Pope Paul VI in a ceremony on Oct. 14.

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer signed legislation Friday granting legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes, an action that quickly became an issue as he runs this year to keep his office.

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:

The Mormon church did not issue an apology for a “history of racism” during a news conference this week with NAACP leaders, despite a false news release posted on a website made to look strikingly similar to one used by the church.

Four months ago, Pope Francis dug himself into the biggest hole of his papacy by strongly defending a Chilean bishop accused by sex abuse victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.

The Latest on a sex abuse and cover-up scandal involving the Catholic Church in Chile (all times local):

Two people, including a young man celebrating his high school graduation, were shot and wounded when a fight erupted into gunfire in the parking lot of a suburban Kansas City megachurch.

In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church’s long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their “grave negligence” in investigating abuse and protecting children.

A man living in a Massachusetts church as he tries to avoid deportation to his native Guatemala was forced to leave the sanctuary for the first time in months to have his appendix removed.

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