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An outspoken priest known for headline-grabbing billboard messages criticizes the United States in the wake of the Florida school massacre.

Romney's run comes as high-profile leaders and Mormons, such as Sens. Harry M. Reid and Orrin G. Hatch, have stepped away.

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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 question of how African Americans can most effectively attain justice and freedom is just as debated today.

South Korea is working to become more Muslim-friendly to attract tourists.

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Trump follows other presidents who call national tragedies “evil."

The Sikh community is clamoring for an arrest in the case.

Rachael Denhollander's story went viral in Christian circles.

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Catholic bishops advise parishioners to celebrate with their sweethearts on a different day. But some restaurants have come up with creative combinations.

Alexa Scimeca‬-Knierim, who is married to her pairs figure skating partner, Chris Knierim‬, has already earned a bronze medal in PyeongChang.

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The new study also found that engagement in synagogues is low.

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Pope Francis backed down Monday and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his diocese, setting a precedent that could have repercussions in Chile and elsewhere when papal authority is challenged.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, celebrated the funeral Mass for an Army National Guard soldier and native of Ghana who died rescuing some of more than a dozen people trapped in the deadliest fire in the city in quarter of a century.

The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws.

The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws.

A key victim in the Chilean sex abuse scandal said he felt his story was finally heard after an hours-long meeting with a Vatican sex-crimes investigator on Saturday, the same day Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission amid criticism of how he is handling the scandal.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble after police recommended bribery, fraud and other charges against him. Yet the law doesn’t require him to step down until convicted, and he is digging in.

The Latest on a Vatican sex-crimes investigator meeting in New York with one of the key victims in the Chilean abuse scandal (all times local):

Voters in a Louisville, Kentucky, suburb will soon choose a successor for a Republican state lawmaker who killed himself last year after a woman publicly accused him of sexually assaulting her in his basement when she was a teenager and he was her pastor.

Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members Saturday, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.

Pope reactivates lapsed sex abuse advisory commission, names new members amid scandal over his handling of cases.

The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local):

Sheriff’s deputies didn’t pursue a sexual assault investigation against the gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church, even though the woman reporting it signed a complaint detailing the alleged attack, according to records released Friday.

The former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, Mary Ann Glendon, has resigned from the board of the Vatican bank in the latest vote of no-confidence in the bank’s efforts to turn itself around.

Pope Francis is inviting 300 young people to the Vatican next month to personally present their hopes and concerns about the Catholic Church, after an online questionnaire failed to generate enough feedback.

In an open letter addressed “Dear America,” the aunt of a 14-year-old killed in a Florida school shooting calls for action — not prayers — to put an end to gun violence.

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