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

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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.

  • Rev. Dr. Margaret Aymer, Laura Nasrallah
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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.

The topics of migration and asylum have long been a focus for the U.S. Catholic church.

Southern Baptists have been happily hosting GOP leaders for decades. The push back against Mike Pence this week signals something new.

The large evangelical denomination meets Tuesday and Wednesday for its most closely watched, and perhaps most tumultuous, annual gathering in recent memory.

The code of canon law typically requires that all weddings performed by priests take place in a parish church. Not so any longer in Baltimore.

Canadian police said Monsignor Carlo Capella allegedly uploaded child pornography from a social networking site over the 2016 Christmas holiday.

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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.

The Mormon church’s massive genealogical database will begin accepting submissions of names of people from same-sex relationships sometime next year.

North Koreans read news in a state-run newspaper of a historic summit between their leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump in Singapore, including a series of handshake photos that would have been unimaginable just months ago.

Activists urging the removal of a prominent 19th century statue in San Francisco depicting a Native American at the feet of a Spanish cowboy and a Catholic missionary will get another chance to make their case.

A self-styled prophet who helped lead a Utah doomsday cult that believed in polygamy pleaded guilty to sodomy and child bigamy charges in a central Utah courtroom Wednesday.

A woman who says a former Mormon missionary leader raped her in the 1980s accused church officials in a new court filing this week of knowing about the man’s prior sexual misconduct before he was appointed to the powerful position.

Vice President Mike Pence gave an often boastful campaign-style speech Wednesday to the closing session of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, winning several standing ovations even as some evangelicals criticized his appearance.

San Francisco authorities are renewing debate Wednesday over removing a prominent 19th century statue depicting a Native American at the feet of a Spanish cowboy looking away in triumph and a Catholic missionary apparently blessing him with a raised left hand.

An effort to call gay conversion therapy a fraudulent business practice gained ground in the California state Senate on Tuesday, despite opposition from hundreds who rallied to fight the proposal on religious grounds.

A California bill that would declare gay conversion therapy a fraudulent practice is being fought by hundreds of people who said Tuesday the legislation could infringe on their religious freedom.

The Southern Baptist Convention opened its annual national meeting Tuesday in an anxious mood as the denomination’s all-male leadership grappled with the fallout of multiple sexual misconduct cases.

The Latest on the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas (all times local):

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