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The Latest: Germany hopes for opening-up by late May

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff says he is “very skeptical” about prospects of people traveling at Easter but expects the...

Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric hold historic, symbolic meeting

PLAINS OF UR, Iraq (AP) — Pope Francis and Iraq's top Shiite cleric delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence Saturday, urging Muslims in...

The Latest: Pope calls for unity among faiths in Iraq’s Ur

PLAINS OF UR, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' historic visit to Iraq, aimed at rallying the country's dwindling Christian community after...

Shiite powerhouse al-Sistani helped shape today’s Iraq

One highlight of Pope Francis' historic visit to Iraq is his meeting Saturday with a revered religious leader for Shiite Muslims, Grand Ayatollah Ali...

Students at Brigham Young make rainbow light display on ‘Y’

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Students at Brigham Young University illuminated the letter “Y” on a mountain overlooking the Provo campus on Thursday with rainbow...

First oak trees selected to replace Notre Dame’s spire

PARIS (AP) — The first eight oak trees destined to replace the destroyed spire of Paris' scorched Notre Dame cathedral have been selected from...

Swiss mull ‘burqa ban’ in vote centering on security, rights

GENEVA (AP) — At a time when seemingly everyone in Europe is wearing masks to battle COVID-19, the Swiss go to the polls Sunday...

Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on historic visit

BAGHDAD (AP) — Pope Francis opened the first-ever papal visit to Iraq on Friday with a plea for the country to protect its centuries-old...

The Latest: Pope honors massacre victims at Baghdad church

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' historic visit to Iraq to deliver a message of hope to the country's dwindling Christian community...

France: Man wielding knife arrested outside Jewish school

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Police in the French city of Marseille detained a man Friday who was wielding a knife outside a Jewish school...

A timeline of disaster and displacement for Iraqi Christians

BAGHDAD (AP) — In Iraq, two decades of back-to-back conflicts have left ancient Christian communities that were once a vibrant and integral part of...

Yemen rebels claim Saudi oil facility hit; no damage seen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they attacked a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Thursday...

Pew survey shows hardening American attitudes toward China

BEIJING (AP) — New polling from the Pew Research Center shows strong negative attitudes among Americans toward China, with almost nine out of 10...

Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston gets historic designation

BOSTON (AP) — Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston was added to the National Register of Historic Places. ...

‘Falling through cracks’: Vaccine bypasses some older adults

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jean Andrade, an 88-year-old who lives alone, has been waiting for her COVID-19 vaccine since she became eligible under state...

Court drops case against Dutch father who isolated family

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court ruled Thursday that a deeply religious father who kept some of his children isolated from the...

Australia’s leader backs attorney-general accused of rape

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday expressed support for his attorney-general, who this week denied accusations he raped...

GOP takes aim at Biden’s health care pick on abortion rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary is taking heat from Republicans for his actions in support of abortion rights. They...

3rd man accuses a Chicago activist priest of sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — A third man has come forward with sexual abuse allegations against a Chicago priest who has gained widespread acclaim for his...

Dolly Parton on her 50th Grammy nod: ‘It’s always special’

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this year the national treasure who has...

EXPLAINER: Pope’s risky Iraq trip aims to boost Christians

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is pushing ahead with the first papal trip to Iraq despite rising coronavirus infections, hoping to encourage the...

Abortion concerns prompt archdiocese warning on vaccine

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Roman Catholic leaders in St. Louis and New Orleans are advising Catholics that the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson,...

Jihadis attack town, humanitarian posts in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Jihadis linked to the Islamic State group attacked the northeastern Nigerian town of Dikwa and humanitarian posts there, security officials...

Cyprus Church says ‘satanic’ Eurovision entry must be yanked

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Orthodox Church of Cyprus on Tuesday called for the withdrawal of the country’s controversial entry into this year’s Eurovision...

Vatican defends pope’s Iraq trip amid virus as ‘act of love’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican defended Pope Francis’ decision to go ahead with his trip to Iraq this weekend despite rising coronavirus infections...

Polish court acquits activists who put LGBT rainbow on icon

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish court on Tuesday acquitted three activists who had been accused of desecration and offending religious feelings for producing...

United Methodist conservatives detail plans for a breakaway

Conservative leaders within the United Methodist Church unveiled plans Monday to form a new denomination, the Global Methodist Church, with a doctrine that does...

USDA puts brakes on land transfer for Arizona copper mine

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Biden administration is pulling back an environmental review that had cleared the way for a parcel of federal land...

Pope Benedict XVI defends resignation to ‘fanatic’ doubters

ROME (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has marked the eighth anniversary of his historic resignation by insisting in an interview published Monday that...

Purim celebrations threaten fresh virus outbreak in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Mass gatherings took place in Jerusalem on Sunday as Israelis celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim in violation of coronavirus restrictions. ...

Pope prays for liberation of 317 kidnapped Nigerian students

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday decried the kidnapping of 317 students from their boarding school in northwest Nigeria and prayed for...

‘Not a good idea:’ Experts concerned about pope trip to Iraq

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Infectious disease experts are expressing concern about Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Iraq, given a sharp rise in coronavirus infections...

LA police probe fire, vandalism at Japanese Buddhist temple

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities are investigating a vandalism and fire at a Buddhist temple in the Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles. ...

High court tells Santa Clara it can’t bar in-person worship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling California's Santa Clara County that it can't enforce a ban on indoor religious worship services put...

Man gets nearly 20 years for Colorado synagogue bomb plot

DENVER (AP) — A man was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison on Friday for plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue last...

Members who broke with polygamous sect buy former compound

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — A compound in South Dakota’s Black Hills that was owned by a secretive polygamous sect has been sold at auction...

Man who played Duke Chapel bells for 50 years dies

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — When J. Samuel Hammond arrived as a freshman at Duke University in 1964, he knew nothing about the musical instrument...

House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House passed a bill Thursday that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws, a...

Bosnian court sentences former IS fighter to 6 years in jail

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian court on Thursday sentenced a man to six years in prison on charges that he fought for the...

German police raid suspected Islamic extremists in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of German police officers conducted coordinated raids early Thursday in Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg in the investigation...

The Latest: Kentucky urges Black citizens to get vaccinated

LEXINGTON, Ky.: The Rev. Jim Thurman counts himself among the converts who recognize the importance of taking a COVID-19 vaccine. ...

SPLC: At least 160 Confederate symbols taken down in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — When rioters tore through the U.S. Capitol last month, some of them gripping Confederate battle flags, they didn’t encounter a...

Iraq’s struggling Christians hope for boost from pope visit

Nasser Banyameen speaks about his hometown of Qaraqosh in the historical heartland of Iraqi Christianity with nostalgia. Before Islamic State group fighters swept through...

Southern Baptists oust 2 churches over LGBTQ inclusion

The Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee voted Tuesday to oust four of its churches, two over policies deemed to be too inclusive of LGBTQ...

A year on, India’s riot victims say justice still unserved

NEW DELHI (AP) — The shooter shouted “Victory to Lord Ram,” the Hindu god, before pulling the trigger that sent a bullet into Muhammad...

Washington taps pastors to overcome racial divide on vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stately and deliberate, with a distinctive white streak in his black hair, the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith started his Valentine's Day...

What kindness brought to folks featured in ‘One Good Thing’

In 200 stories over this pandemic-ridden year, The Associated Press has celebrated selfless people who have given of themselves in trying times. ...

Ex-US priest on trial in East Timor on sex abuse charges

OECUSSE, East Timor (AP) — A defrocked American priest went on trial Tuesday to face charges he sexually abused young girls at his shelter...

N. Macedonia upholds most convictions on fishermen slayings

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s criminal court on Tuesday reduced the sentences originally imposed on two people and acquitted one in a...

Canada’s Trudeau, Cabinet abstain from China genocide vote

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s House of Commons voted Monday to declare that China is committing genocide against more than 1 million Uighurs in the...

East Timor postpones child sex abuse trial of ex-US priest

OECUSSE, East Timor (AP) — East Timor abruptly postponed the trial Monday of a defrocked American priest facing allegations he sexually abused young girls...

10 years after quake, Christ Church Cathedral finally rising

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Christ Church Cathedral was arguably New Zealand's most iconic building before much of it crumbled in an earthquake...

Southern Baptists divided over politics, race, LGBTQ policy

Divisions over race, politics, gender and LGBTQ issues are roiling America’s largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, ahead of a meeting of its...

New Mexico Legislature moves to preserve abortion rights

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democrat-led Legislature in New Mexico pushed forward Friday to ensure future access to abortions by voting to repeal...

Italy: Holocaust survivor’s plug for vaccine sparks hatred

ROME (AP) — An Italian Holocaust survivor’s attempt to encourage other older adults to receive the anti-COVID-19 vaccine has triggered a wave of anti-Semitic...

Beam me up? Bavarian governor eyes top job after Merkel

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Markus Soeder is many things: the state governor of Bavaria, a conservative who believes in combating climate change, and a...

Germany commemorates victims of racist shooting, 1 year on

BERLIN (AP) — Top officials, religious leaders and soccer stars are commemorating the victims of a racist attack in the German town of Hanau,...

Tanzania’s COVID-denying leader urges prayer as cases climb

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s COVID-denying president is calling on citizens for three days of prayer to defeat unnamed “respiratory diseases” amid warnings that...

‘Horrible’: Witnesses recall massacre in Ethiopian holy city

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Bodies with gunshot wounds lay in the streets for days in Ethiopia’s holiest city. At night, residents listened in horror...

Anti-vax at the Vatican? You might lose your job

ROME (AP) — The Vatican is taking Pope Francis’ pro-vaccine stance very seriously: Any Vatican employee who refuses to get a coronavirus shot without...

Dutch prosecutors drop case of father of isolated family

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors asked a Dutch court Thursday to drop the case against a 68-year-old father who is accused of isolating...

Harassment cases revive worries of racism at Boston College

BOSTON (AP) — Students are demanding a stronger response from Boston College after two recent cases in which white students were accused of harassing...

Philippine president approves amnesty program for rebels

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has approved an amnesty program for Muslim and communist rebels who would agree to surrender their weapons...

Tyler Perry, Clintons attend memorial for actor Cicely Tyson

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Perry and Bill and Hillary Clinton were among the attendees of a private memorial service for Cicely Tyson at...

France passes anti-radicalism bill that worries Muslims

PARIS (AP) — Lawmakers in the French parliament's lower house on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would strengthen oversight of mosques, schools and...

Survey: Black Americans attend church and pray more often

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Americans attend church more regularly than Americans overall, and pray more often. Most attend churches that are predominantly Black,...

Buddhist temple food pantry a lifeline for Nepalese students

NEW YORK (AP) — Inside the temple in the New York City borough of Queens, monks clad in maroon robes chanted and lit incense...

Scores protest in India against arrest of climate activist

NEW DELHI (AP) — Scores of people demonstrated in the Indian cities of Bengaluru and Mumbai on Monday after a climate activist was arrested...

France fights hold of Islamist radicals with dragnets, laws

PARIS (AP) — More than three dozen French police officers descended on a small private school in Paris, blocked the 92 students inside their...

Protesters say French anti-radicalism law is anti-Muslim

PARIS (AP) — Activists rallied Sunday in Paris to demand that the French government abandon a bill aimed at rooting out Islamist extremism that...

Ultra-Orthodox Londoners roll up sleeves to fight COVID

LONDON (AP) — As people across England huddled indoors amid freezing temperatures and a national lockdown, nearly 300 elderly men and women lined up...

Biden order reestablishes faith-focused White House office

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Sunday relaunching a White House office aimed at fostering cooperation between the federal government...

Marriage & divorce amid pandemic: Couples’ challenges abound

For many U.S. couples yearning to be married, the pandemic has wreaked havoc on their wedding plans while bolstering their teamwork and resilience. For...

Frederick K.C. Price, founder of Black megachurch, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frederick K.C. Price, the televangelist who built his Los Angeles ministry into one of the nation's first Black megachurches, has...

Gender identity bill divides Spain’s feminists, left-wing

MADRID (AP) — Victòria Martínez continues to sign official documents with the name that she, her partner and their two daughters ditched four years...

Religion and the death penalty collide at the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is sending a message to states that want to continue to carry out the death penalty: Inmates must...

Court rules against Apaches in bid to halt proposed mine

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a request from a group of Apaches to keep the U.S. Forest Service from transferring...

No execution: Courts side with inmate wanting pastor present

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate won a reprieve from a planned lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court said the state must...

S. Prestley Blake, co-founder of Friendly’s, dead at 106

SOMERS, Conn. (AP) — S. Prestley Blake, the co-founder of the Friendly’s restaurant chain that he started with his brother Curtis in 1935, has...

Women’s rights activist charged for role in Polish protests

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A leader of the Polish Women’s Strike, the movement that has led mass nationwide protests against a near total abortion...

Law firm details sexual misconduct by global ministry leader

NEW YORK (AP) — Ravi Zacharias, who died in May after a high-profile career leading a global Christian ministry, engaged in sexual misconduct with...

COVID-defying nun toasts 117th birthday with wine and prayer

PARIS (AP) — Question: How does one cram enough candles onto a birthday cake for one of the world's oldest survivors of COVID-19? Answer:...

Biden in call with China’s Xi raises human rights, trade

Joe Biden had his first call as president with Xi Jinping, a two-hour conversation in which he pressed the Chinese leader about trade and...

Hard-hit restaurants feed COVID doctors, nurses to survive

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It was the week after Christmas and coronavirus case numbers and hospitalizations were soaring in Portland, Oregon. ...

Gina Carano fired from ‘Mandalorian’ after social media post

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lucasfilm says Gina Carano is no longer a part of “The Mandalorian” cast after many online called for her firing...

Biden in call with China’s Xi raises human rights, trade

Joe Biden on Wednesday held his first call as president with Xi Jinping, pressing the Chinese leader about trade and Beijing's crackdown on democracy...

Hustler publisher Larry Flynt dies at 78

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Porn purveyor Larry Flynt, who built Hustler magazine into an adult entertainment juggernaut that included casinos, films, websites and other...

Biden orders sanctions against Myanmar after military coup

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered new sanctions against the military regime in Myanmar, taking action after the military this month...

Nun named to voting position at Vatican praises ‘brave’ pope

ROME (AP) — A French nun who has become the first woman to hold a voting position at the Vatican said Wednesday that her...

Australian court rules terrorists can be imprisoned longer

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's highest court on Wednesday upheld a law that can keep extremists in prison after they have served their sentences. ...

Holocaust scholars ordered to apologize in Polish libel case

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A court in Warsaw ruled Tuesday that two prominent Holocaust researchers must apologize to a woman who claimed her deceased...

Former Nazi guard, age 100, charged as accessory to murder

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have charged a 100-year-old man with 3,518 counts of being an accessory to murder on allegations he served during...

Vatican seeks elder care rethink after COVID-19 ‘massacre’

ROME (AP) — The Vatican is calling for a new paradigm of care for older people after what it calls the “massacre” wrought by...

Leonardo’s ‘Last Supper’ reopens to public with short wait

MILAN (AP) — COVID-19 restrictions have brought a novelty to art lovers: The possibility of seeing Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” without waiting in...

China blocks Clubhouse, app used for political discussion

BEIJING (AP) — Zeng Jiajun, a former tech worker, fell in love with social media app Clubhouse, a window through the ruling Communist Party's...

Election turmoil splits West Virginia city’s evangelicals

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — If you’re Christian in Bluefield — and most everyone is, in this small city tucked into the Appalachian Mountains —...

Election turmoil splits West Virginia city’s evangelicals

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — If you’re Christian in Bluefield — and most everyone is, in this small city tucked into the Appalachian Mountains —...

Pope moves ahead with plans to meet Shiite leader in Iraq

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with Iraq's top Shiite Muslim cleric, Ali al-Sistani, during a trip next month that will also include...

Pope seeks ‘Copernican revolution’ for post-COVID economy

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis urged governments on Monday to use the coronavirus crisis as a revolutionary opportunity to create a world that is...

The Latest: China’s northeast outbreaks appear under control

BEIJING — China appears to have stamped out its latest coronavirus outbreaks centered on the northeast, reporting no new cases of local infection in...

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