Tag Archives: religion

Pope’s health is an ‘extreme concern’ but trip to Canada remains unchanged: Miller

OTTAWA — Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller says Pope Francis's upcoming trip to Canada remains unchanged at the moment, but the pontiff's health is an "extreme concern." Miller's comments come after the Vatican announced last week the 85-...

Synagogue challenges Florida abortion law over religion

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A new Florida law prohibiting abortion after 15 weeks with some exceptions violates religious freedom rights of Jews in addition to the state constitution's privacy protections, a synagogue claims in a lawsuit.

Pope blasts Russian ‘cruelty,’ lauds Ukrainian ‘heroism’

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has blasted the “ferocity and cruelty” of Russian troops in Ukraine while praising the “heroism” and “courage” of Ukrainians to defend their land.

German federal court rejects bid to remove antisemitic relic

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court on Tuesday rejected a Jewish man's bid to have a 700-year-old antisemitic statue removed from a church where Martin Luther once preached.

Experts: Anti-LGBTQ rhetoric could galvanize extremists

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — As hate speech targeting LGBTQ people increases among some far-right influencers and others online, experts are warning that extremist groups may see the rhetoric as a call to action.

Manitoba to join battle if Quebec secularism law goes before SCOC: justice minister

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government would move to join the battle against Quebec's law on religious symbols if it were to go before the Supreme Court of Canada, says the province's justice minister. "It's a Quebec bill, but it does have

$1.5M to be paid to police chief who displayed Nazi insignia

KENT, Wash. (AP) — A suburban Seattle city will pay more than $1.5 million to settle a dispute with a former assistant police chief who was disciplined for posting a Nazi rank insignia on his office door and joking about

Anger erupts in Bangladesh, India over comments about Islam

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Bangladesh's capital and in parts of India on Friday to urge Muslim-majority nations to cut ties with India and boycott its products unless it punishes two governing party officials for comments

Muslim nations slam India over insulting remarks about Islam

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is facing major diplomatic outrage from Muslim-majority countries after top officials in the governing Hindu nationalist party made derogatory references to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, drawing accusations of blasphemy across ...

Over 50 feared dead in Nigeria church attack, officials say

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen opened fire on worshippers and detonated explosives at a Catholic church in southwestern Nigeria on Sunday, leaving dozens feared dead, state lawmakers said.