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AP-NORC poll details rift between lay Catholics and bishops

The hardline stances of many conservative Catholic bishops in the U.S. are not shared by a majority of lay Catholics. Most of them say abortion should be legal, favor greater inclusion of LGBT people, and oppose the denial of Communion

Russian Orthodox head escapes EU sanctions thanks to Orban

BRUSSELS (AP) — Thanks to the insistence of Hungary, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church has been removed from the latest round of European Union sanctions to punish Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, four EU diplomats told The Associated Press.

Spain fires captain whose soldiers knelt at Franco memorial

Madrid (AP) — Spain's armed forces have fired an army captain after a video showed some 30 soldiers of the officer's unit kneeling in front of the Valley of the Fallen mausoleum, the most potent existing symbol of the dictatorship

Order of nuns that staffed B.C.’s residential schools to pass records to B.C. museum

VICTORIA — The order of nuns that staffed numerous residential schools and 10 hospitals in British Columbia over more than 160 years is handing over ownership of its archives to the Royal B.C. Museum. The museum and Sisters of Saint

Justin Trudeau offers prayer for reconciliation at National Prayer Breakfast

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered a prayer of peace and spoke of moving together on the difficult path of reconciliation at Tuesday's National Prayer Breakfast. Trudeau delivered remarks to MPs and guests gathered together in downtown Otta...

Christian nationalism on the rise in some GOP campaigns

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The victory party took on the feel of an evangelical worship service after Doug Mastriano won Pennsylvania's Republican gubernatorial primary this month. As a Christian singer led the crowd in song, some raised their arms toward the

On remote US territories, abortion hurdles mount without Roe

HONOLULU (AP) — Women from the remote U.S. territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands will likely have to travel farther than other Americans to terminate a pregnancy if the Supreme Court overturns a precedent that established a national

Native students exercise right to wear regalia at graduation

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — She walked up a red carpet and crossed a stage to accept her diploma wearing an eagle feather beaded onto her cap that her mother had gifted her.

Pope greets Russian patriarch, criticized for ‘naive’ policy

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has sent a protocol greeting to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, assuring him of prayers on his patron's feast day and stressing the value of human life and wisdom, as the Vatican insists

Released from Russia, Jehovah’s Witness returns to Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish Jehovah’s Witness on Wednesday has returned to Denmark after spending five years in a Russian prison under Moscow’s crackdown on the religious group, the organization said.