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Polygamous group lets go of sprawling Arizona worship center
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A polygamous group based on the Utah-Arizona border is letting go of the sprawling building where its members worshipped, in the latest sign that the sect run by imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs is crumbling and losing control of the community it ruled for a century. The group known as the... Read More
Church says nuns embezzled from school to cover Vegas trips
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two nuns who worked for decades at a Catholic school in California embezzled a "substantial" amount of money from tuition and other funds and used it to pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas, church officials said Monday. The embezzlement from Saint James Catholic School in Torrance appears to... Read More
Lawyer: Irish priest O'Reilly has finished Chile sentence
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — An Irish-born priest of the Legion of Christ religious order has finished serving a four-year sentence for sexually abusing a minor and may have to leave the country within days, his lawyer said Monday. Attorney Cristian Murga said the prison system is expected to certify completion of the... Read More
'We're still in the war': Chicagoans battle flow of firearms
CHICAGO (AP) — Ke'Shon Newman's daily routine is guided by guns — the hundreds of illegal pistols, revolvers and other firearms that torment his South Side neighborhood. He walks on brightly lit streets, the ones lined with Jamaican jerk and seafood joints, minimarkets, the White Castle, a Shell gas station. If... Read More
The Latest: Catholic pilgrims bear climate change warning
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A dozen Roman Catholic pilgrims have arrived at an ongoing U.N. climate summit in Poland after walking hundreds of miles across Europe. The pilgrims were greeted Monday by the head of the U.N. climate office,... Read More
Iraq celebrates victory over IS while grappling with legacy
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq began removing cement walls from areas surrounding the capital's most fortified enclave Monday, opening parts of the so-called Green Zone to traffic in a symbolic move coinciding with nationwide celebrations marking the anniversary of the country's costly victory over the Islamic State group.... Read More
Church renovation lifts Christmas spirit in Bethlehem
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — A historic renovation of the Church of the Nativity is lifting spirits in the biblical town of Bethlehem ahead of Christmas, offering visitors a look at ancient mosaics and columns that have been restored to their original glory for the first time in 600 years. City officials hope the... Read More
Turkey seeks 15-year prison terms for prominent journalists
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors are seeking maximum 15-year prison terms for five journalists of an opposition newspaper, intensifying concerns over authorities' crackdown on news coverage critical of the government. Anadolu Agency reported Monday that prosecutors are accusing... Read More
Group says dozens detained in raid on Chinese church
BEIJING (AP) — Dozens of Christians have been detained in a raid on a prominent Chinese church that operates outside the government's official Protestant organization, a U.S.-based advocacy group said Monday. At least 80 churchgoers and seminary students from the Early Rain Covenant Church were taken away in the... Read More
Indian bishop accused of misusing funds for family resigns
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of an Indian bishop who, according to news reports, was accused of misappropriating church funds to support a secret family. Bishop Prasad Gallela of Cuddapah in southern India denied the accusations. On Monday, the Vatican said Gallela had offered to... Read More
Pope cites the 'disappeared' among those deprived of rights
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday lamented that the poor, the unborn, those imprisoned and those who have been forcibly "disappeared" do not enjoy the same human rights protections as the wealthy. Francis marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a message read at the start of... Read More
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO TRUMP IS WEIGHING FOR CHIEF OF STAFF After favorite Nick Ayers dropped out of the running, Mick Mulvaney and Republican congressman Mark Meadows are two of at least four candidates in the mix. 2.... Read More
Poland's president, Jewish leaders light Hanukkah candles
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda and Jewish community members have lit a menorah at the Presidential Palace to jointly mark Hanukkah. A part of democratic Poland's tradition is highlighting the long history and role of the Jewish nation in Poland. Hanukkah candles are lit each year at the palace... Read More
Big rally by Malaysia Muslims calls for upholding privileges
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of its privileges, in the first massive street gathering since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's alliance won a historic vote in May. The rally, backed by the... Read More
Catholic monks killed in Algeria's civil war are beatified
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A cardinal dispatched by the Vatican to Algeria held an unusual beatification ceremony on Saturday for 19 monks, nuns and other Catholics who were killed during Algeria's civil war in the 1990s. It was the first such ceremony in the Muslim world, according to Algeria's religious affairs... Read More
Tunisian protesters criticize Israel, support Palestinians
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Dozens of pro-Palestinian demonstrators have staged a protest in Tunisia's capital against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians. The protest on Saturday was held outside the Tourism Ministry. The country's named tourism minister is Jewish, which is unusual in this majority Muslim... Read More
Pope to Romans in holidays speech: Make city more livable
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has given Romans a holiday pep talk, encouraging them to do their share to make the trash-plagued, traffic-clogged city more livable. Francis prayed on Saturday afternoon before a towering statue of the Virgin Mary near the Spanish Steps in a Dec. 8 tradition that formally opens the... Read More
French minister: Violence in Paris 'under control' despite scattered tensions but is 'totally unacceptable'
PARIS (AP) — French minister: Violence in Paris 'under control' despite scattered tensions but is 'totally unacceptable' Read More
Battle of wills: Tiny order of French nuns takes on Vatican
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has an unusual dilemma on its hands after nearly all the nuns in a tiny French religious order threatened to renounce their vows rather than accept the Holy See's decision to remove their superior. The sisters argue that the Vatican commissioners sent to replace their superior... Read More
Religion briefs for Dec. 8
Religion briefs for Dec. 8 Read More