Religion

Archbishop Charles Scicluna points during a press conference prior to a meeting with people who claim to have been victims of sexual abuse by members of the Church, in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Scicluna, arrived in Chile on Monday, sent by the Pope Francis, to gather testimonies accusing the Archbishop of Osorno of covering up sexual abuses committed by priest Fernando Karadima. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
February 21, 2018 - 2:39 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The special envoy sent by Pope Francis to investigate allegations that a bishop had covered up sex abuse underwent gallbladder surgery Wednesday in Chile, church officials said. Maltese archbishop Charles Scicluna was stable and conscious after the surgery and his hospital...
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February 21, 2018 - 2:08 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's public schools chief says faith-based mentors can play an important role in children's lives. But in a video released Wednesday, Education Superintendent Molly Spearman only mentions the positive influence of sharing the Christian faith with the state's public...
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February 21, 2018 - 1:50 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency says police have arrested six suspected Muslim Brotherhood members on a farm allegedly owned by a recently detained Islamist politician. The state-run MENA agency quoted an unnamed security official on Wednesday as saying the farmland in the Nile Delta...
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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds his hand out to take an oath as he is named the presidential candidate for the MORENA political party in Mexico City, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. On Sunday, Mexico's three major political parties are nominating their presidential candidates for the July 1 election. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
February 21, 2018 - 1:35 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Religion has been the electrified "third rail" of Mexican politics since anti-clerical laws in the 1920s sparked a bloody uprising by Catholics in which thousands died. But this week, front-running presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador not only brushed that third...
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February 21, 2018 - 1:30 pm
Hello! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Skip Foreman. A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take...
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FILE - In this Oct 26, 1994 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham begins his sermon in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
February 21, 2018 - 1:20 pm
The Rev. Billy Graham was anxious about his 1954 appearance at the London School of Economics. The school was left-leaning and openly dismissive of religion, and Graham was insecure — he had no advanced theology degree. After he was introduced, something happened that could have derailed the...
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February 21, 2018 - 1:13 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) David Mislin, Temple University (THE CONVERSATION) On Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99...
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In this May 28, 2012, file photo, human rights activist Nabeel Rajab gestures as he leaves a police station in Manama, Bahrain. A court in Bahrain sentenced Rajab to five years in prison over a series of tweets on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The image on the building behind him shows, clockwise from top, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
February 21, 2018 - 10:59 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison over tweets alleging prison torture in his country and misconduct in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, despite wide international criticism of his trial. Nabeel Rajab's...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2006 file photo, the Rev. Billy Graham, right, and his son Franklin Graham wait for the start of a service in New Orleans. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)
February 21, 2018 - 8:56 am
NAME — William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr. BIRTH — Nov. 7, 1918, near Charlotte, North Carolina EDUCATION — Bachelor of theology, Florida Bible Institute, 1940; bachelor of arts in anthropology, Wheaton College, Ill., 1943; numerous honorary doctorates. CAREER — Baptist pastor in Western Springs,...
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February 21, 2018 - 8:55 am
Highlights in the Rev. Billy Graham's life: Nov. 7, 1918 — William Franklin Graham Jr. born on a farm outside Charlotte, North Carolina. 1934 — Receives Jesus Christ as savior through the preaching of traveling evangelist Mordecai Ham. 1938 — Presbyterian student is baptized and later ordained a...
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