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Pope names D.C. Archbishop Gregory as first Black cardinal in US

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Pope Francis plans to elevate 13 men as cardinals, including Wilton Gregory, 72, of Washington, D.C., becoming the first Black American prelate to wear the red hat.

Pope calls for peace during ecumenical event

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Pope Francis gathered with other religious leaders in Rome for an international ecumenical event where they affirmed their commitment to peace.

Russian court grants early release to imprisoned Jehovah’s Witness

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The Jehovah's Witnesses said a Danish citizen who has been jailed in Russia since 2017 for practicing their religion was granted early release on Tuesday by a Kremlin court.

Televangelist Jim Bakker recovering from stroke

Televangelist Jim Bakker is recovering at his North Carolina home after having a stroke, his wife said Friday.

Empty churches, online worship expected for Easter amid coronavirus

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With the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic expected to peak over the weekend, most of the country will be firmly under stay-at-home orders on Easter Sunday.

LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson introduces new proclamation

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President Russell M. Nelson presented a proclamation in honor of the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s First Vision during the Sunday morning session of the 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

North Carolina diocese publishes names of credibly accused clergy

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A Catholic diocese in North Carolina on Monday published the names of 14 clergy it says have been credibly accused of having sexually abused children during its nearly 50-year history.

Cardinal group pushes for married priests, female deacons

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The Catholic Church could allow married priests while also ordaining women as deacons on a regional basis, based on recommendations from a gathering of cardinal bishops from the Amazon region of South America.

Lawmakers push to require clergy to disclose confessions of child abuse

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Legislators in two Western states are pushing measures that would require clergy members to report confessions of child sex abuse to authorities.

Pope describes Easter as ‘beginning of the new world’ amid misfortune

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Pope Francis described Easter as the "beginning of the new world" amid suffering for people around the world during his traditional Urbi et Orbi blessing from his balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.