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