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Pope Francis authorizes further study of ex-Cardinal McCarrick

After coming under fire from critics, Pope Francis authorized further study Saturday of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, accused of sex abuse in the 1970s.

NEW: LDS Church Comments Again On Medical Cannabis Bills

The Utah Legislature has passed one medical marijuana bill, and the LDS Church has released a statement before the second bill is set to hit the Senate floor.

LDS Young Women’s Leader, Child Abuse Prevention Advocates Meet In Salt Lake City

Child abuse should never happen, but if it does, help should be available. So said Bonnie L. Oscarson, general president of the Young Women's organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

New York imam, associate shot dead near mosque

A respected Muslim imam and an associate were killed outside a Queens mosque Saturday by a lone gunman as they walked home from prayers.

Christians are least educated religious group in U.S., report says

Christians are by far the largest religious group in the United States, but a review of data suggests they are the least educated religious group in the country and that there are large gaps in education level between other religious groups.
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BYU formally gives honor code amnesty to victims of sexual assault

Brigham Young University has formally adopted an amnesty policy that will allow victims and witnesses of sexual assault to report crimes without facing punishment for sexual misconduct and violating the school's honor code.

North Carolina diocese publishes names of credibly accused clergy

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.
Some who attended the Nov. 14 LDS Mass Resignation event in Salt Lake City marched to a nearby mailbox to send their resignation paperwork on its way. Photo: Gephardt Daily

Organizer: Mass LDS Resignation Takes Thousands Off Church Records

One month after worldwide media reported on the LDS Church Mass Resignation at a park near the iconic Temple Square, event organizer Elise McNamara is ready to share numbers and reflect on what has been accomplished.
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Utah Pride Center Hosts Suicide Survivors’ Group Following LDS Church’s Gay Policy Changes

The Utah Pride Center is initiating a Survivor of Suicide Attempts support group following a reported increase of gay suicides.
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Former LDS Missionary Leaves Hospital Nearly 9 Weeks After Belgium Blast

Richard Norby, the last of three Utah LDS missionaries to remain hospitalized for shrapnel and burn injuries after the March 22 terrorist bombing of the Brussels Airport, has been released and is continuing his recovery at his home in Lehi.