FILE - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Father Sergiy, right, a Russian monk who has defied the Russian Orthodox Church's leadership, speaks to journalists in Russian Ural's Sredneuralsk, Russia. Father Sergiy, who has castigated the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church leadership and denied the coronavirus existence, was detained Tuesday Dec. 29, 2020, by police at a monastery in the Urals and flown to Moscow where he will face criminal charges. (AP Photo/Vladimir Podoksyonov, FILE)
Coronavirus-Denying Russian Monk Detained by Police
  • 29 December 2020
In the overnight showdown, police clashed with supporters of Father Sergiy at the Sredneuralsk monastery...
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A plaque sits at the steps of St. James Episcopal Church, Friday Dec. 4, 2020, in New York's Upper East Side neighborhood, acknowledging the church's wealth created with slave labor. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
More US Churches Are Committing to Racism-Linked Reparations
  • 13 December 2020
Many are initiating or considering how to make amends through financial investments and long-term programs...
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Cardinal clothing accessories are seen on display in the window of the Gammarelli clerical clothing shop, in Rome, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The consistory to elevate new cardinals scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 28, in the time of coronavirus is like nothing the Holy See has ever seen. A handful of soon-to-be cardinals are in protective coronavirus quarantine, including African-American, Cardinal-designate Wilton Gregory, archbishop of Washington who explained that a U.S.-based ecclesiastical tailor took his measurements while he was still in Washington and sent them to Gammarelli, which then made them to order and sent them to Santa Marta hotel where he is undergoing the quarantine. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
New Cardinals Quarantine in Pope’s Hotel Ahead of Ceremony
  • 27 November 2020
"Here, it doesn’t matter if you’re a cardinal or a pope. The virus doesn’t respect...
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Greece’s Archbishop Hospitalized with Coronavirus Symptoms
  • 19 November 2020
Archbishop Ieronymos, the 82-year-old archbishop and head of the Orthodox Church of Greece, is in...
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FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory greets churchgoers at St. Mathews Cathedral after the annual Red Mass in Washington. Pope Francis on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red hat. In a surprise announcement from his studio window to faithful standing below in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said the churchmen would be elevated to a cardinal’s rank in a ceremony on Nov. 28. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Pope Names 13 New Cardinals, Including First Black US Prelate
  • 26 October 2020
Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, would be the first African-American to hold the cardinal...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2015 file photo, Mauro Cioffari, left, puts a wedding ring on his partner Davide Conti's finger as their civil union is being registered by a municipality officer during a ceremony in Rome's Campidoglio Capitol Hill. Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday, Oct. 21 2020 at the Rome Film Festival. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, file)
Plot Thickens Over Origins of Pope’s Civil Union Endorsement
  • 22 October 2020
Questions swirled about the origins of Pope Francis’ bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions, with...
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Pope Francis waves to faithful at the end of the weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions in New Documentary Film
  • 21 October 2020
Pope Francis gave the thumbs up in a new feature-length documentary, "Francesco."
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2020 file photo, Vatican Swiss Guards stand attention at the St. Damaso courtyard on the occasion of their swearing-in ceremony, at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. On Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, the Vatican said in a statement that four Swiss Guards have tested positive for the coronavirus, as the surge in infections in surrounding Italy enters the Vatican walls. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, file)
4 Swiss Guards Test Positive As COVID-19 Penetrates Vatican
  • 12 October 2020
The Swiss Guards, the world’s oldest standing army, provide ceremonial guard duty during papal Masses,...
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Official Says Falwell Leaving Liberty; Falwell Says He’s Not
  • 25 August 2020
Jerry Falwell Jr.’s future at evangelical Liberty University was unclear, with a senior school official...
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Jerry Falwell Jr. Resigns as Head of Liberty University
  • 24 August 2020
The resignation came a day after Falwell issued a statement to The Washington Examiner publicly...
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After Lobbying, Catholic Church Won $1.4 Billion in Virus Aid
  • 10 July 2020
Faith-based organizations that promote religious beliefs aren’t usually eligible for money from the U.S. Small...
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The Dalai Lama to Release First Album in July
  • 9 June 2020
The Associated Press reports that the album, featuring teachings and mantras by the Dalai Lama...
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