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Japan marks 75 years of Vatican ties with Noh theater show

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:34:58 GMT2017-06-25T13:34:58Z

ROME (AP) -- Japan has marked the 75th anniversary of diplomatic ties with the Holy See with a performance of ancient traditional Noh theater in Rome....



Hindus kill 1 Muslim in clash on running train in India

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:31:52 GMT2017-06-25T07:31:52Z

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Indian police arrested one Hindu for suspected involvement in the killing of a Muslim man who was attacked with a knife on a running train near the Indian capital....



Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:26:09 GMT2017-06-24T16:26:09Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God - before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders - is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues....



Breast milk jeweler ordered to refund customers, return milk

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:09:51 GMT2017-06-24T00:09:51Z

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Rhode Island company that makes jewelry from breast milk has been ordered to refund customers and return the breast milk they sent....



Judge OKs lawsuit over once-secret immigrant vetting program

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:04:55 GMT2017-06-22T21:04:55Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- A class-action lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program that delayed immigration and citizenship applications by Muslims can move forward, a federal judge has ruled....



The Latest: More legal fight ahead over Mississippi LGBT law

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:04:54 GMT2017-06-22T17:04:54Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The Latest on Mississippi law dealing with religious objections to same-sex marriage (all times local):...



Archbishop: Church of England 'colluded' to hide sex abuse

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:38:49 GMT2017-06-22T16:38:49Z

LONDON (AP) -- The Church of England "colluded" with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church said Thursday....



Court: Mississippi can enforce LGBT religious objections law

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:20:43 GMT2017-06-22T16:20:43Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A federal appeals court says Mississippi can start enforcing a law that will let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples....



4 cardinals press pope to clarify divorce-remarriage stand

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:36:32 GMT2017-06-21T14:36:32Z

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Four conservative cardinals who publicly questioned Pope Francis' opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics are pressing their case and arguing that the issue is dividing the Catholic Church....



Philippine rebels free hostages from school, military says

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:58:43 GMT2017-06-21T13:58:43Z

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines (AP) -- Muslim rebels freed dozens of hostages while other captives escaped Wednesday from a school as army troops faced another security crisis in the southern Philippines, military officials said....