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Sex Abuse Scandal Isn't The Only 'Pain' For The Pope In South America

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:56:17 -0500

Pope Francis was stung by a sexual abuse scandal in Chile, where the Church is losing sway and people are embracing social norms opposed by the Vatican.

Pope Francis Accuses Bishop's Critics Of Slander, Riling Sex Abuse Victims In Chile

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:25:00 -0500

On the last day of his visit to Chile, Pope Francis set the simmering resentment that some hold against the Catholic Church to a full boil.

Friendly Skies: Pope Marries Couple On A Plane Over Chile

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:40:30 -0500

The couple had planned to tie the knot next months but their Catholic church was destroyed in a massive earthquake. The pontiff asked if they'd like him to marry them right then? They agreed.

Trump Admin Will Protect Health Workers Who Refuse Services On Religious Grounds

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:53:00 -0500

The Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom is being established to aid health workers with objections rooted in conscience or religion to treating certain people and performing some procedures.

Pet Blessing In Spain

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:07:00 -0500

Catholics are celebrating the Feast of San Anton this week. He's known as the patron saint of animals, and in Spain the fiesta ends with people bringing their pets to be blessed in church.

'Racial Impostor Syndrome': Here Are Your Stories

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:18:22 -0500

We got more than 100 letters from our listeners about how y'all feel like fakes. Here are some of our favorites.

What Stories Do You Want From Code Switch In 2018?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:18:21 -0500

New year, new stories. Let us know which topics, stories and notable people you want us to cover in the coming year.

Mormon Church Names Russell M. Nelson As New Leader

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:07:00 -0500

"My brethren of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles laid hands upon my head, ordained me, set me apart as president of the church. It was a sacred and humbling experience," Nelson said Tuesday.

Pope Francis Begins South American Trip In Chile

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Piotr Kozak about the pope's trip which comes amid controversy over an alleged cover-up of sexual abuse by dozens of Catholic priests in Chile.

On Visit To Chile, Pope Asks For Forgiveness Over Sex-Abuse Scandal

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:48:00 -0500

At least five churches have been vandalized since Friday ahead of Francis' visit, some with firebombs as anger persists years after a major sex-abuse scandal that many see as a coverup by the Vatican.

Mormon Church Leader To Be Officially Announced Tuesday

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:57:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks to University of Virginia professor Kathleen Flake about the expected new leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church President Thomas Monson died this month.

Sexual Harassment In The Church: Apology 'Has Never Been Enough'

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:41:19 -0500

In light of sexual assault allegations against a pastor at Highpoint Church in Memphis, Tenn., NPR's Michel Martin talks to Rev. Serene Jones about patterns of sexual abuse and harassment within the church.

Report Shows It's Increasingly Dangerous To Be A Christian In Many Countries

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

Open Doors USA released its annual list of the most dangerous countries for Christians. Among those where anti-Christian hostility has grown are India and Turkey, two important U.S. allies.

An American Muslim Preacher Faces His Own Mortality

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 04:58:00 -0500

Usama Canon is the founding director of the Ta'leef Collective, a "third place" for Muslims between mosque and home. After an ALS disagnosis, he's reflecting on his work.

How To Make The World A Better Place In 2018, According To Pope Francis

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:14:00 -0500

He spoke about topics in the headlines but also voiced concerns about the risks of technology and the need to develop better drugs without worrying about profits.