Religion

April 23, 2018 - 5:12 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is shaping up to be the answer to Philly fans' prayers, and he shocked parishioners by showing up during the middle of some at a small Roman Catholic church this weekend. St. Kevin Parish in Springfield, about 10 miles (16 kilometers)...
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This combination of 2008-2017 photos shows Linkin Park co-lead vocalist Chester Bennington, Atlanta Braves pitcher R.A. Dickey, former NHL star Theo Fleury and film director Tyler Perry. They are among the male celebrities who have disclosed they were victims of sexual abuse. (AP Photo)
April 19, 2018 - 12:42 am
For some male victims of sexual assault and abuse, #MeToo can feel more like #WhatAboutMe? They admire the women speaking out about traumatic experiences as assault and harassment victims, while wondering whether men with similar scars will ever receive a comparable level of public empathy and...
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April 13, 2018 - 3:01 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The three main protagonists in denouncing Chile's sex abuse scandal will meet with Pope Francis over the weekend of April 28-29 and will stay as his guests at the Vatican hotel where he lives. Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of Chile's most famous predator priest, told The...
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April 13, 2018 - 2:28 pm
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A governing Hindu nationalist party lawmaker has been arrested after being accused of abducting and raping a teenage girl whose father died following an assault by a mob led by his brother when the girl protested. Abhishek Dayal, a spokesman for the federal Central Bureau of...
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April 13, 2018 - 2:19 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Legion of Christ religious order says it will try to respond to requests for compensation from former seminarians who were sexually abused by its founder and then discredited by officials for having publicly denounced him. Victims of the Rev. Marcial Maciel petitioned the...
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April 13, 2018 - 1:39 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Irish bishops, who have taken the lead in addressing the plight of children of Catholic priests, are signaling another envelope-pushing response to a problem that the Catholic Church has long sought to hide. The Irish bishops' conference has left open the possibility that a...
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April 13, 2018 - 1:20 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Donors, survivors and victims' families are questioning how a South Texas church is spending millions of dollars of donations made since a gunman killed more than two dozen worshippers in November. Demand for more information grew after the First Baptist Church in...
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April 13, 2018 - 12:23 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday sentenced 21 people — including former top military officers — to life terms in prison over the ouster of an Islamic-oriented government in 1997. Another 68 defendants were acquitted in the trial against scores of people who were accused of taking...
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April 13, 2018 - 11:15 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers ratified an international treaty on women's rights on Friday despite fierce opposition and protests from right-wing groups and the Catholic Church. The parliament voted 110-30 to back the Istanbul Convention, which also has caused divisions within the...
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April 13, 2018 - 10:14 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The girl, just 8 years old, was grazing her family's ponies on a chilly January day in the forests of the Himalayan foothills when she was kidnapped. Her raped and mutilated body was found in the woods a week later. In 2012, the fatal gang rape of a young woman in the heart...
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