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This photo taken May 19, 2017, shows Brooke Covington, a member of the Word of Faith Fellowship church in Spindle, N.C., leaving a hearing at Rutherford County Courthouse in Rutherfordton, N.C. Covington and other church members are accused of kidnapping and assaulting Matthew Fenner, a former church member, because he is gay. Covington, 58, has pleaded innocent to one count each of kidnapping and assault. If convicted, she faces up to two years in prison. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
June 01, 2017 - 1:49 pm
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man thought he was "going to die" when members of his evangelical church beat and choked him for two hours to expel his "homosexual demons," he testified Thursday. Matthew Fenner was the first person to take the stand in the assault and kidnapping trial...
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May 31, 2017 - 8:42 am
MADRID (AP) — British scholar Karen Armstrong on Wednesday won Spain's Princess of Asturias award for social sciences in recognition of her investigations into world religions. Organizers described Armstrong as an international reference point for her comparative studies of Islam, Christianity and...
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Hungarian Minister of Human Resources Zoltan Balog, left, and Archbishop of Erbil, Bashar Warda talk to each others after signing a supporting document of 145 million Hungarian forint (US dollar 525,000) donation to St. Joseph's Hospital in Erbil, Iraq, which provides services for mainly Christian refugees living in the city, in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, May 29, 2017. The donation is meant to cover the clinic’s medicinal supplies for six months. (Tibor Illyes/MTI via AP)
May 29, 2017 - 8:10 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's government is donating 145 million forints ($525,000) to Saint Joseph's Clinic in Erbil, Iraq, which provides services for mainly Christian refugees living in the city. An agreement on the donation, meant to cover the clinic's medical supplies for six months, was...
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A man covers the blood stains of victims on the road leads to St. Samuel, the Confessor monastery in Maghagha, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) south of Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
May 28, 2017 - 8:20 am
EGYPT (AP) — The Latest on events Egypt events (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children hiding under their seats to...
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Pope Francis arrives at the ILVA steel-making company in Genoa, Italy, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Pope Francis has begun a one-day visit to the northern Italian port city of Genoa to meet with workers, poor and homeless people, refugees and prisoners. His opened his visit at ILVA, a troubled steel-making company, where workers in hard hats awaited him. The visit puts a focus on the plight of workers whose lives have been made precarious by years of economic crisis. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
May 27, 2017 - 4:53 am
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis highlighted the struggle workers face in a globalizing economy with a visit Saturday to a troubled steel factory in Genoa, where he stressed the importance of work in giving people a sense of human dignity and denounced those who would exploit their workers. The visit puts...
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This image released by the Minya governorate media office shows a policeman and a priest next to a bus after stormed the bus in Minya, Egypt, Friday, May 26, 2017. Egyptian officials say dozens of people were killed and wounded in an attack by masked militants on a bus carrying Coptic Christians, including children, south of Cairo. (Minya Governorate Media office via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 1:50 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Masked gunmen riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a packed bus taking Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of Egypt's capital, killing at least 28 people, including two little children, authorities said. Twenty-two others were reported wounded. There was no...
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May 26, 2017 - 12:15 pm
An attack Friday on Egypt's Coptic Christians in which masked militants opened fire on a bus south of Cairo, killing at least 28 people and wounding 22, sent shockwaves through the Copt community, increasingly targeted by the Islamic State group and affiliated militants. The Copts have long been a...
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May 26, 2017 - 7:54 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A man who was sleeping on the steps outside of one of Atlanta's largest churches was stabbed repeatedly in a pre-dawn attack, and police are searching for a suspect. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( http://on-ajc.com/2rojjcs ) that the man was critically injured with...
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A helicopter hovers over the site as government troops continue to battle Muslim militants, three days after laying siege in Marawi city in southern Philippines Thursday, May 25, 2017. Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into a southern Philippine city Thursday as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of ISIS. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
May 25, 2017 - 4:18 am
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on the siege of a southern Philippine city by militants linked to the Islamic State group (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A military spokesman says troops are using helicopters to help clear militants from the besieged city of Marawi in the southern Philippines...
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Government troops patrol the outskirts of Marawi city three days after Muslim militants lay siege in the city in southern Philippines Thursday, May 25, 2017. The exodus of thousands of residents has continued amid continuing gunbattle between Government forces and Muslim militants occupying several buildings and houses in the city where they hoisted IS style black flags. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
May 25, 2017 - 12:56 am
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into a southern Philippine city Thursday as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of ISIS. At least...
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