Pilgrims walk by a 26 metre tall giant glow-in-the-dark rosary, titled "Suspension" by the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, above the entrance of Basilica of the Holy Trinity, in Fatima, Portugal, Thursday, May 11, 2017. Pope Francis is visiting the Fatima shrine on May 12 and 13 to canonize two Portuguese shepherd children whose "visions" of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago turned the sleepy farming town of Fatima into a major Catholic pilgrimage site. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
May 12, 2017 - 7:04 am
FATIMA, Portugal (AP) — Pope Francis and pilgrims from around the world are flocking to a Catholic shrine town in Portugal to honor two poor, illiterate shepherd children whose visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago marked one of the most important events of the 20th-century Catholic Church...
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April 23, 2017 - 10:46 am
PHOENIX (AP) — An ongoing fight in the Arizona House over what constitutes a real prayer has heated up again. The latest skirmish came last week after Democratic Rep. Athena Salman of Tempe delivered the chamber's daily invocation at the start of the session. Salman said a humanist prayer and didn'...
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March 22, 2017 - 6:58 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana senators scrapped a proposal Wednesday that would've mandated time for public prayer during assemblies, sports competitions and other school events, amid questions about how such a policy would affect non-Christian students. The Senate Education and Career Development...
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March 17, 2017 - 5:59 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The United States struck an al-Qaida gathering in northern Syria, killing dozens of militants, U.S. officials said Friday. They said they found no basis for reports that civilians were killed. Syrian opposition activists said around 40 people, mostly civilians, were killed in a mosque...
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March 17, 2017 - 5:49 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas school district says Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton is raising unfounded concerns about religious freedom over a spare classroom where Muslim students pray. Muslim students at Liberty High School in Frisco have been allowed since 2009 to pray in a classroom that...
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March 17, 2017 - 10:52 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Friday prayers were cancelled in rebel-held parts of northern Syria after an airstrike that struck a crowded mosque, killing at least 40 people and wounded many others, Syrian opposition activists said. A powerful Syrian opposition group and other opposition activists blamed the U.S.-...
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