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Cardinal: Pope ordered auditor to resign over spying charge

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinal Angelo Becciu testified Wednesday that it was Francis who ordered the ouster of the Holy See’s auditor-general. The post Cardinal: Pope ordered auditor to resign over spying charge appeared first on Religion News Service.

What is the Lag BaOmer pilgrimage?

(The Conversation) — The pilgrimage is by far the largest Jewish pilgrimage in modern times. The post What is the Lag BaOmer pilgrimage? appeared first on Religion News Service.

Man killed in California church shooting called a hero

(AP) — Dr. John Cheng, a sports medicine doctor who is survived by a wife and two children, charged at the shooter and attempted to disarm him, allowing others to intervene. The post Man killed in California church shooting called a hero appeared first on Religion News Service.

Vatican foreign minister to visit Ukraine as pope toes delicate line

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Archbishop Paul Gallagher’s trip comes as the Holy See toes a delicate line in trying to keep alive newly improved ties with the Russian Orthodox Church while offering support to the “martyred” Ukrainian faithful. The post Vatican foreign minister to visit Ukraine as pope toes delicate line appeared first on Religion…

Pope rallies from knee pain to proclaim 10 new saints

ROME (AP) — Sunday’s ceremony was evidence that Francis is still able to still walk, but appears to be taking it as easy as possible to let the ligaments heal before an intense period of travel starting in July. The post Pope rallies from knee pain to proclaim 10 new saints appeared first on Religion…

Kashmiri Hindus protest killing of minority community member

(RNS) — Scores of the region’s minority Hindus, locally known as Pandits, took to the streets, blocking roads and demanding that Rahul Bhat’s killers be brought to justice. The post Kashmiri Hindus protest killing of minority community member appeared first on Religion News Service.

The world can learn about conservation—and trust—from Indigenous societies

(The Conversation) — Traditional ecological knowledge encompasses medicine, religion and culture. The post The world can learn about conservation—and trust—from Indigenous societies appeared first on Religion News Service.

Reports: Hong Kong arrests Roman Catholic cardinal, others

HONG KONG (AP) — The arrests were apparently related to their roles as trustees of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which provided legal aid to people who took part in 2019 pro-democracy protests that were quashed by security forces. The post Reports: Hong Kong arrests Roman Catholic cardinal, others appeared first on Religion News Service.

Now in spotlight, Dubai Jews struggle for public synagogue

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Plans to build a permanent sanctuary for Dubai’s fast-expanding congregation have sputtered to a standstill, Jewish leaders say. The post Now in spotlight, Dubai Jews struggle for public synagogue appeared first on Religion News Service.

Anger among Afghan women as face veil edict splits Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) —Hardliners and pragmatists among the Islamist rulers have avoided open confrontation but sharper restrictions, such as a recent decree that all women must be entirely covered, are deepening divisions. The post Anger among Afghan women as face veil edict splits Taliban appeared first on Religion News Service.