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Pope Replaces Santiago Bishop Accused of Sex Abuse Cover-Up

Pope Replaces Santiago Bishop Accused of Sex Abuse Cover-Up

By Nicole Winfield | Mar 23
Pope Francis on Saturday replaced Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, the embattled archbishop of Santiago, Chile, after he became embroiled in the country's spiraling sex abuse and cover-up scandal.

Pope Nixes French Cardinal Resignation After Cover-Up

Pope Nixes French Cardinal Resignation After Cover-Up

Mar 19
Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was convicted of failing to report a known predator priest to police.

Once Sanctuaries, Houses of Worship Struggle with Security

Once Sanctuaries, Houses of Worship Struggle with Security

By Mike Householder, Rebecca Santana And Kelli Kennedy | Mar 17
A rabbi who packs a gun. A church installing security cameras. A police car protecting a mosque.

New Zealand Gunman Entranced with Ottoman Sites in Europe

New Zealand Gunman Entranced with Ottoman Sites in Europe

By Jovana Gec | Mar 17
The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 50 people dead in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites.

New Zealand Shooter Steeped Attack In Dark Internet Culture

New Zealand Shooter Steeped Attack In Dark Internet Culture

By Rachel Lerman | Mar 16
The suspected New Zealand shooter carefully modeled his attack for an internet age.

Trump Downplays White Nationalism Threat after Massacre

Trump Downplays White Nationalism Threat after Massacre

By Jonathan Lemire | Mar 16
President Donald Trump played down any threat posed by racist white nationalism after the gunman accused of the New Zealand mosque massacre called the president "a symbol of renewed white identity."

Alleged Christchurch Gunman's Actions Stun Hometown

Alleged Christchurch Gunman's Actions Stun Hometown

By Rod McGuirk | Mar 16
Those who watched Brenton Tarrant growing up in the sleepy Australian country town of Grafton say they had no inkling of the potential evil he allegedly unleashed in merciless gunfire at two New Zealand mosques that claimed at least 49 lives.

Mosque Attacks Spark Outrage, Fuel Concern over Islamophobia

Mosque Attacks Spark Outrage, Fuel Concern over Islamophobia

By Mike Corder | Mar 15
World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent Islamophobia.

Dissident Catholics Assail Vatican Role at UN

Dissident Catholics Assail Vatican Role at UN

By Verena Dobnik | Mar 15
A group of activist Roman Catholics asked the United Nations Thursday to revoke the Vatican's observer status for failing to protect the rights of women, children and the LGBTQ community.

NZ Manifesto Resembles Norway Mass Murderer's Text

NZ Manifesto Resembles Norway Mass Murderer's Text

By Jan M. Olsen | Mar 15
The manifesto that the presumed New Zealand shooter published is shorter and "more sloppy" than the one written by a Norwegian right-wing extremist who killed 77 people in 2011, but expresses similar sentiments, a Swedish terror expert said Friday.

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