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Bible Museum Admits Some of Its Dead Sea Scrolls Are Fake

Bible Museum Admits Some of Its Dead Sea Scrolls Are Fake

By Ashraf Khalil | Oct 23
Technical analysis by a team of German scholars has revealed that at least five of the museum's 16 scroll fragments are apparent forgeries.

Young Catholics Urge Vatican to Issue Inclusive LGBT Message

Young Catholics Urge Vatican to Issue Inclusive LGBT Message

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 22
Catholic bishops are entering their final week of debate over hot-button issues facing young Catholics, including how the church should welcome gays.

Birth of a New Ukrainian Church Brings Fears of Violence

Birth of a New Ukrainian Church Brings Fears of Violence

By Yuras Karmanau | Oct 21
Incidents a week ago underline the tensions in Ukraine as it prepares to establish a full-fledged Orthodox church of its own.

Pope Accuser Strikes Back, Blames Gay Priesthood for Abuse

Pope Accuser Strikes Back, Blames Gay Priesthood for Abuse

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 19
The Vatican ambassador who accused Pope Francis of rehabilitating a disgraced ex-American cardinal is doubling down on his claims, asserting that the "scourge of homosexuality" in the priesthood is responsible for sex abuse.

Watch: Anti-Gay Christian Group Leader Tony Perkins Gets Dragged on Live TV

Watch: Anti-Gay Christian Group Leader Tony Perkins Gets Dragged on Live TV

Oct 18
This may be the most satisfying video of the day.

Episcopal Church Confronts Past Role in Sexual Exploitation

Episcopal Church Confronts Past Role in Sexual Exploitation

By David Crary | Oct 15
With striking displays of candor, the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging steps to combat it.

Trump Celebrates Return of American Pastor from Turkey

Trump Celebrates Return of American Pastor from Turkey

By Darlene Superville and Zeke Miller | Oct 14
President Donald Trump welcomed American pastor Andrew Brunson to the Oval Office, celebrating his release from nearly two years of confinement in Turkey that had sparked a diplomatic row with a key ally and outcry from U.S. evangelical groups.

Pope Defrocks 2 More Chilean Priests Accused of Sex Abuse

Pope Defrocks 2 More Chilean Priests Accused of Sex Abuse

Oct 13
Pope Francis on Saturday defrocked two more Chilean prelates accused of sexually abusing minors, and to show greater transparency about how he's responding to the church's global sex abuse crisis, the pontiff publicly explained why they were removed.

Pennsylvania AG: Cardinal Faces No Penalties by Resigning

Pennsylvania AG: Cardinal Faces No Penalties by Resigning

By Claudia Lauer, Nicole Winfield and David Crary | Oct 12
Amid unfolding sex-abuse scandals, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl as archbishop of Washington.

Pope Accepts Washington Cardinal's Resignation Amid Scandal

Pope Accepts Washington Cardinal's Resignation Amid Scandal

By David Crary and Nicole Winfield | Oct 12
Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock.

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