Tag: Religious issues

Uncovering boarding school history makes for monumental task

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — They sat inside a dust-covered box that had been stashed away, untouched, for years: black-and-white photographs of Apache students who were...

EU court rules employers can limit religious symbols

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BERLIN — The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that employers may forbid the wearing of visible symbols of religious or political belief, such...

COVID-19 takes toll on Catholic clergy in hard-hit countries

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The coronavirus has taken a heavy toll among Roman Catholic priests and nuns around the world, killing hundreds of them in a handful of...

School IDs buildings honoring racists, says names can’t go

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The University of South Carolina president has indicated he does not plan to ask the Legislature for permission to change the...

Vatican prosecutor seeks prison for priest in abuse trial

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VATICAN CITY — A prosecutor for the Holy See asked a Vatican court Thursday to convict and sentence an Italian priest for the alleged...

Connecticut diocese files for bankruptcy amid abuse claims

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NORWICH, Conn. — A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut filed for federal bankruptcy protection on Thursday to resolve dozens of lawsuits alleging the abuse...

Biden to warn US companies about doing business in Hong Kong

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is expected to issue a blanket warning to U.S. firms about the risks of doing business in Hong Kong...

Appeals court: Dealers can sell handguns to 18-year-olds

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A federal law that for more than 50 years has banned licensed firearms dealers from selling handguns to young adults...

US cites China, Myanmar, Ethiopia in genocide report

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday renewed genocide allegations against China for repression of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in its northwest Xinjiang...

Egypt court upholds life sentence for 10 Islamists

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Cairo — Egypt's highest appeals court upheld on Sunday the sentencing of ten leaders of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, including the group's head, to...