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Saiful Malook, center, lawyer of Pakistani Christian woman Aasia Bibi who is facing blasphemy charges, arrives at the Supreme Court, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Bibi acquitted of blasphemy faces a final legal hurdle in the court that could guarantee her freedom, allowing her to join her daughters. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
January 29, 2019 - 5:20 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Pakistan surrounding the case of Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A top leader of a radical Islamist party in Pakistan, which had long campaigned for the execution of Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman acquitted of...
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FILE- In this file photo from Oct. 17, 2018, survivors of child sexual abuse hug in the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. while awaiting legislation to respond to a landmark state grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. Lawmakers have returned to the Pennsylvania Capitol for 2019 sessions, but they have yet to revisit a response to child sexual abuse scandals since the debate's late-night collapse that closed last year's final voting day. (AP Photo/Marc Levy, File)
January 28, 2019 - 3:07 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawmakers have returned to the Pennsylvania Capitol but have yet to revisit legislation on child sexual abuse scandals since an October fight killed a bill that would have allowed long-ago victims to sue the Roman Catholic Church and other institutions. The Legislature's new...
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In this picture taken Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, Pope Francis, gestures as he answers reporters' questions aboard the plane after taking off from Panama City. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
January 28, 2019 - 5:15 am
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis says he is "terrified of a bloodbath" in Venezuela but doesn't want to pick sides in the political standoff because it's not his role as a pastor. Francis told reporters travelling home from Panama on Sunday that he supports the entire Venezuelan...
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In this picture taken Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti, answers reporters' questions aboard the plane after taking off from Panama City. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
January 28, 2019 - 5:08 am
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has sought to lower expectations from his big sex abuse prevention summit next month. Francis told reporters returning from Panama on Sunday that he wants the Feb. 21-24 meeting to essentially be a catechism class for bishops about sex abuse. He said he...
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In this picture taken Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti, gestures to describe snobbish, hypocritical Catholics as he answers reporters' questions aboard the plane after taking off from Panama City. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
January 28, 2019 - 4:48 am
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis is ruling out any lifting of the celibacy requirement for priests but says there's reason to consider ordaining older, married men in remote communities where priests are in short supply. Francis said he believes priestly celibacy is a gift for the...
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Pope Francis speaks to volunteers who worked at the World Youth Day event, before his departure in Panama City, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Tito Herrera)
January 27, 2019 - 4:03 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for a "just and peaceful solution" to Venezuela's political crisis as he wrapped up a visit to Panama for a World Youth Day rally that was overshadowed by the upheaval unfolding nearby. Francis refused again to say if the Holy See would recognize...
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A red rose lies on a slab of the Holocaust Memorial to commemorate the victims of the Nazis in Berlin, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp on Jan. 27, 1945. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 27, 2019 - 2:29 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (all times local): 11:25 p.m. A peaceful walk to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day in central California was interrupted by a motorist shouting insults against Jews. KSBW-TV reports about 100 people gathered in Salinas on...
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Pilgrims watch as Pope Francis arrives for a vigil at Campo San Juan Pablo II in Panama City, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
January 26, 2019 - 5:05 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Young people challenged Pope Francis on the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal and the plight of Christians in the Middle East as the youth took center stage Saturday in the final events of World Youth Day in Panama. Organizers said some 600,000 people turned out for Saturday's...
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A man places a sign showing support for the students of Covington Catholic Catholic High School in front of the Catholic Diocese of Covington in Covington, Ky., Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
January 25, 2019 - 7:54 pm
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A northern Kentucky bishop has apologized for his diocese's reaction to a videotaped encounter last week at the Lincoln Memorial between a group of high school students and Native American marchers. An initial joint statement from the Diocese of Covington and Covington...
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Pope Francis listens to the confession of an inmate during a penitential liturgy at the Las Garzas de Pacora detention center for minors, in Panama, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Francis on Friday denounced how society puts up "invisible walls" to marginalize sinners and criminals as he brought World Youth Day to Panama's juvenile delinquents who can't participate in the Catholic Church's big festival of faith. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 25, 2019 - 4:24 pm
LAS GARZAS, Panama (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday brought World Youth Day to Panama's juvenile delinquents, celebrating an emotional penitential liturgy inside the country's main youth prison since the inmates couldn't participate in the Catholic Church's big festival of faith outside. Fulfilling...
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