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Brian Melley

Brian Melley is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Brian Melley

Mexican megachurch leader pleads guilty in LA to sex abuse

By Brian Melley — June 4, 2022
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Naasón Joaquín García, the leader of Mexican megachurch La Luz del Mundo, faces up to 16 years and eight months in prison when sentenced Wednesday.

Court upholds California ban on church services in pandemic

By Brian Melley — May 6, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom had the right to ban church assemblies in the interest of public health during the coronavirus outbreak, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
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