Jacques Billeaud

Jacques Billeaud is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Jacques Billeaud

Woman tied to Arizona polygamous leader accused of threats

By Jacques Billeaud — April 14, 2023
PHOENIX (AP) — The indictment of Josephine Barlow Bistline marks the fourth woman associated with self-declared prophet Samuel Bateman to face federal charges.

Priest’s new assignment: Helping those he invalidly baptized

By Jacques Billeaud and Luis Andres Henao — February 26, 2022
PHOENIX (AP) —Church officials estimate Rev. Andrés Arango performed thousands of baptisms that are now presumed invalid and said those affected now need valid baptisms.
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