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Luis Andres Henao

Luis Andres Henao is an author at Religion News Service.

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

By Luis Andres Henao, Jessie Wardarski — July 16, 2021
(AP) — The coronavirus has taken a heavy toll among Roman Catholic priests and nuns around the world, killing hundreds of them.

LGBTQ youth of faith pray, bond at ‘Beloved Arise’ group

By Luis Andres Henao — July 4, 2021
Jessika Sessoms grew up in a conservative Black evangelical family, attended Christian schools and often heard that being gay was an abomination, until she understood that she was queer while studying to become a missionary. The 23-year-old from Florida came out publicly last year and has found healing and a sense of community after joining […]

Jewish community prays for miracles after condo collapse

By Kelli Kennedy, Terry Spencer, Luis Andres Henao — June 26, 2021
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Numerous members of an Orthodox synagogue are among those missing after the collapse of a seaside condominium tower in Surfside, Florida. The town is home to a large Jewish community, where the families often crowd the sidewalks before sunset as they walk to services for the Sabbath. Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar, […]

NY Holocaust survivors celebrated at concert after isolation

By Luis Andres Henao — June 15, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) — 'To be out once again is like reviving ourselves. To sit among our children and grandchildren is heartwarming,' said Dolly Rabinowitz, who lived through Auschwitz and the Death March.
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