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Florida man sentenced to 30 years in prison for mosque fire

By Reuters — February 7, 2017
MIAMI (Reuters) A Florida man pleaded no contest and was sentenced on Monday (Feb. 6) to 30 years in prison for setting fire last year to the mosque where Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen once worshipped, court officials said.

Philippine Catholic Church to slam ‘reign of terror’ behind war on drugs

By Reuters — February 4, 2017
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' Catholic Church will assail President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs for creating a "reign of terror" among the poor, in sermons to be read at services across the country this weekend.

Vatican worried about Trump immigration order

By Reuters — February 1, 2017
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) The Vatican said it is worried about President Donald Trump's moves on immigration, in the Holy See's first comment since his executive order banning travel into the United States by citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries.

Bomb threats target US Jewish centers for third time in a month

By Reuters — February 1, 2017
NEW YORK (Reuters) More than a dozen Jewish community centers around the United States and one in Canada received bomb threats on Tuesday, the third wave of threatened attacks against them this month.

Boy Scouts of America to begin accepting transgender boys

By Reuters — January 31, 2017
(Reuters) The move bucks a more-than-century-old practice of using the gender stated on a birth certificate to determine eligibility.

Quebec mosque shooting thought to be ‘lone wolf’ attack

By Reuters — January 31, 2017
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (Reuters) - A French-Canadian university student was the sole suspect in a shooting at aQuebec City mosque and was charged with the premeditated murder of six people.

Canadian PM says mosque shooting a ‘terrorist attack on Muslims’

By Reuters — January 30, 2017
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (Reuters) - Six people were killed and eight wounded when gunmen opened fire at a Quebec City mosque during Sunday night prayers, in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a "terrorist attack on Muslims."

Trump says evangelicals will love his Supreme Court pick

By Reuters — January 28, 2017
(Reuters) The president said he will make the nomination on Thursday (Feb. 2).

Trump expected to order temporary ban on most refugees

By Reuters — January 25, 2017
(Reuters) Trump is expected to ban for several months the entry of refugees into the United States, except for religious minorities escaping persecution, until more aggressive vetting is in place.

After papal blessing, Duterte challenges abusive priests to ‘showdown’

By Reuters — January 24, 2017
(RNS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched an angry rebuke on Thursday of priests and bishops critical of his drug war, accusing them of homosexuality, corruption and child abuse.

US top court rebuffs ‘Sister Wives’ challenge to anti-bigamy law

By Reuters — January 23, 2017
(REUTERS) Left standing is a lower court's ruling that threw out their claim that Utah's law violated their religious liberty rights.

Pope says he will not increase security on travels despite risks

By Reuters — January 8, 2017
(Reuters) Unlike his predecessors, who used bulletproof popemobiles or limousines, Pope Francis uses ordinary cars on international trips.

At least four dead in Palestinian truck attack in Jerusalem

By Reuters — January 8, 2017
(Reuters) It was the deadliest Palestinian attack in Jerusalem in months and targeted officer cadets as they disembarked from a bus that brought them to the Armon Hanatziv promenade.

In emotional farewell speech, Michelle Obama praises diversity

By Reuters — January 7, 2017
(Reuters) 'Our glorious diversity - our diversities of faiths and colors and creeds - that is not a threat to who we are, it makes us who we are,' Michelle Obama said.

Austrian minister calls for headscarf ban for public servants

By Reuters — January 6, 2017
(Reuters) But Christian crosses, widespread in staunchly Catholic Austria, should be allowed in classrooms, he said, referring to the country's 'historically grown culture.'
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