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Cardinal: Pope ordered auditor to resign over spying charge

By Nicole Winfield — May 19, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinal Angelo Becciu testified Wednesday that it was Francis who ordered the ouster of the Holy See’s auditor-general.
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ADL chief’s attack on left-leaning organizations criticized as dangerous

By Yonat Shimron — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — The speech by ADL chief Jonathan Greenblatt signaled a new, more combative focus on what he called anti-Zionist extremists.

ACNA bishop, alleging ‘spiritual attack,’ makes appeal for his return

By Kathryn Post — April 29, 2022
(RNS) — 'Both my diocese and the ACNA got hit this summer by a vicious spiritual attack of the enemy,' Bishop Stewart Ruch III said in a letter to the archbishop.

Archbishop resigns from Anglican Church of Canada over sexual misconduct

By Kathryn Post — April 20, 2022
(RNS) — Mark MacDonald was national Indigenous Anglican archbishop of the ACC and is known for his climate justice advocacy.

Atheists, spurred by growing ranks, gather for first time since start of pandemic

By Heather Greene — April 20, 2022
ATLANTA (RNS) — Despite frustrations with the current political climate, there was an overall sense of hope buoyed by the growing number of young people identifying as nonbelievers.

Why Vance Pitman, megachurch pastor, resigned as top leader at his Las Vegas church

By Bob Smietana — April 19, 2022
(RNS) — The former megachurch pastor hopes to focus on helping church planters, especially in the American West.

For rabbis visiting the border with Ukraine, Passover has a whole new meaning

By Yonat Shimron — April 14, 2022
(RNS) — In Poland, the group of 30 rabbis saw a modern-day example of what it’s like to flee from a pharaoh they called Putin into a land that may not be promised, but may provide a measure of safety.

Historic Reform seminary in Cincinnati to end rabbinic training program

By Yonat Shimron — April 12, 2022
(RNS) — Hebrew Union College’s Ohio campus had seen declining enrollment as students opted for its coastal campuses, in New York and Los Angeles.

Anglicans say leaders botched response to allegations against DC priest

By Kathryn Post — April 7, 2022
(RNS) — ‘This is the most messed up situation regarding a church I’ve been part of, but God can make this new,’ said a reported survivor.

More than $90 million missing from AME pension funds, claim class-action lawsuits

By Bob Smietana — April 6, 2022
(RNS) — The lawsuits claim that thousands of retirement clergy have been harmed by the potential loss of their pensions.

As Jewish movements struggle, independent rabbinical schools gain a toehold

By Yonat Shimron — April 4, 2022
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — A growing number of Jews are declaring no particular affiliation to either the Reform or Conservative movements. They prefer independent rabbinical schools.

Muslim chaplains forge a new way of thinking about Islam in secular places

By Kathryn Post — April 4, 2022
(RNS) — A new book, 'Mantle of Mercy: Islamic Chaplaincy in North America,' shows how a field that even many Muslims are unfamiliar with is finding its voice everywhere.

Religious diversity: Corporate obstacle? Or asset?

By Kathryn Post — April 1, 2022
(RNS) — Some US companies are embracing religious diversity as good for people and for business.
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