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China vows more ‘friendly consensus’ amid Vatican complaints

By Associated Press — November 29, 2022
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing and the Vatican are once again tangling over the prickly issue of appointing Chinese bishops.

Vatican opens new investigation, alleging disgraced cardinal secretly recorded Pope Francis

By Claire Giangravé — November 28, 2022
(RNS) — Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prosecutors say, secretly recorded a call with Pope Francis in which he seeks to avoid a trial on corruption charges.

Asian faiths try to save swastika symbol corrupted by Hitler

By Deepa Bharath — November 28, 2022
(AP) — The symbol is a millennia-old sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism that represents peace and good fortune, and was also used widely by Indigenous people worldwide in a similar vein.

Who is Trump and Kanye’s dinner companion, Nick Fuentes?

By Jack Jenkins and Paul O'Donnell — November 27, 2022
(RNS) — Last year the 24-year-old right-wing media personality told an audience that the United States will cease to be America 'if it loses its white demographic core and if it loses its faith in Jesus Christ.'

Rainbow struggle playing out on sidelines of World Cup

By Mariam Fam — November 26, 2022
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The emirate, where gay sex is illegal, faced intense scrutiny in the run-up to the tournament regarding the safety and inclusion of LGBTQ visitors.

Drive-by shooting injures 2 at funeral at Nashville church

By Jonathan Mattise — November 26, 2022
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The shooting Saturday took place as mourners left the funeral of a woman who was fatally shot earlier this month, according to police.

Far-right Ben-Gvir to be Israel’s national security minister

By Associated Press — November 26, 2022
JERUSALEM (AP) — Giving the sensitive role to Ben-Gvir raises concerns of a further escalation in Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

Photos of the Week: Thanksgiving; Cardinal Zen verdict

By Kit Doyle — November 26, 2022
(RNS) — This week’s photo gallery includes Thanksgiving, the verdict against Cardinal Zen and more.

Georgia high court reinstates ban on abortions after 6 weeks

By Sudhin Thanawala — November 25, 2022
ATLANTA (AP) — The justices put a lower court ruling overturning the ban on hold while they consider an appeal. Doctors who had resumed providing abortions after six weeks had to immediately stop.

Vatican court hears secret recording of pope on hostage fees

By Nicole Winfield — November 25, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican tribunal weighing a financial fraud case heard a secret recording of Pope Francis about the Holy See’s payments to free a nun held hostage by al-Qaida-linked militants.

Hong Kong court convicts Cardinal Zen, 5 others over fund

By Kanis Leung — November 25, 2022
HONG KONG (AP) — While the cardinal has not yet been charged with national security-related charges, he was charged with failing to properly register a fund aimed at helping democracy protestors.

Pope links plight of Ukrainians today to Stalin’s ‘genocide’

By Nicole Winfield — November 24, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pontiff's willingness to call the starvation of Ukrainians 90 years ago a “genocide,” and his linking it to Ukrainian deaths today, marked a sharp escalation in papal rhetoric against Russia

With searches, Ukraine focuses suspicions on Orthodox clergy

By Hanna Arhirova and Peter Smith — November 24, 2022
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An investigation of a centuries-old monastic complex in Ukraine’s capital has underscored Ukrainian authorities' suspicions about some Orthodox Christian clergymen they see as loyal to Russia.

Pope Francis IDs successor to conservative Providence bishop

By David Klepper — November 24, 2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Most Reverend Richard G. Henning is the new coadjutor bishop of Providence, will likely succeed the conservative Bishop Thomas Tobin.

Vineyard USA founder’s widow, board members sue breakaway Anaheim pastors, alleging fraud

By Bob Smietana — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — A pair of California pastors say God told them to lead the Anaheim Vineyard out of its home denomination. Former board members say the pastors committed fraud to do that. At stake is $62 million in assets.
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