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BERLIN — The party is profiting from popular angst about how Germany can cope with an influx of migrants, over a million of whom arrived last year.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Rev. William Barber was escorted off an American Airlines plane after reacting to “disparaging remarks” from another passenger.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pontiff's dramatic gesture capped a lightning visit, with Orthodox Christian leaders, to a Greek island that had a politically-charged...
"If anyone thinks that greeting someone is getting involved in politics, I recommend that he look for a psychiatrist," Francis laughingly told reporters.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In the end, the Democratic candidate got something almost as good as a pope picture: blanket news coverage and a chance to deliver his stump...
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) " The lions are precious and must be protected,” said a Catholic priest.
(RNS) "There are few places in modern thought that rival the depth and insight of the church’s moral teachings on the market economy," Sanders said.
Sierra Leone has one of the world's highest maternal mortality rates with some 10 percent resulting from unsafe abortions, according to a 2013 report.
He'll speak to a Vatican council on economic justice but says the church is not endorsing his presidential run days ahead of the primary in Catholic-rich New...
(RNS) The first survey of Latino American Jews finds them distinct within both communities.
(RNS) They agreed to "do something to stop payday lenders from preying on consumers."
WASHINGTON (RNS) The group called on the Democratic and Republican party heads to explicitly and unambiguously commit to combating discrimination against...
(RNS) Respecting female colleagues as equals wasn’t the norm, said a church staffer who served at the national church headquarters from 2008 to 2012.
(RNS) More than 80 percent of Christians believe their states should have laws that regulate payday loans, which have interest rates sometimes as high as 400...