RNS Morning Report: Viganò saga; Days of Atonement; Muslim Republicans

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò listens to remarks at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual fall meeting on Nov. 16, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Need to know: Monday, September 10, 2018

Conflicting reports

Catholic donor denies he consulted on Viganò allegations against Pope Francis

In an email addressed to other conservative Catholics, Timothy Busch refuted reports that he personally consulted Archbishop Viganò on his letter. More from Religion News Service

A house divided

Coptic abbot’s murder points to strains over ecumenism in Egypt

Egypt's Coptic Orthodox community is reeling from the murder of the abbot of St. Macarius Monastery, apparently by traditionalists of his own faith. More from Religion News Service

From the top down

As Jews enter the Days of Atonement, some look far and wide for examples of repentance in public life

"It’s really difficult to come up with examples of public figures who have done what we would call full teshuva,” one rabbi said. More from The Washington Post 🔒

Grand old parting

For a lot of Muslim Republicans, their party’s over

Muslim voters in the GOP are wondering how, or whether, to cast ballots at a time of anti-Muslim rhetoric from politicians in their own party. More from BuzzFeed News

'No room for hate'

British Muslim group calls for Franklin Graham to be denied UK visa

Franklin Graham, who has called Islam “evil” and “wicked,” has been invited to preach at a Christian festival in Blackpool this month. More from The Guardian

Rabbinical mic drop

Where does rabbi voice come from?

“Seinfeld” parodied it. It’s all over Woody Allen. But no one quite knows how the singsong lilt of the Jewish clergy began. Rich Cohen offers three explanations. More from The New York Times 🔒

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Aysha Khan

Aysha Khan is the social media manager for RNS. A Denver-based journalist, she reports on American Muslims. She also produces the daily RNS Morning Report newsletter. Her own newsletter, Creeping Sharia, focuses on Muslims in the U.S.

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