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Suzan Johnson Cook to resign as religious freedom ambassador

WASHINGTON — Suzan Johnson Cook, the State Department’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, will announce this week that she is … Continued

Nazi SS captain denied church funeral in Rome

ROME — Catholic churches here have joined government officials in three countries to deny a public funeral for Erich Priebke, … Continued

Pope Francis identifies with regular Catholics

Pope Francis made a significant push Thursday toward his vision of a more pastoral, less doctrinaire Catholic Church, saying the … Continued

Excerpts from Pope Francis’ explosive new interview

RNS () — In a lengthy, wide-ranging interview with journalists from his own Jesuit order, Pope Francis makes a number … Continued

‘Hug an Atheist’ film tries to put a human face on unbelief

SAN FRANCISCO — Few outside the atheist community — and even many inside it — would argue that atheism has … Continued

Abused Hindu goddesses recall violence against women

RNS () — A new public campaign in India uses powerful images of three Hindu goddesses with bruised faces to … Continued

Christians in Sudan face increased hostility

NAIROBI, Kenya — Despite a promise by the Sudanese government to grant its minority Christian population religious freedom, church leaders … Continued

The Moroccan-Jewish experience and why I have hope for peace in the Middle East

Secretary of State John Kerry has made it his personal mission to revive peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Yet … Continued

Religious freedom is not a ‘second-class right’

A rosary is held in the hand of a walker during a “Rosary Walk” rally supporting religious freedom. Over 100 … Continued

Martin Luther King and the eternal truth of ‘social issues’

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks in Eutaw, Ala., in this June 1965 photo. (The Associated Press — … Continued