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Climate Change Is A 'Moral Issue,' Says Archbishop On Papal Encyclical

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami about the encyclical that Pope Francis is expected to deliver next week where he will address the environment and climate change.

Pope Creates Tribunal To Investigate Bishops Accused Of Hiding Sex Abuse

Pope Francis has created a tribunal to hear cases of bishops who failed to protect kids from pedophile priests.

Vatican Establishes Tribunal To Investigate Bishops In Abuse Cases

Pope Francis sets up a tribunal to hear cases against senior clergy accused of not protecting children who were abused by priests. A victims' group says the Vatican isn't going far enough.

Putin, Pope Francis Will Meet At The Vatican

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to bring up the crisis in Ukraine. The meeting will be the second between the two men.

A Mountain Of Many Legends Draws Spiritual Seekers From Around The Globe

Mount Shasta, in Northern California, is a massive snowcapped volcano surrounded by miles of pristine national forest. Legends, myths and entire religious movements have centered on its secrets.

Prosecutor Charges Minnesota Archdiocese With Turning 'Blind Eye' To Abuse

The six gross misdemeanor charges and a related civil complaint stem from abuse by former St. Paul priest Curtis Wehmeyer.
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Scientology-Related Drug Center Blocked By Frederick County Council

The Trout Run resort will not become a Narconon facility. The lone dissenter on the council said the involvement of Scientology "clouded" his colleagues' judgment on the matter.


Why Jeb Bush Can't Bank On Faith Like His Brother Did

Bush, who is likely running for president, is a firm Catholic. But that might not be enough for evangelical Christians in Iowa who see him as moderate and are looking elsewhere.

Religious Groups, Businesses Review Supreme Court's Headscarf Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that retailer Abercrombie & Fitch violated the nation's ban on religious discrimination when it refused to hire a Muslim teenager who wore a headscarf known as a hijab.

Supreme Court Rules For Woman Denied Abercrombie & Fitch Job Over Headscarf

Samantha Elauf had applied for the sales job in Tulsa, Okla., and was recommended for hire by an interviewer. But Abercrombie has a "look policy" that bars the wearing of caps by its salespeople.