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Pope OKs Communion For The Divorced? Not So Fast, Vatican Says

Word about what the pope reportedly said when he called a woman in Argentina set off speculation that he wants to reverse church teachings. His spokesman says that's reading too much into the story.

The Ten Commandments In The Digital Age

From adultery to envy, is social media making it harder to honor the Ten Commandments? Paul Edwards of The Deseret News talks about its series on how the Commandments fit into American life today.

2,000 Buses Of Visitors: Rome Braces For Canonization Crowds

Millions of pilgrims are expected Sunday for the joint canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. Rome is cleaning up and preparing everything from first aid stands to portable toilets.

Tattoo Of Buddha Gets British Tourist Thrown Out Of Sri Lanka

A 37-year-old British woman was detained in the island nation after a taxi driver noticed her Buddha tattoo, which is viewed as a religious affront to the country's dominant religion.

Louisiana Lawmaker Pulls Bill To Make Bible State's Official Book

The lawmaker who sponsored the bill to make the Holy Bible the state's official book said it had become a distraction and that there were "much more important" priorities.

America's Less Religious: Study Puts Some Blame On The Internet

A computer scientist used statistical modeling to prove how America is losing its religion. Other factors: A drop in religious upbringing and an increase in college-level education.
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Obamas Cause Stir At Easter Service In Northwest Congregaton

The first family attended Easter services on Sunday at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Northwest Washington.


'A Wound That Doesn't Close': Armenians Suffer Uncertainty Together

The Easter holiday finds Christians in the Middle East concerned over what the future may hold. As the violence in Syria deepens, many Armenians remember a history of genocidal tragedies.

The Florida Church Whose Worshipers Are All Tourists

The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe has no permanent members, but it's hosting tens of thousands of worshipers today –- it's across the street from Walt Disney World.
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Easter Rebirth Of A Different Sort For Ocean City Episcopal Church

On Easter Sunday, the congregation at St. Paul’s by the Sea in Ocean City, Md., will mark a milestone on their path to recovery after a tragedy claimed the life of their beloved pastor and destroyed the church itself.