Religion News

AP News - Oct 02, 2015 10:04 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A son of jailed polygamous leader Warren Jeffs describes how he was manipulated, shuffled around the country and assigned to work crews to atone for his perceived transgressions before leaving the sect last year.The comment ...more

AP News - Sep 24, 2015 10:18 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pope Francis warns Congress that fight against religious extremism must not trample on freedom. ...more

AP News - Sep 24, 2015 10:08 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five-year-old Sophie Cruz made her way through a security fence and was just feet from Pope Francis' popemobile during a short parade around the White House when she hesitated.Clutching a yellow T-shirt and a note about immigra ...more

AP News - Sep 23, 2015 6:43 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Huge crowds of admirers and fans gave Pope Francis an enthusiastic reception in the nation's capital on Wednesday, beginning with the thousands who packed the South Lawn of the White House.President Barack Obama welcomed Pope F ...more

AP News - Sep 23, 2015 6:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — An 18th-century missionary who brought Catholicism to the American West Coast was elevated to sainthood Wednesday by Pope Francis in the first canonization on U.S. soil.Francis canonized Junipero Serra during a Mass outside the ...more

AP News - Sep 23, 2015 3:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive security apparatus protecting Pope Francis on his historic, six-day trip to the United States got its first test Wednesday as a 5-year-old California girl with a T-shirt and a message about immigration for the pontiff made ...more

AP News - Sep 15, 2015 3:12 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The small community on the Utah-Arizona border where raging flash flood waters turned deadly is a remote, secluded community just south of Zion National Park that is home to a polygamous sect led by Warren Jeffs.More on the ...more

AP News - Sep 11, 2015 12:43 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. official says rising religious intolerance threatens the unity of Myanmar as the former pariah state prepares for landmark Nov. 8 elections.The top diplomat for East Asia, Daniel Russel, is criticizing the electio ...more

AP News - Sep 10, 2015 2:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pope Francis will travel in the Popemobile on streets between the White House and National Mall when he visits Washington later this month, the Archdiocese of Washington announced Thursday.The Archdiocese said spectators won't ...more

AP News - Sep 08, 2015 6:04 PM

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A jury recommended the death penalty Tuesday for a white supremacist who fatally shot three people at Jewish sites in Kansas, less than two hours after he told jurors he didn't care what sentence was handed down.Frazier Glenn ...more