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  • Turin Shroud goes back on display for faithful and curious

    Updated: 54 min ago

    TURIN, Italy (AP) — Turin's archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are returning to see the linen again when it goes back on display starting Sunday. The 4.3-meter-long (14-foot) cloth...

  • Future map of religions reveals world of change for Christians, Muslims, Jews

    By Cathy Lynn Grossman Religion News Service -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    Muslims will overtake Christians by the end of this century. India, now mostly Hindu, will become the world's largest Muslim country. The numbers of people with no religious identity will soar in the U.S. and Europe, but the unaffiliated will lose worldwide market share as...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting April 12, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY "Sound & Fury" - Piano trios of Rebecca Clarke, Brahms and Mozart, 2:30 p.m. Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane, $10-$20; 633-0655, Maurice Durufle's Masterpiece Requiem - Children's Chorale, Chamber...

  • Pope: Church must be 'oasis of mercy,' not severe fortress

    Updated: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday proclaimed a special year of worldwide efforts by the Catholic Church to stress mercy, not severity, saying the institution's credibility was at stake. At St. Peter's Basilica Saturday evening, the pope listened as a Vatican prelate read...

  • Holy fire ceremony in Jerusalem draws thousands

    Updated: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection. In a ritual dating back at least 1,200 years, they crowded Saturday into the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Christian tradition holds that Jesus...

  • Florist in gay rights storm: 'I'm a little grain of sand'

    Updated: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The 70-year-old grandmother who owns a flower shop in Washington state and became a national figure for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding says she was surprised her actions gained such notoriety and had often done business with the gay couple,...

  • Pope to receive final volume of St. John's Bible

    Updated: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Pope Francis will receive a limited, fine-art edition of the final volume of the St. John's Bible commissioned by Benedictine monks in Minnesota. The St. Peter Apostles Edition of Letters and Revelation will be presented to the pope at the Vatican on Friday....

  • Cakes bake tension between gay rights, religious objections

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

      DENVER — A pair of Colorado cases — locally dubbed the "Cake Wars" — have added a new twist to the fight over LGBT discrimination and religious objections playing out across the U.S. In one dispute, a gay couple who wanted a wedding cake filed a complaint against a baker who...

  • 5 faith facts about Rand Paul: 'My faith has never been easy for me'

    By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Sen. Randal Howard "Rand" Paul, the junior Republican from Kentucky, launched his 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday in Louisville. Here are five facts about the faith background of this libertarian conservative: - Paul, 52, was baptized an Episcopalian. It didn't stick. He attended...

  • White powder sent to Boulder Jewish centers not toxic

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    BOULDER — Authorities are investigating who is responsible for mailing what turned out to be harmless white powder to two Jewish organizations in Boulder County. First, employees at the Jewish Community Center found white powder inside a letter with a threatening message Monday...

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