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December 18, 2018 9:35 AM Vladimir Putin Decries Prosecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia

(MOSCOW) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged to look into the reported persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Russia officially banned the Christian denomination last year and declared the religious group an extremist organization. Nearly 100 Jehovah’s Witnesses face charges in Russia, and 25 of them are in jail awaiting trial. Human rights activists 87

December 16, 2018 6:23 PM New Ukrainian Orthodox leader gives 1st liturgy, urges unity

Ukrainian new head of Ukrainian Orthodox church Metropolitan Epiphanius speaks during a closed-door synod of three Ukrainian Orthodox churches to approve the charter for a unified church and to elect leadership in the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Ukrainian Orthodox leaders on Saturday approved the creation of a unified 97

December 15, 2018 1:29 PM Megachurch pastor criticized for buying wife $200G Lamborghini

Pastor John Gray came under fire for purchasing a Lamborghini for his wife. (Getty Images/Lamborghini) A South Carolina pastor defended buying his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini Urus as an eighth wedding anniversary present after coming under fire for the purchase. Pastor John Gray, the leader of Relentless Church in Greenville, S.C., came under fire for presenting 131

December 14, 2018 11:42 PM Last minute donation saves Chicago church from auction

CHICAGO – A 120-year-old Chicago church was saved from auction after a midnight call from a group of donors, which one church official said was "a Christmas miracle." Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church held what parishioners believed would be its final service on Thursday. The church was slated to go to auction Friday after facing legal issues and about 107

December 14, 2018 9:30 PM After losing starting spot, safety Barry Church released by Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars released veteran safety Barry Church on Friday afternoon, one week after he was a healthy scratch against Tennessee. Church's release was a bit of a surprise even though he had lost his starting job, though the move allows him to possibly land with another team to finish out the season. It was one of several 62

December 10, 2018 3:33 PM Tourism in Bethlehem booming as Christmas nears

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) - Bethlehem is enjoying its busiest Christmas season on record, the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism said on Monday, with hotels in the birthplace of Jesus almost fully booked for the holiday. Tourism has recovered following a fall in knife and car-ramming attacks which helped push visitor numbers in the biblical city to a 10-year 127

December 6, 2018 12:21 AM The nation honors President George H.W. Bush

Bush will lie in repose at Houston church Now that the state funeral for George H.W. Bush has wrapped up at the Washington National Cathedral, the former president's body will be flown back to Texas. Bush's body is set to arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, this evening. He'll lie in repose at the church overnight, until 7 a.m. ET Thursday 91

December 5, 2018 3:11 PM Diocese removes Mississippi priest after federal fraud probe

STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Roman Catholic diocese in Jackson, Mississippi, has removed a priest from the ministry staff at a Starkville church after a federal fraud investigation. Local media report that the priest's removal and replacement at St. Joseph Catholic Church was announced Sunday. The priest is accused of defrauding parishioners and others who donated 75

December 5, 2018 12:04 PM Festive Satanic statue added to Illinois statehouse

A satanic group has added its own statue to a series of displays in the government building of the US state of Illinois to mark the festive season. Placed between a Christmas tree and a menorah, the four-foot sculpture depicts a snake coiled around an outstretched arm holding an apple. It's the first display sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the Temple 122

December 5, 2018 7:01 AM Georgia minister convicted of child rape flees courthouse

ATLANTA – Authorities are searching for a Georgia minister convicted of child rape and molestation who fled an Atlanta courthouse before his conviction was handed down. Citing a Tuesday Fulton County District Attorney's Office statement, news outlets report 45-year-old Don Martin left the courthouse after five days of testimony and didn't return for closing 97