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The gods must be angry: Mexico 'cancels' statue of Greek god Poseidon after dispute with local deity

The gods must be angry: Mexico 'cancels' statue of Greek god Poseidon after dispute with local deity

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The gods must be angry — or just laughing at the hubris of humanity.
Small fire in towering spire of medieval cathedral in French city of Rouen is under control

Small fire in towering spire of medieval cathedral in French city of Rouen is under control

PARIS (AP) — A small fire broke out Thursday in the spire of the medieval cathedral in Rouen, a major landmark in northern France that was under renovation, but authorities said it was quickly brought under control.
Knights of Columbus will cover up mosaics by ex-Jesuit artist accused of abusing women

Knights of Columbus will cover up mosaics by ex-Jesuit artist accused of abusing women

ROME (AP) — The Knights of Columbus, an influential Catholic charitable organization, announced Thursday that it will cover up its mosaics made by a famous ex-Jesuit artist accused of abusing women in a sign of solidarity with victims of abuse.
He was orphaned in the Holocaust and never met any family. Now he has cousins, thanks to DNA tests

He was orphaned in the Holocaust and never met any family. Now he has cousins, thanks to DNA tests

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Shalom Korai never knew his real name or his birthday. He was saved from the streets of a burning Warsaw neighborhood while he was a toddler during World War II, when the rest of his family was killed by Nazis in Poland.
The GOP platform calls for 'universal school choice.' What would that mean for students?

The GOP platform calls for 'universal school choice.' What would that mean for students?

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — National Republicans are poised to support “universal school choice” as part of the policy platform they adopt at next week’s convention in Milwaukee, a goal supporters see as the culmination of decades advocating for parents’ a
Jewish community takes food inspection agency to court over slaughter guidelines

Jewish community takes food inspection agency to court over slaughter guidelines

OTTAWA — A group of agencies that certify Kosher meat took the government to court Wednesday to ask for an injunction against Canadian Food Inspection Agency guidelines for the ritual slaughter of animals.
In swing-state Pennsylvania, a Latino-majority city embraces a chance to sway the 2024 election

In swing-state Pennsylvania, a Latino-majority city embraces a chance to sway the 2024 election

READING, Pa. (AP) — Religion and politics frequently overlap in Reading, an old industrial city in one of the most pivotal swing states of this year’s presidential election. In Pennsylvania, there is early precedent for this kind of thing.
Supreme Court justice withdraws from Bill 21 challenge to avoid being a 'distraction'

Supreme Court justice withdraws from Bill 21 challenge to avoid being a 'distraction'

After concerns of bias raised by the Quebec government and others, a Supreme Court of Canada justice will not participate in deliberations about whether the high court will hear an appeal to the province's secularism law, known as Bill 21.
Vatican will prepare a document on the role of women in leadership in the Catholic Church

Vatican will prepare a document on the role of women in leadership in the Catholic Church

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Tuesday that its doctrine office will prepare a document on women in leadership roles in the Catholic Church, a new initiative to respond to longstanding demands by women to have a greater say in the church’s life
Tehran police close Turkish Airlines office after its employees defy Iran's headscarf law

Tehran police close Turkish Airlines office after its employees defy Iran's headscarf law

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Police in Iran shut down the Turkish Airlines office in the capital of Tehran, Iranian media reported Tuesday, after female employees there apparently refused to wear the mandatory headscarf, or hijab , in an act of defiance of th