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Here’s the latest on the investigation into the shooting at Joel Osteen’s megachurch

Here’s the latest on the investigation into the shooting at Joel Osteen’s megachurch

HOUSTON (AP) — Nearly a week after a woman opened fire at celebrity pastor Joel Osteen's Texas megachurch , there are still questions about a motive behind the attack and scrutiny on how a person with a record of criminal misdemeanors and a history o
Greece just legalized same-sex marriage. Will other Orthodox countries join them any time soon?

Greece just legalized same-sex marriage. Will other Orthodox countries join them any time soon?

Greece has become the first majority-Orthodox Christian nation to legalize same-sex marriage under civil law. At least for the near future, it will almost certainly be the only one.
Catholic bishops in Mexico say they negotiated for possible peace accord with drug cartel leaders

Catholic bishops in Mexico say they negotiated for possible peace accord with drug cartel leaders

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four Roman Catholic bishops met with Mexican drug cartel bosses in a bid to negotiate a possible peace accord, one of the bishops said, and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday he approves of such talks.
Greece becomes first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage

Greece becomes first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Thursday became the first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage , despite opposition from the influential, socially conservative Greek Church.

Man charged with setting fires at predominantly Black church in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man was arrested Thursday and charged with using gasoline to set several fires around the exterior of a predominantly Black church in North Providence early Sunday morning.
Q&A: Vince Staples redirects offbeat impulses from familiar territory of rap to new Netflix series

Q&A: Vince Staples redirects offbeat impulses from familiar territory of rap to new Netflix series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Vince Staples has been in the limelight for more than a decade, he still thinks fame is a weird thing.
Israel complains after Vatican denounces 'carnage' and disproportionate response in Gaza

Israel complains after Vatican denounces 'carnage' and disproportionate response in Gaza

ROME (AP) — Israel has formally complained after a senior Vatican official spoke of “carnage” in Gaza and what he termed a disproportionate Israeli military operation following the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks.
'Our gods were locked in the basement.' Now Nepal is pursuing sacred items once smuggled abroad

'Our gods were locked in the basement.' Now Nepal is pursuing sacred items once smuggled abroad

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's gods and goddess are returning home. An unknown number of sacred statues of Hindu deities were stolen and smuggled abroad in the past.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opens stone-built Hindu temple in UAE ahead of India's elections

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opens stone-built Hindu temple in UAE ahead of India's elections

ABU MUREIKHA, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Middle East's first traditional stone-built Hindu temple on Wednesday, internationalizing both his reelection campaign and his effort to push secular India into
Greek lawmakers are debating a landmark bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Here's what it means

Greek lawmakers are debating a landmark bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Here's what it means

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Lawmakers in Greece opened a two-day debate Wednesday on a landmark bill to legalize same-sex marriage. It would be the first Orthodox Christian country to do so.