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PARIS (RNS) A horrific attack on a satirical magazine that mocked Islam left 12 people dead Wednesday and put the Muslim community on edge.
Witnesses and police say two or three masked men opened fire with automatic weapons inside the office of French weekly Charlie Hebdo.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) An estimated 5,000 Yazidi women are being held as slaves by militants from the self-declared Islamic State, Pope Francis was told when he met a top-level delegation of Yazidi leaders at the Vatican on Thursday (January 8).
(RNS) The United Methodist Church is dropping a complaint against a retired bishop who performed a 2013 same-sex wedding in Alabama.
(RNS) The dean of a flagship Episcopal seminary will step down after a stormy tenure, conflicts with faculty, and larger debates over the future of theological education.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The site where Jesus may have been tried, prior to his crucifixion, is now open to the public for the very first time.
Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, the spot is within easy walking distance of the Christian Quarter and Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where tradition holds Jesus was buried.
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