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    DECATUR — Understanding Ramadan is the theme for the Decatur Islamic Center's interfaith dinner that will be served at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in Richland Community College Schilling Center.

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson offered an apology for his “failure to be as thoughtful and careful as I should have been” amid growing backlash over his comments urging women in abusive marriages to submit to their husbands rather than seek divorce and to keep ma…

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Mormon church member supervising young missionaries in Puerto Rico was removed from the post and kicked out of the religion after female missionaries reported behavior that was "immoral and sinful," the church announced Thursday.

    The recent dispute over whether Pope Francis denied the existence of hell in an interview attracted wide attention. This isn’t surprising, since the belief in an afterlife, where the virtuous are rewarded with a place in heaven and the wicked are punished in hell, is a core teaching of Chris…

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    ROME — Pope Francis urged inmates at a Rome prison on Thursday to never let their hopes be clouded like cataracts cloud the eyes — and revealed that he suffers from the condition and has to have surgery for it next year.

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