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LGBTQ Community Cheers Pope's 'God Made You Like This' Remark

LGBTQ Community Cheers Pope's 'God Made You Like This' Remark

By Nicole Winfield | May 21
Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that "God made you like this" have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gay people feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church.

American Bishop Brings Human Rights Focus to Royal Wedding

American Bishop Brings Human Rights Focus to Royal Wedding

By David Rising | May 18
He's the son of an American civil rights activist and the descendant of African slaves. He condemned last year's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville as fascist and he has outspokenly stood up for gay rights.

Chile's Bishops Resign En Masse Over Sex Abuse Cover-Up

Chile's Bishops Resign En Masse Over Sex Abuse Cover-Up

By Nicole Winfield | May 18
Every Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal, in the biggest shakeup ever in the Catholic Church's long-running abuse saga.

Church Group's Leader Announces Sabbatical to Transition to Woman

Church Group's Leader Announces Sabbatical to Transition to Woman

May 15
A Rhode Island reverend will be taking a months-long sabbatical while transitioning from a man to a woman.

Mormons Severing All Ties with Boy Scouts, Ending Long Bond

Mormons Severing All Ties with Boy Scouts, Ending Long Bond

By Brady McCombs | May 9
The Mormon church said Tuesday it will sever all ties with the Boy Scouts of America at the end of next year and place its remaining 425,000 boys into a gospel-focused youth program it is developing.

Inside the Met Gala: Real-Life Cardinal Gets Star Treatment

Inside the Met Gala: Real-Life Cardinal Gets Star Treatment

By Jocelyn Noveck | May 8
It was cocktail hour at the Met Gala, the most glittery and exclusive event on the New York social calendar and celebrity guests were thronging around the imposing Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sipping drinks and munching on canapes.

Mormon Support for Gay Marriage Gradually Grows

Mormon Support for Gay Marriage Gradually Grows

By Brady McCombs | May 7
Mormon Alex Landers supports the legalization of gay marriage despite her religion's opposition for a simple reason: She has LGBTQ friends who she loves and respects, including her best friend who is a bisexual man.

Swiss Guards: World's Oldest Standing Army Gets New Headgear

Swiss Guards: World's Oldest Standing Army Gets New Headgear

By Nicole Winfield | May 5
The world's oldest standing army is getting some new headgear.

Trump Marks National Day of Prayer Amid Hush Money Scandal

Trump Marks National Day of Prayer Amid Hush Money Scandal

By Darlene Superville | May 4
President Donald Trump celebrated the National Day of Prayer by announcing a White House initiative that he said would underpin policies recognizing the "vital role" of religion in the country. "America is a nation of believers," he said.

Birthright Israel Marks 18 Years of Trips for Young Jews

Birthright Israel Marks 18 Years of Trips for Young Jews

By Beth J. Harpaz | May 3
More than 600,000 young people have taken free Birthright trips to Israel since the program was founded 18 years ago.

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