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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 file photo, Lucetta Scaraffia, editor in chief of "Women Church World" a monthly magazine distributed alongside the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, talks to journalists during an interview in Rome. The founder and all-female editorial board of the Vatican's women's magazine have quit after what they say was a Vatican campaign to discredit them and put them "under the direct control of men," that only increased after they denounced the sexual abuse of nuns by clergy. The editorial committee of "Women Church World," a monthly glossy published alongside the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, made the announcement in the planned April 1 editorial and in an open letter to Pope Francis. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 26, 2019 - 6:01 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on (all times local): 12 p.m. The editor of the Vatican newspaper has denied accusations that he sought to discredit the female editors of a monthly magazine that was distributed by his daily. Andrea Monda, editor of L'Osservatore Romano, said in a statement that he...
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Mourners gather for the funeral service of Trinity Love Jones, the 9-year-old whose body was found this month stuffed in a duffel bag along an equestrian trail, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Hacienda Heights, Calif., Monday, March 25, 2019. The Hacienda Heights community where her body was found had embraced the child in death during the days she remained unidentified. A park worker found Trinity on March 5. A huge memorial sprang up at the site as community members heard about the case. She was identified the following weekend and prosecutors have since filed murder charges against her mother and the mother's boyfriend. (AP Photo/John Rogers)
March 25, 2019 - 7:47 pm
HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Most had never met her, didn't even know her name until they saw it on the news. But moved by the tragic death of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found stuffed into a duffel bag and discarded on a hillside trail — like so much trash, as one mourner put it — people...
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Pope Francis, white figure in the background, is framed by balusters as he celebrates Mass outside Loreto's cathedral, central Italy, Monday, March 25, 2019. Francis has traveled to a major Italian pilgrimage site dedicated to the Virgin Mary to sign a new document dedicated to today's youth. (AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi)
March 25, 2019 - 3:00 pm
LORETO, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis traveled Monday to a major Italian pilgrimage site dedicated to the Virgin Mary to sign a new document dedicated to today's youth. Francis celebrated Mass in Loreto's cathedral and then signed the document, which will be officially released on April 2. The text,...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses a press conference in Wellington, New Zealand Monday, March 25, 2019. Ardern has announced a top-level inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the massacre of 50 people in two Christchurch mosques on March 15. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
March 25, 2019 - 12:25 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand will hold a top-level inquiry into the massacre of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques that will examine what roles guns, social media and spy agencies played preceding the attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that it would hold a...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, a student lights candle during a vigil to commemorate victims of March 15 shooting, outside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned a 74-page manifesto written by a man accused of massacring 50 people at two mosques. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
March 24, 2019 - 7:41 pm
DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned the 74-page manifesto written and released by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The ban, issued Saturday, means anybody caught with...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., shakes hands with Alabama State Sen. Henry Sanders at the Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Ala., on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Democrats’ road back to the White House runs through the Republican-run South, and not just in the early nominating state of South Carolina. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
March 24, 2019 - 6:38 pm
The Latest on the 2020 campaign season (all times Eastern): 7:40 p.m. Democratic presidential candidates are making it clear that there are new voices competing for voters' attention. California Sen. Kamala Harris sent a signal to the nation's old-guard that there's a time to move aside. At an...
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U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., makes special remarks during the worship service at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Atlanta. The Democratic presidential candidate is one of several candidates to visit Georgia in the 2020 cycle. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
March 24, 2019 - 5:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris sent a subtle signal to the old-guard of Democratic politics that every era has its end. At an Atlanta church service dedicated to youth Sunday, the presidential candidate compared leadership to a relay race in which each generation must ask themselves "...
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A man prays during a vigil in Hagley Park following the March 15 mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 24, 2019 - 2:30 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Sunday to listen to prayers, songs and speeches at a vigil to remember the 50 people killed in a terrorist attack on two mosques. One of those watching from a wheelchair was 21-year-old Mustafa...
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Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, the archbishop of Santiago, talks using his hand during a news conference, in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Pope Francis on Saturday replaced Ezzati as archbishop of Santiago, after he was placed under criminal investigation in the country's spiraling church sex abuse and cover-up scandal. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
March 23, 2019 - 5:20 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday replaced Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati as archbishop of Santiago, Chile, after he was placed under criminal investigation in the country's spiraling church sex abuse and cover-up scandal. Francis accepted Ezzati's resignation and named a temporary replacement...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2017, file photo, a fighter of the Christian Syriac militia that battles Islamic State group militants under the banner of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, burns an IS flag on the front line on the western side of Raqqa, northeast Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
March 23, 2019 - 6:27 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The announcement of victory over the Islamic State group in Syria marks the end of the extremists' self-styled caliphate, a proto-state in which they held millions hostage to their dark and brutal vision. But IS, which traces its roots back to the bloody emergence of al-Qaida in Iraq...
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