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May 23, 2011: Harold Camping enters the studio for a taping of his show "Open Forum" in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Doomsday minister Harold Camping dead at 92

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Harold Camping, the California preacher who used his radio ministry and thousands of billboards to broadcast the end of the world and then gave up public prophecy when his date-specific doomsdays […]

12/17/2013

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

City Hall Hanukkah Menorah lighting set for today

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles’ first elected Jewish mayor, will participate in today’s 28th annual City Hall menorah lighting ceremony, celebrating the Jewish Festival of Hanukkah’s message of freedom, hope and […]

11/26/2013

Second-grader Rozie Aronov, 7, holds up a menurkey, a paper-and-paint mashup of a menorah and turkey she created at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Thanksgiving-Hanukkah overlap spurs thanks, angst

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — When life gives you Hanukkah on Thanksgiving, make a menurkey. Or a turkel. That’s what students at suburban Detroit’s Hillel Day School are doing — creating paper-and-paint mashups of menorahs […]

11/25/2013

People wait in line for the beginning of the Supreme Court 2013-2014 opening term in Washington, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Court wrestling with prayer at NY town’s meetings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is wrestling with the appropriate role for religion in government in a case involving prayers at the start of a New York town’s council meetings. The justices engaged in […]

11/06/2013

In this Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis leaves after an audience with families in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

Vatican polls parishes on birth control, marriage

NEW YORK (AP) — The Vatican is taking the unusual step of conducting a worldwide survey on how parishes deal with sensitive issues such as birth control, divorce and gay marriage, seeking input ahead of […]

10/31/2013

In this Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis reads his message as a young boy plays in front of him on the stage during an audience with families in St. Peter's Square, gathered for the Pontifical Council for the Family's plenary assembly, at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. A young boy, part of a group of children sitting around the stage where the pontiff was delivering his message to families, played around Pope Francis as he continued delivering his speech, occasionally patting the boy's head. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Little boy sits in pope’s chair, steals the show

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis was delivering a homily but a little boy stole the show. Francis was speaking in St. Peter’s Square about the important role grandparents play when a little boy walked […]

10/30/2013

In this photo taken Oct. 22, 2013, Ultra-Orthodox Jewish singers Arie Gat, right, and his brother Gil, perform as they participate in an Israeli tv show in Neve Ilan, Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Ultra-Orthodox singers defy stereotypes in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — For most Israelis, the common perception of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish minority is that of an insulated, segregated society devoted to studying ancient biblical texts and rejecting the ills of secular life. But […]

10/23/2013

Britain's Prince George is held by his father Prince William as they arrive at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in London, for the christening of the three month-old Prince Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013.  (AP Photo/John Stillwell/Pool)

Prince George is christened in London

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s 3-month-old future monarch, Prince George, was christened Wednesday with water from the River Jordan at a rare four-generation gathering of the royal family in London. George, the son of Prince William […]

10/23/2013

Premier Christian Radio CEO Peter Kerridge poses with a giant christening card, signed by 5,000 Christians, for Prince George and the royal family outside the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace in London ahead of the christening of Prince George, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. The royal christening ceremony of Prince George, son of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge is to take place at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Prince George to be christened; godparents named

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s 3-month-old future monarch, Prince George, was to be christened Wednesday with water from the River Jordan at a rare four-generation gathering of the royal family in London. George, the son of […]

10/23/2013

An Egyptian youth takes in the scene beneath him at a Coptic Christian church in the Waraa neighborhood of Cairo late Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 after gunmen on motorcycles opened fire, killing a man, woman and child. (AP Photo/Mohsen Nabil)

Egypt’s Christians stunned after church shooting

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Christians were stunned Monday by a drive-by shooting in which masked gunmen sprayed a wedding party outside a Cairo church with automatic weapons fire, killing four people, including two young girls, […]

10/21/2013

Franklin (l) and Billy Graham (AP Photo)

Evangelist Billy Graham turns 95 next month

  NEW YORK (AP) — A major celebration is planned next month for the 95th birthday of the Rev. Billy Graham. Graham’s son Franklin said Tuesday that between 600 and 700 people have been invited […]

10/15/2013