This Sept. 5, 2012 file photo released by Harvard University shows a fragment of papyrus that divinity professor Karen L. King said is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. (AP Photo/Harvard University, Karen L. King, File)

Harvard study suggests ‘Jesus’ wife’ text not a recent forgery

BOSTON (AP) — New scientific tests suggest a fragment of papyrus in which Jesus speaks of “my wife” is more likely an ancient document than a forgery, according to an article published Thursday by the […]


Pope Francis holds a statue of baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Dec. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope prays for Christians persecuted for faith

  VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging people to speak out against persecution of Christians, whom he likened to the Church’s first martyrs. His denunciation of discrimination suffered by Christians came a day […]


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NC protests split on Bible’s message to help poor

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Over the last two months, hundreds of protesters have walked out of North Carolina’s capitol in handcuffs to show their opposition to policies by the GOP-controlled Legislature. While a broader coalition […]


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New pope opens Holy Week at Vatican on Palm Sunday

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, encouraging people to be humble and young at heart as he promised to go to a youth jamboree Brazil this summer.


Texas town rallies around cheerleaders use of Bible banners

KOUNTZE, Texas (AP) – Cheerleaders at Kountze High School in Southeast Texas say they have both a constitutional right and a religious duty to share their Christian faith. After a complaint by the Freedom From […]


Frankenmuth: Hands off 55-foot cross in our park

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. (AP) – Officials in Frankenmuth, Mich., say a 55-foot cross erected in a public park is staying put, rejecting criticism from a group that claims it’s an unconstitutional endorsement of Christianity. Americans United […]


Mormonism Q & A: the basics

By Rachel Zoll, AP Religion Writer The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded in 1830 in upstate New York and has since become one of the fastest-growing religious traditions in the world. […]


Activist says Christianity is changing China

(AP) – The Rev. Bob Fu says Chinese Christians are opposing their government’s one-child policy. The founder and president of China Aid testified at a House subcommittee hearing in Washington chaired by Congressman Chris Smith. […]