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Members of North Korea's military divisions attend a meeting to pay respect to late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

'Rally of Hope' draws 1 million attendees seeking peace for Korean peninsula

- The Washington Times

Divisions remain between North and South Korea 70 years after war broke out, but love, compassion and a mutual respect for friends and foes alike can heal old wounds and finally restore unity on the Korean Peninsula, current and former heads of state and prominent U.S. political figures said Saturday at a major international rally.

In this Feb. 23, 2001, file photo, U.S. Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, D.C., shakes hands with Pope John Paul II during the General Audience with the newly appointed cardinals in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican. McCarrick was one of the three Americans on a record list of 44 new cardinals who were elevated in a ceremony at the Vatican on Feb. 21, 2001. (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti, File)

Vatican's McCarrick report forces debate on power and abuse

- Associated Press

The Vatican's report into ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has raised uncomfortable questions the Holy See will have to confront going forward, chief among them what it's going to do about current and future clergy who abuse their power to sexually abuse adults.

In this April 18, 2005, file photo, U.S. Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick attends a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, as the cardinals who will elect a new Pope made their last public appearance before sequestering themselves inside the Sistine Chapel later in the day. Thousands of pilgrims and tourists packed St. Peter's Basilica and the square to take a last glimpse at the cardinals who elected the next head of the Roman Catholic Church during the Conclave. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, File)

Key findings in Vatican report into ex-Cardinal McCarrick

Associated Press

The Vatican has taken the extraordinary step of publishing its two-year investigation into the rise and fall of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked in 2019 after a Vatican investigation determined he sexually abused adults as well as children.

UAE announces relaxing of Islamic laws for personal freedoms

- Associated Press

The United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday a major overhaul of the country's Islamic personal laws, allowing unmarried couples to cohabitate, loosening alcohol restrictions and criminalizing so-called "honor killings."

In this March 4, 2015, file photo, then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick speaks during a memorial service in South Bend, Ind. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, Pool, File)  **FILE**

Vatican to release McCarrick report Tuesday, spans 1930-2017

- Associated Press

The Vatican on Tuesday will release its long-awaited report into what it knew about ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick's sexual misconduct during his rise through the church hierarchy, setting up a remarkable moment in the Vatican's long reckoning with clergy sexual abuse and cover-up.

Carl Lentz appears during an interview on Oct. 23, 2017, in New York. Lentz, the pastor from global megachurch Hillsong, who once ministered to Justin Bieber and a bevy of other celebrities and sports stars, has been fired. He acknowledged on Instagram that he cheated on his wife. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Megachurch Pastor Carl Lentz fired, admits cheating on wife

- Associated Press

Carl Lentz, the celebrity magnet of a pastor who brought the global megachurch Hillsong from Australia to the United States, has been fired, acknowledging on Instagram that he cheated on his wife.

Liza Durasenko, 16, from Oregon City, Ore., prays during a rally in support of President Donald Trump, Aug. 29, 2020, in Clackamas, Ore. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein) ** FILE **

Record-breaking surge of faith voters flock to the polls to support Trump: Exit poll

- The Washington Times

The faithful have once again proved faithful to President Trump. "Led by record turnout of evangelicals, voters of faith surged to the polls in a nail-biter election that is still too close to call but which has put President Trump on the precipice of re-election," reported the Faith and Freedom Coalition, citing exit polls and a post-election survey conducted by Public Opinion Strategies.

Police officers stay in position at stairs named 'Theodor Herzl Stiege' near a synagogue after gunshots were heard, in Vienna, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Austrian police say several people have been injured and officers are out in force following gunfire in the capital Vienna. Initial reports that a synagogue was the target of an attack couldn't immediately be confirmed. Austrian news agency APA quoted the country's Interior Ministry saying one attacker has been killed and another could be on the run.(Photo/Ronald Zak)

Austrian minister: No indication of second attacker

- Associated Press

Austria's top security official said Tuesday that evidence gathered so far shows no indication that there was a second assailant in the attack in Vienna.

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Vatican breaks silence, explains pope's civil union comments

- Associated Press

The Vatican says Pope Francis' comments on gay civil unions were taken out of context in a documentary that spliced together parts of an old interview, but still confirmed Francis' belief that gay couples should enjoy legal protections.

Police officers and rescue workers block the access to the scene after a Greek Orthodox priest was shot Saturday Oct.31, 2020 while he was closing his church in the city of Lyon, central France. The priest, a Greek citizen, is in a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit in the abdomen, a police official told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Orthodox priest shot at church in France; attacker at large

- Associated Press

A Greek Orthodox priest was shot Saturday while he was closing his church in the French city of Lyon, and authorities locked down part of the city to hunt for the assailant, police said.