Monica Besra, 35, poses with a portrait of Mother Teresa at her home in Nakor village, 280 miles north of Kolkata, in December 2002. Besra claimed that prayers to Mother Teresa resulted in her recovery from abdominal cancer, something documented by the Vatican as a miracle. Rana Chakraborty/AP hide caption

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How The Catholic Church Documented Mother Teresa's 2 Miracles

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'Cultural Mormons' Adjust The Lifestyle But Keep The Label

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Germany Is Latest Country To Propose Burqa Ban

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'I Just Want To Go Swimming': Burkini Creator On French Ban

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Burkini bans in France have sparked international outrage. In London, people recently held a "Wear what you want beach party" outside France's embassy. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Catholic Church Groups Fight Bills To Revive Old Sex Abuse Cases

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Latest Religious Liberty Battle: Church-Affiliated Colleges And LGBT Students

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Motive Unclear In Killing Of Imam And Aide In New York

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Jewish Activists Highlight Growing Movement In Visit To Disputed Holy Site

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Boys ranging from six to 12 prepare their flags for the Shimadachi Hadaka Matsuri, an annual festival rooted in Shinto tradition in which the children parade through town to ward off evil spirits and pay respects to the god of health. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Japanese 'Naked' Festivals Keep Centuries-Old Tradition Alive

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Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn spoke at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last month in support of Donald Trump. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Adviser Says One Of The GOP Nominee's Signature Plans Is 'Not Workable'

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Director Moustapha Akkad (left) with actress Irene Papas during the filming of The Message. The film depicts the life of the Prophet Muhammad. FILMCO INTERNATIONAL / THE KOBAL COLLECTION hide caption

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40 Years On, A Controversial Film On Islam's Origins Is Now A Classic

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Muslim Voters' Attitudes Have Shifted 'Dramatically' In Past 15 Years

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Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is set to become the first U.S. athlete to compete in the Olympics while wearing a hijab. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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An American Muslim Fencer Lunges Into U.S. Olympic History In Rio

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Theologian: Allowing Female Deacons Wouldn't Be A Step Toward Priesthood

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Clinton's And Kaine's Faith Traditions Are Consistent With Political Liberalism

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Donald Trump And A Church Steeped In 'Positive Thinking'

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Muslim Sisters Face Obstacles In Efforts To Help French Army

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Pope Francis hugs Sister Carmen Sammut at the end of a meeting in May with hundreds of women who serve the Roman Catholic Church. The pontiff has appointed a commission to study whether women can serve as deacons. AP hide caption

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