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Satendra Das, 80, is the chief priest in waiting for the Ram temple, which has not yet been built in Ayodhya. Furkan Latif Khan/NPR hide caption

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Nearly 27 Years After Hindu Mob Destroyed A Mosque, The Scars In India Remain Deep

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Mourners gather during a mass funeral at St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo on Tuesday, following a series of coordinated bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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Relatives place flowers after the burial of three family members who died in an Easter Sunday bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, on Monday. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

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This year, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is making the same argument Republicans have for years: that a vote based on Christian values would turn the country around. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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How Would Jesus Vote?

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The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is an underground church built inside a salt mine, and made entirely of salt. Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Colombia's Salt Cathedral Is A Marvel Of Architecture And A Popular House Of Worship

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After Allegations Of Toxic Culture, Southern Poverty Law Center Tries To Move Forward

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Damage seen from inside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Tuesday. President Emmanuel Macron has set a five-year goal to rebuild the cathedral after Monday's blaze. Christophe Petit Tesson/AP hide caption

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Donation Pledges Roll In For Notre Dame's Reconstruction

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Brigham Young University alumna Sidney Draughon (center) flew in from New York to join a protest against the Honor Code Office. Kelsie Moore/KUER hide caption

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A Rare Sight At Brigham Young University As Students Protest The Honor Code Office

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., attends a Youth Climate Strike on March 15 in Washington. On Thursday, the New York Post drew criticism after featuring a partial quote by Omar with an image from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Tom Brenner/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI arrives at St Peter's basilica in 2015. Benedict has stayed largely silent on the church's sex abuse scandal for the past six years. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Holden Matthews, 21, has been identified and arrested in connection to the burning of three historically black churches in Louisiana. He was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on three counts of simple arson of a religious building. Courtesy of St. Landry Parish Jail hide caption

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"We're trying to build a community that puts into practice what it really means to love your neighbors," says Christopher Edmonston, White Memorial Presbyterian Church's senior pastor. Tom Gjelten/NPR hide caption

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Pastoring A Purple Church: 'I Absolutely Bite My Tongue Sometimes'

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday that it will no longer consider people in same-sex marriages to be apostates. Here, a pride flag flies in front of the Historic Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City as part of a 2015 protest of the church's LGBT policies. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory speaks during a Mass to repent clergy sexual abuse and to pray for molestation victims, in Indianapolis, in June 2017. Pope Francis has named him as the new archbishop of Washington D.C. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Pope Names New D.C. Archbishop

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Filipino Catholic priests (seated from left) Albert Alejo, Robert Reyes and Flavie Villanueva are prayed over by nuns and religious leaders after talking to reporters in Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines, on March 11. The three priests say they and other clergy who have criticized the president's crackdown on drugs, have received death threats from unknown people. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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Philippine Clergy Reports Death Threats As President Duterte Rails Against Church

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Pope Francis, pictured earlier this week, unveiled a new mandatory-reporting edict on Friday. It requires any Vatican official who learns of an allegation of abuse within the city-state or by Vatican officials to report it to Vatican prosecutors. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Days after footage showed Pope Francis refusing to let lay Roman Catholics kiss the papal ring, the pontiff explained it was an attempt to stop the spread of germs. On Wednesday Francis allowed 85-year-old Sr. Maria Concetta Esu to kiss his hand during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Vincenzo Pinto /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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