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Eric Schmitt speaks to reporters after being appointed as Missouri's attorney general by Gov. Mike Parson Nov. 18, 2018, at the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. David A. Lieb/AP hide caption

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St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church, in Delafield, Wis., is a classic example of carpenter Gothic architecture, made by hand. Jacki Lyden for NPR hide caption

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In Wisconsin, An Enduring Sanctuary Was A Pioneer Dream

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Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square on Sunday. Francis told the crowd that before his address, he had been stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes, causing him to be late. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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In the past, lethal weapons were considered "inappropriate" on church grounds; a new change in policy says they are now prohibited. They are acceptable only when carried by law enforcement. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Daniel Ortner converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 10 years ago. Courtesy of Daniel Ortner hide caption

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I'm Converting: How One Man's Missionary Trip Reconnected Him To His Family's Past

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Sharon Litton of Shreveport, La., is baptized by immersion in the Jordan River, where Jesus is said to have been baptized. Such baptisms are a staple of evangelical tours of Israel. Courtesy of Randy Litton hide caption

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As U.S. Jews Cool To Israel, Evangelicals Flock There As Tourists

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Clifton Heights Inn was once a Methodist Church and many of the guests who pass through are former congregants. Some have hosted weddings and anniversaries at the church turned inn. Shahla Farzan/St. Louis Public Radio hide caption

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Houses Of Worship Find New Life After Congregations Downsize

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Cardinal George Pell arrives at the Victorian County Court in Melbourne, Victoria, in February. Pell's appeal of verdicts on sexual abuse charges was rejected on Wednesday. Newspix/Newspix via Getty Images hide caption

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Sister Helen Prejean has written a new memoir called River of Fire, detailing her spiritual life before her activism against the death penalty. Michael Lionstar/Random House hide caption

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Sister Helen Prejean On Witnessing Executions: 'I Couldn't Let Them Die Alone'

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Pastor Earnie Lucas of Friendship Baptist Church in Appomattox, Va., posted this message on his church sign around the same time that President Trump tweeted that four Democratic members of Congress — all women of color — should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Joshua Harris, one of the most influential voices on sex and relationships for a generation of evangelical Christians, has announced that he and his wife are separating after 20 years of marriage. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Evangelical Writer Who Influenced Purity Culture Announces Separation From Wife

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A pro-Trump sign next to B'nai Israel Reform Temple on Long Island, where Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., is a member. Charles Lane/WSHU hide caption

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Trump's Attack On 'The Squad' Finds Nuanced Support Among Some Jewish Americans

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House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., joined from left by House Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks to reporters prior to a vote called by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to condemn what she called "racist comments" by President Donald Trump, at the Capitol on July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Should Republicans Still Call Themselves The Party Of Lincoln?

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