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President Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, attend Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle during Inauguration Day ceremonies in Washington, D.C. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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After Debate On Biden's Abortion Views, Bishops Vote to Rethink Communion Rules

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In this photo taken from video, Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind., head of the doctrine committee for the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops, addresses the body's virtual assembly regarding a formal statement on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the church on Thursday. AP hide caption

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Pilgrims walk around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on July 31, 2020. Saudi Arabia says this year's hajj pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom. Ministry of Media/AP hide caption

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Just 10% Of Popular Movies Had A Muslim Character. Riz Ahmed Wants To Change That

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Uyghurs living in Turkey protested China in March for the country's human rights abuses in its western Xinjiang province. A new Amnesty International report substantiates these abuses, calling them "crimes against humanity." Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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New Report Details Firsthand Accounts Of Torture From Uyghur Muslims In China

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Prosecutors say Mary Margaret Kreuper, the 79-year-old former principal of St. James Catholic School in Torrance, Calif., has agreed to plead guilty to stealing $835,339 from a Catholic elementary school where she was the principal — in part to fund her gambling habit. Scott Varley/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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How To Control (And Even Use) Your Anger — With Meditation

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People attend a rally denouncing antisemitic violence on May 27 in Cedarhurst, New York. Following a surge in antisemitic hate crimes triggered by last month's Israel-Gaza conflict, some Jews are wondering why the condemnation hasn't been stronger. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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Antisemitism Spikes, And Many Jews Wonder: Where Are Our Allies?

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Pope Francis speaks from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square on Sunday. Francis expressed sorrow for the treatment of Indigenous people in Canada, but did not offer an apology. Domenico Stinellis/AP hide caption

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Astronomical text books in Latin are displayed at the Vatican Observatory. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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The Vatican's Space Observatory Wants To See Stars And Faith Align

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Malala Yousafzai is the subject of the cover story in the new issue of British Vogue. A comment she made about marriage has prompted social media outrage in Pakistan. Nick Knight hide caption

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Donald Trump attends a worship service in Las Vegas when he was a presidential candidate in 2016. Trump won over many white conservative Christians by wrapping their traditional priorities in with his own particular cultural fixations. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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How Is The GOP Adjusting To A Less Religious America?

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A class action lawsuit recently filed in federal court in New Jersey alleges that the BAPS Hindu temple in Robbinsville brought some 200 workers to the U.S. on R-1 visas as religious volunteers. The lawsuit alleges that the temple actually held them against their will and paid illegally low wages. BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha hide caption

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Human Trafficking Allegations Thrust Caste Into Spotlight For American Hindus

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A proposed policy being considered by the Loudon County School Board in Virginia would require school staff to use a student's name and pronouns outside their legal names if the student or their parent or guardian requests it. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis prepares to leave after celebrating a special Mass for the Myanmar faithful last month at the Vatican. On Tuesday, Francis issued new canon law focused on sexual abuse, fraud and the attempted ordination of women. Remo Casilli/Pool via AP hide caption

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The Pope Is Toughening Church Laws On Sex Abuse, Fraud And The Ordination Of Women

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Does America Have Its Own 'Civil Religion?'

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