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Sikh worshippers gather outside their holiest site, the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur. It is believed to be the place where the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, died in the 16th century. In a rare goodwill gesture this week, India and Pakistan broke ground on a corridor that will allow visa-free travel for Indian Sikhs to the holy site. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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In Gesture To India, Pakistan To Open Cross-Border Pathway To Sikh Holy Site

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John Allen Chau, an American self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary, was killed and buried by a tribe of hunter-gatherers on a remote island in the Indian Ocean where he had gone to proselytize, according to local law enforcement officials. @johnachau via Reuters hide caption

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Killing Of American Missionary Ignites Debate Over How To Evangelize

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Newlyweds Saumil and Zarina Shah stayed at a safe house in New Delhi run by the Love Commandos, a group that rescues interfaith and inter-caste couples from potential violence and helps them hide from their families. Furkan Latif Khan/NPR hide caption

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When India's Interfaith Couples Encounter Threats, 'Love Commandos' Come To Their Aid

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At least 36 students at a North Carolina school have become infected with chickenpox. The school has many students whose parents claimed a religious exemption from state vaccination requirements. Milos Bataveljic/Getty Images hide caption

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A black trash bag covers a red swastika painted over a mural at Duke University. Dedicated to the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the original mural replaced the yellow star in the Pittsburgh Steelers' emblem with the Star of David and read, "We must build this world from love." The Duke Chronicle hide caption

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The Faithful Are Angry As Catholic Church Fails To Unite On Addressing Clergy Abuse

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Mir, a Pakistani man who used to live in Xinjiang, China, clutches the hands of his two daughters. Since Chinese authorities detained his wife, he's been raising their two girls alone. "My mind just won't work," he says. "I sound incoherent, I can't think, I even forget what to say in my prayers." Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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'My Family Has Been Broken': Pakistanis Fear For Uighur Wives Held In China

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Gert Berliner's Swedish ID card with which he eventually entered the U.S. in 1947. He lived in Berlin until he was 14 years old. Gert escaped the Nazi death camps because his parents got him on a children's transport to Sweden in 1939. Jacobia Dahm for NPR hide caption

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Gert Berliner packed this toy monkey in a suitcase when he fled for his life nearly 80 years ago. It's now part of the collection at the Jewish Museum Berlin. Jacobia Dahm for NPR hide caption

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A Toy Monkey That Escaped Nazi Germany And Reunited A Family

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U.S. Bishops Delay Response To Sexual Abuse Crisis At Vatican's Insistence

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Uighur security personnel patrol near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, a city in northwestern China's Xinjiang region, in 2017. Xinjiang authorities have detained members of the Uighur ethnic minority, who are largely Muslim, and held them in camps the authorities call "education and training centers." Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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Ex-Detainee Describes Torture In China's Xinjiang Re-Education Camp

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"I am sorry for the late notice, but in fact this was conveyed to me late yesterday afternoon," Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Monday, postponing moves that had been touted as concrete steps in response to the clergy sexual abuse scandal. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters hide caption

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The Satanic Temple says a statue in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina bears too close a likeness to the temple's statue of Baphomet, shown here in Little Rock, Ark. Hannah Grabenstein/AP hide caption

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The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is the seat of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Abuse victims in California want authorities to open a a state-wide investigation into abuse and cover-up. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Immigrant Communities Were The 'Geographic Solution' To Predator Priests

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