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Many upper caste Hindus consider the cow holy and have long rallied to ban beef eating. Critics of the government see the new animal cruelty rules as an effort to cater to these demands. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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Australian Police Charge Catholic Cardinal George Pell With Sexual Assault

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Police in the Australian state of Victoria have announced sexual abuse charges against Cardinal George Pell, the pope's finance chief. At the Vatican on Thursday, Pell said he would return to Australia to fight the charges. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Cardinal George Pell: Sexual Abuse Charges Against Me Are False

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News Brief: Cardinal Denies Sexual Assault Charges, Travel Ban Details

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Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell of Australia has been charged by police in the state of Victoria with sexual assault. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A plethora of religious iconography fill the National Museum of American History's new exhibit, Religion in Early America. From left to right, an 18th century Torah scroll, a 17th century Catholic cross and a children's Noah's Ark playset from 1828 sit on display. Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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To Understand How Religion Shapes America, Look To Its Early Days

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Supreme Court Sides With Religious School In Church-State Case

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Five-year-old Fatima shows off her Sallah gift in a camp for those internally displaced by the ongoing violence in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in northeast Nigeria. Jide Adeniyi-Jones for NPR hide caption

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In Northeast Nigeria, Displaced Families Celebrate Ramadan's End In Style

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A child stands among the people taking part in Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania. Members of the country's Muslim community gathered at the massive Dinamo soccer stadium in the Romanian capital. Vadim Ghirda/AP hide caption

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An officer stands at the Fresnes Prison in France in September 2016. Fresnes was the first French prison to separate radicalized inmates from the general prison population. Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Inside French Prisons, A Struggle To Combat Radicalization

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Unitarian Universalists Denounce White Supremacy, Make Leadership Changes

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