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Now-former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson is the most senior Roman Catholic clergyman in the world to be convicted of covering up clergy sex abuse. Darren Pateman/AP hide caption

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Priest Who Says He Was Victim Of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Reacts To Resignation

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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, shown with Pope Francis, has resigned from the College of Cardinals over sexual abuse allegations. An investigation found evidence he had abused a teenager 47 years ago. Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP hide caption

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Encore: Many Look To Buddhism For Sanctuary From An Over-Connected World

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Efforts to rebuild the Victoria Islamic Center started within days of an arson attack in January 2017. The Texas mosque is getting closer to being ready to hold services again. Victoria Islamic Center hide caption

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Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, walk in annual Corpus Christi procession organized on the Feast of Christ the King in Kolkata, India, in 2016. Bikas Das/AP hide caption

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Muslim women praying together in the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. Afriadi Hikmal/Getty Images hide caption

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Creating God

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A Look At The #MeToo Movement In The Shambhala Buddhist Community

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Evangelical minister Rob Schenck says change is a part of spirituality: "Any time we stop changing, we stagnate spiritually, emotionally [and] intellectually." Courtesy of Purple Mickey Productions LLC/Harper Collins hide caption

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Once Militantly Anti-Abortion, Evangelical Minister Now Lives 'With Regret'

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The 1968 release of The Beatles' Yellow Submarine film influenced fashion, graphic design, music — and even a short-lived organization of "submarine churches" based on the gospel of Lennon and McCartney: "All You Need Is Love." Yellow Submarine Movie/Abramorama hide caption

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A Pakistani Jew Wants To Travel To Israel

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Seventeen-year-old Ahmed Burhan Mohamed has earned the title of hafiz — someone who has not only learned to read the Quran, but memorized it. DIHQA on YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Minnesota Teen Brings Home Top Prize In International Quran Competition

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Rev. Brad Wells, left, Rev. Patrick Mahoney and Paula Oas, kneel in prayer in front of the Supreme Court in December as justices hear arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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