- Nov 24, 2020
Republican Louisiana lawmakers trying to chisel away at Gov. John Bel Edwards’ coronavirus restrictions Wednesday sought to protect a Baton Rouge area pastor charged with violating those rules and advanced legislation that would keep emergency orders from governing churches.
Catholic Church officials in Russia criticized planned religious law changes that will require all clergy who studied abroad to retrain in a Russian college.
A conservative legal group has filed lawsuits challenging a new Virginia law that bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Top Vatican and U.S. officials Wednesday urged actors at every level of society to protect and defend religious freedom, whether it be physical violence, or subtle forms of ideological colonization carried out under the guise of tolerance.
Dialogue among like-minded people from different faiths is of “limited value,” says the president of Asia’s main Catholic body. Cardinal Charles Bo also drew attention to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.
Sudanese people can now “worship and practice their various religious beliefs without fear,” said the general secretary of the Sudanese bishops’ conference.