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Rachel Zoll, much-admired AP religion writer, dead at 55

Rachel Zoll, who for 17 years as religion writer for The Associated Press endeared herself to colleagues, competitors and sources with her warm heart and world-class reporting skills, died Friday in A...

Billy Graham dies: 'America's Pastor,' adviser to presidents

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years later, he was bringing the word of God into living rooms aroun...

Procession planned for 'America's Pastor,' Rev. Billy Graham

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely he...

Billy Graham preached simple message, reached millions

The Rev. Billy Graham was anxious about his 1954 appearance at the London School of Economics. The school was left-leaning and openly dismissive of religion, and Graham was insecure — he had no advanc...

Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangeli...

Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99; reached millions

The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has die...

Trump remarks continue to polarize conservative Christians

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's vulgar remarks questioning why the U.S. should admit immigrants from Haiti and Africa have spotlighted the bitter divide among American evangelicals about his presidency...

Evangelical rift intensifies over Trump immigration remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's vulgar remarks about why the U.S. should admit immigrants from Haiti and Africa have spotlighted the bitter divide among American evangelicals about his presidency. ...

Cardinal Law's legacy: a stain of scandal on the church

When the clergy sex abuse scandal erupted in Boston in 2002, Cardinal Bernard Law had every reason to think he would survive. Law had a place among the powerbrokers of the heavily Catholic city. He wa...

Cardinal Bernard Law, central figure in abuse scandal, dies

BOSTON (AP) — An official with the Catholic Church says Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston, has died at 86. Law recently had recently been hospitalized i...

Effort to allow partisan politics in church reaches dead end

NEW YORK (AP) — A provision that would have freed churches to make political endorsements has been dropped from the Republican tax overhaul, dashing the hopes of a segment of religious conservatives o...

Things to see inside the Museum of the Bible

WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive Museum of the Bible, scheduled to open Friday in Washington, has three main exhibit floors, lecture and meeting space, restaurants and a rooftop garden, a ballroom and a ...

Museum of the Bible, built by Hobby Lobby owner, opens in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family's $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores o...

Allegations against Roy Moore roil US evangelical ranks

For many evangelicals, fiery Alabama politician and judge Roy Moore has been a longtime hero. Others have sometimes cringed at his heated rhetoric and bellicose style. Now, as Moore'...

Allegations against Roy Moore roil US evangelical ranks

For many evangelicals, fiery Alabama politician and judge Roy Moore has been a longtime hero. Others have sometimes cringed at his heated rhetoric and bellicose style. Now, as Moore'...