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International religious freedom report cites 28 nations falling short

WASHINGTON — The U.S. International Commission on Religious Freedom singled out 28 countries for their repression of religious liberty in its annual report, issued...

After Rwanda closes churches, bishops urge protection of religious rights

OXFORD, England — The Rwandan Catholic bishops’ conference urged the government of President Paul Kagame to preserve religious rights after government officials closed thousands...

Gingrich: ‘Securing’ religious liberty top priority for U.S., Vatican

WASHINGTON — The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See told a Washington audience July 24 that “promoting and securing religious freedom as a human...

Challenges to religious freedom continue, archbishop tells USCCB

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Challenges to religious freedom continue to emerge and the U.S. Catholic Church will remain steadfast in addressing them to serve...

Supreme Court sides with religious freedom in same-sex wedding cake dispute

WASHINGTON -- In a 7-2 decision June 4, the Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker in a case that put anti-discrimination laws up...

Brown vetoes California bill that targeted religious employers’ policies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Religious freedom advocates and pro-life leaders praised California Gov. Jerry Brown for vetoing a bill called the Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act...

United States urged to address religious freedom violations worldwide

WASHINGTON — A U.S. congressman told attendees at a Washington summit on Christian persecution that “more than ever before, vigorous U.S. leadership and diplomacy...

Backgrounder: Long-awaited executive order on religion has unclear path ahead

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — At a White House Rose Garden ceremony May 4, President Donald Trump told a group of religious leaders: “It was...

Cardinal says Trump’s religious freedom order begins to relieve burden of...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Many religious leaders viewed President Donald Trump’s executive order on religious freedom, which he signed in a White House Rose...

Executive order missing? No religious freedom action from Trump yet

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Talk of President Donald Trump possibly signing an executive order on religious freedom, which drew both criticism and praise, has...

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