Prayer

Jasen and Secret Holt, parents of Marshall County High School shooting victim Bailey Holt, listen as Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin speaks at the Marshall County Children's Art Center in Benton, Ky., Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, before signing a proclamation declaring Sunday, Jan. 28 a day of prayer for the Marshall County High School shooting victims. (Ryan Hermens/The Paducah Sun via AP)
January 26, 2018 - 1:08 pm
BENTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting at a Kentucky high school (all times local): 12:10 p.m. The father of a student who was killed in this week's Kentucky school shooting is asking for prayers for the "sweet kids" who died or were injured in the attack. Jasen Holt wept as he spoke at...
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January 22, 2018 - 9:12 am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah was sworn into office Monday as Liberia's new president, taking over leadership of this post-war, impoverished West African nation from Africa's first female president. The 51-year-old, who was FIFA's 1995 player of the year, won...
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at the Las Palmas Air Force base in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
January 21, 2018 - 4:44 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Police say more than 1 million people are gathered at an airbase for Pope Francis' final Mass in Peru as he concludes a restive trip to Latin America. Juan Rivera is a 31-year-old computer engineer in...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 photo, Palestinian volunteers walk with a portable sound system calling people to wake up for the dawn prayer in Gaza City. In recent weeks, Gaza residents have been jolted awake in the dead of night to a raucous mixture of Quranic phrases, Islamic supplications and prayers delivered to their doorsteps. The “Grand Fajr Campaign” is the work of fervent religious activists, many affiliated with the ruling Hamas movement, seeking to spread the message of Islam in an already deeply conservative society. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
January 05, 2018 - 1:46 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In recent weeks, Gaza residents have been jolted awake in the dead of night to a raucous mixture of Quranic phrases, Islamic supplications and prayers delivered by loudspeakers to their doorsteps. The "Grand Fajr Campaign" is the work of fervent religious activists,...
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December 29, 2017 - 5:39 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Imams across Syria are directing Muslims to pray for rain during this week's congregational Friday prayers. Syrian President Bashar Assad directed imams to pray for rain in this week's prayers through a circular distributed by the Religious Affairs Ministry, SANA state news...
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People carry an injured man into a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Authorities say attackers stormed the Shiite Muslim cultural center in the Afghan capital Kabul, setting off multiple bombs and killing dozens. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
December 28, 2017 - 11:47 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State attack on a Shiite cultural center in Kabul on Thursday, which killed more than 40 people and wounded scores more, was the latest in a series of assaults by a powerful local affiliate of the extremist group. The Afghanistan branch, which calls itself the...
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A moment of the funeral service for late Cardinal Bernard Law, at St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Law, who died Wednesday at age 86, resigned in disgrace as archbishop of Boston in 2002 after revelations that he covered up for dozens of priests who raped and sexually molested children, moving them to different parishes without telling parents or police. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
December 21, 2017 - 1:53 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis prayed Thursday for a merciful final judgment for Cardinal Bernard Law, presiding over the funeral rites for a man who epitomized the Catholic Church's failure to protect children from pedophile priests and its arrogance in safeguarding its own reputation at all...
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Boston Roman Catholic Archdiocese Cardinal Sean O'Malley speaks to the media, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in Braintree, Mass., on the death of Cardinal Bernard Law. The disgraced former Boston archbishop, who epitomized the Catholic Church's failure to protect children from sexually abusive priests, died Wednesday in Rome. He was 86. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
December 20, 2017 - 5:02 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston who was a central figure in the clergy sex abuse scandal. (all times local): 5 p.m. Cardinal Bernard Law's successor as archbishop of Boston says the pain felt by victims of clergy sexual abuse...
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December 19, 2017 - 4:35 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Promotion of religion is "engrained" in a Louisiana school district, a parent said in a federal lawsuit, and her family has been shunned and criticized for objecting to religious activities. Christy Cole's lawsuit seeks a court declaration that the Webster Parish School District'...
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December 19, 2017 - 4:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit accusing a Louisiana school district of promoting religion (all times local): 3 p.m. A Louisiana school superintendent is declining immediate comment on a parent's lawsuit over religious activities at school events. Webster Parish schools superintendent...
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