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Adultery a punishable offense in Indonesia’s new penal code

JAKARTA, Indonesia ((DailyNews)) — Indonesia’s Parliament has passed a long-awaited and controversial revision of its penal code that criminalizes extramarital sex and applies to...

Accused Albany bishop asks to be removed from priesthood

VATICAN CITY ((DailyNews)) — The retired bishop of Albany, New York, who has admitted to covering up for predator priests and has himself been...

Lawsuit: Utah firm and lawmaker helped Mormons hide abuse

Three children who were sexually abused by their father are accusing a Utah state legislator and a prominent Salt Lake City law firm of...

Amid crises, rural roots anchor Southern Baptists’ president

FARMERSVILLE, Texas ((DailyNews)) — On the first Saturday of fall, a sweating Bart Barber trekked across a weedy pasture in search of Bully Graham,...

Vatican sanctions Nobel laureate after Timor accusations

VATICAN CITY ((DailyNews)) — The Catholic Church’s decades-long sex abuse scandal caught up with a Nobel Peace Prize winner Thursday, with the Vatican confirming...

Southern Baptists cut ties with LGBTQ-friendly church

The Southern Baptist Convention’s top administrative body voted to cut ties with two congregations on Tuesday — an LGBTQ-friendly church in North Carolina that...

Mexican faith leader jailed for sex abuse; flock stays loyal

GUADALAJARA, Mexico ((DailyNews)) — Their spiritual leader is behind bars in California after pleading guilty to sexually abusing minors. Yet legions of followers of...

Utah rep. told Mormon bishop not to report abuse, docs show

A Utah lawmaker and prominent attorney for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints advised a church bishop not to report a confession...

Chaplain who sexually abused inmates gets 7 years in prison

Behind a closed chapel office door inside a federal women’s prison in California, a chaplain forced inmates seeking his spiritual guidance to have sex...

Judge limits privilege defense in AZ Mormon sex abuse case

An Arizona judge overseeing a high-profile lawsuit accusing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of conspiring to cover-up child sex abuse has...

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