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First female bishop ordained in Church of England amid ongoing controversies

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) More than 1,000 people watched as Uganda-born Archbishop of York John Sentamu, laid hands on the Rev. Libby Lane Monday (Jan. 26), making her the eighth bishop of Stockport and the first woman bishop in the Church of England. A large choir sang as…
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Most Americans are clueless about Sikhs

WASHINGTON (RNS) Most Americans know little or nothing about Sikhs and many mistake the turban-wearing faithful for Muslims, a new survey shows. The survey, commissioned by a nonprofit seeking to build positive images of U.S. Sikhism, found that 60 percent of non-Asian-Ame…
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Richard McBrien, outspoken liberal theologian and Notre Dame scholar, dies at 78

(RNS) The Rev. Richard McBrien, a renowned Catholic theologian at the University of Notre Dame who wrote comprehensive works on church history and delivered punchy sound bites from a liberal perspective, died Sunday (Jan. 25). He was 78 and had been in poor health for severa…
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Boston bombing jury excludes some Catholics

Eds: A version of this story originally appeared in USA Today. It is available for use by RNS subscribers. Please use the USA Today byline. BOSTON (RNS)  As the quest for a jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial approaches its fourth week, some of the area’s 2 million R…
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Auschwitz survivor: Being alive is best ‘revenge’

Eds: A version of this story originally appeared in USA Today. It is available for use by RNS subscribers. Please use the USA Today byline. TEL AVIV, Israel (RNS) Shortly after the Nazi invasion of what was then Hungary in May 1944, Renee Ganz’s family and most of the 25,0…
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