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Fredrick Nzwili | RNS
Ugandan bishop willing to defend notorious Lord’s Resistance Army commander in war crimes court  
By FREDRICK NZWILI   (RNS) In its heyday, the Ugandan rebel force known as the Lord’s Resistance Army was accused of killing more than 100,000 people, abducting 60,000 to 100,000 children and displaci...

Tracy Simmons | | RNS
In Washington state, a Tibetan Buddhist nun blazes a trail for other women to follow  
By TRACY SIMMONS | NEWPORT, Wash. (RNS) At a conference for Western Buddhist teachers some years ago, the Venerable Thubten Chodron and other monastics complained to the Dalai Lama about the difficulties the...

First female bishop ordained in Church of England amid ongoing controversies  
By TREVOR GRUNDY | 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...

Patsy Lynch/FEMA | RNS
Atlanta is burning: A new and ominous threat to religious liberty  
By R. ALBERT MOHLER JR. and KELLY SHACKELFORD (RNS) One day Atlanta has a fire chief; the next day it doesn’t. Once again, a moral scandal takes down a public official. What was the scandal involvi...

Don’t breed ‘like rabbits': Was Pope Francis breaking new ground on birth control?  
By DAVID GIBSON (RNS) Pope Francis may have been elected by the Holy Spirit, but he seems made for the Age of Twitter. A case in point were his latest remarks, in which he affirmed the Catholic Church&rs...

Rob & Dani | Flickr
You can really call this wine ‘vintage Francis’  
By KIMBERLY WINSTON | NAPA, Calif. (RNS) It was a good thing for Trinitas Cellars that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio took the name Pope Francis, and not, say Pope Malbecius. When the Argentine cardinal ...

Tomas Maltby | flickr
Rumi followers fight to keep Turks from cashing in on mystic’s legacy  
By MICHAEL KAPLAN | ISTANBUL (RNS) Each Sunday, visitors line up outside of the old Sufi lodge, now a museum, in Turkey’s tourist-filled Galata district, informational pamphlets, cameras and $20 ticket...