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  • Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

    April 20, 2014 11:29 AM

    JERUSALEM - Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago. Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal led Mass at the Holy Sepulcher church in Jerusalem on Sunday. The site is... more »
  • Jesus on the wall

    February 12, 2013 7:19 PM

    A school board in Ohio has to decide how to respond to a federal lawsuit about a portrait of Jesus hanging on the wall of a middle school since 1947. The portrait was donated by a student group to the Jackson County School District. The ACLU and Freedom From Religion... more »
  • Roselawn Jesus statue returned Play Video

    November 26, 2012 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Roselawn Monuments' statue of Jesus stands on its pedestal once again after its theft about a week ago. "It's kind of ironic," said Shelly Roy, the statue's owner. "Christ appeared three days after He was crucified, and this statue was returned about three and a half... more »
  • Swiped statue recovered in Baton Rouge Play Video

    November 23, 2012 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 60-year-old marble statue of Jesus was found early Friday morning on Highland Road by a passerby who recognized the statue from the news. "The local television stations, and your station in particular did a great job of getting the word out and I guess whoever had... more »
  • Stolen statue of Jesus found near nightclub

    November 23, 2012 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of a 60-year-old marble statue of Jesus said it was found near a Baton Rouge nightclub early Thanksgiving morning. Shelly Roy with Roselawn Monuments said police informed him the statue had been found near the business on Highland Road around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. ... more »
  • Show on Jesus' wife papyrus delayed amid doubts

    October 1, 2012 3:52 PM

    BOSTON - The Smithsonian Channel says the premiere of its documentary on a papyrus fragment that purports to show Jesus referring to his wife is being delayed until further tests can be done. Research about the fourth-century Coptic papyrus fragment was released last month by Harvard Divinity School professor Karen... more »
  • Scholar: Jesus talks of wife in ancient script

    September 18, 2012 4:16 PM

    BOSTON - A Harvard University professor has unveiled a fourth century fragment of papyrus that she says is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. Karen King, an expert in the history of Christianity, says the text contains a dialogue in which Jesus... more »
  • Angola inmates perform "The Life of Jesus Christ" Play Video

    May 2, 2012 5:36 PM

    ANGOLA- Convicted murderers and armed robbers will portray the lives of Jesus and his disciples in the first ever American performance of "The Life of Jesus Christ," a play originally written by Peter Huntley. The inmates, alongside offenders from Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, worked more than a year... more »
  • Largest number of pilgrims in a decade visit Bethlehem

    December 25, 2010 9:36 AM

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank - The largest number of pilgrims in a decade gathered in Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas, with tens of thousands flocking to the Church of the Nativity, built on the site where tradition holds Jesus was born, for prayers Saturday morning. Israeli military officials, who coordinate movement in... more »
  • High court upholds death penalty in church deaths

    November 30, 2010 4:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court has upheld the convictions and death penalty for Anthony Bell, who killed four of his in-laws and his wife after bursting into a Baton Rouge church in 2006. Bell was convicted in 2008 of five counts of first-degree murder and one of attempted first-degree... more »

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