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July 21, 2017

MOUNT OLYMPUS, Greece — Silver-haired and soft-spoken, George Klonis worked as a bus driver into his 60s but found his life's purpose at the foot of Mount Olympus.

With his arms outstretched and his toes touching cold spring water, Klonis offers his devotion to the ancient gods that Greek…


Bishop to attend Community Worship Service

July 14, 2017

The bishop of the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Rev. Timothy M. Smith, will be attending the first of this year's Community Worship Services on Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church on Winstead Avenue.

Since 2007, a large group of local clergy representing many…


Vatican acknowledges past problems at 'pope's hospital'

July 07, 2017

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican secretary of state acknowledged Tuesday that there were problems at "the pope's hospital" for children in the past, but said the new administration is making a "serious effort to resolve them."

Cardinal Pietro Parolin said some of the problems identified by current…


Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church

July 01, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY  — A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders — is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues.…