Religion

Religion

W.Va. bishop knowingly employed pedophiles, authorities say

West Virginia authorities on Tuesday accused Michael J. Bransfield, a former Roman Catholic bishop of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va., and his predecessors of "knowingly employing pedophiles" – including some priests cited in last year's Pennsylvania grand jury report examining decades of clergy sex abuse and cover-up.

Religion

Violence often targets houses of worship

As he prepared to give his sermon Friday, Omar Atia went over the parallels between his mosque in southwestern Indiana and the two in Christchurch, New Zealand, where dozens of Muslims died in a terrorist attack during communal prayers.

West Columbia church relies on faith, prayer after robbers steal music equipment

The Lexington County Sheriff's Office says a trailer full of music equipment was stolen from 12 Springs Church of West Columbia on Leaphart Road. The robbery took place sometime between August 5 and 12.