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Pope Francis (C) and US President Barack Obama exchange gifts during a private audience on March 27, 2014 at the Vatican. The meeting at the Vatican comes as a welcome rest-stop for Obama during a six-day European tour dominated by the crisis over Crimea, and the US leader will doubtless be hoping some of the pope's overwhelming popularity will rub off on him. (Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS Poll: Would You Rather Meet the Pope or the President?

Catholics are feeling more connected to the church, and they’d rather meet Pope Francis than President Obama.

03/28/2014

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 13: (L-R) Douglas Booth, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, director Darren Aronofsky, producer Scott Franklin and Ray Winstone attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'NOAH' at Zoo Palast on March 13, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Local Religious Leaders Skeptical about ‘Noah’ Film

A storm of Biblical proportions is breaking out over the new movie.

03/27/2014

KMOX/ Kevin Killeen

Celebratory Events Lead Up To Ash Wednesday

Fat Tuesday parade may have disappointed some but these events are all leading to Ash Wednesday.

03/05/2014

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Top Religion Stories of 2013

On this last day of 2013, our KMOX Religion Editor Fred Bodimer takes a quick look back at the year in religion.

12/31/2013

File photo of a church. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: 39 Percent Attend Church In Week Before Christmas

Despite the fast-approaching Christmas holiday and a glut of media coverage dedicated to the “War on Christmas,” less than half of Americans report attending church in the days leading up to December 25.

12/24/2013

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School Accused Of Prohibiting Student From Handing Out Fliers Promoting Prayer Event

An Arizona group has filed a federal lawsuit accusing a suburban Kansas City middle school of violating a student’s First Amendment rights by prohibiting the student from handing out fliers promoting a prayer event.

12/03/2013

Rev. Joseph Jiang

Charges Dropped Against St. Louis Priest Accused of Molestation

Supporters of Reverend Joseph Jiang want his name cleared but members of SNAP are calling for more witnesses to come forward.

11/22/2013

File photo of a Bishop holding a cross while leading mass. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Conservative Group Concerned About Religious Protections in Ill. Marriage Bill

The Thomas More Society believes the uncertainty will result in hundreds, or even thousands, of lawsuits.

11/20/2013

A man (C) walks among debris of destroyed houses in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 9, 2013. One of the strongest typhoons on record killed more than 100 people as savage winds and giant waves flattened communities across the Philippines, authorities said on November 9 while corpses lay amid the devastation. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Local Lutherans, Catholic Archdiocese Sending Aid to Philippines

St. Louis-based Lutheran Church Missouri Synod has already sent $150,000 to the Lutheran Church in the Philippines to provide immediate assistance.

11/13/2013

Faizan Syed, executive director Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)  (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Study: Muslim-Americans Being Treated Better, But Much Discrimination Remains

“We graph Islamophobia on a ten-point scale,” says Faizan Syed of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “We have seen a drop to 5.9 from 6.4 since 2010.”

11/07/2013

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