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Pope: Don't make religion an excuse for violence

09/21/2014 07:06 PM EDT
TIRANA, Albania — Pope Francis denounced that extremists around the world are "perverting" religion to justify violence as he arrived Sunday in Albania, a Balkan nation where Christians and Muslims endured brutal religious oppression under communism but today live and work together peacefully. 
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Yard sale, pig roast to benefit missionaries
06/27/2014 07:49 AM EDT - Pinchot Park Assembly of God, 2755 Rosstown Road, Wellsville, will host a fundraiser yard sale and pig roast on Saturday, July 5. Full Story

New pastor at New Creation Community Church
06/27/2014 07:36 AM EDT - New Creation Community Church, Dover, has a new pastor, the Rev. Jennifer D. Thomas, effective Tuesday. Full Story

Local show features faith in York's community
06/11/2014 09:08 AM EDT - A new local cable television show is spreading the good news about the faith community in York. The new "Faith in Community" show is on the air at White Rose Community Television on Comcast Channel 18. Full Story

Religion calendar for 06/05/14
06/05/2014 09:21 AM EDT - Submit news at least two weeks in advance of the event date. The weekly deadline is noon Friday: religion@yorkdispatch. Full Story

Religion calendar for 5/29/14
05/29/2014 09:07 AM EDT - Submit news at least two weeks in advance of the event date. The weekly deadline is noon Friday: religion@yorkdispatch. Full Story

Religion calendar for 05/22/14
05/22/2014 09:01 AM EDT - Submit news at least two weeks in advance of the event date. The weekly deadline is noon Friday: religion@yorkdispatch. Full Story

Asbury UMC in York City celebrates first responders
05/18/2014 06:41 PM EDT - When a Valentine's Day fire broke out this year at Asbury United Methodist Church, fire crews took action. Full Story

Religion calendar for 05/15/14
05/15/2014 09:05 AM EDT - Submit news at least two weeks in advance of the event date. The weekly deadline is noon Friday: religion@yorkdispatch. Full Story

Religion calendar for 05/08/14
05/08/2014 11:02 AM EDT - Submit news at least two weeks in advance of the event date. The weekly deadline is noon Friday: religion@yorkdispatch. Full Story

Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. Full Story
Your guide to a memorable Yorktoberfest

For craft beer connoisseurs, beer festivals offer an ideal opportunity to sample new offerings without shelling out the often high cost of limited-availability brews. Full Story
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Review: Shailene Woodley gets lost in a blizzard

By now, there should be no question in anyone's mind that Shailene Woodley is an actress on a rapid-fire journey to stardom. Full Story