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The latest: Israeli police say cameras don't threaten privacy

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):

6:10 p.m.

Israel's police says cameras at a major Jerusalem shrine are strictly to ensure security and do not threaten personal privacy.

Religion calendar, July 21-27, 2017

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Clergy Corner, July 21, 2017

Back in Champaign County for all of one day, and the Rev. ROBERT FREEMAN already had his dining game plan all mapped out.

"Man, we'll start right off with number one — Monical's Pizza. And Timpone's is the second place I want to eat ..."

Vatican court rejects motions to dismiss in hospital case

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican tribunal rejected attempts by two former executives of the pope's children's hospital to dismiss an embezzlement case, asserting Tuesday it could prosecute them on charges they diverted nearly a half-million euros in hospital donations to renovate a top cardinal's penthouse.

Don Follis: Sunny Bear said, 'Pray for me, Rev'

On Fridays during my study break out here in Phoenix, I have been going out on the streets with a team from Phoenix Rescue Mission. Early last week we traveled to a park in west Phoenix, one of the many places in metro Phoenix where some of the estimated 18,000 homeless people are known to hang out.

Nonprofit in works to operate men's emergency shelter this winter

CHAMPAIGN — July is still delivering hot weather, but several local churches are already looking ahead to the freezing months of winter and the impact of the cold on homeless men in the community.

Court: Board's prayer practice violated Constitution

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Elected officials in North Carolina violated the Constitution by opening meetings with Christian prayers and inviting audience members to join, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a closely watched case likely headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Religion calendar, July 14-20, 2017

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EVENTS

Vacation Bible schools:

Clergy Corner, July 14, 2017

At 8 a.m. Saturday, 51 local humanitarians of all ages will pile into eight passenger vans and make the 430-mile drive from Champaign to rural Kentucky, where they'll spend a week using outdoor showers and sleeping on cots in a former middle school with minimal air conditioning and no TV.

Vatican to try 2 ex-hospital officials for diverting funds

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican prosecutors have indicted the former president and the ex-treasurer of the Vatican's children's hospital for allegedly diverting money from the hospital's fundraising foundation to pay for an extensive renovation to a top cardinal's apartment.