Riots led to the torching of a basement nursery at the historic church, also known as the "church of the presidents".
Laws against blasphemy in Pakistan have led to both attacks and death sentences for members of Pakistan’s religious minorities
Father Junipero Serra was beatified in 1988 by Pope John Paul II and canonised by Pope Francis in 2015.
According to Planned Parenthood, Biden has vowed to reverse policies enacted by the Trump administration relating to abortion.
Although many U.S. churches closed due to the pandemic, some congregations continued to hold in-person services.
The petition entitled, “STOP HOLLYWOODS ATTACK ON JESUS” already has 100,000 signatures with a goal of 150,000.
One third of pastors reported that they returned to in-person gatherings, but only about half of the congregation is attending.
Nothing apart from the tabernacle was stolen or damaged, said the parish.
Believers in many countries face severe challenges, according to the State Department’s Report on International Religious Freedom.