The black church where a horrific shooting claimed the lives of nine people boasts a rich history echoing America's own painful passage through slavery and civil rights.
Fragments of red-colored plaster suggest the church walls had been decorated with frescoes.
The Catholic Church has formally recognized a group of professional exorcists, but the move raises concerns.
Britain's atheist church is barely three months old but it already has more "worshippers" than can fit into its services.
Archaeologists believe they have finally discovered the Jamestown church where a 19-year-old Pocahontas married her tobacco farmer husband.