VATICAN CITY (RNS) Alex Salinas was born a woman but has since undergone hormone therapy and has a male ID in Spain. His local bishop and the Vatican rejected the family’s request to have Salinas as a godfather.
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He refused demands by a boycott-Israel group to make a political statement supporting Palestinians. No other performers were asked to make statements.
MADRID (Reuters) Spain’s parliament on Thursday passed a law allowing descendants of Sephardic Jews to gain nationality, more than five centuries after their ancestors were expelled from the country.
CASTRILLO DE MURCIA, Spain (RNS) The sight of a grown man dressed as a fiend leaping over the helpless babies might strike panic in the heart of some parents. But locals say the only injuries are to the hamstrings of the jumpers.
RABAT, Morocco (RNS) Like Sephardic Jews, Muslims were an integral part of Spain’s society before being painfully uprooted by Christian rulers. Many were forced to convert. A large number perished at sea.
PEARLAND, Texas (RNS) “My conversion was a shock for my family, they thought I rejected Jesus, Mary, my culture,” said Imam Isa Parada, one of the leaders of Islam In Spanish. “My dad thought I was going to be a terrorist.”