Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- President Donald Trump issued an executive order prioritizing international religious freedom concerns for United States foreign policy, after he visited the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C.
- A Missouri federal district court dismissed as moot (with leave to amend) a church’s challenge to St. Louis County’s COVID-19 restrictions on church services.
- Gabriel Said Reynolds reviewed The Thirty-Year Genocide by Benny Morris and Dror Ze’evi, a book discussing three waves of violence that swept across Turkey from 1894 to 1924 and targeted the region’s Christian minorities.
- Pope Francis spoke out about the death of George Floyd during his weekly general audience.
- The Northern Ireland Assembly voted Tuesday in favor of a motion rejecting the “imposition” of abortion legislation by the Westminster parliament.
- In a case involving a plaintiff who claimed religious persecution in his home country, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that factual findings relating to relief under the Convention Against Torture can be appealed from the Board of Immigration Appeals to the federal circuit courts.