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A bird sits on the roof of ancient Basilica Santi Apostoli at dusk next to a large iron cross on May 19, 2019 in Roma, Italy.

Officials traced over 70 coronavirus cases to one church in California

"Obviously there is freedom of religion, but...we have to enforce social distancing," Dr. Peter Beilenson told The Los Angeles Times.

Religious services and gatherings will be still be allowed under Florida’s stay-at-home order

On Monday, police in Tampa arrested an Evangelical pastor for holding crowded church services in defiance of the county's own stay-at-home order.
Pastor Tony Spell disregarded a state-wide order to not hold gatherings larger than 50 people.

An evangelical pastor who was charged after holding in-person church services says he doesn’t like livestreams because he can’t touch pari...

Tony Spell, an evangelical pastor at the Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was charged with six misdemeanor charges on Tuesday.
The River at Tampa Bay Church.

Churches across the US are holding in-person services despite public health orders. One pastor was even arrested and charged with unlawful assembly.

Megachurches in Ohio, Floria, and Louisiana have continued their Sunday in-person services during the coronavirus outbreak.
Pastor Tony Spell disregarded a state-wide order to not hold gatherings larger than 50 people.

A Louisiana pastor defied state orders and held a service for hundreds of people. He says he has no plans of stopping.

Pastor Tony Spell, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, held a service for 400 people on Tuesday. On Sunday, there were more than 1,000.
Churches across the country are instituting changes as the coronavirus spreads. Pictured here is an Easter Sunday mass from 2019.

How American churches are dealing with coronavirus panic just weeks before Easter

The new threat of novel coronavirus comes right before one of the busiest times for many Christian houses of worship: Easter Sunday.

Mike Pence spoke at a homophobic church service where the pastor blamed ‘the devil’ for same-sex attraction

Mike Pence spoke at a church service live-streamed by the White House in which the pastor claimed that same-sex attraction was caused by "the devil."
A woman alleges a Mormon church reported her husband's confession of abusing a minor to local authorities.

A woman sued a Mormon church for $9.54 million after her husband’s child sex abuse confession to church leaders landed him in prison

Kristine Johnson sued a Mormon church for $9.54 million after church clergy reported her husband's child molestation confession to local authorities.

Parishioners killed man who opened fire inside a Texas church

Police hailed the "heroic parishioners" who took down the gunman at the West Freeway Church of Christ during its Sunday morning service.