In this week's religion roundup, Jewish pilgrims gather in Ukraine despite the war, Brazil's president exhorts evangelicals to help keep him in office, and the Vatican imposes disciplinary sanctions on a Nobel Peace Prize-winning Bishop.

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And this week's religion roundup Jewish pilgrims gather in Ukraine despite the war Brazil's president exhorts evangelicals to help keep him in office and the Vatican imposes disciplinary sanctions on a Nobel Peace Prize winning bishop Thousands of hasidic Jewish pilgrims ignore travel warnings and flock to central Ukraine to mark the Jewish new year The pilgrims travel from Israel and other countries to the small city of Oman The burial site of a respected hasidic rabbi who died in 1810 About 23,000 pilgrims were in Uman on Sunday Brazil's president Bolsonaro waged an all out campaign to shore up the crucial evangelical vote ahead of the October 2nd elections Evangelicals helped carry him to power in 2018 and he tapped members of their churches for important ministries and for a Supreme Court nomination Influential pastors and politicians are warning their followers that the race's FrontRunner leftist former president Lula would close Christian churches The Vatican says it imposed disciplinary sanctions on Nobel Peace Prize winning bishop Carlos Bello following allegations that he sexually abused boys in East Timor in the 1990s The Vatican spokesman says the office that handles sex abuse cases received allegations concerning the bishop's behavior in 2019 and within a year had imposed sanctions AP Vatican correspondent Nicole Winfield says many questions remained about the bishop's role in the church over the past two decades After 2002 though when he retired it seems like he almost fell off the map It's as if he disappeared If he was under some kind of Vatican sanction in those years that would explain this very low profile that he had The announced sanctions include limitations on bellows movements and ministry and prohibit him from having voluntary contact with minors or contact with East Timor I'm Walter ratliff

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