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UK PM Cameron accused of fueling division by calling Britain a Christian country

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 3:17pm
(Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, at the enthronement ceremony for the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at Canterbury Cathedral March 21, 2013.REUTERS/Toby Melville) A ...
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At Easter, Kiev-based Ukrainian church condemns Russian ‘aggression’

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 3:04pm
(Ukrainian Orthodox priests conduct a holy liturgy during an Orthodox Easter service in Mikhailovsky Cathedral in Kiev early April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko) As Russians and Ukrainians ...
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U.N. peace envoy criticizes Israeli Easter security at Jerusalem church

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 2:51pm
(Worshippers hold candles as they take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr ...
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Hollywood plays to the faithful and finds box-office hits with God

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 2:18pm
(Cast member Emma Watson arrives for the UK premiere of “Noah”, Leicester Square, London, March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hacket) Hollywood has embraced God in a big – and lucrative ...
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In Damascus, Christians briefly ignore war for Good Friday

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 1:44pm
(Debris lie inside a damaged church in Mar Bacchus Sarkis monastery, in Maloula village, northeast of Damascus, after soldiers loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad took control of it ...
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Iraq’s draft child marriage law seen as political stunt – and sign of times

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 2:30pm
(Hussein Younis Ali, 14 walks with his bride Nada Ali Hussein, 17, during the wedding party at his home in Tikrit, 150 km (93 miles) north of Baghdad, October 8, 2013.REUTERS/Bakr ...
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Filipinos nailed to cross in Good Friday ritual frowned on by Catholic Church

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 7:18pm
(A penitent grimaces as he hangs on a cross during the reenactment of the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in San Fernando, Pampanga in northern Philippines April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De ...
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Mega salaries are evil, papal preacher tells Vatican Good Friday service

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 7:07pm
(Pope Francis lies on the ground as he prays during the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer) The Vatican’s ...
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Greek Christians hold rare Good Friday liturgy in Turkish north Cyprus

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 7:00pm
(A Greek Orthodox bishop and an Islamic cleric attend a Good Friday liturgy at the Church of St. George Exorinos in Famagusta, northern Cyprus, April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Andreas Manolis ) Hundreds ...
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Time slips quietly by for Austrian nuns’ resort

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 9:04pm
(Sister Elisabeth provides a Kneipp hydrotherapy to a guest at the abbey retreat in Marienkron April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger) Being blasted with jets of hot and cold water by a ...
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Ground-breaking Good Friday mass signals thaw in Cyprus

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 8:55pm
(A church and a mosque are seen in a village near Famagusta, north Cyprus, February 3, 2008.  REUTERS/Fatih Saribas) For the first time in more than half a century, a church in northern Cyprus ...
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Pope Francis struggles to keep fellow Latin Americans in Catholic fold: poll

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 8:40pm
(Pope Francis (R) leaves at the end of his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini ) Despite a high-profile first year as ...
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Reuters wins Pulitzer Prize for reports on persecution of Myanmar Muslims

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 8:42pm
(Bozor Mohammed from the Rakhine state in Myanmar is pictured after an interview at his house in Kuala Lumpur November 8, 2013. REUTERS/Samsul Said) Reuters won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for ...
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Deceased Dutch Catholic bishop was child molester – abuse commission

Sat, 12/04/2014 - 4:26pm
(St. Christopher’s Cathedral in Roermond, 2011/Arch) The Dutch Catholic Church, in a rare admission of guilt among senior clergy, has confirmed that a bishop who died last year had sexually ...
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Pope Francis asks forgiveness for ‘evil’ of child abuse by priests

Sat, 12/04/2014 - 4:14pm
(Pope Francis waves as he arrives for a meeting with members of an association for children at the Vatican April 11, 2014.  Rueters/Osservatore Romano) Pope Francis made his first public plea for ...
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As riot-hit Muzaffarnagar votes, religious divide favours Hindu nationalist Modi

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 5:17pm
(Men stand in a line to cast their vote outside a polling station during the general election, in Shahpur in Muzaffarnagar district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. ...
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U.S. university drops plan to honor activist critical of Islam

Wed, 09/04/2014 - 7:38pm
(Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Dutch parliamentarian, gestures as she speaks at the European Parliament in Brussels February 14, 2008. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir ) A private university ...
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Vatican takes a stab at banking purity

Wed, 09/04/2014 - 1:47pm
(An exterior view of the tower of the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR) in Vatican City in 2011. REUTERS/Stringer ) (The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are ...
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France’s far-right to ban faith-based school lunch options in towns it governs

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 7:02pm
(Marine Le Pen, France’s far-right National Front political party leader, delivers a speech at the party headquarters in Nanterre, March 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol) Far-right ...
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Appeals court upholds New York City ban on worship services in schools

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:11pm
(The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, 10 July 2012/Bjoertvedt ) New York City’s ban on religious worship services inside school buildings after hours was ruled constitutional ...
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