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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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Man and myth collide as Indian Hindu nationalist Modi eyes final ascent to power

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:35pm
(Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi addresses his supporters during a rally ahead of the general election in Itanagar in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh March 31, 2014. ...
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Pussy Riot protesters cleared of religious hatred charge in Russia

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:27pm
(Russian punk band Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina (L) and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (2nd L) along with a masked member speak to journalists during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, in Adler ...
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Belgian Trappist monks overwhelmed by their “world’s best beer” tag

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:19pm
(Two glasses of Trappist Westvleteren beer are seen at the brewery in Westvleteren February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir) Having a beer rated as the world’s best and selling out in ...
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Queen Elizabeth gives Pope Francis eggs, whisky, beer at Vatican meeting

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:04pm
(Britain’s Queen Elizabeth (C) and Prince Philip (L) present gifts to Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini) Queen Elizabeth met Pope Francis ...
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Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory apologizes for lavish living, may sell mansion

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 7:08pm
(Archbishop Wilton Gregory  in Washington, January 6, 2004. REUTERS/Larry Downing) The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta has apologized for building a $2.2 million mansion to use as his home, a ...
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Apocalyptic prophecies drive both sides to Syrian battle for end of time

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 1:56pm
(Free Syrian Army fighters walk with their weapons in Azaz village, north of Aleppo March 30, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan) Conflict in Syria kills hundreds of thousands of people and spreads unrest ...
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Far-right Jobbik party baits Jews in Hungarian election campaign

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 9:03pm
(Members of the media crowd outside a former synagogue, where far-right Jobbik party gathers for a town hall meeting, in Esztergom February 14, 2014.  REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo) To launch its ...
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‘Noah’ rains down on ‘Divergent’ and ‘Muppets’ to win U.S. movie box office

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 8:27pm
(Actors Russell Crowe (L) and Hugh Jackman arrive for the UK premiere of “Noah” in Leicester Square in London, March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hackett) “Noah”, starring ...
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Tibetan Communist who urged reconciliation with Dalai Lama dies

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 6:12pm
(Phuntso Wangye, former Tibetan Communist leader, poses for a picture at his home in Beijing, in this undated image made available on March 31, 2014. REUTERS/New Century Press, Hong Kong) Phuntso ...
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"A small group. They are the ones who carry ambitions for the Muslim Ummah. And an even smaller group from this small group. They are the ones who sacrifice their personal worldly interests in order to act upon those ambitions. And an even smaller group from this elite. They are the ones who sacrifice their souls and their blood in order to bring victory to these ambitions and convictions. So, they are a small group within a small group within a small group."

— Shaheed Dr Sheikh Abdullah Azzam

Assassinated 1989