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Queen-led Church of England faces 3,300 sexual abuse allegations

February 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Queen-led Church of England faces 3,300 sexual abuse allegations

File photo of the Assembly Hall of Church House in London during a meeting of the Church of England’s general synod. A senior Church of England bishop has revealed that the Anglican Communion led by Queen Elizabeth II is facing more than 3,300 sexual abuse allegations before an independent inquiry […]

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Pope Francis says in ‘pain and shame’ over church sex scandal in Chile

January 16, 2018 11:59 pm
Pope Francis says in ‘pain and shame’ over church sex scandal in Chile

Pope Francis gives an open-air mass at O’Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, January 16, 2018. (AFP photo) Pope Francis has finally said he deeply regrets Chilean priests’ involvement in a series of sex crimes against children. Upon the start of his visit to Santiago, the capital of Chile, on Tuesday, […]

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US President Donald Trump touts role in making Christmas merry ‘again’

December 25, 2017 2:44 am
US President Donald Trump touts role in making Christmas merry ‘again’

US President Donald Trump participates in NORAD Santa Tracker phone calls at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on December 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has boasted about his perceived role in making Americans say Merry Christmas again, playing into his campaign promise to stand up […]

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Pope Francis urges world not to ignore refugees at Christmas Eve Mass

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Pope Francis urges world not to ignore refugees at Christmas Eve Mass

Pope Francis (C) is pictured at the end of the Christmas Eve Mass on December 24, 2017 at St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican. (Photo by AFP) Pope Francis has used the Christmas Eve Mass to call on the world not to ignore the plight of millions of refugees who are […]

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Pope Francis urges bishops to put down smartphones

November 8, 2017 1:53 am
Pope Francis urges bishops to put down smartphones

Faithful people take pictures of Pope Francis with their smartphones and tablets as he arrives for his general audience, at the Vatican, on January 11, 2017 in Vatican City. (Photo by AFP) Pope Francis took snap-happy bishops, priests and pilgrims to task on Wednesday, telling them mass was a time […]

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Muslim women in Quebec banned from wearing full-face veils

October 19, 2017 2:50 am
Muslim women in Quebec banned from wearing full-face veils

File photo shows a Muslim woman wearing a full-face veil. Quebec has passed legislation banning Muslim women from covering their faces while receiving public services such as public transport. On Wednesday, members of the provincial legislature voted 65-51 in favor of the legislation on religious neutrality, known as Bill 62, […]

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Muslim women in Quebec banned from wearing full-face veils

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Muslim women in Quebec banned from wearing full-face veils

File photo shows a Muslim woman wearing a full-face veil. Quebec has passed legislation banning Muslim women from covering their faces while receiving public services such as public transport. On Wednesday, members of the provincial legislature voted 65-51 in favor of the legislation on religious neutrality, known as Bill 62, […]

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Shia Muslims marking Tasu’a worldwide

September 30, 2017 3:00 pm
Shia Muslims marking Tasu’a worldwide

Shia Muslims have begun marking Tasu’a, the eve of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), by holding mourning rituals the world over. The occasion falls on the ninth day on the lunar month of Muharram. It is marked annually by the Shia faithful in honor of the Third Shia Imam […]

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Jerusalem Al-Quds churches slam Israel’s ‘systematic’ attempts against Christians

September 6, 2017 2:11 pm
Jerusalem Al-Quds churches slam Israel’s ‘systematic’ attempts against Christians

Roman Catholic clergy pray during the Easter Sunday procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds on April 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Churches in Jerusalem al-Quds have lashed out at the Israeli regime for its “systematic” attempts to change the occupied city’s historical […]

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Millions of Muslim pilgrims performing annual Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia

August 31, 2017 10:34 am
Millions of Muslim pilgrims performing annual Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia

Muslim pilgrims sit and circumambulate around the Kaaba, at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, August 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Over two million Muslims from all over the world are performing the multi-stage Hajj pilgrimage at […]

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Shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ and you will be shot: Venice mayor Luigi Brugnaro

August 25, 2017 9:00 pm
Shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ and you will be shot: Venice mayor Luigi Brugnaro

Gondolas and boat-taxis drive on the Canale Grande (Grand Canal) in Venice on April 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The right-wing mayor of the Italian city of Venice has said anybody who shouts “Allahu Akbar” in the city’s famous St Mark’s Square will be shot. Luigi Brugnaro said at a […]

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More than 1.4 million Muslims arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj: Officials

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More than 1.4 million Muslims arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj: Officials

Muslim worshipers pray at the Ka’aba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca on June 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) More than 1.4 million Muslims have arrived so far in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage slated to begin next week, with […]

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‘31 Hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia in one day’

August 15, 2017 10:30 pm
‘31 Hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia in one day’

Muslim worshippers pray at the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, in the holy Saudi city of Mecca, during the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan, on June 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) At least 31 people have lost their lives in one day during the annual Hajj pilgrimage […]

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Muslim elders call for prayers at al-Aqsa by Palestinian worshipers as Israel backs down

July 27, 2017 12:45 pm
Muslim elders call for prayers at al-Aqsa by Palestinian worshipers as Israel backs down

Palestinian worshippers pray outside the Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on July 26, 2017. (AFP photo) Muslim elders have urged Palestinian worshipers to return to prayers at al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem al-Quds after Israel backed down in the face of angry protests and removed all the restrictions at the […]

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Vatican’s children hospital cuts corners to make profit: Probe

July 3, 2017 10:30 pm
Vatican’s children hospital cuts corners to make profit: Probe

Pope Francis visits patients and employees of Bambino Gesu pediatric hospital, Vatican, Rome, on December 15, 2016. (Photo by AFP) When doctors and nurses at the Vatican’s showcase children’s hospital complained in 2014 that corners were being cut and medical protocols ignored, the Vatican responded by ordering up a secret […]

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