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Archdiocese: No confirmation of Philly papal visit

There is still no confirmation that Pope Francis will attend a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics next year in Philadelphia, the archdiocese said Friday in response to a report that the archbishop had said Francis would come.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI

7 hrs ago | This is Oxfordshire

a Muslim centre has launched a national campaign to ban the burka in Britain.

The campaign is being led by centre founder and director Dr Taj Hargey, who believes the Islamic faith is being misinterpreted.


Related Topix: Islam

11 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

Film: People with same-sex attraction find peace in Church

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 25, 2014 / 04:07 am .- Dan, Rilene and Paul knew that once their stories were out, life would not be the same.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Gay/Lesbian, Roman Catholic Church

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Bishop in court on child sex charges

THE first Catholic bishop to be charged with a child sex offence, which allegedly occurred in 1969, has appeared in court.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

Bellingham Herald

Mosul Christians' flight triggered by leaders' refusal to meet Islamists

"When they came in June and drove out the army, things became normal quickly. I didn't see any reason to flee," he said, sitting in St. Georges Syriac Catholic Church in Bartella, a dusty flyspeck Christian village less than 20 miles from Mosul.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Islam,

Blackburn Citizen

A 2,000 donation to Blackburn cancer information pod

THE Chasa Muslim Welfare Society has donated A 2,000 from its interest fund to Macmillan Cancer Support after having a look at the specialist cancer information pod at the Royal Blackburn Hospital .


Related Topix: Islam, Life, Charity


Iraqi jihadists order genital mutilation of all women

Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a UN official said Thursday.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Islam

Salisbury Journal

52 priests defrocked for sex abuse

More than 50 priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for clerical sex abuse over the past 13 years, it has been reveale More than 50 priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for clerical sex abuse over the past 13 years, it has been revealed.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

WAPT-TV Jackson

Sudanese Christian woman arrives in Rome

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan for apostasy but subsequently pardoned, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.


Related Topix: Prison, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church

Officials announce StubHub arrests

Police arrested seven people tied to a $1.6-million international fraud that used stolen credit cards to buy tickets through the StubHub online market to thousands of events, including Yankees baseball games, Broadway shows and Jay-Z concerts.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

The Indian Express

China plans railway to India, Nepal borders by 2020

China plans to extend a railway line linking Tibet with the rest of the country to the borders of India, Nepal and Bhutan by 2020.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Buddhism,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

'Red Flag' warning, Pioneer Day fireworks have crews on alert

Fire crews were at the mercy of both nature and humankind as they braced for what could be a hellish Pioneer Day throughout Utah.


Related Topix: Fire, Utah, Weather, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Tooele County, UT, Tooele, UT


NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

Bryan Caputo, second left, consults with his attorney Reginald Sharpe, left, with co-defendant Daniel Petryszyn, right, during arraignment proceedings in New York state Supreme Court, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.


Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Al Bawaba

Wednesday's death toll in Gaza climbs to 56, total death toll reaches 680

The continued Israeli offensive across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday afternoon left 32 Palestinians dead , bringing the total number killed since midnight to 56 as world and local leaders scrambled to arrange a ceasefire.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Orthodox Church

Sydney Morning Herald

MH17 crash 'punishment' for Malaysia Airlines offering alcohol,...

Part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, in a field in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Islam, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777


The bishop and Abe Lincoln: an example of religion's positive influence on politics

The Founding Fathers had good reasons for explicitly barring government from inserting itself into matters of religion.


Related Topix: Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Episcopal Church, Agriculture, Science

Banbridge Today

Tributes are paid to much loved Dean

Tributes expressing the loss felt at the passing of a 'unique and inspirational woman of faith' have been pouring in after news that Dromore-born Dean Lynda Patterson has died at her home in New Zealand.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Down County, Northern Ireland, World News, Anglican

Tue Jul 22, 2014

News Herald

Youths' 'blessing bags' offer help, hope to homeless

Many people may take for granted having those items in their homes. But what about those who don't have a home? Vivian is among a group of young people who decided to create and distribute what they're calling "blessing bags" through local Catholic parishes.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

Tom Petty Talks Religion: 'No One's Got Christ More Wrong than the Christians'

Tom Petty has a new song out called "Playing Dumb," and it's about the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

KTEN-TV Denison

Lawmakers trash, give away mail from Warren Jeffs

More letters from Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of a polygamous sect, have streamed into the mailboxes of Utah legislators in recent months.


Related Topix: FLDS, Woods Cross, UT