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1 hr ago | CBC News

Ex-archbishop to appeal sentence for sex assault on altar boy

A former Orthodox priest and archbishop has been sentenced to eight months in jail for sexually assaulting an altar boy in Winnipeg during the 1980s.

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5 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Jewish mother of murdered son reveals flaw in Torah and revealed religions

Funeral for Rachel's son, Naftali Fraenkel, and his two friends. The religious violence in the "holy land" is letting the world know the "revealed"/hearsay religions have nothing of meaning and value to offer us.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Judaism

9 hrs ago | Local10.com

World Cup finals: Pope versus pope?

At the very least, if Argentina advances to the World Cup finals, it could put millions of Catholics -- not to mention Vatican employees -- in a bit of a bind.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI

12 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Polish hospital head fired over denied abortion

The case - which saw the recently delivered baby put under intensive care with major brain and skull deformity - has stirred wide debate in Polish media, raising questions about the boundaries of faith in public life in a country that is traditionally Catholic but increasingly becoming secular.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

15 hrs ago | KDAR-FM Oxnard

Why Go to Church?

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching" for not joining together with fellow believers on a regular, weekly basis.

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Related Topix: Denver Seminary, Judaism, Prison

16 hrs ago | KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Topless activists on trial over Notre Dame protest

French prosecutors want activists who bared their breasts in Notre Dame Cathedral to pay thousands of euros in fines for damages.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI

17 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

French financier to head Vatican bank

As widely expected, the Vatican announced Wednesday it had tapped Jean-Baptiste de Franssu to head the Institute of Religious Works, as the bank is formally called.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

21 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Gay Teacher Files Sex Discrimination Claim Against Georgia School

Flint Dollar practices organ at First Presbyterian Church in Milledgeville, Ga. He's working there part-time while he pursues a legal complaint against a private Catholic school that declined to renew his position after administrators learned he plans to marry his male partner.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Roman Catholic Church

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WBTV

Organization wants public apology from Charlotte Diocese for sex abuse scandal

Victims of the child sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church are speaking out in Charlotte, one day after Pope Benedict met with victims at the Vatican.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI

York Press

School closures for York - Strike action to affect thousands - latest list

THOUSANDS of children across York, North and East Yorkshire are set to be off school on Thursday as teachers take part in strike action.

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Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Roman Catholic Church,

Stars and Stripes

UN: Islamic State executed imam of mosque where al-Baghdadi preached

The Islamic State's executions of 13 Sunni Muslim clerics last month in Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, were a move by the radical Sunni movement to silence moderate voices among Iraq's Sunnis, and they deserve greater attention than they've received, the top United Nations expert on religious freedom said.

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Related Topix: Iraq, Middle East, Islam

The Washington Post

Slovene PM, Catholic Church clash over bribery

Slovenia's left-leaning prime minister is in a dispute with local Catholic leaders after she complained to the Vatican about a bishop's criticism of a bribery conviction handed down to a conservative ex-premier.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Slovenia, Roman Catholic Church, Janez Jansa

Jerusalem Post

Rabbi calls for death penalty for Abu Khdeir's murderers

Rabbi Levanon says it is biblical precept to 'eradicate evil from your midst;'says death penalty should also be used for Jewish teens' murderers.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Judaism

Post and Courier

Multimillion dollar S.C. Episcopal split heads to trial Tuesday

After years of arguing over theology and administrative control, disputes among Episcopalians boiled over in 2012 when the local bishop and a majority of parishes left the national church.

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Related Topix: Episcopal Church, St. George, SC, Anglican, South Carolina

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Age

Indonesian presidential hopeful prays Mecca trip will win votes

Jakarta: The front-runner in Wednesday's Indonesian presidential election has flown to Mecca on a whirlwind pilgrimage in a last-ditch bid to win voters among the world's largest Muslim population and put to rest damaging suggestions that he is really a Christian.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Islam

West Australian

Vatican bank to be scaled back, restructured - sources

The Vatican bank will soon hive off its investment activities and transform itself into an institution dedicated mostly to payment services for the Roman Catholic Church, Vatican sources said on Monday.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI

ABC News 4 Charleston

Split among Episcopalians reaches a SC courtroom

The national Episcopal church wants about $500 million in church property back after a group calling itself the Diocese of South Carolina split from the national church in 2012.

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Related Topix: Episcopal Church, South Carolina, Wedding

KMBC-TV

Pope promises accountability in abuse scandal

Catholic bishops "will be held accountable" for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, Pope Francis said Monday, his strongest acknowledgment yet of what abuse victims have been saying for decades: that the cover-ups have often been as bad as the crimes.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI

WHAS11

Pope Francis to sex victims: 'I beg your forgiveness'

Pope Francis met and prayed with six European victims of pedophile priests for the first time Monday, in what is being cast as a gesture designed to help change the mentality toward sexual abuse scandals that have severely tarnished the church's image.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church, Louisville, KY

Yahoo!

Pope to visit Philippines disaster victims

Pope Francis is to visit the Philippines, Asia's bastion of the Catholic faith, in January 2015 to comfort victims of disasters including Super Typhoon Haiyan, local church leaders said Monday.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI

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