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Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

A Christian priest holds a candle at the church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, during the ceremony of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem's Old City, Saturday, April 19, 2014.


Related Topix: Fire, Israel, Middle East, World News, Orthodox Church

5 hrs ago | News Times

Costa Rican woman attributes miracle to pope

In this July 5, 2013 file photo, Floribeth Mora stands by her shrine to Pope John Paul II inside the entrance to her home in La Union de Cartago, Costa Rica.


Related Topix: Costa Rica, World News, Central America, Roman Catholic Church

8 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury

Religion builds bridges in ethnically split Cyprus

FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus - An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus' breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots on this ethnically divided island.


Related Topix: World News, Cyprus, Middle East, Orthodox Church,

12 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Calls against hate as victims of anti-Semitic gunman in Kansas mourned

Thousands of mourners filled a church in Kansas on Friday to remember a teenager and his grandfather who were shot dead outside a Jewish community center last week in a suspected anti-Semitic hate crime.


Related Topix: Methodist, Overland Park, KS, Leawood, KS, Kansas City, KS

Fri Apr 18, 2014


New Jersey woman sues over '8THEIST' license plate

A New Jersey woman who says she was denied a license plate referencing atheism filed suit this week, claiming her online application was rejected because it was deemed potentially offensive.


Related Topix: New Jersey Government, New Jersey, Atheism

National Public Radio

Atheist National Conference Aims At Mormon Church

Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.


Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Sundance Film Festival, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Pope Francis leads Good Friday service

Pope Francis on Friday evening was leading a service at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican to mark Good Friday, the most solemn day in the Christian calendar.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Good Friday, Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, Autos

Norwalk Citizen News

Texas seizes polygamist group's secluded ranch

Aerial view of an unfinished amphitheater at the Yearning for Zion ranch in Eldorado, Texas on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.


Related Topix: Texas, Eldorado, TX, FLDS, Prison, Huntsville, TX


Atlanta residents object to planned priests' home

In this March 31, 2014 file photo, the former residence of Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory sits under construction to be used as a rectory for six priests after Gregory moved to a nearby $2.2 million mansion for his own use in Atlanta.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

Witnesses testify, eyewitnesses confirm that Pope Francis raped, killed children

This article was based on today's exclusive interview with Kevin Annett of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State on this week's litigation in the Brussels Common Law Court of Justice.


Related Topix: Canada, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Roman Catholic Church, Pagan/Wiccan

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Galveston church damaged by Ike to reopen

A restored St. Mary Cathedral-Basilica will officially re-open on Easter Sunday with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo , head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

WBAY-TV Green Bay

4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme

Frantic calls to police from the scene of last week's deadly crash between a tractor-trailer and tour bus carrying students included one from a dazed student who struggled to put into words what just had happened.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Education Etc., Prison, FLDS, University of Mississippi


Texas begins seizing polygamists' ranch

Texas authorities initiated the seizure of the 1,600-acre ranch where prosecutors say polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and others sexually abused children, officials said Thursday.


Related Topix: FLDS, Schleicher County, TX, Eldorado, TX


Ky. jury says ex-priest should serve 15 years

Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay... A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States sharply questioned ... (more)


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Louisville, KY, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Gay/Lesbian, Prison

Lowell Sun

'X-Men' director accused of sex abuse in lawsuit

A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii.


Related Topix: X-Men, Action Movies, Thriller, Science Fiction Movies, Jack the Giant Slayer, Celebrities, Hugh Jackman, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Roman Catholic Church


Church must be open to sick, homeless, pope says on Holy Thursday

Pope Francis, starting four packed days of events culminating in Easter, said on Thursday the church must always be a refuge for the poor, the homeless and the sick.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

ABC News

The Easter message is the Resurrection not the suffering says Bishop

Though we can be swept up in the pagan traditions of Easter like easter eggs, the holiday has its foundation in the death and resurrection of Jesus.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Easter, Pagan/Wiccan, Roman Catholic Church

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Former vicar general deposed in priest sex abuse cases

Attorneys for plaintiffs alleging sexual abuse by Catholic priests said Wednesday that the Rev.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Take a stroll in these Istanbul neighborhoods

This undated photo shows an array of olives in a shop in the neighborhood of Karakoy in Istanbul, Turkey.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Travel, Istanbul, Turkey Travel, Turkey Travel, Middle East Travel, Orthodox Church

The Review

Crosses displayed in Ohio village challenged 7 minutes

A group advocating the separation of church and state is protesting a pair of crosses displayed for Easter on a tiny eastern Ohio village's municipal building.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Orthodox Church