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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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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.
9 hrs ago | Local10.com
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.
12 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com
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.
15 hrs ago | KDAR-FM Oxnard
"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.
16 hrs ago | KVBC-TV Las Vegas
French prosecutors want activists who bared their breasts in Notre Dame Cathedral to pay thousands of euros in fines for damages.
17 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader
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.
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.
THOUSANDS of children across York, North and East Yorkshire are set to be off school on Thursday as teachers take part in strike action.
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.
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.
Rabbi Levanon says it is biblical precept to 'eradicate evil from your midst;'says death penalty should also be used for Jewish teens' murderers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Wed Jul 09, 2014 09:22 pm
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