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Russian government continue to support Islamic education: Putin

RUSSIA - Support for Islamic education in Russia through major state universities will continue, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the Muftis of centralized religious organizations of Russian Muslims and leaders of the Bulgarian Islamic Academy. "We will certainly support further (Islamic...

You can not equate Islam with terrorism: Lavrov

It is unacceptable to equate Islam with terrorism. This was stated on Thursday by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking in Vienna at the Conference on the Safety of Christians. He noted that, in addition to Christianity, representatives of other traditional confessions also suffer discrimination...

Mozambique to close mosques after attacks by “Islamic extremists”

The Mozambican government has issued a decision to close a number of mosques after a series of bloody attacks attributed to Muslim "extremists" in October in the north of the country, local media reported Tuesday. On 5 and 6 October, gunmen attacked three police stations...

New tests support the hypothesis of the tomb location of Christ according to historical beliefs

Jesus Tomb Opened For The First Time In Centuries
New scientific tests have shown material at the site of the tomb of Christ dating back to the fourth century, supporting historical beliefs about the place, according to an expert involved in the study Tuesday. The study does not provide proof of whether Christ was...

Switzerland holding a referendum on banning burqas

Swiss voters will decide whether to ban face-covering garments such as Muslim burqas and niqabs, the country’s government has announced. A referendum on the proposed ban - championed by far-right groups - will take place but is unlikely to be held before next year,...

Cardinal George Pell will return to court on the 5th of March next year

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The third-most senior Vatican official appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Friday for a brief hearing, when it was decided the former Sydney and Melbourne archbishop should return on March 5 for a hearing to decide if there is enough evidence for him...

German nationalist party presents anti-Islam platform

A German nationalist party called Monday for tighter security measures aimed primarily at immigrants. Alternative for Germany co-leader Alexander Gauland told reporters that “Islam is also a political doctrine” and as such“is incompatible with a free democratic order. ”Alternative for Germany, known by its German acronym...

Vatican recalls US diplomat amid child pornography investigation

A Vatican diplomat working in Washington has been recalled to the Holy See after the U.S. State Department said the priest may have violated child pornography laws, the Vatican said on Friday.

Top Vatican cardinal George Pell scandal

Australia's top Catholic cleric Cardinal George Pell makes his first court appearance on sex abuse charges. Pell appeared before Melbourne Magistrates' Court to formally receive his charges of historical sexual offenses. Pope Francis' top financial adviser was charged last month with sexually abusing multiple people in...

But First, Growing number of historians are questioning if Jesus ever existed at all

Christmas is a time of year where people are supposed to put aside their differences and come together to celebrate in peace, love, and understanding. Though few question the traditions of the season, many of them predate Christianity in Europe. A lot was borrowed...

547 young boys were physical and sexual abuse at famous German Catholic choir school

Two-year probe finds 547 boys were abused at German Catholic choir school under "system of fear". 547 young boys from the famous Regensburger Domspatzen choir were subjected to physical and sexual abuse at the hands of priests and teachers, according to the attorney tasked with...

Top Vatican cardinal George Pell returned to Australia to face historical sexual abuse charges

Top Vatican cardinal George Pell returned to Australia to face historical sexual abuse charges in Melbourne later this month as local television footage showed him leaving Sydney Airport early Monday morning with a police escort after flying in from the Vatican via Singapore, reported...

Vatican

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Vatican City, a city-state surrounded by Rome, Italy, is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It's home to the Pope and a trove of iconic art and architecture. Its Vatican Museums house ancient Roman sculptures such as the famed “Laocoön and His Sons” as...

How to become Pope

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The pope also known as the pontiff, is the Bishop of Rome, and therefore ex officio the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church. The primacy of the Roman bishop is largely derived from his role as the traditional successor to Saint Peter, to whom Jesus...

Norway ban the full veil in all educational institutions

Norway's ruling coalition of right-wing anti-immigration parties plans to ban the full veil in all educational institutions across the country saying it hinders communication, told Al Jazeera on Monday.  The authorities had promised the ban last year targeting the hijab, balaclavas, and masks.  "We do not...

Holy Fire ceremony at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Worshippers hold candles as they take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on April 15, 2017. File Reuters. 

Jesus and Mary Magdalene

Jesus and Mary Magdalene might have been married, or so says the Gospel of Philip. Sure, it's the basic plot of The Da Vinci Code (the thriller also wraps in conspiracy shibboleths like Opus Dei and the Knights Templar for good measure) — but...

Pope Francis says Vatican has a 2,000-case backlog in processing clerical sex abuse cases

Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that the Vatican has a 2,000-case backlog in processing clerical sex abuse cases and says criticism of the slow pace was justified. But he says more staff are being added and insists the Vatican is "on the right path." Francis was...

Jim Carrey is asked if he is religious. His response is the best I have ever heard

I love Jim Carrey. He has been on a journey which has led him down many roads and the fact he uses his fame as a platform to spread a message which promotes spirituality and well being is just amazing. In the video you are...

Mary was in love with Joseph and the normal thing is to have sex: Nun shocks Church

Mary was in love with Joseph and the normal thing is to have sex Nun shocks Church
A Catholic nun in Spain has caused outrage after she suggested that the Virgin Mary may not have been a virgin after all. The controversial Dominican nun invited the ire of the Catholic Church who responded to her statements in anger. ______ Sister Lucia Caram was...

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