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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...

Austria banned Muslim women from wearing full-face veils

Austria’s ruling centrist coalition has banned Muslim women from wearing full-face veils, such as burqas and niqabs, in public places like schools and courts. ______ On Tuesday, Austria became the latest European nation to take such measures and has announced that it is mulling the prohibition...

Iran to ban US citizens following Donald Trump’s visa ban against Muslim countries

Iran to ban US citizens following Donald Trump's visa ban against Muslim countries
Iran said on Saturday it would stop U.S. citizens entering the country in retaliation to Washington's visa ban against Tehran and six other majority-Muslim countries announced by new U.S. President Donald Trump. ______ "While respecting the American people and distinguishing between them and the hostile policies...

Umayyad Mosque

A boy walking under damaged arches at the ancient Umayyad Mosque in the old city of Aleppo a month after government forces retook the city from rebel fighters. January 23, 2017 - AFP/LOUAI BESHARA

SLOW DEATH OF RELIGION – Young people stopped believing miraculous church dogmas: PRRI study found

By now, it’s clear that religion is fading in America, as it has done in most advanced Western democracies. ______ Dozens of surveys find identical evidence: Fewer American adults, especially those under 30, attend church — or even belong to a church. They tell interviewers...

SEX TOYS AND ORGIES – Italian priest accused of going on vacations with female lovers

Father Andrea Contin, a 48-year-old parish priest at the church of San Lazzaro in Padua, is now under investigation after police received complaints from three of his parishioners. ______ PADUA, San Lazzaro, Italy - Sex toys and videos of the orgies have already been seized, and...

Dylann Roof – US church shooter found guilty, could face death penalty

Dylann Roof, the self-described white supremacist who gunned down nine African American parishioners at a historic church in Charleston last year, was found guilty of all charges Thursday and could now face the death penalty. A federal jury in the southern US port city needed...

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