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4 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Chilean priests defrocked for sex abuse

An internal investigation by the Roman Catholic Church found that Daniel Pauvif Rojas and Casiano Rojas committed "acts that are gravely against the sanctity of the priesthood."

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Chile, World News

8 hrs ago | WDSU-TV New Orleans

Jonah's tomb destroyed, officials say

If you blink during the video, you might miss the moment an explosion destroys what is said to have been the tomb of Jonah, a key figure in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Judaism, Iraq, World News, Middle East

12 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers

Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for lingerie and sales on modest skirts.

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Related Topix: Life, Ramadan, Cellphones, Islam, Fashion, DKNY, Designers, Fasting, Health

12 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers

In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo, part of the DKNY Ramadan collection is seen on display at a shopping mall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Fashion, DKNY, Designers, World News, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Islam, Lebanon

Fri Jul 25, 2014

News24

.com | Wear full veil or face punishment: Islamic State

Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, but industry analysts and safety experts say they can find no common themes.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Islam

KRNV-TV Reno

Priest in Guam removed over California allegations

A Roman Catholic priest has been removed from his post in Guam over allegations that he molested two boys four decades ago while serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Guam, World News

The New Zealand Herald

Vicar quits over same-sex relationship stance

Outspoken Anglican vicar Michael Hewat walked out of the church yesterday over its recognition of same-sex relationships - and other conservative Anglicans are warning of more departures if "recognition" eventually becomes "blessing".

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NorthJersey.com

Archdiocese: No confirmation of Philly papal visit

There is still no confirmation that Pope Francis will attend a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics next year in Philadelphia, the archdiocese said Friday in response to a report that the archbishop had said Francis would come.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI

This is Oxfordshire

a Muslim centre has launched a national campaign to ban the burka in Britain.

The campaign is being led by centre founder and director Dr Taj Hargey, who believes the Islamic faith is being misinterpreted.

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Related Topix: Islam

DFW Catholic

Film: People with same-sex attraction find peace in Church

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 25, 2014 / 04:07 am .- Dan, Rilene and Paul knew that once their stories were out, life would not be the same.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Gay/Lesbian, Roman Catholic Church

Thu Jul 24, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Bishop in court on child sex charges

THE first Catholic bishop to be charged with a child sex offence, which allegedly occurred in 1969, has appeared in court.

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Bellingham Herald

Mosul Christians' flight triggered by leaders' refusal to meet Islamists

"When they came in June and drove out the army, things became normal quickly. I didn't see any reason to flee," he said, sitting in St. Georges Syriac Catholic Church in Bartella, a dusty flyspeck Christian village less than 20 miles from Mosul.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Islam,

Blackburn Citizen

A 2,000 donation to Blackburn cancer information pod

THE Chasa Muslim Welfare Society has donated A 2,000 from its interest fund to Macmillan Cancer Support after having a look at the specialist cancer information pod at the Royal Blackburn Hospital .

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Related Topix: Islam, Life, Charity

ABS-CBN News

Iraqi jihadists order genital mutilation of all women

Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a UN official said Thursday.

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Salisbury Journal

52 priests defrocked for sex abuse

More than 50 priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for clerical sex abuse over the past 13 years, it has been reveale More than 50 priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for clerical sex abuse over the past 13 years, it has been revealed.

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WAPT-TV Jackson

Sudanese Christian woman arrives in Rome

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan for apostasy but subsequently pardoned, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.

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Related Topix: Prison, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church

Iol.co.za

Officials announce StubHub arrests

Police arrested seven people tied to a $1.6-million international fraud that used stolen credit cards to buy tickets through the StubHub online market to thousands of events, including Yankees baseball games, Broadway shows and Jay-Z concerts.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

The Indian Express

China plans railway to India, Nepal borders by 2020

China plans to extend a railway line linking Tibet with the rest of the country to the borders of India, Nepal and Bhutan by 2020.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Buddhism,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

'Red Flag' warning, Pioneer Day fireworks have crews on alert

Fire crews were at the mercy of both nature and humankind as they braced for what could be a hellish Pioneer Day throughout Utah.

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Related Topix: Fire, Utah, Weather, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Tooele County, UT, Tooele, UT

KRMG-AM Tulsa

NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

Bryan Caputo, second left, consults with his attorney Reginald Sharpe, left, with co-defendant Daniel Petryszyn, right, during arraignment proceedings in New York state Supreme Court, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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