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2 hrs ago | WSJ Media and Advertising

Tripoli Bookshop Rises From the Ashes of Arson

TRIPOLI, Lebanon-Three months ago, when masked men torched a priest's bookshop in Tripoli, charring thousands of works, the likely aim was to instill fear and ignite hatred in an impoverished city already contending with religious tension.


Related Topix: Fire, Orthodox Church, Advertising

6 hrs ago | Lancashire Telegraph

Headteacher leaves as Blackburn school changes denominations to survive

Sacred Heart Primary in Blackburn initially faced closure because of possibly losing students to the new Olive Islamic School, which has space for more than 600 pupils.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Anglican, Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

10 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

Cancer-stricken former priest goes on trial in Louisville for sex abuse charges from...

Testimony began Tuesday in the long-delayed trial of former Catholic priest James Schook, as a witness said that he had numerous sexual encounters with Schook, beginning at age 13, at a Louisville church in the 1970s.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

10 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

President Barack Obama meets with faith leaders, including far left, Dr. Noel Castellanos, of the Christian Community Development Association in Chicago, far left, and continuing clockwise from the president, Dr. Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, Tenn., Suzii Paynter, executive coordinator, Cooperative Baptist ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Nashville, TN, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

11 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Priest accused of luring girl in Vancouver

A Catholic priest is accused of trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into his car as she walked home from school in Vancouver.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

11 hrs ago | EDGE

Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Leads White House Easter Prayer

Gene Robinson received quite a surprise this Monday, April 14, when President Barack Obama unexpectedly tapped the former first openly gay Episcopal bishop to lead the closing prayer at the White House Easter celebration.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Episcopal Church

15 hrs ago |

THE Brentwood Diocese has named its new Bishop - a former scientist and teacher.

Father Alan Williams was appointed as one of the region's most senior clergymen by Pope Francis and will succeed Bishop Thomas McMahon - who had been in post for more than 34 years.


Related Topix: Episcopal Church, Roman Catholic Church

19 hrs ago |

Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by policeIn this April 9, 2014 ...

In this April 9, 2014 photo, lawyer Tang Jitian waits in an emergency room as a doctor checks his X-ray photo at a hospital in Beijing.


Related Topix: China, World News, Falun Gong

22 hrs ago |

Buffalo Mass Mob to Hold Rosary Mob May 10th at Saint Ann's

Buffalo Mass Mob is partnering with the Friends of Saint Ann's to host a Rosary Mob outside of Saint Ann's Church and Shrine at the corner of Broadway and Emslie in Buffalo on Saturday, May 10, 2014 starting at 10:00am.


Related Topix: Public Relations, Roman Catholic Church

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Priest, 79, admits child sex charges

AN elderly Perth Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two young girls, dating back to 1969 and 1980 - prompting an apology from the Church.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church


ACLU seeks to oppose diocese in birth control suit

The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to enter a pending federal lawsuit to argue against Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming that are trying to block the birth-control coverage requirement in the federal health-care overhaul.


Related Topix: ACLU, Roman Catholic Church

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

UN to grill Vatican again on clergy sex abuse

The hearing scheduled for May 5-6 in Geneva will look at whether the Vatican's record on child protection violates the U.N. Convention Against Torture.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Center for Constitutional Rights, Charitable Organizations


Malta to Legalize Civil Unions

Maltese lawmakers are expected to pass a bill Monday that will legalize civil unions, allowing same-sex couples to have the same rights as straight married couples, including the ability to adopt children, in the predominately Catholic country, Malta Today reports.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding

Blackburn Citizen

East Lancs priests back child abuse scandal crackdown

EAST Lancashire priests have said that there will be no 'hiding place' for the 'wicked and wrong' abusers of children in the Catholic Church.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church, Lancashire County, England, United Kingdom, World News,

Israel readies for Passover, marking Egypt exodusMembers of the...

This year, the holiday comes amid uncertainty over the future of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, with the sides facing an end-of-April deadline to reach a preliminary deal or agree to an extension of negotiations.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Life, Holidays, Passover, Baked Goods, Food, Bread, Palestinian Territories, Judaism

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Thetelegraphand Argus

Sea of orange as Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi with Bradford parade

The joyful colour orange filled Bradford streets today as thousands of Sikhs marched through the city to celebrate the birth of their faith.


Related Topix: Sikh


Members of 37 congregations meet in Springfield

About 250 people from 37 Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Baha'i congregations met Thursday to discuss issues they plan to address with the Missouri Legislature, such as early voting, Medicaid expansion, poverty and living wages.


Related Topix: Bahai, Healthcare Law, Law

WRIC-TV Richmond

'Chimerica,' 'Book of Mormon' win at Oliviers

Irreverent musical "The Book of Mormon" and hit geopolitical drama "Chimerica" were the big winners Sunday at Britain's Olivier stage awards, on a night when London's small theaters flexed their substantial muscle.


Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Theater, The Book of Mormon, Matt Stone

National Public Radio

Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

David Buck sits next to the Jesus the Homeless statue that was installed in front of his church, St. Alban's Episcopal, in Davidscon, N.C. Rev.


Related Topix: Canada, Episcopal Church, Roman Catholic Church

The Macon Telegraph

Handwritten Bible finds home in Phoenix

Ivelina Seykova, a book maker of Roswell Bookbinding, goes through 299 replications of the original Saint John's Bible, on March 31, 2014 in Phoenix, Ariz.


Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Canada, Roman Catholic Church, Maricopa County, AZ, Paradise Valley, AZ