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30 min ago | The Daily Beast

Mahmud Hams/AFP/GettyGazans Seek Refuge in a Christian ChurchDuring a ...

There is very little left of what used to be a lively and densely populated neighborhood near the border between Gaza and Israel.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Religion

30 min ago | Catholic World News

Russian Orthodox leadership: tell the truth about downed airliner in Ukraine

The Russian Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow has urged anyone with information about the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine should tell "the whole truth before God and the people."


Related Topix: Religion

1 hr ago | Fox News

Purged by ISIS, Iraq's Christians appeal to the world for help

Iraqi Christians are begging for help from the civilized world after Mosul, the northern city where they have lived and worshiped for 2,000 years, was purged of non-Muslims by ISIS, the jihadist terror group that claims to have established its own nation in the region.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI

4 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

Mosul Expulsion Ends Centuries-Old Christian Community

Iraqi Christians fleeing the violence in the towns of Qaraqush and Bartala, both east of the city of Mosul in the northern province of Nineveh, pray at the St. George Church in the Kurdish autonomous region's capital, Irbil.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

5 hrs ago | Ma'an News Agency

32 more Palestinians killed in Gaza as Wednesday total hits 56

The continued Israeli offensive across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday afternoon left 32 Palestinians dead, bringing the total number killed since midnight to 56 as world and local leaders scrambled to arrange a ceasefire.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Religion

12 hrs ago | Free Republic

Obama's LGBT Executive Order And The Bishops' Disingenuous Protests

Churches and related organizations are NOT exempted. The USCCB pitched a fit . My question is, "would this order of Obama's had been a blip on their radar screens if they had been exempted?" Given prior behaviors, I must opine that had Obama exempted churches, they wouldn't have given a rat's rump regarding the matter.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Star Online

Greek Orthodox church in Gaza shelters Muslims fleeing war

About 1,000 Palestinian Muslims fleeing Israeli shells devastating their Gaza neighbourhood have found shelter in a building they otherwise would rarely if ever enter, the city's 12th-century Greek Orthodox Church.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion, Palestinian Territories, Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI

Jerusalem Post

Arabs, Jews arrested for fighting outside Jerusalem mall

Three Arabs and two Jews were arrested Tuesday afternoon following a street fight outside of the mall in the capital's Ramot neighborhood, located in northern Jerusalem, police said.


Related Topix: Religion

Catholic World News

Russia poses no military threat to others, says patriarch

Speaking at a concert attended by President Vladimir Putin, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church said that the nation poses "no military threat and no danger to other people."


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Religion, World News, Ukraine,

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Catholic Sun Phoenix

Pope calls for prayers as militants chase all Christians out of Mosul

"Violence isn't overcome with violence. Violence is conquered with peace," the pope said before leading thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square in a moment of silent prayer July 20. "Our brothers and sisters are persecuted, they are chased away," he said, as he assured Christians in all of Iraq and the Middle East of his "constant ... (more)


Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Religion, Islam, Roman Catholic Church,

Ekklesia Daily News

Archbishop of Canterbury writes to ecumenical partners about women bishops

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has written to ecumenical partners about the General Synod's decision to allow women to become bishops, emphasising that churches "need each other".


Related Topix: The Bishops, Gospel, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Cary News

Notables: July 23

Alyssa Xouris of Cary, a member of Girl Scout Troop 1761 led by Cheryl Olive, earned the Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.


Related Topix: Cary, NC, Religion, Raleigh, NC

Religion Dispatched

Romanian Exorcist Released from Prison, Becomes New Folk Devil

In 2005, world news reported on an exorcism in Tanacu, Romania, in which Irina Cornici, a 23-year-old nun, died after being gagged and bound to a cross without food for three days.


Related Topix: World News, Romania, Religion, US Politics, US News

The New Zealand Herald

Putin facing a personal dilemma

Vladimir Putin, pictured after a meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, left, fulfilled his presidential promise to "waste" Chechen terrorists.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Religion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Seattle Times

Congregation's special day

Archbishop Ewostatewos, left, talks with Archbishop Henock, who traveled from Ethiopia to attend, during the opening Saturday of the permanent location of the Debre Mihret St. Michael Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Rainier Valley.


Related Topix: Religion

Financial Times

Malevich retrospective at Tate Modern

How do you stage an exhibition of a painter who, within a few years of launching his career, announced that "painting is long obsolete and the painter himself a prejudice of the past"? Since it opened, Tate Modern has sought to mount a Kazimir Malevich retrospective.


Related Topix: Arts, Painting, Religion


Saints Sergius and Bacchus

Little Hagia Sophia , formerly the Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus, is a former Eastern Orthodox church dedicated to Saints Sergius and Bacchus in Constantinople, converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire.


Related Topix: Religion

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Free Republic

Muslims Enter Churches, Tear And Rip Out All Of The Crosses, And Replace Them With...

For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ Muslims entered churches in Iraq, tore out all of the crosses, and replaced them with the antichrist black flags of Islam.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Roman Catholic Church, Religion,


Archbishop of Ohrid Jovan remains in prison

The Appellate Court also confirmed the probation for 18 followers of Archbishop Jovan, including his mother and sister, on charges of aiding the embezzlement, Macedonian media reported on Thursday.


Related Topix: Prison, Europe, Macedonia, World News, Religion, Ethnic,

Catholic World News

Archbishop of Canterbury hopes approval of female bishops will not block ecumenical progress

The Archbishop of Canterbury has written to the other Christian leaders, saying that he hopes ecumenical progress can continue after the decision of the Church of England ordain women as bishops.


Related Topix: Anglican, Religion, Roman Catholic Church