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1 hr ago | The Daily Star

Rai to carry on with efforts to elect a president

Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai will continue his campaign urging Parliament to elect a president, holding all Lebanese political parties and parliamentary blocs responsible for the presidential vacuum, sources in Bkirki told The Daily Star.

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7 hrs ago | Reuters

Putin wants monasteries, church rebuilt inside Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for two monasteries and a church that were demolished during Soviet times to be rebuilt in the Kremlin, the largest overhaul of the site's architectural landscape in nearly a century.

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12 hrs ago | Catholic World News

Leading Russian Orthodox official: world on brink of World War III

A leading official of the Russian Orthodox Church has told a Russian newspaper that he believes the world is on the brink of a third world war.

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13 hrs ago | SurInEnglish.com

The coast of diversity

Although the vast majority of the Spanish population is Catholic, on the Costa del Sol it would appear that a horizontal Tower of Babel has been drawn along the map of the coastline.

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16 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

No makeup in church? Coptic Orthodox Bishop doesn't want ladies wearing lipstick or pants

Signs have been put up at churches in the diocese stating: "In response to the decision of Bishop Bishoy of Damietta and Kafr El-Sheikh, all ladies and girls above the age of eleven should refrain from wearing trousers, blouses or make-up during the sacrament of holy communion in the divine liturgy, and they should wear modest dress."

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Xinhuanet

Israeli airstrike kills first Gaza Christian

When rescue workers were searching under the rubble of the house of Jalila Ayyad, a 65-year-old Christian women from Gaza, they found pieces of torn Bibles and her body, as she was already dead from an Israeli airstrike on her house.

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Global Catholic Network EWTN

31-Jul-14 - Bishops' Charge To US Government: Help Iraqi Christians

WASHINGTON D.C., July 30 .- The U.S. bishops have urged the U.S. government to assist Iraqi Christian victims of persecution, while France has offered asylum to Iraqi Christians who have fled Mosul.

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Groong

Relations between Georgian and Armenian churches

Vestnik Kavkaza, Russia July 30 2014 Relations between Georgian and Armenian churches 30 July 2014 - 2:02pm A sketch with an incident in the background By Georgy Kalatozishvili, Tbilisi.

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The Times of Israel

Police fire at Haredi woman at Western Wall

A woman who police said was dressed in blankets was shot in the leg by an officer at a security checkpoint at the entrance to the Western Wall.

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TrekEarth

Mount Athos

Dionysiou monastery is an Eastern Orthodox monastery at the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece in southwest part of Athos peninsula.

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CBS News

2014 National Geographic Traveler photo contest winners

"While on storm chasing expeditions in the Tornado Alley in the U.S., I have encountered many photogenic supercell storms.

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Catholic World News

Russia should not follow US church-state model, says leading Orthodox official

A leading official of the Russian Orthodox Church has told the Interfax news agency that the United States' model of church-state relations is "not correct" and that Russia should make no apologies for its preferential support for some religions.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Groong

ISTANBUL: US criticizes Turkey of anti-Semitism, Halki seminary

Hurriyet Daily News, Turkey July 29 2014 US criticizes Turkey of anti-Semitism, Halki seminary WASHINGTON The 2013 International Religious Freedom Report, which is conducted by the U.S. State Department, has criticized Turkey over a rise in anti-Semitism in the country and the status of the Halki seminary.

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The Jewish Journal

The meaning of Tisha b'Av in trying times: Together, we remember

This is not the first time war has ravaged the small slip of land that borders the Mediterranean Sea to the west and the Jordan River to the east.

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Commonweal

Russian Spring

Vast open fields stretch for miles toward the southern horizon, dark brown, waiting to be sown with wheat or rye.

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The Daily Star

Eastern church shuns France's asylum offer

BEIRUT: The Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch and the Levant has strongly criticized France's offer to grant Iraqi Christians political asylum, describing the move as an attempt to empty the region from the adepts of Christ.

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The Times of Israel

Yeshivas cancel vacation in solidarity with IDF troops

Illustrative photo of young ultra orthodox Jewish men in a yeshiva in Jerusalem, September 2, 2013 Several prominent ultra-Orthodox yeshivas canceled summer vacation and called on their students to continue studying Torah in solidarity with IDF soldiers fighting in the Gaza Strip, ultra-Orthodox media reported.

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New York Sun

A Warning From the Rebbe Echoes Through New Books As War Waxes in Israel

In September, 1993, the Oxford University L'Chaim Society, which I founded, was advancing.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Free Republic

Ukraine Donetsk oblast: Prayer Request Rev Alexander Kobzev, Church of Christ abducted

Alexander Kobzev, Pastor of the Church of Christ has almost certainly been abducted by Kremlin-backed militants.

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Nine O'Clock

The Patriarch and the Pentecostals

Pope Francis met the Pentecostals in an Italian locality and apologized to them for the persecutions of the fascist years.

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