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Pope prays for unemployed at traditional rite in Rome | Reuters

Updated : Dec 08, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Pope prays for unemployed at traditional rite in Rome | Reuters

ROME Pope Francis prayed for the unemployed, for families trying to make ends meet and for exploited children on Thursday at a popular wreath-laying ceremony at a statue of the Madonna near Rome's Spanish Steps.The traditional event, which draws thousands of Romans and tourists, is held on the Roman Catholic feast of the Immaculate Conception, a public holiday in the Italian capital. In his prayer, Francis also prayed to the Virgin Mary for neglected children, the poor and the sick #Middle East #United Kingdom #Christianity #italian #lifestyle
Iraqi Christians revisit ghost town abandoned by Islamic State | Reuters

Updated : Nov 24, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Iraqi Christians revisit ghost town abandoned by Islamic State | Reuters

By Ulf Laessing | BARTELLA, Iraq BARTELLA, Iraq A damaged picture of Jesus and a CD from his daughter's wedding were pretty much all Iraqi Christian Said Shaba found when he returned to the ransacked house he had to flee when Islamic State arrived two and a half years ago.The militants stole a safe with his savings and set the two-storey house ablaze before Iraqi forces pushed them out a month ago from the northern town of Bartella as part of a campaign to retake nearby Mosul, the group's last stronghold in Iraq.With the jihadists using suicide car bombers to stop an army advance on Mosul located just 20 km (12 miles) away, Bartella remains a tense ghost town.Black army Humvees patrol the potholed streets where Islamic State fighters set homes on fire, while rows of shops and restaurants have been flattened during fighting.But tired of living with his seven-member family in a rented house in nearby Erbil, Shaba and other Christians came to check on their houses for the first time since fleeing Bartella in 2014 when Islamic State seized Mosul and much of Iraq's north."They destroyed and stole everything. #United States #Middle East #Family #Entertainment #House #Christianity
Church in northern Iraq reopened after two years under IS control | Reuters

Updated : Nov 20, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Church in northern Iraq reopened after two years under IS control | Reuters

By Mohammed al-Ramahi and Azad Lashkari | BASHIQA, Iraq BASHIQA, Iraq The bells have rung out after two years of silence in the Mar Korkeis church in the town of Bashiqa, some 15 km (10 miles) north of Mosul, Islamic State's last major city stronghold in Iraq.Kurdish Peshmerga fighters retook the town on Nov. 7, ending two years of rule by the hardline Sunni group which persecuted Christians and other minorities in the Nineveh plains, one of the world's oldest centres of Christianity.Women trilled to celebrate the moment when a new crucifix was erected on the church, replacing one that was broken by the Islamic State militants.The town is largely empty as the Peshmerga have not finished clearing explosives and mines left behind by the insurgents in their fight against U.S.-backed Iraqi and Kurdish forces who launched an offensive on Mosul on Oct. 17."We want people to be patient and not to return here until we completely clear the area, as we want to ensure their safety," said Peshmerga Brigadier General Mahram Yasin #India #Islam #Argentina #Iraq #crisis #Christianity #Church
India's ex-Muslims: Shedding traditional Islam for science

Updated : Nov 10, 2016

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Category : India

India's ex-Muslims: Shedding traditional Islam for science

Such youths — both men and women, and well educated — are typically in their twenties and thirties and describe themselves as ex-Muslims, atheists or cultural Muslims. #Religion #Syria #Islam #Afghanistan #Hinduism #CriticalPoint #Muslims in India #Iraq #Muslims #Christianity #religion in India #Prophet Muhammad #WhatsApp #Shia Muslims #Sunni Muslims #ex-Muslims #Bohra Muslim
All Saints' Day: A truly hallowed tradition celebrates the dead and the living

Updated : Nov 02, 2016

By : FP Staff

Category : World

All Saints' Day: A truly hallowed tradition celebrates the dead and the living

At least 16 European countries with a strong Catholic history observe 1 November as All Saints' Day, an official holiday, that closes offices and schools, including Spain, Lithuania, Belgium, Austria and France. #Europe #Spain #Belgium #ImagesOfTheDay #Christianity #Catholic Church #Croatia #Austria #Phillipines #Halloween #Lithuania #All Saints Day #All Hallows' Day
Pope says he believes ban on female priests is forever | Reuters

Updated : Nov 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Pope says he believes ban on female priests is forever | Reuters

By Philip Pullella | ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis said on Tuesday he believes the Roman Catholic Church's ban on women becoming priests is forever and will never be changed, in some of his most definitive remarks on the issue.He was speaking aboard a plane taking him back to Rome from Sweden, in the freewheeling news conference with reporters that has become a tradition of his return flights from trips abroad.A Swedish female reporter noted that the head of the Lutheran Church who welcomed him in Sweden was a woman, and then asked if he thought the Catholic Church could allow women to be ordained as ministers in coming decades."St. Pope John Paul II had the last clear word on this and it stands, this stands," Francis said.Francis was referring to a 1994 document by Pope John Paul that closed the door on a female priesthood. The Vatican says this teaching is an infallible part of Catholic tradition. #United States #India #Middle East #Italy #Argentina #Christianity #Church
Watch: Uniform Civil Code and what it means for everybody

Updated : Nov 01, 2016

By : FP Staff

Category : Politics

Watch: Uniform Civil Code and what it means for everybody

The Law Commission of India has received nearly 10,000 responses with regard to the uniform civil code after setting a questionnaire on the contentious subject. #India #BJP #Islam #Supreme Court of India #Christianity #Uniform Civil Code #triple talaq #nikah halala
Jesus Christ's tomb in Jerusalem opened for the first time since 1810 for restoration

Updated : Nov 01, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

Jesus Christ's tomb in Jerusalem opened for the first time since 1810 for restoration

Preservation experts have opened for the first time in at least two centuries what Christians believe is Jesus's tomb inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. #Jerusalem #Christianity #Jesus Christ #easter #Bible #Church of the Holy Sepulchre #Father Samuel Aghoyan #Greek Orthodox denomination #Franciscan denomination #Armenian denomination
Vatican and Argentina to release 'Dirty War' archives soon | Reuters

Updated : Oct 25, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Vatican and Argentina to release 'Dirty War' archives soon | Reuters

By Juliana Castilla | BUENOS AIRES BUENOS AIRES The Vatican and Argentina will soon release archives from the country's 1976-83 "Dirty War," when a military dictatorship killed as many as 30,000 people in a crackdown on left-wing opponents, officials said on Tuesday.The archives contain about 3,000 letters between the Roman Catholic Church and family members of the dictatorship's victims. Human rights groups have accused Catholic officials of covering up abuses by the junta when it was in power."We are not afraid of the archives #United States #Crime #Argentina #United Kingdom #Christianity
Pope urges Venezuela's Maduro to alleviate people's suffering | Reuters

Updated : Oct 25, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Pope urges Venezuela's Maduro to alleviate people's suffering | Reuters

By Philip Pullella | VATICAN CITY VATICAN CITY Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made a surprise visit on Monday to Pope Francis, who urged the embattled leader to alleviate people's suffering and negotiate with the opposition to solve his country's crisis.The private, evening meeting took place in the framework of the "worrying" situation in Venezuela which was "weighing heavily on the entire population", a Vatican statement said.It said the pope had urged Maduro to "courageously take up the path of sincere and constructive dialogue to alleviate the suffering of the people, most of all the poor, and to promote a climate of renewed social cohesion, which will allow people to look to the future of the nation with hope".Despite its oil wealth, Venezuela has plunged into economic crisis, with many people skipping meals due to shortages and soaring prices. #United States #Business #Europe #Africa #Italy #Christianity