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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
Pope decries epidemic of animosity against immigrants and other faiths | Reuters

Updated : Nov 19, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Pope decries epidemic of animosity against immigrants and other faiths | Reuters

By Philip Pullella | VATICAN CITY VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Saturday said an "epidemic of animosity" against people of other races or religions was hurting the weakest in society, striking a note of caution against the rise of populist nationalism.Little more than a week after Donald Trump was elected the next U.S. president, buoying anti-immigrant parties in Europe and elsewhere, the pope noted "how quickly those among us with the status of a stranger, an immigrant or a refugee become a threat, take on the status of an enemy..."An enemy because they come from a distant country or have different customs. #Syria #Bangladesh #Brazil #Europe #Church
San Diego Catholic church says devil works through Hillary Clinton | Reuters

Updated : Nov 05, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

San Diego Catholic church says devil works through Hillary Clinton | Reuters

A Roman Catholic church in San Diego told its parishioners the devil works through politicians like Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and warned that voting for Democrats is a "mortal sin," according to local media and the church's website.The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Old Town made the statements in its weekly leaflet to churchgoers, a copy of which remains on the church's website. The letter railed against issues like abortion and constraints on tax-exempt organizations from certain political activity, likening them to slavery."Satan has deceived many Christians to convert to worldly values from Christian ones," the Oct #Business #Barack Obama #Hillary Clinton #Pennsylvania #Church
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
France church attack: 'They held me with a revolver to my neck,' reveals elderly hostage

Updated : Jul 27, 2016

By : AP

Category : World

France church attack: 'They held me with a revolver to my neck,' reveals elderly hostage

Two attackers took five hostages Tuesday at the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in France and slit the throat of the priest saying morning Mass. #France #NewsTracker #François Hollande #Church #islamic-state #normandy #France church attack #Jacques Hamel #Adel Kermiche
Hostage situation in France's Normandy: One hostage killed, 2 assailants neutralised at church

Updated : Jul 26, 2016

By : FP Staff

Category : World

Hostage situation in France's Normandy: One hostage killed, 2 assailants neutralised at church

Two men armed with knives took several people hostage in a church in a town in France's northern Normandy region on Tuesday, a police source said. #France #NewsTracker #Church #live #Breaking News! #Justin #normandy
Pay money to get rid of your sins? Religion in India has become a business: The Aakar Patel column

Updated : May 29, 2016

By : Aakar Patel

Category : India

Pay money to get rid of your sins? Religion in India has become a business: The Aakar Patel column

Till we stop seeing religion as transactional and for selfish reasons, the reformation that transformed Europe will not happen here. #India #Religion #Charity #Andhra Pradesh #Hinduism #CriticalPoint #Money #God #temples #N. Chandrababu Naidu #Pope #Christianity #Church #Shareworthy #sin
Madhya Pradesh: Communal clash erupts over alleged damage to saffron flags near church

Updated : May 05, 2016

By : PTI

Category : India

Madhya Pradesh: Communal clash erupts over alleged damage to saffron flags near church

Tension prevailed in Jobat town in the district after members of two communities hurled stones at each other over alleged damage to saffron flags. #India #Religion #NewsTracker #Madhya Pradesh #Police #Church #Right wing #Fascism #communal clash #Jobat #saffron flags
Satna church wedding: Slap sedition charge on pastors, says MP state panel member

Updated : May 02, 2016

By : PTI

Category : India

Satna church wedding: Slap sedition charge on pastors, says MP state panel member

A member of MP Backward Classes and Minority Welfare Commission on Monday wanted sedition charge to be slapped on four pastors and believers for allegedly helping an OBC couple enter into a wedlock unlawfully at a church in Satna district that was foiled by right wing activists. #NewsTracker #Sedition #Church #christians #Hardik Patel #Patidar
US sex abuse survivor to sue Catholic Indian priest and his church

Updated : Apr 19, 2016

By : PTI

Category : World

US sex abuse survivor to sue Catholic Indian priest and his church

Minnesota attorney Jeff Anderson will file suit on behalf of the victim in federal court that claims the Diocese of Ootacamund endangered children by reinstating Jeyapaul. #NewsTracker #Vatican #Catholic #Church #Priest #Joseph Jeyapaul #SNAP #Crookston