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No shaking hands or public gatherings: Coronavirus effects religious gathering in South Asian countries
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No shaking hands or public gatherings: Coronavirus effects religious gathering in South Asian countries

Prayers for the sick, finding a cure and the spread of the virus to come to an end are few public prayer requests given out by religious leaders.

Britain prepares for Brexit: Old wounds, religious tensions simmer in Northern Ireland as UK prepares to leave EU
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Britain prepares for Brexit: Old wounds, religious tensions simmer in Northern Ireland as UK prepares to leave EU

In Westminster, as politicians intrigue over their individual futures, Northern Ireland is too remote to matter.

No Muslims, no single women: Housing bias turning Indian cities into ghettos
India

No Muslims, no single women: Housing bias turning Indian cities into ghettos

As the city grew and drew more migrants, powerful housing societies have often denied homes on the basis of religion, caste, food preferences and even professions.

Pope Francis wishes peace, strength to terror victims in Christmas message
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Pope Francis wishes peace, strength to terror victims in Christmas message

Pope urged Israelis and Palestinians to "have the courage to write a new page of history" in his Christmas message delivered from the balcony of Saint Peter's Basilica.

Rent a priest: Former priests offer platform to Catholics who've drifted away from church
India

Rent a priest: Former priests offer platform to Catholics who've drifted away from church

The 'rent a priest' service is part of a move by the former priests to establish an open church as a common platform for themselves as well as those who have fallen off the mainstream of the Church due to various reasons.

Pope holds Mass, celebrates Poland's deep Catholic roots in Czestochowa
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Pope holds Mass, celebrates Poland's deep Catholic roots in Czestochowa

Francis lavished praise on Poland's legacy of steadfast devotion as he urged Poles to hold fast to their faith.

Pope Francis and the Grand Imam exchange hugs and gifts at Vatican
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Pope Francis and the Grand Imam exchange hugs and gifts at Vatican

Pope Francis met the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug.

From United Nations to 9/11 memorial, Pope Francis makes a strong statement in New York
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From United Nations to 9/11 memorial, Pope Francis makes a strong statement in New York

Pope Francis crowned a packed tour of New York on Friday by celebrating mass at Madison Square Garden, after greeting crowds in Central Park, praying for world peace at the 9/11 Memorial and giving a memorable speech at United Nations.

Christians do not have to breed like rabbits, says Pope Francis
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Christians do not have to breed like rabbits, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis said Catholics don't have to "be like rabbits" and have more children than is safe or responsible.

Goan-born Joseph Vaz granted sainthood by Pope Francis in Sri Lanka
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Goan-born Joseph Vaz granted sainthood by Pope Francis in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis gave Sri Lanka its first saint on Wednesday at a Mass for hundreds of thousands of people packed on a Colombo oceanfront, in a climax to a 300-year campaign to recognise the holiness of Goan-born missionary Joseph Vaz.

Drums, dancers, elephants: Sri Lanka gives Pope Francis colourful welcome
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Drums, dancers, elephants: Sri Lanka gives Pope Francis colourful welcome

Pope Francis arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday to start a highly anticipated six-day visit to Asia that will also take him to the Philippines. Here are some glimpses of his trip as it unfolds.

My concern for poor is  not communism, it is Gospel, says Pope Francis
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My concern for poor is not communism, it is Gospel, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis is insisting that his concern for the poor and critique of the global economic system isn't some novel, communist-inspired ideology but rather the original and core "touchstone" of the Christian faith.

Miracles to social reforms: Why Kerala's Father Chavara, Mother Euphrasia were canonised saints
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Miracles to social reforms: Why Kerala's Father Chavara, Mother Euphrasia were canonised saints

With the canonisation of Mar Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Marth Euphrasia Eluvathingal in Vatican on Sunday, Kerala now has three saints that the Catholics all over the world can worship.

Vatican: 5,000 Keralite Catholics to attend canonisation ceremony
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Vatican: 5,000 Keralite Catholics to attend canonisation ceremony

Around 5,000 Catholics from Kerala will be present in Vatican City next Sunday to witness the canonisation ceremony of two religious leaders from the state.

Pope Francis mulls removal of marriage annulment charges
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Pope Francis mulls removal of marriage annulment charges

Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the hardships Catholics can face when seeking marriage annulments, revealing he once fired an official who tried to charge thousands of dollars for one.

Pope visits S Korea for the first time in 25 years
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Pope visits S Korea for the first time in 25 years

As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea, North Korea fired three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived.

China police remove church's cross amid crackdown on Christian buildings
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China police remove church's cross amid crackdown on Christian buildings

Hundreds of police took down a church's cross in eastern China on early Monday amid a crackdown on church buildings.

Pope stresses strength, courage, hope in new year
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Pope stresses strength, courage, hope in new year

Pope Francis is offering "words of strength, courage and hope" as the world begins a new year

For 1st time in history, Protestants lose majority status in US
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For 1st time in history, Protestants lose majority status in US

For the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority, according to a new study. One reason: The number of Americans with no religious affiliation is on the rise.