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Pakistan policeman kills Christian accused of blasphemy

By Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A Pakistani policeman shot two men in jail on Thursday, killing one accused of blasphemy and wounding another condemned to death on the same charge, lawyers and an activist said. Christian pastor Zafar Bhatti … Continue reading

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Pope summons Mideast envoys to Rome over Islamist advance

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis, who has expressed alarm over the rise of Islamic State militants and the plight of Christians in the Middle East, has summoned his envoys in the region to a rare meeting to discuss a … Continue reading

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Pope summons Mideast envoys to Rome over Islamist advance

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis, who has expressed alarm over the rise of Islamic State militants and the plight of Christians in the Middle East, has summoned his envoys in the region to a rare meeting to discuss a … Continue reading

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India police arrest over 200 for religious violence in Gujarat

New Delhi (AFP) – Indian police in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat have arrested more than 200 people after violence between majority Hindus and minority Muslims, a senior officer said Monday. The clashes in the western city … Continue reading

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Vatican to donate 100,000 euros to Auschwitz upkeep

Warsaw (AFP) – The Vatican has pledged 100,000 euros ($125,000) towards preserving the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz in southern Poland, the site’s museum said Monday. “Given our limited resources, the amount is small,” Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin … Continue reading

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KC Bishop Finn under Vatican investigation

The Vatican is investigating Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, Missouri, two years after he was convicted of failing to report suspected abuse. Finn was notified of the investigation by the papal ambassador in Washington and has “cooperated with the … Continue reading

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Iraq jihadists blow up mosque, booby-trap church in Tikrit

Kirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) – The jihadists controlling the Iraqi city of Tikrit have blown up a Muslim shrine and rigged one of the region’s oldest churches with explosives, security sources and witnesses said Thursday. A police lieutenant from the area … Continue reading

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Pope sacks Paraguay bishop who promoted alleged paedophile priest

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis on Thursday sacked a Paraguayan bishop accused of protecting and promoting a priest described by his former church superiors in the United States as “a serious threat to young people”. In a statement, the … Continue reading

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India arrests 140 for religious clashes as Modi tours U.S.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Police in western India have arrested 140 people after two men were stabbed during violence between Hindus and Muslims that left more than a dozen injured and was triggered by an image posted on Facebook, officials … Continue reading

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Two popes attend gathering of the wise and wrinkled at the Vatican

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Elderly people, including former Pope Benedict, attended a gathering of the wise and wrinkled at the Vatican on Sunday, where Pope Francis denounced the neglect and abandonment of the old as “hidden euthanasia”. … Continue reading

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