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Church of Scotland to allow same-sex marriage for ministers

A couple hold hands as thousands of people walk through Belfast city centre to city hall at a rally for gay marriage rights on June 13, 2015 (AFP Photo/Paul Faith)More London (AFP) – The Church of Scotland voted Saturday to … Continue reading

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Church of Scotland votes to allow gay marriage for clergy

LONDON (AP) — The Church of Scotland has voted to let its ministers enter same-sex marriages — though saying it “maintains its traditional view of marriage between a man and woman.” At its general assembly, meeting in Edinburgh, voted Saturday … Continue reading

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Tunisian Islamists Ennahda move to separate politics, religion

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi speaks during the congress of the Ennahda Movement in Tunis, Tunisia May 20, 2016. Zoubeir SouissiMore By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s Islamist party Ennahda will separate its political and religious work, its chief … Continue reading

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Audit of U.S. Catholic church shows sharp spike in sex abuse reports

Catholic Bishops meet at the start of an afternoon session during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Annual Spring Assembly in Atlanta, Georgia, June 13, 2012. REUTERS/Tami ChappellMore By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) – An annual audit of reports of … Continue reading

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Pope warns bishops to consult Rome on new religious orders

Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)More VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is warning bishops that they must … Continue reading

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Pope gives pre-match pep talk to Milan, Juventus

View photos Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) More VATICAN CITY (AP) — AC Milan and Juventus have … Continue reading

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Pope meets French archbishop accused of child abuse cover-up

View photos Archbishop of Lyon, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, leads a mass on April 3, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jeff Pachoud)More Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis met Friday with a cardinal accused of covering up for a paedophile priest in a scandal … Continue reading

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Veteran Vietnam dissident released ahead of Obama visit: church

Dissident Catholic priest Nguyen Van Ly has spent much of the last two decades either in jail or under house arrest in his pursuit of greater democratic freedoms in Vietnam (AFP Photo/Hoang Dinh Nam)More Hanoi (AFP) – Authoritarian Vietnam released … Continue reading

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Texas city sells church patch of park surrounding cross

PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas city has sold a local church a 20-by-20-foot patch of a city park surrounding a cross that has been at the center of a First Amendment argument. KFDM-TV (http://bit.ly/1U2ESEM) of Beaumont-Port Arthur … Continue reading

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Vatican envoy’s visit to Venezuela canceled amid tensions

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A planned Venezuela visit by the Vatican’s foreign minister has been called off amid mounting tensions between the country’s government and the political opposition. The Vatican embassy in Caracas says in a Thursday statement that the … Continue reading

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