Religion News Stories
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Eleven people died in a stampede on Friday, during a religious service held at a sports stadium in Zimbabwe. Four people died at the stadium and seven more at the hospital, according to police commander Shadreck … Continue reading
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — A longtime parish priest on Dominica who was accused of sexually abusing a girl in 1994 has been removed from the priesthood under a decree issued by the bishop for the eastern Caribbean island. Msgr. Reginald … Continue reading
By Jon Herskovitz and Jim Forsyth AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – The Texas State Board of Education, whose decisions can have national ramifications, on Friday approved nearly 100 textbooks despite criticism the books exaggerated the influence biblical figures had in forming … Continue reading
BARNUM, Iowa (AP) — A former church has been moved about three-quarters of a mile to an Iowa farm where it will be transformed into a home. The former Calvary Presbyterian Church near Barnum will be the new home of … Continue reading
The spiral of violence in Jerusalem that reached a shocking point this week with Tuesday’s deadly attack by two Palestinians on a West Jerusalem synagogue is stoking fears that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is shifting into a religious war. But that outcome … Continue reading
He is a self-styled modern-day prophet, a “miracle healer” who has attracted thousands to his Nairobi “church” with claims of being able to cure everything from childlessness to HIV/AIDS. But last month, the investigative news program “Inside Story” here exposed Victor Kanyari, … Continue reading
By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis condemned speculation in food commodities and greed for profits on Thursday, saying they were undermining the global fight against poverty and hunger. Addressing a United Nations conference on nutrition, he called on … Continue reading
BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s highest court has overturned a ruling that a Catholic-run hospital wrongly dismissed a senior doctor for remarrying. The case involved the chief doctor of internal medicine at a Catholic hospital who was divorced from his first … Continue reading
The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy four years ago has written to the president to ask for her to be pardoned and allowed to move to France. Asia Bibi has been on death row … Continue reading
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The first Christian governor of Indonesia’s capital in 50 years was sworn in Wednesday despite loud protests from Islamic hard-liners who insisted Jakarta’s top political job should go to a Muslim. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Protestant … Continue reading
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