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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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Pope hails Benedict, other elderly at Vatican fest

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday hailed the value of the elderly, including his predecessor Benedict XVI, who joined him at a ceremony in St. Peter’s Square honoring the contribution of grandparents to society. Tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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40 arrested after religious clashes in India’s Gujarat

Police in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat have arrested 40 people after clashes between Hindus and Muslims and suspended mobile Internet and text messaging services, an official said Sunday. The two groups pelted each other with … Continue reading

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Vatican details charges against ex-Dominican envoy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic is facing accusations of possessing child pornography as well as sexually abusing minors. The Vatican on Thursday released details about the accusations against Josef Wesolowski, who … Continue reading

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Pope removes divisive bishop in Paraguay

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday forcibly removed a conservative Paraguayan bishop who had clashed with his fellow bishops on ideological grounds and promoted a priest accused of inappropriate sexual behavior. The removal of Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres … Continue reading

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Religious conservatives opposed to Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is the one figure uniting religious conservatives frustrated by a leaderless Republican Party that’s divided over foreign policy, immigration and social issues. The prospect of another Clinton White House stirred anguish at the Values … Continue reading

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Basketball federation denies religious ban on headscarves

Basketball’s world governing body said Friday it could start next year to ease a ban on headgear in international competitions that has led Qatar’s women’s team to forfeit two matches at the Asian Games. But the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) … Continue reading

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Basketball body says headwear ban not religious

Incheon (South Korea) (AFP) – Basketball’s world body insisted its ban on headwear has no “religious connotation” Friday after Qatar’s women’s team quit the Asian Games because they were not allowed to play in hijab scarves. The International Basketball Federation … Continue reading

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