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U.S. says millions forced to flee for religious beliefs in 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More members of religious communities around the world were forced to flee their homes last year than at any time in recent memory, the United States said on Monday, in its annual report on religious freedom. “In … Continue reading

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Gold, diamonds feed Central African religious violence

By Daniel Flynn NDASSIMA Central African Republic (Reuters) – Three young rebels, their AK47s propped against wooden stools in the afternoon heat, guard the entrance to the giant Ndassima goldmine carved deep into a forested hilltop in Central African Republic. … Continue reading

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Pope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines Jan. 12-19

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has confirmed the dates for Pope Francis’ second trip to Asia, a weeklong visit Jan. 12-19 to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Francis had already announced his intention to visit Sri Lanka and meet … Continue reading

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Papal first: Francis visits Pentecostal church

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church, pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism’s greatest competition for Christian souls around the globe. Francis flew by helicopter Monday to visit the … Continue reading

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Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year. The State Department on Monday released its 2013 report on religious freedom around the world. It said in conflict … Continue reading

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Millions fled homes in 2013 due to religious conflict: US

Washington (AFP) – Conflicts and repression around the world last year triggered the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory, the United States said Monday, revealing millions had fled their homes. “In almost every corner of the globe, millions … Continue reading

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Police in China remove church’s cross

BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of police took down a church’s cross in eastern China early Monday amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity. Evangelist Qu Linuo, who belongs to another … Continue reading

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Police in eastern China remove church’s cross

BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of police took down a church’s cross in eastern China early Monday amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity. Evangelist Qu Linuo, who belongs to another … Continue reading

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Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of police took down a church’s cross Monday in a city known as “China’s Jerusalem” for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are … Continue reading

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Pope urges peace in Middle East, Ukraine for children’s sake

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis called Sunday on warring parties in the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine to put an end to violence which is wounding and killing countless children. “Stop, please stop! I beg you with all my … Continue reading

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