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As Pope revisit nears, U.S. Catholic Church faces financial strain

By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) – When Pope Francis creates his initial revisit to a United States this month he will face a inhabitant Catholic Church whose finances are towering underneath a timorous membership and outrageous payouts to sex-abuse victims, … Continue reading

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Officials examine fires during black St. Louis churches

By Greg Bailey ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Federal and internal authorities are questioning 6 arson fires during mostly black churches in a St. Louis area, and a $2,000 endowment has been offering for information heading to a chairman or persons … Continue reading

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Singapore mega-church conduct guilty of embezzling $35 million

SINGAPORE (AP) — The owner of a renouned Singapore church has been found guilty of misappropriating about $35 million in donations to support his wife’s singing career in Asia before assisting her mangle into a U.S. marketplace for evangelization purposes. … Continue reading

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Out of a depths: Ruins of 16th century church emerge from Mexican reservoir

Drought has influenced a southern Mexican state of Chiapas so exceedingly that H2O levels on a Grijalva stream have forsaken by some-more than 80 feet, divulgence a stays of a 16th-century church not manifest above a waterline otherwise. Once partial … Continue reading

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Teen beaten in NY church is out of hospital, will testify

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A 17-year-old child who was brutally beaten inside a church alongside his comparison hermit was expelled from a sanatorium and designed to attest during a conference opposite during slightest one of his attackers, authorities pronounced … Continue reading

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U.S. calls on Myanmar to cold eremite tragedy forward of election

By Antoni Slodkowski YANGON (Reuters) – The United States pronounced on Tuesday that a use of sacrament in politics disregarded Myanmar’s constitution, job on a supervision to de-escalate eremite tensions regulating high forward of subsequent month’s election. Myanmar is reduction … Continue reading

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Religious leaders conflict DA who says Bible OKs genocide penalty

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Religious leaders of several faiths on Monday pronounced it was bootleg for a north Louisiana district profession — who’s gained inhabitant courtesy for his outspoken support of a genocide chastisement — to plead a Bible when … Continue reading

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6 fires during St. Louis-area churches underneath investigation

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Someone has been environment glow to primarily black churches in a St. Louis area, and investigators are perplexing to establish if a arsonist is targeting possibly sacrament or race. Investigators have no suspects or motives. But … Continue reading

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Alaska church tips pizza smoothness motorist $1,900

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — More than dual weeks after a church assemblage in Ohio sloping a pizza smoothness motorist $1,000, a church in Anchorage has upped a stakes. Anchorage radio hire KTVA reports (http://is.gd/9Fr43j) that Ken Felber has been a … Continue reading

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Pope elevates to sainthood relatives of ‘little flower’

Vatican City (AFP) – The relatives of French saint Therese of Lisieux — dubbed “The Little Flower” — were lifted to sainthood too Sunday, in a pierce Pope Francis hopes will underscore a significance of a family. Louis and Zelie … Continue reading

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