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Church of England ditching energy stocks ‘to safeguard God's creation’

The Church of England will divest its $ 16 billion investment portfolio from companies that are not meeting the requirements specified in the Paris climate agreement. Read more The church said its responding to climate change and the decision “is an essential part of our responsibility to safeguard God’s creation.” The General Synod, the church’s parliament, voted 347 to four ...

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No pot sacrament for Indiana Church of Cannabis

You can worship cannabis in Indiana, even build a church in its name, but no amount of worship for the plant makes you eligible to smoke it, the court has ruled. Indiana’s marijuana law is one of the strictest in the country. Judge Sheryl Lynch has ruled that Indiana’s First Church of Cannabis cannot use weed in its service, stating ...

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‘Ill priest’ plows car into pedestrians outside Dublin church (VIDEO)

Four people have been injured, two seriously, after being struck by a car outside a church in Clondalkin in the Irish capital. The incident unfolded in the grounds of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Dublin, at around 10.20am on Monday. Irish police have issued a statement explaining that the driver of the vehicle fell ill before crashing into a ...

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Giant Marilyn Monroe statue gets church members hot and bothered (PHOTOS)

A giant statue of Marilyn Monroe is getting some residents in Connecticut hot and bothered after the sculpture was positioned with the icon’s underwear-clad rear directly facing a church. The controversial 26-foot tall statue of the blonde bombshell was installed in Stamford Park this week as part of a citywide art display. However, the positioning of the Hollywood star in ...

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ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Orthodox church in Chechnya

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the Saturday attack on an Orthodox church in Russia’s Chechen Republic, which left a worshiper and two police officers dead. The terrorist group took the credit for the attack, issuing a statement through its online mouthpieces, the SITE Intelligence Group reported Sunday. Four terrorists, armed with blades, incendiary devices ...

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2 officers, 1 worshiper killed in attack on Orthodox church in Chechnya

Two officers and a worshiper were killed as armed militants attempted to storm an Orthodox church in Russia’s Chechnya. The attack was thwarted by law enforcers, who shot dead four militants. The Church of Michael the Archangel in Grozny, the capital of Russia’s Republic of Chechnya, was attacked on Saturday by a group of gunmen, who attempted to take parishioners ...

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Brazilian bishop ‘stole $600,000 from church collection plates’

A bishop and several priests in Brazil have been charged in connection with the theft of more than $ 600,000 belonging to parishioners. Police arrested Bishop of Formosa José Ronaldo Ribeiro as well as a number of other clergymen Monday after police found large quantities of cash during a raid on Ribeiro’s home. They group are accused of pilfering funds, ...

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Catholic Church fights new child sex abuse bills in Florida & Georgia as ‘unfair’

The Catholic Church is opposing new child sex abuse legislation in both Georgia and New York. One archbishop described proposed statute of limitations extensions for survivors to come forward as “extraordinarily unfair.” A legislative proposal known as the “Hidden Predator Act” (House Bill 605), to extend the statute of limitations for adult survivors of child sex abuse, has been decried ...

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‘Empire of misogyny’: Ex-Irish president slams Catholic Church

Former Irish President Mary McAleese has called the Catholic Church “one of the last great bastions of misogyny” ahead of a conference in Rome to discuss the role of women in the church. Speaking to reporters in the Italian capital, Ireland’s eighth president McAleese also said that the ban on women becoming priests should be lifted, calling the theology on ...

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Rifle-toting couples blessed in bizarre church ceremony (PHOTOS)

Hundreds of gun-toting parishioners descended upon a rural Pennsylvania church on Wednesday to have their marriages (and AR-15s) blessed. Some participants even sported crowns made of bullets. In a bizarre ceremony contrived by the son of deceased cult leader Reverend Sun Myung Moon, women dressed in white and men in dark suits paraded around the Unification Church – whose members ...

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