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Digital devotees: Catholic church installs card payments units (PHOTO)

Not to be left behind in the digital age, a Catholic church in France has installed card terminals to take donations from willing parishioners. This digital upgrade has been rolled out at the Saint-François de Molitor church in Paris. Devout Catholics can now simply tap their card on one of five wireless terminals circulated during mass in the traditional wickers ...

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Greek Patriarch attacked by Palestinians amid protests against church selling off land

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 18:38 A convoy of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch has been attacked by Palestinians during his visit to the West Bank. The protesters accuse the Patriarch of treason for allegedly selling land to Jewish investors. Hundreds of Palestinians protested the visit of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem to the West Bank Saturday. The ...

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9 dead in gun attack at Coptic Christian church in Cairo (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 10:06 Edited time: 29 Dec, 2017 12:00 At least nine people have been killed in a gun attack on a Coptic Christian church south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, according to reports. The incident took place when at least one gunman opened fire at a Coptic church in the Helwan district, reported Al-Ahram. The death ...

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Vatican & Russian Orthodox Church should team up to preserve Christian values – envoy

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 10:28 Russia’s ambassador to the Vatican has praised the current relations between the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches, adding that more cooperation is needed to preserve the foundations of Christian civilization. “The situation that has formed in the world by this moment gives us a large field for cooperation, as it threatens the moral ...

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Cities sue Pentagon over failure to report crimes to FBI gun database, citing Texas church shooting

Three major US cities led by Democrats are suing the Pentagon over failing to report military personnel convictions that would have disqualified them from gun ownership, which they blame for the recent Texas church shooting. The mayors of New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco filed a federal lawsuit in Alexandria, Virginia on Tuesday, demanding that the Department of Defense address ...

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‘Politicized’ Church plays same ‘inglorious’ role as in Nazi Germany – AfD leader

Vast parts of the Christian Church in Germany are getting more involved in politics, taking on a role it had under the Third Reich, a top AfD politician has told clerics in response to their criticism of the right-wing party. Read more “We now know that the official Churches, whether Evangelical [Protestant] or Catholic, are politicized through and through,” Alice ...

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4 dead, over a dozen injured in suicide bombing of Christian church in Pakistan

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 08:06 Edited time: 17 Dec, 2017 08:36 Two suicide bombers have attacked a Christian church in southwestern Pakistan, the country’s home minister said as cited by local media. At least four people were killed and 18 injured in the attack, officials said. The attack took place in the city of Quetta, the provincial capital and ...

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Church should make celibacy optional to avoid child sex abuse, says landmark Australian report

Compulsory celibacy contributes to child sex abuse, says a newly released Australian report based on thousands of victims’ testimonies. It sheds a light on the heinous scale of abuse at all kinds of institutions. Some 8,000 personal stories were heard by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse, which compiled the report that was released on Friday. The ...

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Royalty & Church of England should split when Prince Charles is crowned king, say secularists

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 18:06 The coronation of Prince Charles should kick start a serious discussion about the royal dynasty and religion, the National Secularist Society (NSS) has said. The group wants the crown and Church of England to officially sever ties. The NSS report, Separating Church and State: The Case for Disestablishment, outlines the reasons why the future ...

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Peace on Earth? Church nativity lists mass shootings behind Baby Jesus

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 11:35 The nativity scene at a Massachusetts church is displaying more than Mary and Joseph this year. Hanging behind the manger are 14 signs representing US mass shootings, along with their death tolls. The blue signs at St. Susanna Catholic Church feature some of the deadliest shootings in US history, documented in white paint. Among ...

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