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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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Blessed are gun-toting couples: Pennsylvania church to host AR-15 ceremony

A Pennsylvania church is inviting gun-toting couples to bring their AR-15 rifles to a special blessing ceremony, symbolizing the intent and ability of worshippers to defend their family and community. The blessing is being initiated by the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland and will take place on February 28, just a half-mile from an elementary school, according to ...

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70yo stabs 3 refugees outside German church, released by police

A 70-year-old knifeman who assaulted three refugees in Germany has been released by police, who insisted there were no grounds to detain the attacker – saying he was drunk, had no criminal record, and didn’t intend to kill. The man assaulted three refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria outside a church in the western German town of Heilbronn on Saturday ...

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Russian Orthodox Church not crazy about bitcoin craze

Bitcoin mania makes people lose their minds and lose everything they have, according to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill. Read more “People are losing their minds. Everyone says: What am I waiting for? I have to act, I have to buy these bitcoins. And then they are buying, pawning property, selling their homes. Then, bitcoin collapses ...

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Holy moly! Facebook test was nudging me to chat with a church

Facebook says it’s on a mission to de-bloat its Messenger app this year. At the same time, TechCrunch has discovered, the data-mining giant is running tests on its desktop platform to inject the Messenger “contact pages” of businesses directly into your chat sidebar. And here it appears to be toying with the idea of spamming Facebookers with businesses they’ve neither ...

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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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