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No hard feelings: Clergy visit prompts Russian fine arts school to hides statues’ naughty parts

A fine arts school in Russia’s Siberia has been criticized online after deciding to hastily cover up its nude antique sculptures – all because they thought it might upset visiting Orthodox Christian priests. The unusual take on artistic nudity occurred in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk on Thursday. Photos and a video from the State University of Architecture, Design and ...

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In God we trust? Brits are losing faith in the clergy

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 14:23 Once a sanctuary where people would seek refuge and confess their sins, the Church has today lost the trust of a record number of Brits. That’s according to a new poll. According to an Ipsos MORI survey of which professions are trusted most by the public, the proportion of those trusting priests has reached ...

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Church Ltd? Clergy must stop acting like CEOs ‘chasing growth targets’

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 19:15 The clergy should stop behaving like CEOs and resume their pastoral role of leading the faithful, the Dean of Christ Church has claimed. It comes amid increasing reports of the clergy stressing out in their attempt to get more people to attend church. Speaking to an audience at the charity Sons & Friends of ...

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Pope Francis expresses concern about ‘hemorrhage’ of clergy

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis says he is concerned about what he calls a “hemorrhage” of priests and nuns from the church. The Pope on Saturday told participants at a Vatican gathering on religious life that the loss of clergy is weakening the church. First among the factors he cited as causing nuns and priests to quit their vocations is ...

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