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Azerbaijan: Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday

The pontiff made a 10-hour visit aimed at encouraging the country’s multi-faith society but at the same time overlooking recent criticism of a referendum that extends the president’s term and…

The pontiff made a 10-hour visit aimed at encouraging the country’s multi-faith society but at the same time overlooking recent criticism of a referendum that extends the president’s term and…

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Meet the creators of 21st-century cathedrals

Modern-day Sagrada Familia It is a modern-day Sagrada Familia that has been taking shape for more than half a century in the small town of Mejorada del Campo, on the outskirts of…

Modern-day Sagrada Familia It is a modern-day Sagrada Familia that has been taking shape for more than half a century in the small town of Mejorada del Campo, on the outskirts of…

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Bolivia: believers of the Virgin of Urkupina break rocks to ask for favours during a religious procession

Bolivian believers gathered on the outskirts of the capital La Paz on Monday (August 15) to take part in an annual religious celebration, that includes the breaking of river rocks to ask the Virgin of

Bolivian believers gathered on the outskirts of the capital La Paz on Monday (August 15) to take part in an annual religious celebration, that includes the breaking of river rocks to ask the Virgin of

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Putin visits Slovenia

Putin attended the centenary commemoration of a Russian wooden chapel in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Saturday, July 30, 2016.

Putin attended the centenary commemoration of a Russian wooden chapel in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Saturday, July 30, 2016.

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Muslims across France attend Sunday Mass in wake of Normandy church attack

Muslims across France are attending Mass services this Sunday in a further show of solidarity five days after a deadly ISIL-claimed attack on a Catholic church in…

Muslims across France are attending Mass services this Sunday in a further show of solidarity five days after a deadly ISIL-claimed attack on a Catholic church in…

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Russian atheist 'faces jail' under anti-blasphemy law

There are claims that a Russian blogger who denied the existence of God in online comments could face a year in jail – under a law brought in after

There are claims that a Russian blogger who denied the existence of God in online comments could face a year in jail – under a law brought in after

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Paedophilia Cold Case burns French Roman Catholic Church

The alleged victims of a pedophile priest came out of the woods, and are demanding accountability to the highest authorities of the Catholic Church

The alleged victims of a pedophile priest came out of the woods, and are demanding accountability to the highest authorities of the Catholic Church

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Paraguay: Pope Francis praises 'most glorious women of America'

Pope Francis’ homecoming tour of South America has taken him to Paraguay, where he was emphatic in his praise of the efforts of the country’s women

Pope Francis’ homecoming tour of South America has taken him to Paraguay, where he was emphatic in his praise of the efforts of the country’s women

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Americans shocked by 'senseless' Charleston shootings

The Charleston church shootings have sent shockwaves through the local community. All of the victims were black, gunned down during Bible study. The

The Charleston church shootings have sent shockwaves through the local community. All of the victims were black, gunned down during Bible study. The

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Church shooting suspect returned to Charleston

After a 14 hour manhunt, the suspect in the Charleston church killings has been returned to the city where he allegedly carried out the attack

After a 14 hour manhunt, the suspect in the Charleston church killings has been returned to the city where he allegedly carried out the attack

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Charleston church shooting suspect arrested after huge manhunt

The suspect in the Charleston church shooting, Dylann Roof, 21, has been arrested by police in Shelby, North Carolina after a roadside check. Roof

The suspect in the Charleston church shooting, Dylann Roof, 21, has been arrested by police in Shelby, North Carolina after a roadside check. Roof

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US church killings suspect Dylann Roof 'caught by police'

Dylann Roof, suspected of killing nine people at an African-American church in South Carolina, has been caught by police, according to US media

Dylann Roof, suspected of killing nine people at an African-American church in South Carolina, has been caught by police, according to US media

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US: at least 9 killed in Charleston church massacre

The search for the killer of nine people at an African American church in Charleston, South Carolina, continues. The police described it as a hate

The search for the killer of nine people at an African American church in Charleston, South Carolina, continues. The police described it as a hate

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Mass shooting at a church in South Carolinia

A gunman has opened fire at an African- American church in Charleston, South Carolina. First reports say they are multiple casualties. The suspect

A gunman has opened fire at an African- American church in Charleston, South Carolina. First reports say they are multiple casualties. The suspect

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Church of England agrees to women bishops

The Church of England has formally adopted legislation which opens the door for women to become bishops. The first ones could be ordained as early as

The Church of England has formally adopted legislation which opens the door for women to become bishops. The first ones could be ordained as early as

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Belgian church destroyed by blaze

Fire ripped through a 12th century church in Belgium on Thursday, completely destroying the landmark. Officials say the blaze, in the town of

Fire ripped through a 12th century church in Belgium on Thursday, completely destroying the landmark. Officials say the blaze, in the town of

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Losing my religion: Sunday service without prayer

The Sunday Assembly phenomenon that has swept the UK is making its way to Europe. That’s the subject of this Utalk. The question is from Fanny in

The Sunday Assembly phenomenon that has swept the UK is making its way to Europe. That’s the subject of this Utalk. The question is from Fanny in

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Catholic priest charged in sex-for-visas migrant scandal

A Catholic priest in Sicily has been charged with seeking sexual favors from migrants fleeing the Middle East and Africa in exchange for help with

A Catholic priest in Sicily has been charged with seeking sexual favors from migrants fleeing the Middle East and Africa in exchange for help with

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Italian churches shelter refugees as Sicily swarmed by new crisis

Churches on the Italian Island of Sicily have hastily replaced pews with beds in a bid to accommodate the stream of migrants fleeing Africa and the

Churches on the Italian Island of Sicily have hastily replaced pews with beds in a bid to accommodate the stream of migrants fleeing Africa and the

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Ukraine: crisis casts shadow over Orthodox Easter celebrations

It is no ordinary Easter for Ukraine’s Orthodox Christians. The country’s crisis is felt particularly at St Michael’s Cathedral in Kyiv, where

It is no ordinary Easter for Ukraine’s Orthodox Christians. The country’s crisis is felt particularly at St Michael’s Cathedral in Kyiv, where

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'Calvary' looks at Catholic sex abuse scandal

‘Calvary’ is the tale of a Catholic priest who receives a death threat from one of his parishioners who was abused by a priest as a child. It is

‘Calvary’ is the tale of a Catholic priest who receives a death threat from one of his parishioners who was abused by a priest as a child. It is

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Two dead in shooting in Russian Orthodox cathedral

A shooting at a Russian Orthodox cathedral has left a nun and a churchgoer dead. Six other people were injured. It happened in Yuznho-Sakhalinsk on

A shooting at a Russian Orthodox cathedral has left a nun and a churchgoer dead. Six other people were injured. It happened in Yuznho-Sakhalinsk on

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Latvia churchgoers mourn supermarket dead

Victims of Thursday’s supermarket collapse have been remembered at church services in Latvia. At least 54 people died and seven others are missing

Victims of Thursday’s supermarket collapse have been remembered at church services in Latvia. At least 54 people died and seven others are missing