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Duterte clashes with the Catholic Church

The gloves are off between the president of the Philppines and the Catholic Church as they threaten to come to blows over his hardline war on drugs.

The gloves are off between the president of the Philppines and the Catholic Church as they threaten to come to blows over his hardline war on drugs.

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How to be a hermit

Tired of Trump? Weary of war? Want to escape the trials and tribulations of modern life by becoming a hermit? A town in Austria may have the answer to your prayers.

Tired of Trump? Weary of war? Want to escape the trials and tribulations of modern life by becoming a hermit? A town in Austria may have the answer to your prayers.

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Quake-damaged Norcia Basilica is made safe

Fireman have erected a second protective metal cage to support the facade of Norcia Basilica in central Italy.

Fireman have erected a second protective metal cage to support the facade of Norcia Basilica in central Italy.

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Iraq: Christmas service held in Bartella, recently liberated from ISIL

Bartella: Christmas after ISIL Hundreds of Iraqi Christians gathered in Bartella, near Mosul, for a Christmas Eve service – the first since this area was retaken from the Islamic State group (ISIL) in

Bartella: Christmas after ISIL Hundreds of Iraqi Christians gathered in Bartella, near Mosul, for a Christmas Eve service – the first since this area was retaken from the Islamic State group (ISIL) in

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Pope hopes his birthday is not jinxed

Pope Francis jokes early birthday greetings may bring him bad luck Pope Francis, responded to thousands of people cheering “Happy Birthday” on Wednesday (December 14) by joking that doing it early may

Pope Francis jokes early birthday greetings may bring him bad luck Pope Francis, responded to thousands of people cheering “Happy Birthday” on Wednesday (December 14) by joking that doing it early may

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Egypt: Coptic Cathedral blast victims are laid to rest

Grieving families attended a funeral service on Monday for 24 people, mostly women and children, killed in the bombing of Cairo’s main Coptic cathedral complex.

Grieving families attended a funeral service on Monday for 24 people, mostly women and children, killed in the bombing of Cairo’s main Coptic cathedral complex.

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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