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Pope to strengthen ties with Islam during Egypt trip

Catholics in Egypt make up less than 1% of the population, but Pope Francis wants to strengthen dialogue between religions.

Catholics in Egypt make up less than 1% of the population, but Pope Francis wants to strengthen dialogue between religions.

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Egg rolling

400 people took part in the annual egg rolling competition at Devil’s Dyke in the UK on Monday (17 April).

400 people took part in the annual egg rolling competition at Devil’s Dyke in the UK on Monday (17 April).

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Easter mass in a Russian prison

Easter Mass was held in a maximum security prison in Bor, Russia, at midnight on Saturday.

Easter Mass was held in a maximum security prison in Bor, Russia, at midnight on Saturday.

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Pope condemns deadly attack on Syrian convoy in Easter message

Referring to the blast near Aleppo which killed more than 100 people, Francis said Syrians were the "victims of a war that does not cease to sow horror and death."

Referring to the blast near Aleppo which killed more than 100 people, Francis said Syrians were the "victims of a war that does not cease to sow horror and death."

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Christians light candles with holy fire

Thousands of Christian worshippers attended the ceremony of Easter’s Holy Fire on Saturday (April 15) at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and lit their candles with holy fire from Jesus’…

Thousands of Christian worshippers attended the ceremony of Easter’s Holy Fire on Saturday (April 15) at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and lit their candles with holy fire from Jesus’…

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Tight security for Easter at Egypt's Christian churches

Easter means tight security for the Christian minority in Egypt, who are marking the occasion in sombre mood after last week’s murderous attacks on Coptic…

Easter means tight security for the Christian minority in Egypt, who are marking the occasion in sombre mood after last week’s murderous attacks on Coptic…

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Sikhs in Pakistan celebrate Besakhi festival

Hundreds of Sikh pilgrims from around the globe converged on a temple in northwestern Pakistan to celebrate one of the most important festivals in the Sikh…

Hundreds of Sikh pilgrims from around the globe converged on a temple in northwestern Pakistan to celebrate one of the most important festivals in the Sikh…

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Good Friday: Pope leads 'Way of the Cross' service at Colosseum

Pope Francis raised the themes of shame and hope as he led the traditional ‘Way of the Cross’ service at Rome’s Colosseum, late on Good Friday.

Pope Francis raised the themes of shame and hope as he led the traditional ‘Way of the Cross’ service at Rome’s Colosseum, late on Good Friday.

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Holy Week horror in Spain

At least eight people have reportedly been arrested after a series of stampedes at Easter processions in Spain.

At least eight people have reportedly been arrested after a series of stampedes at Easter processions in Spain.

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Good Friday marked across the world

Good Friday events have been taking place across the globe to mark the Bible’s account of Christ’s crucifixion.

Good Friday events have been taking place across the globe to mark the Bible’s account of Christ’s crucifixion.

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Student lynched over "blasphemy"

A student at Abdul Wali Khan University, in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has been attacked and brutally murdered by a mob after reportedly being accused of…

A student at Abdul Wali Khan University, in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has been attacked and brutally murdered by a mob after reportedly being accused of…

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Jews attend holy wall for Passover prayers

Hundreds of Jews gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Thursday (April 13) to attend a special ‘Priestly Blessing’ prayer on the holiday of Passover.

Hundreds of Jews gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Thursday (April 13) to attend a special ‘Priestly Blessing’ prayer on the holiday of Passover.

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Pope washes prisoners' feet in Holy Week ritual

Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of inmates at a jail housing Mafia turncoats on Thursday, again putting his own stamp on a traditional Holy Week ritual.

Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of inmates at a jail housing Mafia turncoats on Thursday, again putting his own stamp on a traditional Holy Week ritual.

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Seville's Semana Santa Christian parades

It’s Holy Week in Seville when the city’s 61 Christian brotherhoods parade through the streets on their way to the cathedral.

It’s Holy Week in Seville when the city’s 61 Christian brotherhoods parade through the streets on their way to the cathedral.

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How do Europe's Christians celebrate Maundy Thursday?

In the week before Easter Sunday there are a variety of lesser-known holy days across Europe, including Maundy Thursday.

In the week before Easter Sunday there are a variety of lesser-known holy days across Europe, including Maundy Thursday.

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Christians in Jerusalem celebrate Holy Thursday

Christians celebrate Holy Thursday in Jerusalem, just days after two deadly attacks on churches in neighbouring Egypt.

Christians celebrate Holy Thursday in Jerusalem, just days after two deadly attacks on churches in neighbouring Egypt.

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Filipino Catholics perform bloody ritual

Hundreds of Catholics in the Philippines are celebrating the pre-Easter festival Maundy Thursday.

Hundreds of Catholics in the Philippines are celebrating the pre-Easter festival Maundy Thursday.

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Berlusconi features in vegetarian video campaign and 'saves' five lambs

Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has angered Italy’s meat industry by featuring in a campaign run by the Italian League in Defence of Animals, urging people to “choose a vegetarian…

Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has angered Italy’s meat industry by featuring in a campaign run by the Italian League in Defence of Animals, urging people to “choose a vegetarian…

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CCTV footage shows church explosion

A closed-circuit television video released by Egypt’s Interior Ministry shows the dramatic moment an ISIS suicide bomber approached and blew up Saint Mark’s Cathedral, a Coptic church in…

A closed-circuit television video released by Egypt’s Interior Ministry shows the dramatic moment an ISIS suicide bomber approached and blew up Saint Mark’s Cathedral, a Coptic church in…