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Pope popular in US but sex scandals cast long shadow A year after being chosen Pope Francis is very popular with American Catholics though his handling of the pedophile priests' scandal left many underwhelmed, a new study found.
06 марта 2014
Malaysia's highest court takes up use of 'Allah' by Catholics Hundreds of Muslims demonstrated Wednesday outside Malaysia's highest court as it took up the Catholic Church's bid to be allowed to refer to God as "Allah" in a case that has increased tensions in the multi-ethnic nation.
05 марта 2014
©Reuters/Robert Galbraith Faith and firearms: US churches give away guns Baptist churches in Kentucky are giving away guns as prizes in the southern US state in hopes of drawing wayward locals to Christ.
04 марта 2014
Pope to create 19 new cardinals, many from outside Europe Pope Francis will create his first batch of cardinals on Saturday, with nine of the 19 coming from South America, Africa and Asia.
22 февраля 2014
Photo a courtesy of Illegal religious organization found in Aktobe: more baptists at fault? An illegal religious organization of the Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists was discovered by Kazakhstan authorities in Aktobe.
20 февраля 2014
Photo © Svetlana Glushkova Grace church pastor sentenced to 4 years Pastor of the Grace Church Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev has been given a suspended 4-year sentence in Kazakhstan.
19 февраля 2014
Photo a courtesy of Kazakhstan Religions Agency: Grace is outside framework The Agency for Religious Affairs of Kazakhstan remains a neutral observer in the Grace church case.
05 февраля 2014
Grace church case: Extremism charges dropped The Prosecutor General's Office has withdrawn several most grave charges from Grace church pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev.
02 февраля 2014
Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev. Photo courtesy of © Grace church pastor on trial for extremism in Astana Grace church pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev charged by Kazakhstan authorities with extremism has had his first hearing in Astana.
23 января 2014
Polish Church uncovers hidden painting to foster religious ties Poland's Catholic Church on Thursday unveiled a painting kept hidden because of its controversial depiction of Jews murdering Christian children, saying it wanted to foster interfaith dialogue.
20 января 2014
Photo a courtesy of Tengrinews Kazakhstan goes ice-swimming in January Lifeguards have shared tips and warnings about ice swimming.
18 января 2014
Huge crowds hold Madrid mass after new abortion law Tens of thousands of Roman Catholics joined in an open-air mass in central Madrid on Sunday to celebrate the Holy Family, just days after the Spanish government agreed to tighten the abortion law.
30 декабря 2013
India's top court upholds law criminalising gay sex India's Supreme Court Wednesday upheld a colonial-era law criminalising homosexuality in a landmark judgment that crushes activists' hopes for guarantees on sexual freedom in the world's biggest democracy.
11 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Toby Melville Australian Anglicans elect first female bishop The Anglican Church in Australia has chosen its first female bishop, filling a vacancy created when her predecessor resigned over his management of child abuse allegations.
18 ноября 2013
©Reuters/Daniel Munoz Australia Church child sex inquiry urges sweeping changes An Australian state inquiry into the handling of child sex cases by the Catholic Church on Wednesday said religious leaders trivialised the problem and recommended concealment of abuse should be a crime.
13 ноября 2013
©Marat Abilov Unregistered religious unions to be liquidated by year end in Kazakhstan All the unregistered religious unions are going to be liquidated by the end of the year in Kazakhstan.
24 октября 2013
Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev. © Grace church pastor under home arrest Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev, pastor of Grace protestant church in Astana, has been released from jail and transferred under home arrest.
10 октября 2013
Photo courtesy of Ukrainian christians address Kazakhstan ambassador in support of Grace Church pastor AUC ECB has supported the 67-y.o. pastor of protestant Grace Church in Astana accused of inflicting severe harm to the health of one of the church’s members.
10 октября 2013
Pope says Church should rid itself of 'worldliness' Pope Francis on Friday called for the Catholic Church and its faithful to rid themselves of earthly concerns like St Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage to the saint's Italian hometown.
07 октября 2013
Obama says he admires pontiff's inclusive spirit President Barack Obama had warm words Wednesday for what he sees as Pope Francis' inclusive attitude in recent remarks urging the Roman Catholic church not to focus only on abortion or gays.
03 октября 2013

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