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Mother Teresa 'would have scared me' says pope Pope Francis joked during a visit to Albania that Mother Teresa would have struck fear into him if she had been his mother superior.
23 сентября 2014
Pope says religion can't justify violence Pope Francis warned during a visit to Albania that religion can never be used to justify violence.
22 сентября 2014
Merkel pledges zero tolerance for anti-Semitism Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to resolutely combat anti-Semitism, speaking at a rally to condemn a spate of hate speech and attacks against Jews.
15 сентября 2014
Ancient Ethiopian walled city keeps modern life at bay Hyenas howl and feast on flesh every night outside the ancient walls of Harar -- one of Islam's holiest cities .
22 августа 2014
Pope makes plea for Koreas to unite as 'one people' Pope Francis urged the divided Koreas to reject suspicion and confrontation and unite as "one family, one people".
18 августа 2014
'What would we die for?' Pope asks at mass for Korean martyrs Pope Francis beatified 124 early Korean martyrs at a mass in Seoul and challenged the crowd to ask what values they might be willing to die for.
16 августа 2014
Indonesian capital set for first ethnic Chinese governor Indonesia's small ethnic Chinese community faced severe discrimination for decades during the Suharto dictatorship.
15 августа 2014
Pope to speak to N. Korea's 'church of silence' Pope Francis will offer prayers for Korean reconciliation in Seoul next week
13 августа 2014
Thousands mark Moon death anniversary in S. Korea More than 20,000 followers of the Unification Church gathered in South Korea for the second anniversary of the death of their "messiah" .
12 августа 2014
©Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon China pursues 'Chinese Christian theology': state media China will construct a "Chinese Christian theology" suitable for the country with both believer numbers and tensions with authorities.
07 августа 2014
Arab states to mark end of Ramadan from Monday The Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Monday in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring states.
28 июля 2014
Iraqi jihadists order genital mutilation of all women Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a UN official said
25 июля 2014
Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.
25 июля 2014
Philippine sect opens 'world's largest indoor arena' Philippine President Benigno Aquino presided over the opening on Monday of what is billed as the world's largest indoor stadium, erected by a politically-influential religious sect.
21 июля 2014
Argentine 'Dirty War' officers guilty of killing bishop Two retired military officers were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a Catholic bishop during Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship.
05 июля 2014
©Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi Saudi to mark Ramadan from Sunday Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, the state-run Al-Ekhbariya television channel reported.
28 июня 2014
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag. Photo courtesy of theafricom.com Death-row Sudanese Christian freed but fears for life: lawyer A Sudanese Christian who gave birth in prison after being sentenced to hang for apostasy was freed Monday but immediately went into hiding, fearing for her life, a lawyer said.
25 июня 2014
Christians lose divisive bid to use 'Allah' in Malaysia Malaysia's highest court on Monday dismissed a bid by Christians for the right to use the word "Allah", ending a years-long legal battle that has escalated religious tensions in the Muslim-majority country.
23 июня 2014
France's Jewish community elects new Grand Rabbi France's Jewish community elected the Jewish chaplain of the French army as its new Grand Rabbi, as it grapples with rising anti-Semitism.
23 июня 2014
Curfew in Sri Lanka resorts as religious riots spread Sri Lanka's police extended a curfew across two popular coastal resorts Sunday to contain religious riots that left at least 41 people wounded and heightened tensions between Muslims and Buddhists.
16 июня 2014

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