Religion

China's mass indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution

May 18, 2018

Since last spring, Chinese authorities in the heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang have ensnared at least tens, likely hundreds, of thousands of Muslim Chinese _ and even foreign citizens _ in mass internment camps

Pope urges Neocatechumenal missionaries to respect cultures

May 5, 2018

Pope Francis is urging one of the Catholic Church's biggest missionary movements to respect different cultures and not try to conquer souls as it spreads the faith around the world

Pope to Chile abuse victims: "I was part of the problem"

May 2, 2018

The three whistleblowers of Chile's sex abuse scandal are urging Pope Francis to transform his apology for having discredited them into concrete action to end what they said was an "epidemic" of sex abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church

Russian Orthodox leader on 1st Albania visit by church head

Apr 28, 2018

The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church is making the first visit to Albania by a head of the Russian church

Cyprus regains rare Orthodox Christian mosaic stolen in 70s

Apr 23, 2018

The head of Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church says a rare 6th century mosaic depicting St. Andrew that was taken from a looted church in the country's breakaway north has been returned after four decades

Remains of Czech cardinal return home from Vatican

Apr 20, 2018

The remains of a Czech Cardinal who faced with courage and dignity the persecution from the Nazi and Communist regimes have returned to his homeland from the Vatican almost 50 years after his death

Cyprus church defrocks priest for 1st time over sex offense

Apr 18, 2018

A senior cleric says the Holy Synod of Cyprus' Orthodox Christian church has for the first time defrocked a priest who had sexually abused his former step-daughter when she was a child

Croatia backs treaty on women despite right-wing protests

Apr 13, 2018

Croatian lawmakers approve international treaty on women's rights that has triggered fierce opposition and protests from right-wing groups and the Catholic church

Far-right, even racist views go mainstream in Central Europe

Apr 3, 2018

For decades after World War II, racist, extremist and anti-Semitic views were considered taboo in public life but today they are openly expressed by mainstream politicians

Pope presides over Good Friday amid security, controversy

Mar 30, 2018

Pope Francis presided over solemn Good Friday services amid heightened security at Rome's Colosseum for the Via Crucis procession and a new communications controversy at home over the existence of hell.

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