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13/05/2017 11:25 Video

The Pope's vigil at the sanctuary of Fatima

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Pope Francis opened the evening vigil at Fatima with the rite of the blessing of candles, among thousands of faithful who waited for hours in front of the Marian shrine. The Pope's trip to Portugal ends on the day of Saturday, May 13, the anniversary of the first of the six apparitions of Our Lady that the three Pastorelli of Fatima had 100 years ago.

11/05/2017 10:11

Russian blogger convicted for playing Pokemon Go in church

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A Russian court on Thursday convicted a video blogger of inciting hatred against believers by posting videos online showing him chasing Pokemons in a church, giving him a suspended sentence.

04/05/2017 16:28

Pope Francis to receive Donald Trump on May 24: Vatican

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Pope Francis will receive US President Donald Trump at the Vatican on May 24, the Holy See said Thursday, ahead of a G7 summit meeting in Sicily.

04/05/2017 14:29

Russian TV drops Simpsons episode criticised by clerics

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A Russian cartoon channel said Thursday that it would not air a «Simpsons» episode about playing a game similar to Pokemon Go in a church that has been criticised by Orthodox clerics.

21/04/2017 12:28

New South African alliance calls for Zuma's exit

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South African opposition parties, religious groups and civil society activists on Thursday launched a new alliance to try to force President Jacob Zuma to step down.

20/04/2017 02:02

Five things to know about India's mosque dispute

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India's Supreme Court said Wednesday three senior members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should face trial over the demolition of a mosque a quarter of a century ago.

17/04/2017 06:13

Iraqi Christians mark first post-IS Easter in recaptured town

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Qaraqosh is quiet except for a church bell ringing as Iraqi Christians gather for the first Easter mass since the town was retaken from the Islamic State jihadist group.

17/04/2017 06:03

Christians mark Easter at Jerusalem site of Jesus's resurrection

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Thousands of Christians marked Jesus's resurrection on Easter Sunday at the Jerusalem site where they believe the miracle occurred, with some prostrating themselves over his tomb and leaving in tears.

17/04/2017 05:59

Pope urges end to Syria «horror» in Easter address

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Pope Francis urged an end to «horror and death» in Syria and implored God to bring peace to the Middle East as he delivered the traditional Easter Day mass in Rome on Sunday.

16/04/2017 06:12

Security tight as Egypt Copts hold Easter mass

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Egyptian Coptic Christians observed Easter Mass under tight security on Saturday with the ancient minority still reeling from twin church bombings that killed dozens just days before.

16/04/2017 05:57

Orthodox Christians celebrate «holy fire» in Jerusalem

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Tens of thousands of Orthodox pilgrims gathered at Christianity's most holy site under heavy police guard Saturday for the traditional «holy fire» ceremony to mark Easter.

15/04/2017 00:42

Egypt Copts ready for Easter mass despite attacks

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Egyptian Copts will celebrate Easter mass on Saturday, marking one of Christianity's most joyous occasions just days after the deadliest attacks in living memory against the country's religious minority.

15/04/2017 00:17 Video

Ancient rituals and rave in Burma for the Buddhist New Year

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In Burma, traditional rites, with songs and dances, have alternated rave with music to celebrate the new Buddhist year. It is the water festival, a collective rite during which for a few days the streets turn into a playful battlefield with balloons, water guns and hydrants.

17/12/2016 05:47

Egypt church bombing raises calls to uproot bigotry

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Growing up in Egypt, Mina and other Copts remember all too well the anti-Christian slurs they used to hear at school and on the street.

12/12/2016 06:59

Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

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Egypt's Copts, targeted in a church bombing that killed 23 people in Cairo on Sunday, are the Middle East's largest Christian minority community, and also one of the oldest.

30/11/2016 18:02

Scorsese and Pope Francis swap «hidden Christians» stories

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Martin Scorsese and Pope Francis swapped stories about Japan's so-called «hidden Christians» on Wednesday after a Vatican viewing of the director's epic new film on the subject.

21/11/2016 17:19

Turkey blasts Israeli mosque prayer call bill «insult»

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Turkey on Monday denounced as «unacceptable» and an «insult» a bill being discussed in the Israeli parliament to limit the volume of calls to prayer at mosques.

15/11/2016 12:35

Iraq Christians tell tales of survival in the «caliphate»

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They were threatened, forced to spit on a crucifix or convert to Islam, but a handful of Iraqi Christians miraculously survived more than two years under Islamic State group rule.

30/10/2016 21:32

First mass in two years held in Iraq's main Christian town

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A handful of faithful gathered in a burnt out church Sunday for the first mass to be celebrated in two years in Qaraqosh, which was once Iraq's main Christian town.

01/04/2016 15:36

Polish Catholic Church calls for total abortion ban

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Poland's Catholic Church on Wednesday called for a total abortion ban, as pro-life activists seek to tighten the law that is already one of the most restrictive in Europe.

29/03/2016 14:33

Pakistan detains more than 200 people after Easter bombing

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Pakistan has detained more than 200 people and questioned thousands more as authorities hunt down those behind the Easter Sunday bombing in Lahore which killed 73 people, including children, the Punjab provincial law minister said Tuesday.

28/03/2016 16:25

Pakistan army crackdown as families bury victims of Easter blast

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Pakistan's army launched raids and arrested suspects Monday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families.

28/03/2016 10:24

Pakistan suicide blast targeted Christians: Taliban

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A Taliban suicide bomber who attacked a Pakistani park thronging with families was targeting Christians, the group said Monday, as the death toll rose to 72, with children making up nearly half of the dead.

25/03/2016 12:11

Philippines marks Easter with crucifixions

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Christian devotees were nailed to crosses in the Philippines on Friday as Asia's Catholic heartland marked Easter with an extreme display of faith.

20/10/2015 19:19

In Jerusalem's Old City, once-busy street at heart of divide

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Al-Wad Street used to be one of the busiest within the walls of Jerusalem's Old City, but today the narrow alley is almost empty except for Israeli soldiers.

18/10/2015 16:36

Gruesome piercing at bizarre Thai vegetarian festival

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Vegetarianism and gruesome body-piercing may seem an unlikely combination, but the two represent the peak of devotion at a bloody and spectacular annual Thai festival which runs until Wednesday.

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