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At least 41 people killed in Egyptian church fire: Report

At least 41 people were killed and 14 others injured in a fire at a church in the city of Giza, near Cairo, Egypt’s Coptic Church said. Egypt’s health ministry earlier said “several” people were killed in the fire at the Abu Sifin Coptic church in the Imbaba neighbourhood on Sunday and that ambulances transferred […]

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Pastor resigns after being accused of incorrectly performing thousands of Baptisms

A pastor leading baptism at St. Gregory Catholic Church in Phoenix, Arizona resigned for performing thousands of incorrect rituals. Last year when some people in the pews heard a slight variation in the religious ritual a problem occurred. “We baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy […]

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Pakistan: Gunmen kill Christian cleric and wound his colleague in Peshawar

Gunmen killed a Christian cleric and wounded his colleague as they were driving home from church in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday, police said. Pastor William Siraj died instantly in the ambush, church authorities said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the shooting in a city where a twin suicide bombing killed scores […]

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Pope Francis launches consultation for ambitious Church reforms

Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church has proposed the most ambitious attempt at Catholic reform in 60 years. A two-year process to consult every Catholic parish around the world on the future direction of the Church began at the Vatican this weekend. Some Catholics hope it will lead to change on issues such […]

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France: Some 3,200 Catholic priests and clerics sexually abused 216,000 minors since 1950, inquiry finds

Some 216,000 children have been sexually abused by clergy in the French Catholic Church since 1950, a damning new inquiry has found. The head of the inquiry said there were at least 2,900-3,200 abusers, and accused the Church of showing a “cruel indifference towards the victims”. Pope Francis “felt pain” on hearing about the inquiry’s […]

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Violent protests breakout in Montenegro ahead of new Church leader inauguration

Thousands of demonstrators blocked roads in southern Montenegro in a protest over the enthronement of a new Serbian Orthodox Church archbishop. Angry crowds threw stones at police and pulled down security fences around the monastery in the city of Cetinje where the ceremony will take place on Sunday. Demonstrators shouted “This is not Serbia!” and […]

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128-year-old church in New York goes up in FLAMES

A fire broke out at a 128-year-old church in New York damaging the structure and destroying the stained glass windows. The blaze first began on Saturday at an empty building next to the Middle Collegiate Church. Authorities have launched to investigate the fire. Nobody was killed however, four firefighters suffered minor injuries. The authorities have […]

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Italian teenager could be Catholic Church’s first millennial saint

A teenager from Italy who used the internet to spread his faith is on a path to becoming the Catholic Church’s first millennial saint. Carlo Acutis, who died of leukaemia in 2006 aged 15, has already been dubbed “the patron saint of the internet”. On Saturday, he was beatified at a ceremony in the town […]

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Turkey converts another former Istanbul Church into Muslim place of worship

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered another ancient Orthodox Church that became a mosque and then a popular Istanbul museum to be turned back into a Muslim place of worship. The decision to transform Kariye Museum into a mosque came just a month after a similarly controversial conversion for the UNESCO World Heritage-recognised Hagia Sophia. […]