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Greek PM asks church for restraint in Macedonia name row

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday requested restraint from the country's influential Orthodox church amid renewed efforts to resolve a 27-year name row with neighbouring Macedonia.

Turkey reopens iconic 'Iron Church' after revamp

Istanbul - The leaders of Turkey and Bulgaria on Sunday reopened the Bulgarian St Stephen's Church in Istanbul after seven years of restoration, a gesture of harmony in an often turbulent relationship between the two neighbours.

Turkey to reopen iconic 'Iron Church' after revamp

Istanbul - The leaders of Turkey and Bulgaria are Sunday due to reopen the Bulgarian St Stephen's Church in Istanbul after seven years of restoration, in a gesture of harmony in an often turbulent relationship between the two neighbours.

Congo launches deadly crackdown on anti-president protests

Kinshasa - Congolese security forces shot dead a man and injured several others Sunday in a bloody crackdown on Catholic worshippers who gathered at churches across the country to demand President Joseph Kabila leave power.

Police fire shots, arrest altar boys in DR Congo unrest

Kinshasa - Congolese security forces fired tear gas to break up a Catholic mass on Sunday and arrested Catholic altar boys who were protesting against President Joseph Kabila, AFP reporters saw.

Shots fired, mass dispersed with tear gas in Dr Congo

Kinshasa - Security forces fired shots in the air and dispersed a mass with tear gas Sunday in the Congolese capital Kinshasa, where the Catholic church had called banned marches against President Joseph Kabila staying in power.

DR Congo braces for unrest as church vows to defy demo ban

Kinshasa - Crisis-wracked Democratic Republic of Congo was bracing for fresh unrest Sunday after the country's influential Catholic church vowed to defy a protest ban and hold a "peaceful march" to urge implementation of a deal for President Joseph Kabila to leav...

'Blessing of the Waters' to take place at Argyle Park in Babylon

Babylon - On January 7, the "Blessing of the Waters" will take place in Babylon on Long Island, which is hosted by the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

DR Congo Catholics challenge Kabila with demo call

Kinshasa - Catholics in crisis-torn Democratic Republic of Congo vowed Saturday to defy a protest ban and hold a "peaceful march" Sunday to urge implementation of a deal for President Joseph Kabila to leave office and for delayed elections.

Gunman kills 9 in attack on Egypt church

Cairo - A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least nine people in the latest apparent jihadist attack on Egypt's Christian minority.

Gunman attacks church near Cairo, shot dead: police

Cairo - A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday and was shot dead by policemen, police officials said.

Gunman attacks church near Cairo, shot dead: police

Cairo - A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday and was shot dead by policemen, police officials said.

IS claims pre-Christmas suicide bombing of Pakistan church, eight dead

Quetta - A suicide bomb attack on a Pakistan church claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least eight people and wounded 30 during a service on Sunday, just over a week before Christmas.

At least eight killed in suicide attack on Pakistan church

Quetta - At least eight people were killed and 30 wounded when two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan during a service Sunday, just over a week before Christmas, police said.

At least five killed in suicide attack on Pakistan church: officials

Quetta - At least five people were killed and 21 injured when two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan during a service Sunday, just over a week before Christmas, police said.

Kiev's Orthodox church calls on Russian Patriarch to end 'confrontation'

Kiev - The head of the Kiev-based Ukrainian Orthodox Church has called on Russian Patriarch Kirill to end "confrontation" between the two institutions for the sake of the faithful amid a rumbling conflict between Kiev and rebels.

Spain Catholic Church criticises Catalan independence move

Barcelona - The head of the Catholic Church in Spain has criticised a declaration of independence approved by Catalonia's regional parliament last month, calling it "serious and disturbing", a spokesman said Monday.

Texas gunman: a militant atheist who beat wife and child

Sutherland Springs - The former Air Force airman who shot dead 26 people in a Texas church had been jailed by the military for beating his wife and child, and had ranted against God and the church on his social media pages.

Philippine bishops lead thousands in call to end killings

Manila - Catholic bishops on Sunday led thousands of Philippine worshippers in calling for an end to killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war as they urged police and troops to stop the violence.

Poles honour the dead at Skull Chapel

Poland - From inside the tiny baroque Skull Chapel in southern Poland, Father Romuald Brudnowski offers up a prayer for thousands of nameless individuals whose bones line the walls of an unusual place of worship.

Church to protect Philippine officers who talk on drug killings

Manila - Philippines police officers who want to speak out about "extrajudicial killings and summary executions" in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war have been offered sanctuary and legal help by the Catholic Church.

French cardinal to stand trial for alleged paedophilia cover-up

Lyon - French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin and a senior Vatican official were on Tuesday ordered to stand trial for allegedly covering up for a paedophile priest accused of abusing several boy scouts in Lyon in the 1980s.

Philippine church bells ring in drug war protest

Manila - Church bells rang across the mainly Catholic Philippines late Thursday as bishops rallied opposition to the "reign of terror" that has left thousands dead in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war.

Hardline Colombia Catholics shun 'false prophet' pope

Bogota - Though millions may turn out to wave at Pope Francis when his popemobile rolls through Colombia's streets this week, one group of people will not be smiling -- or even watching.

Pope to beatify priest victims of Colombia's wars

Bogota - The Catholic Church has not been immune to Colombia's decades of bloodshed and on Friday, Pope Francis will use his visit to beatify a bishop and a priest murdered by guerrilla groups.

Mormon leader ousted in rare excommunication

Los Angeles - The Mormon church excommunicated one of its senior leaders Tuesday, without providing a reason for the rare dismissal.

At least 11 killed in 'barbaric' Nigeria church shooting

Warri - At least 11 worshippers were shot dead at a church in southeast Nigeria on Sunday, with authorities suggesting the bloodshed was due to a local feud.

'Fanatic' German choirmaster was 'feared' by pupils

Berlin - The former choirmaster of a Catholic school in Germany where more than 500 children were abused, including sexually, was a "fanatic" who was "feared" by pupils, his immediate successor said Wednesday.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church to host 2017 festival

West Babylon - St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Babylon is going to host its 2017 Greek festival from June 1 to June 4 on Long Island.

Egypt arrests church bombings suspect

Cairo - Egyptian police on Tuesday arrested a man wanted for alleged involvement in twin church bombings this month claimed by the Islamic State group, an official said.
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