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Pope denounces 'din of rich few' on World Day of Poor

Vatican City - Pope Francis railed against social inequality Sunday, lamenting "the din of the rich few" drowning out the voice of the needy, as he marked the second "World Day of the Poor".At a mass attended by about 6,000 poor people at St.

Devotees throng Indian flashpoint temple, but no women

Pathanamthitta - Tens of thousands of pilgrims thronged one of Hinduism's holiest temples in southern India Saturday as it reopened amid high security, but women aged between 10 and 50 were absent despite a court order allowing them to enter.

India temple turned into fortress for new gender battle

Vazhoor - Indian police mounted a major security operation Friday to prevent hardliners blocking women from entering one of Hinduism's holiest shrines despite a court order.

Baby snatched by monkey dies in Taj Mahal city

New Delhi - A baby died after a monkey snatched it from its mother's arms, Indian police investigating the incident in the city of Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, said on Thursday.

Chinese bishop 'missing' despite Vatican deal

Bejing - A bishop in eastern China belonging to the Vatican-aligned unofficial church has gone missing, sources told AFP on Thursday, despite a historic accord reached between Beijing and the Holy See barely two months ago.

Asia Bibi: Pakistani Christian woman in limbo after blasphemy verdict

Islamabad - A week after being freed from jail, Asia Bibi -- a Pakistani Christian woman on death row for eight years for blasphemy -- remains in limbo, with negotiations apparently under way to allow her to leave the country despite objections from Islamist hardl...

Pope to visit Morocco in March

Vatican City - Pope Francis, who has made building bridges between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Morocco in March, the Vatican said Tuesday.

Vatican orders US bishops to delay sex abuse reforms

Baltimore - The Vatican has told the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay a vote, set to take place at their annual meeting, on measures to halt sexual abuse by priests.

Canada in talks with Pakistan over possibly taking in Asia Bibi

Paris - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that his government was holding talks with Pakistan over potentially offering asylum to Asia Bibi, a Christian woman recently freed from prison after her blasphemy conviction was overturned.

Woman at centre of Pakistani blasphemy row leaves jail

Islamabad - A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy has been freed from jail after an acquittal that triggered Islamist protests, but is still in Pakistan, officials said Thursday amid appeals for her to be offered asylum.

French bishops to set up independent review on sex abuse

Paris - French bishops said Wednesday they were setting up an "independent" commission to "shed light on the sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic church since 1950".

French bishops to set up independent review on sex abuse

Paris - French bishops said Wednesday they were setting up an "independent" commission to "shed light on the sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic church since 1950".

Canada apologizes for turning away Jews fleeing Nazi Germany

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in parliament on Wednesday for Canada's refusal to admit Jewish asylum seekers fleeing Nazi Germany just months before the outbreak of World War II.On May 15, 1939 the ocean liner MS St.

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi freed from jail: lawyer

Islamabad - Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi, who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy, has been freed from jail, her lawyer said Thursday.

French bishops to 'shed light' on decades of child sex abuse

Paris - French bishops announced Wednesday they were setting up an "independent" commission to "shed light on the sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic church since 1950".

Italy, others to help Pakistan blasphemy Christian

Rome - Italy is one of several countries seeking to help a Pakistani Christian woman who has spent eight years on death row for blasphemy, a rights group said on Wednesday.

Pakistan blasphemy Christian still in jail one week on

Islamabad - One week after the country's highest court ordered her release, a Pakistani Christian who has spent eight years on death row for blasphemy was still in prison Wednesday, with no immediate prospect of freedom.

UN denies forcing Pakistani lawyer to leave

New York - The United Nations on Tuesday denied that it had forced the Pakistani lawyer of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy to leave the country.

Blasphemy lawyer made to leave Pakistan 'against my wishes'

Den Haag - The Pakistani lawyer who saved a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy from death row said Monday that the UN and EU made him leave the country "against my wishes" because he was a "prime target.

Pakistan blasphemy lawyer says EU, UN made him leave 'against my wishes'

Den Haag - The Pakistani lawyer who saved a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy from death row said Monday that the UN and EU made him leave the country "against my wishes" because his life was at risk.

Pakistan PM under fire for deal with hardliners in blasphemy row

Islamabad - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will return home to a deepening political crisis Monday, with pressure mounting over a deal struck with Islamists hardliners that analysts say has eroded faith in his government.

Life in the shadows: Pakistani Christians fear arrest in Thailand

Bangkok - His family of seven share two small, squalid rooms in a cockroach-infested Bangkok apartment. But like many Pakistani Christians living illegally in Thailand, Farooz's sharpest worry is not poverty but arrest.

Husband of Pakistan blasphemy case woman pleads for asylum

Islamabad - The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman at the centre of a divisive blasphemy case has pleaded for international help to leave the country, saying he feared for his family's safety.

Husband of Pakistan blasphemy case woman pleads for asylum

Islamabad - The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman at the centre of a divisive blasphemy case has pleaded for international help to leave the country, saying he feared for his family's safety.

Husband of Pakistan blasphemy case woman calls for her protection

Berlin - The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman at the centre of a divisive blasphemy case on Saturday criticised a government deal with Islamists that left her in legal limbo, and called on authorities to protect her.

Poroshenko, Orthodox patriarch sign accord on independent Ukraine church

Istanbul - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko and the Istanbul-based Orthodox patriarch on Saturday signed an accord that paves the way for the recognition of an independent Ukrainian church, provoking new fury in Moscow.

Angry Copts mourn Egypt bus attack victims

Minya - Angry Coptic Christians on Saturday buried relatives shot dead on a bus carrying pilgrims south of the Egyptian capital, as security was tightened after the second such jihadist attack on the country's main religious minority in as many years.

Pakistani Christian woman in limbo despite acquittal by top court

Islamabad - The fate of a Pakistani Christian woman accused of blasphemy was in limbo Saturday after the government allowed Islamist hardliners to appeal against her acquittal and put her on a no fly list.

Seven dead in attack on bus carrying Egyptian Christians

Apo - Gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt on Friday, killing at least seven in the latest attack on a religious minority repeatedly targeted by jihadists.

Nigerian army posts Trump video to justify shooting Shiites

Abuja - Nigeria's army on Friday posted a video of US President Donald Trump saying soldiers would shoot migrants throwing stones to justify opening fire on a Shiite group this week.
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