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Pope prays as Frenchman's life support switched off

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Monday said "those who live with severe illness" should have life protected until "its natural end", as doctors in France began turning off the life support of a man in a vegetative state.

Safe for Catholic schools to reopen: Sri Lanka army

Colombo - Sri Lanka has tightened security ahead of the reopening Tuesday of some Catholic schools for the first time since the Easter bombings that killed 258 people, the army chief said.

US ambassador makes rare visit to Tibet

Bejing - The US ambassador to China is making the first trip to Tibet by an American envoy in four years after obtaining rare access to the restricted region, his embassy said Monday.

Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop

S - Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of a Brazilian bishop reportedly suspected of extorting priests and covering up sexual abuse, the Vatican said in a statement.

Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop

Vatican City - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Brazilian bishop Vilson Dias de Oliveira, the Vatican said Friday in a statement.

Sri Lanka Muslims pray at vandalised mosques

Colombo - Sri Lanka's minority Muslims attended Friday prayers as heavily armed troops and police guarded all mosques, including those badly vandalised in riots in the wake of the Easter terror attacks.

South Korean megachurch leader's rape term extended

Seoul - A Seoul appeals court on Friday extended the jail term imposed on a South Korea cult leader for raping female followers, sentencing him to 16 years behind bars.Pastor Lee Jaerock was convicted last year of raping eight women more than 40 times.

Poland tightens laws on paedophiles as crisis hits church

Warsaw - Poland on Thursday raised jail terms for convicted paedophiles to a maximum 30 years after a groundbreaking documentary on child sex abuse among Polish priests sparked public outrage and a crisis in the devoutly Catholic country's church.

Polish paedophilia scandal rocks political scene

Warsaw - A Polish documentary on clergy paedophilia that has shocked the devout country could deal a blow to the chances of the ruling conservatives in this month's European Parliament elections, given the party's close ties to the Catholic Church, analysts sai...

Russian cathedral project suspended after Putin comments

Sochi - Plans for a new cathedral in Russia have been suspended following clashes between police and protesters, the local mayor said Thursday just hours after President Vladimir Putin urged that opponents be given a hearing.

Russian cathedral project suspended after Putin comments

Sochi - Plans for a new cathedral in Russia have been suspended after several days of clashes between police and protesters, the local mayor said Thursday just hours after President Vladimir Putin said opponents of the project should be heard.

Lebanon bids farewell to prominent ex-Maronite patriarch

Birut - Lebanon on Thursday laid to rest its former Maronite patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, after a packed religious service for the respected power-broker.

Muslim man killed in new suspected India 'cow lynching'

Srinagar - Indian police said Thursday they are probing a suspected fresh case of a Muslim man being killed by so-called Hindu cow vigilantes.

Sri Lanka forces on patrol after anti-Muslim riots

Colombo - Troops and police patrolled parts of Sri Lanka on Thursday as international pressure mounted on Colombo to contain anti-Muslim riots that killed one man in a backlash against the Easter terror attacks.

Texas police raid Catholic offices in sexual abuse probe

Chicago - Texas police investigating child sexual abuse on Wednesday raided offices of the Catholic diocese in Dallas, after alleging that church officials had not been fully cooperative.

Republicans bid for US Supreme Court showdown over abortion

Washington - Republican-led legislatures in state after state are passing bills restricting abortion access in a bid to eventually challenge the 1973 US Supreme Court ruling allowing a woman to terminate a pregnancy.

Tensions rise over Ukraine's new independent church

Kiev - Ukrainian clerical infighting broke out into the open Wednesday in a development that analysts say may threaten the future of Ukraine's new unified Orthodox Church -- to Moscow's delight.

Tensions rise over Ukraine's new independent church

Kiev - Bitter divisions among Ukraine's religious leaders were laid bare Wednesday when honorary Patriarch Filaret accused the young head of the newly created united church of governing single-handedly despite earlier agreements.

Arrests, new curfews in Sri Lanka after anti-Muslim riots

Colombo - Sri Lanka's police arrested over 100 suspects and reimposed night curfews in violence-prone areas Wednesday after anti-Muslim riots left one man dead and caused extensive damage to homes, businesses and mosques.

Israel rabbis order prayer over Eurovision 'desecration'

Jerusalem - Leading ultra-Orthodox rabbis in Israeli called on Wednesday for prayer in response to the expected desecration of the Jewish holy day of rest by the Eurovision song contest.

Sri Lanka situation 'under control' after anti-Muslim riots

Colombo - Sri Lankan authorities said Wednesday they had the situation "under control" after mosques and Muslim-owned shops and businesses were targetted in a violent backlash after the Easter Sunday terror attacks.

US Catholic abuse victims sue Vatican to name predatory priests

Washington - Five Americans who say they were sexually molested by Catholic priests filed a lawsuit against the Vatican on Tuesday to compel the church to open its archives and hand over the names and details of abusive clergy.

Clashes as Russians protest against building Orthodox cathedral

Yekaterinburg - Hundreds of people from the Russian Urals city of Yekaterinburg protested Tuesday against a controversial plan to build a Russian Orthodox cathedral in a central park.

Nigerians hold birthday rally for girl held by Boko Haram

Abuja - Nigerian activists Tuesday staged a rally to mark the 16th birthday of a girl who was abducted by Boko Haram 449 days ago.

Pakistan orders release of cleric who led Asia Bibi protests

Lahore - A Pakistani court has ordered the release on bail of a hardline cleric who last year paralysed the country by orchestrating violent protests against the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian accused of blasphemy, his organisation said Tuesday.

Escalating Sri Lankan anti-Muslim riots claim first life

Minuwangoda - Sri Lanka announced Tuesday a curfew for a second straight night after a man was killed by sword-wielding rioters in an escalating anti-Muslim backlash following the Easter terror attacks.

Sri Lanka province under curfew after first riot death

Colombo - A Sri Lankan province north of the capital was under indefinite curfew Tuesday after the first death in anti-Muslim riots in the wake of the Easter terror attacks, police said.

Top cardinal says 'many questions' remain despite Vatican thaw with China

Bejing - A top cardinal has said "many questions" remain despite the Vatican's diplomatic thaw with China, and that a deal paving the way to rapprochement was "only a starting point".

Sri Lanka under curfew after anti-Muslim riots

Colombo - Sri Lanka imposed a nationwide night curfew Monday, after anti-Muslim riots spread to three districts just north of the capital in a violent new backlash against the Easter suicide bombings.

Sri Lanka blocks social media after anti-Muslim riots

Colombo - Sri Lanka blocked Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media platforms on Monday after anti-Muslim riots hit several towns in the latest fallout from the Easter Sunday suicide attacks.
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