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French brotherhood braves pandemic to bury the destitute

B - A ringing bell breaks the silence of the cemetery as five members of the Charitable Brotherhood of Saint Eloi in Bethune solemnly remove their two-pointed hats. All are wearing black capes, white gloves and, of course, face masks.

Pope faces coronavirus 'tempest' alone in St Peter's Square

Vatican City - Pope Francis stood alone in vast Saint Peter's Square Friday to bless Catholics around the world suffering under the coronavirus pandemic, urging people to ease their fears through faith.

Brazil's Bolsonaro exempts churches from quarantine

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro decreed Thursday that places of worship are "essential services" that must be exempted from coronavirus confinement orders, the far-right leader's latest jab at aggressive containment measures.

Bali's 'Day of Silence' hit by virus fears

Bali - Bali's "Day of Silence" was even quieter than usual this year as coronavirus fears prompted authorities to scale back an annual celebration that sees the Hindu-majority island in Indonesia come to a near standstill.

Yemen Huthis uphold death sentence for Baha'i, community says

Washington - A court run by Yemen's Huthi rebels has upheld the death sentence of a Baha'i over his religion in defiance of international appeals, the community said Monday.

Thai monks make virus masks from recycled plastic

Samut Prakan - A Buddhist monk scrawls a prayer on an orange face mask beseeching "an end to the suffering" caused by the deadly coronavirus -- a finishing touch to the facial covering weaved out of recycled plastic at one Thai temple.

Church coronavirus restrictions hit African faithful

Lagos - Nigerian police with megaphones struggled to keep the faithful in bustling Lagos away from church on Sunday, as worshippers in Africa faced tough restrictions aimed at halting the spread of coronavirus.

Religion in conservative Mideast adapts to coronavirus

Jerusalem - In the Middle East, where the three main monotheistic faiths shape daily life, the coronavirus pandemic has seen religious leaders support constraints unthinkable just a few weeks ago.

Iraq Shiites defy curfews to commemorate revered imam

Baghdad - Tens of thousands of Iraqi Shiites turned out to commemorate a revered imam on Saturday, defying curfews imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

With churches closing, US priest offers drive-thru confessions

Bowie - The United States has long loved its drive-ins and drive-throughs: for movies, fast food, pharmacies and banking. Now the coronavirus pandemic has added a new one: Catholic confessions.

Few hundred pray outside as virus shuts revered Jerusalem mosque

Jerusalem - Just a few hundred faithful attended the main weekly prayers in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound Friday, compared with the 30,000 who usually attend, as coronavirus prevention measures kept most away.

Massive Bangladesh coronavirus prayer gathering sparks outcry

Dhaka - A massive coronavirus prayer session with tens of thousands of devotees sparked an outcry in Bangladesh Wednesday as the South Asian nation reported its first death from the global pandemic.

Hindu group touts cow urine elixir for coronavirus

New Delhi - Dozens of Hindu activists held a cow urine party in the Indian capital Saturday to protect themselves from the new coronavirus, as countries around the world struggle to control the deadly pandemic.

Muslims still feel unsafe a year after New Zealand massacre

Christchurch - Aliya Danzeisen rises before dawn every day to hear the news so she can prepare her school-age daughters for any harassment they may face for being Muslim.

Mormon Church halts all public gatherings worldwide

Los Angeles - The Mormon Church announced Thursday it is suspending all public ceremonies and gatherings of its members around the world over the new coronavirus pandemic.

Catholic churches across Rome shut due to virus

Vatican City - All Catholic churches across Rome have been closed to stem the spread of a coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 1,000 people across Italy.

Catholic churches across Rome shut due to virus

Vatican City - All Catholic churches across Rome have been closed to stem the spread of a coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 1,000 people across Italy.

Virus housing cluster highlights secretive South Korea sect

Daegu - Behind a closed metal gate and a sign barring entry to outsiders, dozens of religious sect members are quarantined in a social housing complex in Daegu, the epicentre of South Korea's coronavirus outbreak.

Amazon missionaries' new helicopter triggers backlash

Rio De Janeiro - Indigenous rights group Survival International condemned a US missionary organization Wednesday for a project to use a helicopter to try to evangelize isolated tribes in the Brazilian Amazon.

Virus-hit Philippines calls off ritual crucifixions

Manila - The Philippines' crucifixion reenactments will be cancelled this year as coronavirus cases climb, said authorities in the city where the annual tourist spectacle is held.

Indonesian singles propose 'marriage without dating'

Jakarta - Frustrated after a string of break-ups, Dwita Astari Pujiartati quit the casual romance circuit and turned to a growing trend among Indonesian singles -- marriage without dating.

The Muslim running for mayor in Christian Bavaria

Neufahrn Bei Freising - With his neatly trimmed beard, sharp suit and broad smile, Ozan Iyibas looks like a typical politician out to win votes ahead of a municipal election in southern Germany's Bavaria region.

India makes u-turn on TV ban over Delhi riot coverage

New Delhi - The Indian government backtracked Saturday after slapping a 48-hour ban on two TV channels for what officials called biased coverage of New Delhi riots.

No going back after deadly Delhi riots

New Delhi - Hazra Begum has been living in fear since witnessing men chanting Hindu religious slogans hack, bludgeon and burn Muslims to death in Delhi's worst sectarian riots in decades.

French cardinal exits over failure to report alleged sex abuser

Lyon - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a French cardinal who failed to report an alleged paedophile priest, the Catholic Church in Lyon said Friday.

Germany's embattled Catholic Church elects reformist leader

Mainz - Catholic bishops in Germany on Tuesday chose a reformist as their new leader, with a challenging agenda ahead for a Church discussing controversial reforms and compensation demands from sexual abuse victims.

Germany's under-fire Catholic Church seeks new leader

Berlin - German bishops began key talks on Monday to choose a new leader to steer the country's Catholic Church through a controversial reforms process and settle compensation demands from sexual abuse victims.

Discrimination fears hamper virus checks at Korean sect

Gwacheon - Stigma and discrimination over their beliefs are preventing members of the secretive religious group at the centre of South Korea's coronavirus outbreak from co-operating with emergency checks and quarantine efforts, a top representative told AFP.

Seoul city seeks murder charges against sect founder over virus

Seoul - Seoul's city government has asked prosecutors to press charges, including murder, against the founder of a secretive religious sect for failing to cooperate in containing the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Pope Francis cancels planned retreat due to 'cold'

Vatican City - Pope Francis said Sunday he was cancelling a planned six-day spiritual retreat south of Rome after coming down with a "cold".
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