Pope accepts McCarrick resignation as cardinal amid sexual abuse allegations

Former archbishop of Washington DC stands down amid allegations of sex abuse with minors and young men Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation as a cardinal of Theodore McCarrick, a former archbishop of Washington DC and one of the most prominent figures in the US Catholic church, following allegations of sexual abuse, including one […]

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‘Jesus never charged a leper a co-pay’: the rise of the religious left

From healthcare to tax and immigration, Rev William Barber and the Poor Peoples Campaign are driven by faith to focus on the disadvantaged In his prayer at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem last week, a prayer delivered against a backdrop of violence in Gaza, the evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress said Donald Trump […]

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Who is Michael Curry? The minister who told royal wedding ‘love is the way’

Michael Curry who gave sermon at the wedding is first African-American to head US Episcopal church The US minister chosen by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who told royals and celebrities that love is the way at their wedding on Saturday has previously spoken out on racial justice, LGBT equality and sexual harassment and exploitation. […]

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Billy Graham, famed Christian evangelist, dies aged 99

Graham, the father of showman evangelicalism who preached to more than 200m people in 185 countries, had the ear of 12 presidents Billy Graham, the 20th-century Christian crusader and father of showman evangelicalism who had the ear of 12 US presidents, has died at the age of 99. Among the first to pay tribute were […]

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The Michigan town where only Christians are allowed to buy houses

Bay View is for many an idyllic community but a lawsuit will test its rule that only practicing Christians can own property Michigan Fri 9 Feb 2018 05.00EST Share on Twitter View more sharing options Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Messenger Close bay view McGee takes me on a tour of Bay […]

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The Boy With the Perpetual Nervousness review a tale of betrayal by the church

Graham Caveneys defiant, important memoir details how the Catholic establishment fails abuse victims Pope Francis has taken great strides in challenging all sorts of entrenched attitudes and prejudices in the Vatican that have given the Catholic church such a bad name of late. Progress has been disappointingly slow, however, on the commission he appointed in […]

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Orange Order: Protestants told not to use RIP as it is Catholic superstition

Five hundred years after reformation, Northern Irelands Orange Order says RIP is un-Protestant and un-biblical The Orange Order has advised its members and all those who consider themselves Protestant to stop using the phrase RIP to offer sympathy after a person has died because it is un-Protestant, un-biblical and a superstition connected to Catholicism. An […]

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Donald Trump hails Vatican meeting with Pope Francis as ‘an honour’

Pontiff greets US president in Apostolic Palace midway through Trumps first overseas trip since he entered White House Donald Trump has met Pope Francis as part of his first overseas trip as US president. TV images of the hastily arranged meeting at the Vatican showed a smiling Trump being greeted warmly by Francis, before reporters […]

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Pope Francis casts doubt on Virgin Mary apparitions at Bosnian pilgrimage site

The site at Medjugorje attracts a million pilgrims annually, but pope says these supposed apparitions dont have much value Pope Francis on Saturday expressed serious doubts regarding reported daily apparitions of the Virgin at Medjugorje in Bosnia, a site which attracts a million pilgrims annually. on his return from a trip to Portugal, where he […]

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Jakarta governor Ahok sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy

Shock sentence comes after hardline Islamist groups called for Christian official to be jailed for referencing Quran verse An Indonesian court has found Jakartas Christian governor guilty of blasphemy and sentenced him to two years in prison, in a trial that was widely seen as a test of religious tolerance and pluralism in the worlds […]

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