Priest gets life sentence in cold-case murder of Texas beauty queen

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(Reuters) - A retired Catholic priest convicted of murdering a former beauty queen who came to him for confession was sentenced to life in prison by a jury in...

Lord’s Prayer: Pope Francis calls for change

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BBC:-Pope Francis has called for a translation of a phrase about temptation in the Lord's Prayer to be changed. The current wording that says "lead us not into temptation" is...

Pastor arrested over noisy night prayer session

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AfricaNews.com:-A regional minister in Ghana caused the arrest of a pastor in the country’s resource rich Ashanti region. The cause of the arrest was die to excessive noise by...

Catholic officials warn ex-seminarians over sex claims

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(AP) — Catholic officials in Italy have threatened former altar boys of the pope with criminal defamation charges for having publicly accused an older seminarian of sexual misconduct when...

Archbishop of York ends decade of protest over Mugabe

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BBC:-The Archbishop of York has put on a dog collar for the first time in almost 10 years, ending his symbolic protest over Robert Mugabe's leadership of Zimbabwe. In December...

Catholic officials threaten ex-seminarians over sex claims

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(AP) — Catholic officials in Italy have threatened former altar boys of the pope with criminal defamation charges for having publicly accused an older seminarian of sexual misconduct when...

Catholic order concedes past offshore holdings in tax havens

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(AP) — The scandal-marred Legion of Christ Roman Catholic religious order acknowledged Tuesday it had offshore companies in Caribbean tax havens in the past, but said they had been...

Pope gets a snazzy new Lamborghini — and auctions it off

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Rome (CNN)The two struck a striking figure: the Pope in his white cassock and his snazzy new ride with its white gleam. This photo was taken Wednesday at the Vatican...

UN reports sharp increase in attacks against worshippers

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(AP) — The United Nations says there's been sharp increase in attacks in Afghanistan targeting places of worship, religious leaders and worshippers, including attacks against Shiite Muslims. The U.N. Assistance...
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Pope urged to consider married men serving as Priests

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Rome (CNN) A high-ranking Vatican official has said he is pressing the Catholic Church to consider allowing married men to act as priests in a remote region of the Amazon. Bishop...