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German Catholic archdiocese reveals it's richer than Vatican

Feb 19 2015

PARIS, Feb 19 The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Cologne in Germany has disclosed it is worth 3.35 billion euros ($3.82 billion), making it richer than the Vatican.

End of communism not all good for Christianity: Vatican

Nov 17 2014

Nov 17 The end of communist rule in Europe, which began 25 years ago this month, was not all positive for Christianity because it brought tensions between Rome and Russia back to the surface, a senior Vatican official said on Monday.

Pope Francis plays long game to reform Catholic Church

Oct 22 2014

VATICAN CITY, After winning praise around the world for his fresh and open style, the honeymoon period seems to be over for Pope Francis.

Pope Francis plays long game to reform Catholic Church

Oct 22 2014

VATICAN CITY After winning praise around the world for his fresh and open style, the honeymoon period seems to be over for Pope Francis.

Muslim scholars present religious rebuttal to Islamic State

Sep 25 2014

PARIS, Sept 25 Over 120 Islamic scholars from around the world, many of them leading Muslim voices in their own countries, have issued an open letter denouncing Islamic State militants and refuting their religious arguments.

Chief rabbi says French society has turned indifferent to anti-Semitism

Sep 16 2014

PARIS, (Reuters)- France's government has reacted strongly to a rising tide of anti-Semitic acts this year but French society seems indifferent to the threat they present, the country's newly elected chief rabbi said on Tuesday.

French Muslims support Mideast Christians against Islamic State

Sep 09 2014

PARIS, Sept 9 (Reuters)- The Muslim Council in France, home to Europe's largest Islamic minority, denounced the persecution of Middle East Christians on Tuesday and said mosques across the country would pray for them this week.

Growing concern in Muslim world about Islamist militancy - survey

Jul 02 2014

July 2 (Reuters)- Large majorities in Muslim countries are increasingly worried about Islamist militancy and oppose its best-known groups, such as the global al Qaeda movement, Nigeria's Boko Haram and Hamas, according to a new survey.

French imams, chaplains seek ways to combat Islamist radicalisation

Jun 19 2014

PARIS,Islamic prayer leaders and prison chaplains in France, jolted by a French Islamist's killing spree at the Brussels Jewish Museum, have begun discussing ways to better fight the radicalisation of young Muslims here.

Papal canonizations a lesson in subtle art of Catholic politics

Apr 25 2014

When the late Popes John XXIII and John Paul II are declared saints on Sunday, the Vatican ceremony will be both a spiritual event for Roman Catholicism and a lesson in the subtle politics of the world's largest church.

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