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Indonesian priest attack inspired by murder of French Catholic cleric

Aug 31 2016

JAKARTA An Indonesian teenager who attacked a Catholic priest in his church was inspired by the murder of a French priest in July and guided by a radical compatriot in the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, Jakarta’s national police chief said on Wednesday.

Indonesian priest attack inspired by murder of French Catholic cleric

Aug 31 2016

An Indonesian teenager who attacked a Catholic priest in his church was inspired by the murder of a French priest in July and guided by a radical compatriot in the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, Jakarta’s national police chief said on Wednesday.

Vatican invited to mediate in Venezuela crisis

Jul 23 2016

The Roman Catholic Church may soon join Ibero-American leaders seeking dialogue between Venezuela's feuding government and opposition, the head of a regional bloc said on Thursday.

Foreign and domestic policies make France “most threatened country”

Jul 19 2016

After two militant attacks in Paris killed 17 people in January last year, Islamic State's French-language magazine Dar al-Islam appeared with the Eiffel Tower on the cover and the headline "May Allah curse France".

Foreign and domestic policies make France 'most threatened country'

Jul 15 2016

PARIS After two militant attacks in Paris killed 17 people in January last year, Islamic State's French-language magazine Dar al-Islam appeared with the Eiffel Tower on the cover and the headline "May Allah curse France".

Foreign and domestic policies make France 'most threatened country'

Jul 15 2016

PARIS After two militant attacks in Paris killed 17 people in January last year, Islamic State's French-language magazine Dar al-Islam appeared with the Eiffel Tower on the cover and the headline "May Allah curse France".

Hindu priest hacked to death in Bangladesh

Jul 02 2016

A Hindu priest was hacked to death on Friday at a temple in Bangladesh, police and senior administrative officials said.

Turkey’s PM says new constitution will keep principle of secularism

Apr 28 2016

Turkey's new constitution will retain secularism as a principle, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday, playing down comments from the parliamentary speaker who caused a public uproar by calling for a religious national charter.

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew to visit Greek front line of Mideast refugee crisis

Apr 15 2016

Pope Francis and the spiritual head of the world's Orthodox Christians will set aside centuries of dispute on Saturday when they visit a Greek island on the front line of Europe's migrant crisis to highlight the plight of refugees.

Three years on, pope leaves Catholic conservatives feeling marginalized

Mar 11 2016

VATICAN CITY Three years after the election of Pope Francis, Roman Catholic conservatives are growing increasingly worried that he is quietly unraveling the legacy of his predecessors.

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