MUSLIM PILGRIMS CONTINUE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY WITH VISIT TO MOUNT ARAFAT

Sat 15 June 2024: Muslim pilgrims gathered on Saturday at Mt. Arafat in western Saudi Arabia to perform the greatest pillar of Hajj, according to the Saudi news agency SPA. As a part of the Hajj, pilgrims in Mecca continue their spiritual journey by visiting the significant site of Jabal al-Rahmah (the Mount of Mercy). […]

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POPE FRANCIS CALLS FOR BAN ON ‘LETHAL AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS’ AT G7

Sat 15 June 2024: Pope Francis called for a ban on “lethal autonomous weapons” in an address to the G7 leaders’ summit in Italy on the perils of artificial intelligence (AI). On Friday, the pontiff was the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to ever attend a Group of Seven meeting. “In light of the tragedy […]

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LIVE: MUSLIM PILGRIMS ARRIVE IN ARAFAT NEAR MECCA AS HAJ BEGINS

Fri 14 June 2024: 🕋 LIVE: Muslim pilgrims arrive in Arafat near Mecca as haj begins https://t.co/MSkJK3gTiJ — INDEPENDENT PRESS (@IpIndependent) June 14, 2024 SOURCE: INDEPENDENT PRESS ______________________________________________________________  FOLLOW INDEPENDENT PRESS: WhatsApp CHANNEL  https://whatsapp.com/channel/0029VaAtNxX8fewmiFmN7N22 TWITTER (CLICK HERE)  https://twitter.com/IpIndependent  FACEBOOK (CLICK HERE) https://web.facebook.com/ipindependent YOUTUBE (CLICK HERE) https://www.youtube.com/@ipindependent Think your friends would be interested? Share this story! 

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OVER 1.5 MILLION PILGRIMS ARRIVE IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR HAJJ 2024

Thu 13 June 2024: Over 1.5 million pilgrims have so far arrived in Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj season, the Kingdom’s General Directorate of Passports announced on Tuesday. The directorate said that up until Monday, June 10, the number of pilgrims that entered the Kingdom through the air, land and sea ports reached 1,547,295. Breakdown of […]

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VISIT VISA HOLDERS NOT PERMITTED TO ENGAGE IN HAJJ RITUALS: SAUDI MINISTRY

Tue 11  June 2024: The Saudi Ministry of Tourism has clarified that visit visas, regardless of their kind or designation, do not permit holders to engage in Hajj rituals in accordance with the Kingdom’s regulations. The ministry emphasized that the Kingdom’s regulations mandated a fine of SAR 10,000 for all citizens, residents, and visitors who […]

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REPORT REVEALS SEXUAL ABUSE OF NATIVE AMERICAN CHILDREN AT CATHOLIC BOARDING SCHOOLS

Thu 30 May 2024: Native American children who were forcibly taken from their families by the US government and placed in Catholic boarding schools were raped or molested by Catholic priests and religious community members for decades, a report revealed Wednesday.  In putting together its investigative report, The Washington Post interviewed more than two dozen […]

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VATICAN ISSUES APOLOGY AFTER POPE FRANCIS’S ‘HOMOPHOBIC’ SLUR

Wed 29 May 2024: Pope Francis has issued an apology after he was quoted as having used a highly derogatory word to describe the LGBT community, the Vatican said. Italian media reported on Monday that Francis used the Italian term “frociaggine”, roughly translating as “f****try”, in a private meeting last week when he was asked […]

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POPE USED HOMOPHOBIC SLUR IN MEETING WITH BISHOPS, ITALIAN MEDIA SAYS

Tue 28 May 2024: Pope Francis reportedly used a homophobic slur during a meeting with Italian bishops, reaffirming his stance that gay men should not be allowed to become priests, as reported by Italian media. The newspapers La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera stated on Monday that the 87-year-old Pope made the derogatory comment during […]

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