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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ARABIC-STYLE MOSQUE IN CHINA LOSES ITS DOMES, REPLACED WITH PAGODA ROOFTOP

Sun 26 May 2024: After radical modification and what is being called as “sinicisation”, China’s last major mosque – which once had Arabic-style architectural features – has now lost its domes and minarets, according to a report published in The Guardian. China’s grandest mosque, the Grand Mosque of Shadian, is located in a small town in southwestern Yunnan province. Till last […]

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CLOUD SEEDING PROGRAM PLANS TO PROTECT MAKKAH AND HOLY SITES’ WEATHER

Wed 22 May 2024: The Saudi Regional Cloud Seeding Program confirmed that Makkah and the Holy Sites will be given priority while implementing this new technology of cloud seeding program. The program said that its Weather Improvement Department is working under the supervision of experts to improve weather conditions in the targeted areas, including the […]

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US CATHOLIC CONSERVATIVES HAVE ‘SUICIDAL ATTITUDE’, POPE FRANCIS SAYS

Fri 17 May 2024: Pope Francis has described his conservative critics within the Roman Catholic Church in the United States as having a “suicidal attitude,” according to an upcoming CBS interview, Reuters reported. In the “60 Minutes” interview set to air this Sunday, Pope Francis addressed the conservative backlash against his papacy, noting that many […]

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SAUDI ARABIA INTRODUCES NEW MEASURES TO REDUCE PEOPLE PERFORMING ILLEGAL HAJJ

Sat 04 May 2024: The Saudi authorities, on Friday, announced the introduction of new measures to reduce the number of individuals performing Hajj illegally, without permit or registry, Anadolu Agency reports. The council said obtaining a permit is obligatory to comply with the Sharia law, and facilitate Hajj and safeguard the sanctity of the Holy Sites. Performing […]

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MUSLIM PUPIL LOSES UK COURT BID OVER MICHAELA SCHOOL PRAYER RITUALS BAN

Wed 17 April 2024: A Muslim pupil in the United Kingdom has lost a court challenge against a top London school’s ban on prayer rituals in a case about freedom of religion in schools that has captured national attention. The student, who cannot be named, took legal action against Michaela Community School in northwest London, […]

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QURAN-BURNING PROVOCATEUR SALWAN MOMIKA DEPORTED FROM NORWAY, HANDED OVER TO SWEDEN

Sun 14 April 2024: Salwan Momika, an Iraqi Christian known for publicly burning copies of the Holy Quran, is back in Sweden after rejection of his asylum request in Norway and spending two weeks in prison. The Swedish Migration Agency had revoked Momika’s residency permit, citing false information in his original application. That is when […]

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