Prayers answered: Mexican man granted visa for heart and liver transplant
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:23:07 BST - A Mexican family is rejoicing after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved a visa for 20-year-old Jose Chua Lopez this week.
Cardinal Burke: Gays, remarried Catholics, murderers all live in mortal sin despite being kind and generous
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:16:05 BST - One of the Catholic Church's most outspoken conservatives had strong words for gays and remarried Catholics in an interview published last week.
Arab leaders to form coalition against ISIS
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:15:03 BST - Leaders across the Arab world announced Sunday that they will form a military coalition in opposition of extremist forces such as the Islamic State (IS).
Arizona senator says suggestion to make church attendance mandatory was not meant to be taken seriously
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:14:11 BST - Arizona Senator Sylvia Allen recently proposed that church services be made mandatory in order to launch a "moral rebirth" in the country.
Carrie Underwood says God has blessed her with 'amazing gift' of her beautiful baby boy
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:12:49 BST - Underwood also celebrated her 32nd birthday on March 10, and the recent launch of her clothing line, CALIA by Carrie. The fitness apparel line is available exclusively at DICK's Sporting Goods.
Sweden adds gender
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:10:11 BST - Sweden has added the gender-neutral pronoun "hen" to its official dictionary.
Boston mayor prayerful after cop is shot at point
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:09:41 BST - The city of Boston is rallying around one of its officers after an "unprovoked" shooting on Friday put him in critical condition.
Faith under attack in Canada? Religious leaders think so
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:05:42 BST - Religious leaders in Canada see a pattern in recent events involving attacks on the Christian faith and they are not keeping quiet about it.
Christians will disappear from Middle East in two years, Lebanese MP warns
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:41:55 BST - A Christian member of Lebanon's parliament warned that there might not be any Christians in the Middle East in two years, except in his country.
Protestants expelled from Mexican community for refusing to denounce faith
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:31:15 BST - Two Mexican Protestants were reportedly imprisoned and then expelled from their community in Mexico's Hidalgo State for refusing to denounce their faith.
Mormons could be expelled from Brigham Young University for losing faith
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:26:40 BST - Students at Brigham Young University who are part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LSD) could face expulsion from the university for "losing faith."
California court affirms school's firing of two teachers over church attendance
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:15:39 BST - A court in California ruled that the Little Oaks School in Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, was within its right to fire two teachers over church attendance.
We did not advocate disobedience to the police, Franklin Graham's critic says
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:12:09 BST - A critic of prominent preacher Franklin Graham denied that she and other co-authors of an open letter had advocated public disobedience against the police.
European Union pledges 1.1 billion euros in aid to Syria
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:08:42 BST - The European Union has pledged 1.1 billion euros in aid to Syria during the Third International Pledging Conference for Syria.
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Mother of Colorado shooter James Holmes prays daily for victims
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:54:16 BST - The mother of James Holmes, who is awaiting trial for the Colorado cinema shooting that killed 12 people and injured 70, has said she prays for her son's victims every day.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:37:35 BST - One of the world's most influential black-led church coalitions has broken with the US Presbyterian Church over its endorsement of gay marriage.
ISIS seize majority of Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:36:28 BST - Islamic State militants have seized control of large parts of a refugee camp in Damascus, where 18,000 Palestinians are living, reports say.
The wheat and the weed? First church of cannabis approved in Indiana
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:27:56 BST - When the head of Apple, Tim Cook, warned of "something very dangerous" happening in states across the US after Indiana passed its controversial religious freedom bill last week, this was probably not what he had in mind.
Comedian Dave Chappelle survives banana peel attack
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:30:01 -
SANTA FE, New Mexico - American comdian Dave Chappelle pressed charges against a man who threw a banana peel at his leg during a show in New Mexico. The man was charged with disorderly conduct, ...
Chinese Authorities Demolish Home of Uyghur Supporting Quranic Studies
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:41:00 -
Authorities in northwestern China's restive Xinjiang region have demolished the home of an ethnic Uyghur Muslim family that had served as an underground school for Quranic studies, according to local ...
Another blogger murdered in Bangladesh
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:09:06 -
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Assailants Monday hacked to death a writer known for his vociferous criticism of violent Islam, the latest brutal assault on anti-religious extremism voices in Bangladesh, police ...
Indiana Controversy Points to Divergent Notions of Religious Freedom
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:00:06 -
America has experienced a sea change in attitudes in the last decade, to the point where more than two-thirds of U.S. states now allow homosexuals to get married.
And so the focus of the fight has ...
Bangladeshi Bloggers Killing Sends Ominous Message
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:00:25 -
KOLKATA, INDIA - The stabbing death of an atheist Bangladeshi blogger in Dhaka a month after the killing of a prominent Bangladeshi-American author highlights the growing threat facing critics of ...
New Daily Show Hosts Tweets Spur Criticism
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:00:17 -
NEW YORK - A day after Trevor Noah was declared the new host of "The Daily Show,'' complete with the blessing of the exiting Jon Stewart, graphic tweets targeting women, Jews and victims of the ...
Indiana Will Fix Religious Freedom Law Governor Says
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:00:13 -
Indiana's Republican Governor Mike Pence, responding to national outrage over the state's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, said Tuesday that officials would "fix'' it to make clear businesses ...
Singapore Police Arrest Teen for Anti
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:00:05 -
SINGAPORE - A Singapore teenager, who criticized Lee Kuan Yew on social media soon after the former leader's death, has been arrested and will be charged with making "insensitive and disparaging" ...
Israel approves 2200 homes for Palestinians in East Jerusalem
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:30:02 -
Israel has approved a plan to construct 2,200 housing units for Palestinians in East Jerusalem, an official said on Wednesday. The move was hailed as a victory for Arab residents of the city, ...
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Buddhism binding force between India China Minister
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:30:02 -
Describing Buddhism as the common thread between India and China, union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma on Wednesday said this cultural history binds the two neighbours together. ...
Armenian school in Kolkata turns 194
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:30:01 -
The historic Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy (ACPA) on Wednesday celebrated the legacy of Indian and Armenian educational cooperation on its 194th foundation day. ACPA was founded in 1821 ...
Court helps Muslim woman to live with Hindu husband
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:30:02 -
Coming to the aid of a young Muslim woman who alleged threats from her family after she married a Hindu, the Delhi High Court has allowed them to live together. Justice Sanjeev Khanna and Justice ...
Ruling Opposition MLAs oppose anti
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:30:01 -
Four legislators, including a Christian MLA from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, have demanded that the Goa Film Festival be rescheduled for clashing with the Holy Week to be ...
Ujjwal Rana to play lord Vishnu in Narayan Narayan...
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:30:01 -
Actor Ujjwal Rana has been roped in to play the lead role of lord Vishnu in the forthcoming mythological comedy show "Narayan Narayan Chulbulley Naarad Ki Natkhat Leelayen". He says it's a ...
Peruvian president faces crisis after censure of PM
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:30:11 -
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala is faced with a severe political crisis after Prime Minister Ana Jara was censured over an espionage scandal, Spanish news agency Efe reported. The president must ...
Indian Orthodox Church calls for 24
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:30:03 -
Kottayam (Kerala) April 1 (IANS) Abstaining from non-vegetarian food and being immersed in prayers for a 50-day period has been the tradition of the Kottayam-headquartered Orthodox Church of India, ...
Pakistan team discusses Yemen with Saudi officials
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:30:02 -
A Pakistani delegation led by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif held talks with top Saudi officials in Riyadh over the ongoing crisis in Yemen. The developing situation in the Middle East also came ...
Ancient Egyptian treasures to be showcased in Berlin
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:30:07 -
Some 300 ancient Egyptian archaeological and religious treasures will go on show on Wednesday in the German capital Berlin, Egypt's antiquities ministry said in a statement. Antiquities Minister ...
Telangana CMs help for tribal girl to become pilot
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:30:03 -
A few days after extending financial assistance to a Muslim woman pilot for her advanced training, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Tuesday announced help for a tribal girl to fulfil ...
Parties church welcome Kerala bars closure drinkers unhappy
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:30:02 -
Political parties and the church welcomed Tuesday's verdict of the Kerala High Court allowing only 24 five-star hotels to serve liquor starting Wednesday -- but people who are fond of their drink ...
Opposition candidate leads in Nigeria presidential poll
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:30:05 -
Muhamadu Buhari, nominee of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) political party, is leading the Nigerian presidential election by two million votes over incumbent President Goodluck ...
Yemen situation should not turn into Shia
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:30:06 -
Moscow cannot allow the situation in Yemen to turn into an open conflict between the Arabs and Iran, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday. "It should not be allowed to deteriorate ...
Himachal shrine gets offerings of Rs.34 crore
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:30:06 -
The popular Hindu shrine of Chintpurni in Himachal Pradesh last year received cash offerings of over Rs.34 crore, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Tuesday. The total income of the ...
Spain arrests couple two boys for sending jihadis to Syria
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:30:02 -
A Moroccan couple and their two children were arrested on Tuesday morning in the eastern Catalonian city of Badalona by the Spanish Civil Guard for their alleged involvement in a network sending ...
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