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November 2, 2016 2:39 AM Pope ends Sweden visit with mass for tiny Catholic community

MALMÖ: Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Sweden Tuesday after holding a public mass for the Catholic minority in the Lutheran but secular nation where same-sex marriage is allowed even for priests. The Argentine pontiff urged some 15,000 members of the country's Roman Catholic community – many of them converts or migrants – to seek the "path of unity" 18

October 18, 2016 2:33 PM Unesco adopts controversial Jerusalem resolution over Israel’s anger

PARIS, Oct 18 — The UN cultural agency today adopted a controversial Arab-sponsored resolution condemning Israel’s actions at a flashpoint holy site in east Jerusalem that has sparked fury in the Jewish state. The Unesco resolution on “occupied Palestine” was drafted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan. It was endorsed today by the executive 4

October 17, 2016 12:49 AM Syria War: Turkish-Backed Rebels Seize Dabiq From ISIL

Syrian opposition fighters backed by Turkey have taken control of the northern Syrian town of Dabiq from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. The fighters said they seized the town on Sunday following heavy shelling and months of air strikes. Dabiq is considered a major ISIL stronghold with symbolic importance to the group, also known 4

October 14, 2016 3:00 PM Elliott Abrams: UNESCO Shows Its Ignorant Face Again

Which countries voted to deny the Jewish and Christian history of Jerusalem? There is little to be added to the scorn rightfully shown in the United States and in Israel (which has cut all ties to UNESCO) toward the UNESCO vote this week that in essence wipes out Jewish and Christian history in Jerusalem by referring to it only in Muslim terminology 4

October 11, 2016 6:06 AM Court orders retrial of woman who claims she’s not Muslim

Court of Appeal rules High Court erred in striking out suit by practising Buddhist, who was born out of wedlock to Muslim man. PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has ordered a retrial of a Buddhist woman who is seeking a declaration that Selangor Islamic laws do not apply to her and that the Shariah Court does not have any jurisdiction over her. A three-man 26

October 2, 2016 8:02 AM Pope tops off Caucasus visit with stop in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Azerbaijan on Sunday for a 10-hour visit aimed at encouraging the country's inter-religious harmony while likely overlooking recent criticism of a referendum that extends the president's term and powers. Francis' first stop was to celebrate Mass for Azerbaijan's tiny Catholic community. The second-largest 5

September 29, 2016 9:41 PM Amos Yee jailed 6 weeks, fined $2k

Four months after he was given a prison sentence for making remarks that were derogatory and offensive to Christians in an online video, teenage blogger Amos Yee posted an expletive-laden video on the Internet which aimed to hurt the feelings of Muslims. Yesterday - 15 months after he was given the earlier four-week jail term - Yee was again sentenced 2

September 22, 2016 8:10 PM Assassinated French priest joins ranks of martyrs, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—To kill in the name of God is satanic, Pope Francis said at a special requiem Mass for a French priest assassinated by youths claiming allegiance to the Islamic State. “Father Jacques Hamel had his throat slit on the cross, at the exact moment he was celebrating the sacrifice of Christ’s cross. A good man, meek, brotherly and who always 2

September 13, 2016 5:04 AM Proposal to prevent secret conversions mooted

A person converting to Islam should be compelled by law to inform his spouse of this within seven days, says an interfaith group. These are among the four legal amendments proposed by the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) to resolve issues that arise when one spouse converts to Islam while 1

September 8, 2016 3:26 PM ‘Democracy is our weapon’: Hollande warns against sacrificing rights to anti-terror fight

French President Hollande has expressed support for the US efforts in Iraq to combat Islamic jihadist, Aug 8, 2014. — Reuters picPARIS, Sept 8 — President Francois Hollande said today that Islam could co-exist with secularism, warning in a speech seen as preparing the ground for a re-election bid that the anti-terror fight should not undermine French 7