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Albanian Archbishop Anastasios knows about rebuilding churches from nothing. He began his leadership as Orthodox Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and all Albania in 1992, shortly after the State that had banned all religion began ditching communism.
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As the world's most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia has long boasted its religious tolerance, but sectarian tension is flaring in its Aceh province following attacks on Christians and the tearing down of their churhes.
As the world's most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia has long boasted its religious tolerance, but sectarian tension is flaring in its Aceh province following attacks on Christians and the tearing down of their churhes.
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For a key Nigerian churches' leader from the country's troubled north ecumenical relations have to include interfaith cooperation in a nation where Christians and Muslims are almost equal numerically.
For Nigerian churches' leader Rev. Ibrahim Yusuf Wushishi from the country's troubled north ecumenical relations have to include interfaith cooperation in a nation where Christians and Muslims are almost equal numerically.
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The World Council of Churches has expressed grave concern over the dramatic escalation of the conflict in Syria and called for an end to foreign military intervention.
The World Council of Churches has expressed grave concern over the dramatic escalation of the conflict in Syria and called for an end to foreign military intervention.
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The premier of South Africa's most populous Gauteng province has told a gathering of faith based organizations the government has no plan to scrap the Easter holidays, but it may seek to regulate churches.
The premier of South Africa's most populous Gauteng province has told a gathering of faith based organizations the government has no plan to scrap the Easter holidays, but it may seek to regulate churches.
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President Barack Obama greeted Pope Francis when he began the U.S. leg of his tour in the Americas as the pontiff who is known for his teachings on the poor arrived in the world's biggest economy.
President Barack Obama greeted Pope Francis when he began the U.S. leg of his tour in the Americas as the pontiff who is known for his teachings on the poor arrived in the world's biggest economy.
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Christianity driven from its biblical heartland due to a massive exodus could disappear from Iraq potentially within five years, says a report presented to the upper chamber of the UK Parliament.
Christianity driven from its biblical heartland due to a massive exodus could disappear from Iraq potentially within five years, says a report presented to the upper chamber of the UK Parliament.
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World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit has joined Pope Francis and the U.N. Secretary-General expressing deep concern over renewed violence in Jerusalem as Ban Ki-moon made his way to Israel to try to find ways of defusing tensions.
World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit has joined Pope Francis and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in expressing deep concern over renewed violence in Jerusalem.
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Talk of a Holy war in Syria is deeply worrying U.N. advisers and the second ranking United Nations official says the religious or ethnic partition of Syria would be part of an extremely dangerous trend.
Talk of a Holy war in Syria is deeply worrying U.N. advisers and the second ranking United Nations official says the religious or ethnic partition of Syria would be part of an extremely dangerous trend.
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It was a statement harkening back to the war against the Soviet Union 36 years ago in Afghanistan, when 55 Saudi Wahhabi clerics signed a call for jihad against Russia for its military intervention in Syria, says the Brookings Institute.
It was a statement harkening back to the war against the Soviet Union 36 years ago in Afghanistan, when 55 Saudi Wahhabi clerics signed a call for jihad against Russia for its military intervention in Syria, says the Brookings Institute.
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Pope Francis has appealed to the U.S. Congress to embrace peace through diplomatic means, to stop the widespread and lethal global arms trade and to find ways to "end the many armed conflicts throughout the world."
Pope Francis has appealed to the U.S. Congress to embrace peace through diplomatic means, to stop the widespread and lethal global arms trade and to find ways to "end the many armed conflicts throughout the world."
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Some of Pope Francis' detractors in North America have accused him of being a communist. But in his first visit as Pope to Cuba, Francis spelled out how service to humanity as espoused in Christianity differs from the ideology of communism.
Some of Pope Francis' detractors in North America have accused him of being a communist. But in his first visit as Pope to Cuba, Francis spelled out in Havana's Plaza de la Revolución on Sept. 20 how service to humanity as espoused in Christianity differs from the ideology of communism.
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