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Tom Heneghan
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Attended The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
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Confessing one's sins is relatively easy. Penance can be painful, but usually ends fast. Leading a better life, though, is a lot more difficult. Pope Francis is ensuring that the Vatican's financial system is well on the way. And by doing so he is also schooling Wall Street on how to clean house.
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In April this year, a pregnant woman asked Professor Bogdan Chazan, director of Warsaw's Holy Family Hospital, for an abortion because her own physician had diagnosed her unborn child with grave health problems.
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The Vatican has appointed the archbishop of Berlin, seen by German media as part of a "new generation" of less dogmatic clergy, to take over the Cologne archdiocese, the largest and richest in Germany, it said on Friday.
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The Vatican bank has blocked the accounts of more than 2,000 clients and ended some 3,000 "customer relationships" as part of a clean-up process that nearly wiped out its profit, its 2013 financial statement showed on Tuesday.
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More than 100 Islamic prayer-leaders from various denominations of Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims have signed a letter calling on British Muslims not to travel to Iraq or Syria to fight.
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Growing #concern in #Muslim world about #Islamist militancy: #Pew survey  http://reut.rs/1z8nm84 #extremism #qaeda #bokoharam #taliban 
Large majorities in Muslim countries are increasingly worried about Islamist militancy and oppose its best-known groups, such as the global al Qaeda movement, Nigeria's Boko Haram and Hamas, according to a new survey.
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The violence in Iraq is hastening the end of nearly 2,000 years of Christianity there as the few remaining faithful flee Islamic State militants, archbishops from Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk said on Wednesday.
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With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican on Friday brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry between Argentine Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict, a German.
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Only four percent of Syrians believe Islamic State insurgents, who have captured large swathes of Syria and Iraq, represent their interests, according to research conducted by a British polling group published on Wednesday.
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#Indonesian presidential hopeful prays quick #Mecca trip will win #votes  http://reut.rs/1pVm5zm #muslim #christian #widodo #jokowi 
The front-runner in Wednesday's Indonesian presidential election has flown to Mecca on a whirlwind pilgrimage in a last-ditch bid to win voters among the world's largest Muslim population and put to rest damaging suggestions that he is really a Christian.
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Abu Mohammed al-Maqdisi, a Jordanian scholar who is one of the most influential voices in jihadist thought, warned on Wednesday that a radical Islamist group's declaration of a caliphate in Iraq and Syria would deepen already bloody infighting among jihadists.
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Myanmar police fired rubber bullets on Wednesday to disperse crowds of Buddhists and Muslims facing off in the second-largest city of Mandalay, police said, in the latest outbreak of trouble in two years of sectarian unrest.
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Religion Editor
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    Religion Editor, present
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New York - Boston - Munich - London - Vienna - Geneva - Islamabad - Bangkok - Hong Kong - Bonn
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Introduction
My job as Religion Editor is to coordinate religion news coverage with our bureaus around the world. Based in Paris, I also run our FaithWorld blog and report mostly about Christianity and Islam in Europe and related moral issues such as bioethics. Since joining Reuters in 1977 in London, I've been a correspondent, bureau chief and editor in Vienna, Geneva, Islamabad, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Bonn and Paris. My book Unchained Eagle: Germany after the Wall was published in 2000. With religion becoming an increasingly important factor in the news, I launched the Religion Editor job in 2003.
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European Religion Writer of the Year 2006, Templeton Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion 2006 ,
Education
  • The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
    International Relations, 1973 - 1974
  • Fordham University
    German, 1969 - 1973
  • Georg-August University of Göttingen
    German, 1971 - 1972
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