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Did Jesus Have a Wife?
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Was Jesus married? What would it mean if he was?

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Fatwa Against Honor Killings Declared By Pakistan Ulema Council Of Muslim Leaders
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Following the brutal murder of Farzana Parveen Iqbal, the Pakistan Ulema Council of Muslim scholars issued a fatwa condemning "honor killings" as un-Islamic and inhuman, reports Newsweek Pakistan. The fatwa declared, "killing of girls in the name of honor or dignity is terrorism and viciousness—which has nothing to do with Islam.” Iqbal was 25 years old and pregnant when she was fatally attacked by over two dozen family members, who battered her with bricks. Her father reportedly told police, "I killed my daughter as she had insulted all of our family by marrying a man without our consent, and I have no regret over it."

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A look at why Christianity is seen as a threat by China's Communist Government
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China is officially an atheist country, but in the last four decades religion has been on the rise, especially Christianity...

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Kidnapped Missionaries Released in Cameroon
Last edited 3rd June 2014

From Cameroon to northern Italy and from Montreal to the Vatican, statements expressing "great joy" accompanied the news that a Canadian sister of Notre-Dame and two Italian missionary priests were released unharmed almost two months after being kidnapped in northern Cameroon.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 1-8 June 2014
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The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has a history of over 100 years, in which Christians around the world have taken part in an octave of prayer for visible Christian unity. By annually observing the WPCU, Christians move toward the fulfillment of Jesus' prayer at the Last Supper "that they all may be one." (cf. John 17:21)

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Experts from Africa and Asia to join Vatican's Commission for Protection of Minors
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In the past 10 years, the Vatican defrocked 848 priests for case of sexual abuse. For Father Hans Zollner, member of the Vatican's Commission for the Protection of Minors, these figures talk about a harsh reality, but also about hope.

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What is Right? - A Discussion with Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence and Bishop Anthony Fisher
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Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence and Bishop Anthony Fisher discuss the topic "What is Right" during a farewell event for Rabbi Lawrence at the Great Synagogue in Sydney, 29 May 2014.

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Palestinian, Israeli Leaders to Pray with Pope at Vatican June 8
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An encounter among Pope Francis, the Palestinian president, and the Israeli president at the Vatican to pray for peace in the Holy Land has been set for June 8, the Holy See has announced.

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Call to the priesthood
Last edited 29th May 2014

A look at ordinations in the U.S. through the eyes of two new Dominican priests.

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Catholic Church grows at a faster rate than the global population
Last edited 29th May 2014

According to the latest statistics from the Vatican, there are now 1.229 billion baptized people in the world, a ten percent increase since 2005. The Church has grown the fastest in Africa, where the number of Catholics increased by 29 percent. Meanwhile, Europe was the only region with a decrease in growth. The figures, gathered in December 2012 and released recently, show that the number of priests changed from 406,000 in 2005, to 414,000. Bishops showed a similar growth rate, reaching 5,000 today, while seminarians topped 120,000.

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