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Australia`s treatment of child asylum-seekers`abuse`: Churches

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 13:32

The Australian government on Wednesday rejected a report from church leaders describing its treatment of child asylum-seekers as "state-sanctioned abuse", saying such claims were "offensive".

Ukraine crisis deepens rift between Orthodox Churches

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 10:18

The pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine has deepened the country`s religious divide as two Orthodox Churches tied to rival patriarchates in Moscow and Kiev support opposite sides in the conflict.

Hundreds of thousands of evangelicals march in Rio

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 04:11

Hundreds of thousands of evangelical Christians held a "March for Jesus" Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, a show of their churches` growing heft in the world`s largest Roman Catholic country.

US warns of `specific terrorist threat` to Uganda churches

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 21:01

Churches in the Ugandan capital face a "specific terrorist threat", the US embassy has warned, amid a wave of attacks in east Africa blamed on Islamist insurgents.

Pope Francis sets up committee to fight child sex abuse

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 21:26

Pope Francis has set up a committee prevent child sex abuse in Catholic churches and help the victims.

Churches vandalised in Argentina

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 09:53

The assailants caused material damage and tried to set fire to the Methodist Church of Buenos Aires.

Three killed in Egypt church attack

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 18:08

At least three people were killed and nine injured when gunmen opened fire at a wedding ceremony being held in a church in a Cairo suburb late Sunday, Al-Ahram daily reported on its website.

Churches in Mizoram urge EC to change poll schedule in state

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 11:38

The Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee, a conglomerate of leaders of 13 major churches in Mizoram has asked the Election Commission to change the dates of polling and counting of votes for the state Assembly polls.

Goa to form committee to safeguard heritage

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 09:06

Newly appointed minister for museums Alina Saldanha said Tuesday that a special committee is being set up to protect Goa`s art and heritage.

All rules to be followed in highway project near old churches: CM

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 17:45

All rules would be followed while constructing the four-lane highway corridor next to the protected Churches in Old Goa, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday assured the Legislative Assembly.

Gay couples may get blessed in British churches

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 15:02

A top British clergyman under the Church of England has signalled that gay couples who seek to "engage with the challenges of life responsibly" should be able to have their relationships blessed in church.

Two old Goa churches ban tourists during religious service

Last Updated: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 23:42

Two of Goa`s prime churches have disallowed tourists during religious service during the ongoing Holy Week, which will culminate in Easter on Sunday.