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Sex scandals rock Hong Kong Church

CathNews Asia 14.07.2010
Sex scandals rock Hong Kong Church

Two widely reported sex scandals in the space of five days have shocked Hong Kong Catholics and prompted a parish to help its congregation to come to terms with them.

Pope decries abortion, same-sex marriage at Fatima

NICOLE WINFIELD Breitbart.com 14.05.2010
Pope decries abortion, same-sex marriage at Fatima

Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday called abortion and same-sex marriage some of the most "insidious and dangerous" threats facing the world today, asserting key church teachings as he tried to move beyond the clerical abuse scandal.


Pope: Church's own sins to blame in sex scandal

BARRY HATTON Yahoo! News 12.05.2010
Pope: Church's own sins to blame in sex scandal

In his most thorough admission of the church's guilt in the clerical sex abuse scandal, Pope Benedict XVI said Tuesday the greatest persecution of the institution "is born from the sins within the church," and not from a campaign by outsiders.

Pop star claims Bible written by drunks

Matthew Day Telegraph 07.05.2010
Dorota Rabczewska

One of Poland's most famous and controversial pop stars faces two years in gaol after suggesting that the Bible was written by drunks and people with a fondness for "herbal cigarettes".


Vatican: Pope may apologize for abuse by priests

NICOLE WINFIELD Breitbart.com 29.04.2010
Vatican: Pope may apologize for abuse by priests

Pope Benedict XVI may issue a mea culpa for the church's handling of clerical sexual abuse cases when he attends a meeting of the world's clergy in June, the Vatican official in charge of handling abuse cases said.

Welcome Sign in the Lake of Galilee

Eviathar H. Ben-Zedeff 11.05.2009
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S. the Swiss sent it for the Pope's visit in Israel *


Pray, excuse me

Bonnie Chen The Standard 17.04.2009
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The new leader of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong says he will continue the fight for a vindication of those involved in the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown but will not attend the annual vigils to remember those who died.

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The leader of Hong Kong's Catholic Church, Cardinal Joseph Zen, a staunch democracy advocate and long-time critic of Beijing, officially retired Wednesday, an official said.


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SEATTLE - Easter draws thousands of people to churches all around Puget Sound. But now a Ballard church is taking its Easter service to the people on every continent by streaming live online via the Internet.

Federal Way church helps in tough times

MIMI JUNG King5.com 06.04.2009
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FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - When people are losing their homes, losing their jobs and losing their money, they're turning to a higher power to help them get through difficult times.


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Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing will attend the 2nd World Buddhist Forum in Wuxi and Taipei in his capacity as the head delegate of Hong Kong and Macau Buddhism from March 26 to April 2.

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Preparatory works have started in the Thai city of Pattaya, where the Russian Orthodox Church of All Saints is to be erected, the official website of Moscow Patriarchate reports.


The People’s Crusade

Nigel Collett HK-magazine 27.02.2009
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An 800-strong protest march was the beginning of one new group’s effort to protect civil values from the designs of the religious right, writes Nigel Collett.

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It's one thing to follow the teachings of Jesus, but it's another thing to try to eat like him, talk like him, look like him, even vote like him.


Cardinal Zen to retire

RTHK 24.12.2008
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The controversial head of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen, plans to retire within the next 6 months.

All Wrapped Up

HK-magazine.com 12.12.2008
All Wrapped Up

The indispensable guide to Christmas in Hong Kong. By HK Staff.


Russia bids farewell to patriarch

The funeral of the late head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Alexiy II, is taking place in Moscow's giant new Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Russian media are broadcasting the service live and have cancelled entertainment programmes at the reque...

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Ninety percent of U.S. adults say they pray -- more than half say it's once a day or more -- in times of economic distress or plenty, researchers said.


Michael Jackson wore an abaya, a traditional Arab women's veil, in Bahrain  Photo: REUTERS

Michael Jackson has reportedly become a Muslim and changed his name to Mikaeel.

Priest cancels nun beauty contest

An Italian priest who said he wanted to hold the world's first beauty contest for nuns has decided to cancel the project, saying he was misunderstood.



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