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COVID-19 cases on the rise among faith-based groups [Video]

COVID-19 cases on the rise among faith-based groups

This causes concern for not only local and state leaders but also for churches trying to keep their places of worship safe for their congregations.

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Palm Beach County church leaders encourage parishioners to vote [Video]

Palm Beach County church leaders encourage parishioners to vote

From the pews to the polls, church leaders from around Palm Beach County are getting together to get their members to vote ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach     Duration: 01:48Published
Houses of worship allowed indoor services [Video]

Houses of worship allowed indoor services

It's been months since houses of worship have been able to host services inside but now they can at limited capacities. This comes after the county moved into the red tier of the state's reopening..

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Church In Castaic Incorrectly Marks Ballot Drop Box Outside Their Building As 'Official' [Video]

Church In Castaic Incorrectly Marks Ballot Drop Box Outside Their Building As 'Official'

The Los Angeles County Registrar's Office, which supervises the election, confirmed the church's drop box is not an official location to leave election ballots but church leaders were advertising..

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WCBI New at Six - 09/23/2020 [Video]

WCBI New at Six - 09/23/2020

WCBI New at Six - 09/23/2020

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Local Church Ready to Help During Hurricane Sally [Video]

Local Church Ready to Help During Hurricane Sally

The crisis team for Decatur Church of Christ is collecting donations for their relief effort to help those affected by Hurricane Sally

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091320 11 a thru c

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North Texas Church Leaders Press Dallas Officials To Rename Street After Murdered Resident Botham Jean [Video]

North Texas Church Leaders Press Dallas Officials To Rename Street After Murdered Resident Botham Jean

September 6 will mark the second anniversary of Botham Jean's death and days before that somber date the City of Dallas is considering re-naming a section of South Lamar Street after him.

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Assisting families impacted by explosion [Video]

Assisting families impacted by explosion

Assisting families impacted by explosion

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Bethel Church services will be held outdoors Sunday [Video]

Bethel Church services will be held outdoors Sunday

On Sunday one Shasta County church will be holding services outdoors, it's their first in-person service since March.

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Fatima Movie Clip [Video]

Fatima Movie Clip

Fatima Movie Clip - Synopsis: In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only..

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Bishop Bransfield offers 'apology', repays $400k to W Virginia diocese

CNA Staff, Aug 20, 2020 / 08:15 am (CNA).- Bishop Michael Bransfield has repaid more than $400,000 to his former diocese and issued a narrowly-worded apology to the faithful. The apology..
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Irish church leaders call on worshipers to wear face masks, show 'love for neighbors'

An ecumenical coalition of churches in Ireland called on those attending in-person worship to wear face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Church leaders call for wearing of face coverings

The leaders of NI's four main Christian churches say the move will ensure services are "safe places".
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Church leaders recommend wearing of face coverings during worship

The leaders of the main churches across the island of Ireland have united to recommend the wearing of face coverings during worship.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

Church leaders unite in prayer for Belarus as protests grow (Vatican News)

The Eastern European nation of 9.5 million (map) is 64% Orthodox and 12% Catholic.
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Cardinal Pell speaks on maintaining hope in prison, Vatican finances

CNA Staff, Aug 17, 2020 / 04:20 pm (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell, who was acquitted this year after becoming the highest-ranking Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of sexual abuse, spoke this week..
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Belarus: Christian Laity Turning Against Lukashenka Even As Church Leaders Seek ‘Roundtable’ – OpEd

belarus: christian laity turning against lukashenka even as church leaders seek ‘roundtable’ – oped
The decision of the Moscow Patriarchal church leadership to congratulate Alyaksandr Lukashenka on the election outcome has outraged many priests and lay persons in that church and led them to violate..
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Zimbabwe rejects Catholic bishops' criticism of corruption and abuse

A government minister accuses the Church leaders of joining groups seeking "to manufacture crises".
BBC News - Published

W Virginia's Catholic bishop says emeritus Bishop Bransfield not in contact

Denver Newsroom, Aug 15, 2020 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- Bishop Michael Bransfield, who headed West Virginia’s only Catholic diocese before retiring amid scandal, has not communicated with his successor in..
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Most pastors say adultery shouldn't permanently disqualify clergy from ministry: survey

Most pastors believe church leaders who commit adultery should withdraw from the pulpit for some time — but only a small percentage believe extramarital affairs permanently disqualify pastors from..
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Catholic Philanthropist Jimmy Lai Arrested In Hong Kong

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By Michael Sainsbury One of Hong Kong’s leading Catholic philanthropists, media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, has been arrested along with members of his family and company management as Beijing..
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Pro-LGBTQ Protests Spark As Homophobia Escalates In Poland

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Watch VideoLGBTQ rights advocates took to the streets of Warsaw and other Polish cities this weekend in the latest sign of tension under an increasingly homophobic government. On Saturday the..
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Pope Francis sends donation to Beirut for explosion recovery

Rome Newsroom, Aug 7, 2020 / 08:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has sent a donation of 250,000 euros ($295,488) in aid to the Church in Lebanon to help with recovery efforts after the devastating explosion..
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Vatican II not sole controversial council, Catholic theologian says

Denver Newsroom, Aug 5, 2020 / 03:35 pm (CNA).-   Amid recent controversy over Vatican II, a theologian said that ecumenical councils have a history of provoking conflict, but their expression and..
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Jesus Army abuse 'covered-up by church leaders', report claims

An inquiry finds senior members of the now-defunct sect did not take necessary action to stop abuse.
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Togo: Togo Church Leaders in Crosshairs of Israeli Spyware and WhatsApp Exploit

[RFI] Top Togolese priests and members of the opposition have been targeted by sophisticated Israeli spyware using WhatsApp messages to hack their mobile phones, according to a joint investigation.. - Published

John Hume: Church leaders pay tribute to SDLP veteran and civil rights campaigner

Church leaders have paid tribute to the former SDLP leader John Hume as “a champion of human rights”.
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Pakistan: Church Resists Censorship By Internet Police

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By Kamran Chaudhry People in Pakistan woke up to a special alert in newspapers this week: “Attention active users on social media and internet! Use your freedom of expression but avoid committing..
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Archbishop slams Catholic leaders for allowing ‘heresy, sodomy and corruption’ to run rampant

Roman Catholic Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a prominent critic of Pope Francis, has accused a group of Church leaders of subverting the Church from within by allowing "heresy, sodomy and corruption"..
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Victims, advocates criticize Indonesian cardinal's response to abuse crisis (Jakarta Post)

“Some Church leaders, including the cardinal himself [Cardinal Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo], seem to deny and negate the findings,” said the secretary-general of the Indonesian Women’s..
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Patriarchs meet in Lebanon to discuss political neutrality amid crisis

Rome Newsroom, Jul 24, 2020 / 11:15 am (CNA).- As Lebanon reels from an economic crisis, Catholic patriarchs met Thursday and reaffirmed the importance of the country’s neutrality in regional..
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Istanbul's Hagia Sophia opens as a mosque for Muslim prayers

ISTANBUL (AP) — Thousands of Muslim faithful made their way to Istanbul’s landmark Hagia Sophia on Friday to take part in the first prayers in 86 years at the structure that once was one of.. - Published

Churches burned, people beheaded in Mozambique’s escalating extremist violence

Rome Newsroom, Jul 23, 2020 / 10:30 am (CNA).- A Catholic bishop has deplored the world’s indifference to escalating extremist violence in northern Mozambique, where multiple churches have been..
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‘The situation is truly dreadful’: Church choirs struggle to survive pandemic

CNA Staff, Jul 14, 2020 / 07:00 am (CNA).- Musicians in England are warning that the coronavirus pandemic is likely to inflict lasting damage on the country’s church choirs.   Charles Cole, the..
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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa, Chamisa Snub Church Leaders' National Dialogue Meeting

[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF and the MDC Alliance were Monday absent from a Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHCD) meeting held in Harare to consult stakeholders on the formation of a national.. - Published

The Latest: India cases pass 800,000 with record daily jump

NEW DELHI: India’s coronavirus cases have passed 800,000 with the biggest spike of 27,114 cases in the past 24 hours, causing nearly a dozen states to impose a partial lockdown in high-risk.. - Published

Tamakis block Queen Street, in campaign push for 'rights and freedoms'

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Destiny Church leaders Brian and Hannah Tamaki blocked Queen St in a campaign push to demand that "their voices be heard".Roughly 1000 people gathered in Aotea Square to hear the pair make their pitch..
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World reacts to Turkey reconverting Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Greece, Cyprus and church leaders among those to express concern about changing the status of the sixth-century site.
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In Bangladesh, Church leaders plead for peace after massacre spreads panic (UCANews)

The violence “spreads panic among priests who travel to villages under the surveillance of various political parties, and our people also live in fear,” said Father Albert Soren of the Archdiocese..
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Evangelicals: Role in politics

Re: “Seattle-area evangelicals wrestle with racism and their own silence: ‘We repent’ ” [July 5, Northwest]: I commend Seattle-area evangelicals on reaching out to Black church leaders and to..
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‘Life after ISIS’: Christians are leaving Iraq due to ongoing security concerns

Rome Newsroom, Jul 7, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- More Christian families left the Nineveh Plains than returned to their hometowns last year amid ongoing security concerns in northern Iraq, according to a..
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Christian patriarchs protest radical effort to reconfigure Jerusalem (Fides)

The “status quo” that allows for peaceful coexistence among religious groups in Jerusalem’s Old City is being threatened, the Christian patriarchs of Jerusalem have warned, citing a campaign by..
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Church leaders in Philippines criticize anti-terrorism measure (LICAS)

Church leaders in the Philippines have criticized a new anti-terrorism law that was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on July 3. The law, which could allow for government suppression of political..
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Murder Charges For Police In India’s ‘George Floyd Case’

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Protests end in Tamil Nadu after arrests over the deaths of a Christian father and son in custody By Saji Thomas Street protests have ended in southern India's Tamil Nadu state after four..
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Benefits of virtual gatherings should not be forgotten

Last Monday, churches were given the green light to reopen. Should we rush right back, or leave it until more of us are allowed into the building? Will getting back into the building be a spiritual..
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Analysis: As Archbishop Viganò denounces Vatican II, the Vatican is not speaking

Denver Newsroom, Jul 1, 2020 / 11:35 am (CNA).-   When Archbishop Carlo Viganò made headlines in August 2018, it was for a sweeping open letter that accused Church officials of complicity and..
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Church leaders in racial justice march

Church leaders from the region are set to take part in a protest in London's Parliament Square in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Church leaders hail peacemaker Gordon Wilson on 25th anniversary of his death

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The legacy of a grieving father who became one of Northern Ireland's most respected peace campaigners has been praised on the 25th anniversary of his death.
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Arizona attorney general warns church where Trump had rally

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s chief attorney has issued a cease-and-desist letter to a company touted by a church where President Donald Trump held a rally that claims its air filtration system.. - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

England's Catholics asked to consider avoiding Sunday Masses amid attendance limits

CNA Staff, Jun 25, 2020 / 09:30 am (CNA).- England’s metropolitan archbishops urged Catholics Thursday to consider going to Mass during the week rather than on Sunday after public liturgies resume..
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Time To Say Adieu To Extravagant Weddings – OpEd

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By Rock Ronald Rozario A Bangladeshi Christian couple recently tied the knot at a Catholic church in Gazipur district of central Bangladesh in the presence of 10 relatives. The wedding Mass was..
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George Weigel: ‘Catholic lite’ and Vatican finances will top next pope’s agenda

Washington D.C., Jun 23, 2020 / 11:00 am (CNA).- Evangelizing countries where the faith has been watered down and resolving the ongoing financial crisis in the Vatican are challenges which will extend..
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Longtime Catholic schools leader to head Seattle archdiocese task force

Denver Newsroom, Jun 22, 2020 / 08:19 pm (CNA).- Leading education expert Father Ronald Nuzzi will head a task force for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle, with a special focus on the..
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