Category Archives: Religion

How the Vatican built a secret property empire using Mussolini’s millions

The Guardian reports: Few passing London tourists would ever guess that the premises of Bulgari, the upmarket jewellers in New Bond Street, had anything to do with the pope. Nor indeed the nearby headquarters of the wealthy investment bank Altium … Continue reading

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Teen sentenced to attend church as part of probation for DUI manslaughter conviction

TulsaWorld News reports: Attending church on Sunday for 10 years was one of the conditions a Muskogee County judge placed on a teenager whose sentence in a manslaughter case was deferred this week for 10 years. Defense attorney Donn Baker … Continue reading

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Christian Teacher Burned Crosses onto Students’ Arms and Pushed Creationism — Now Claims His “Free Speech” Was Violated?

Alternet reports: The Dennis family’s problems began one day when their son Zachary, then 13, showed them some marks on his arm. The red burns were in the shape of a cross, and Zachary told his parents that a science … Continue reading

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Australia launches probe into Catholic Church sexual abuse cover-up and Iceland releases results of a probe into theirs

PressTV reports: The Australian state of New South Wales has launched an investigation into allegations that the Catholic Church covered up for pedophile priests. New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell said on Friday that the inquiry would look into the … Continue reading

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Shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl activist triggers mass protests

RT news reports: Protests swept Pakistan following the shooting of a 14-year-old schoolgirl by the Taliban. Schools closed their doors across the country in solidarity with the teenager, shot for advocating education for girls and criticizing the terrorist group. Vigils … Continue reading

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