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Mother Teresa will achieve sainthood this weekend - 19 years after her death
Mother Teresa will achieve sainthood this weekend - 19 years after her death
Affectionately called the "saint of the gutters" during her lifetime, Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be made an official saint of the Roman...
A reminder that saints walk among us
A reminder that saints walk among us
Midway through his State of the Nation address on February 2 1990 president FW de Klerk paused, shuffled the papers on the podium in front of him and...
Pope's visit to Mexico not welcome by all
Pope's visit to Mexico not welcome by all
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Mexico this weekend promising to "unmask the evil" of drug trafficking in a country ravaged by gang violence that has...
Lively debate among Catholics on pope condom remarks
Lively debate among Catholics on pope condom remarks
Pope Benedict's surprising view that condoms can sometimes be used to fight Aids has kindled a lively debate among Roman Catholic theologians and...
Call for pope to step down over Holocaust denier
Call for pope to step down over Holocaust denier
Attacks on Pope Benedict XVI's decision to lift the excommunication of a Holocaust denier escalated on Monday, with one theologian calling on him...
Archbishop Christodoulos, Greece's vocal head cleric, dies at 69
Archbishop Christodoulos, Greece's vocal head cleric, dies at 69
The head of the Orthodox Church of Greece, Archbishop Christodoulos, who died on January 28 aged 69 after a seven-month battle with liver cancer,...
Iraq archbishop kidnappers wanted $1-million
Iraq archbishop kidnappers wanted $1-million
Kidnappers of a Chaldean Catholic archbishop found dead in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul had demanded a $1-million ransom, a senior police...
Christmas more cheerful in Bethlehem
Christmas more cheerful in Bethlehem
Gloom was banished from Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem for the first time in years on Monday as Christian pilgrims from all over the world...
Holocaust-themed Rio Carnival float causes strain
Holocaust-themed Rio Carnival float causes strain
A Carnival float with a pile of model dead bodies commemorating the Holocaust is causing unease before the lavish parades in Rio de Janeiro this...
Euthanasia still a dilemma for Dutch doctors
Euthanasia still a dilemma for Dutch doctors
"I am not a monster. I'm also not a God. In the best case I'm an angel," muses a doctor in a Dutch play about euthanasia, before delivering a...
Succession questions after Paisley announces departure
Succession questions after Paisley announces departure
Northern Ireland's largest Protestant party scrambled on Wednesday to secure a seamless transfer of power after its firebrand leader, Ian Paisley,...
Zim run-off vote may face year delay
Zim run-off vote may face year delay
Zimbabwe's ruling party has said that a second round of presidential elections could be delayed by up to a year in a move that would extend Robert...

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