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9 killed as gunman attacks church in Egypt

Nine people have been killed in two attacks on Coptic Christians in Helwan district, south of Egyptian capital Cairo, reported BBC, citing the country's interior ministry.   Six civilians and a polic

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Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan; eight killed

A packed Christian church in southwestern Pakistan was targeted by two suicide bombers on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding up to 45, said a report. The gunmen wearing explosives-filled vests stormed the church in

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40 killed in blasts at Egypt churches

Two blasts targeting Coptic Christians in Egypt on Palm Sunday have killed at least 40 people, officials say. At least 40 people were killed in tow explosions targeting Coptic Christians in Egypt on Palm Sunday, Egyptian officials

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Islamic State 'worse than Genghis Khan'

The head of Iraq's largest church said that Islamic State militants who drove Christians out of Mosul were worse than Mongol leader Genghis Khan and his grandson Hulagu who ransacked medieval Baghdad. Chaldean Catholic Patriar

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Illegal church allegations to be investigated

Allegations that an illegal church is being built in Bahrain are being investigated by the government.   The Central Municipal Council last Wednesday halted work on the project in Buhair, said a report in the Gul

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Building work hit by church 'fears' in Bahrain

Work on a residential building in Buhair has been halted because councillors suspect it could be turned into a church.   The Central Municipal Council has been flooded with complaints from residents who do not wa

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Pope John Paul's blood stolen from church

Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday. Dozens of police with sniffer dogs scoured the remote

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Manama churches, clubs face new clamp

Christian churches and expatriate clubs in an area of Manama could face closure following a string of complaints from neighbours. The Manama Municipal Council yesterday ordered government bodies concerned to enforce the law after

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Nigeria church stampede kills 24 people

At least 24 people died during a stampede at an overcrowded church gathering in eastern Nigeria, the Red Cross said on Sunday. Nineteen women were among the dead at the stampede in the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Uke, Anambra st

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Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected new Pope

  Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's election as pope has broken Europe's centuries-old grip on the papacy, opening the doors on a new age of simplicity and humility for the Roman Catholic Church, mired in intrigue and

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