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Bomb scare interrupts Mass for Orlando shooting victims

A Mass offered for Puerto Rican victims of the June 12 mass shooting in an Orlando, Florida, nightclub was interrupted when local police entered the San Juan de Bautista Cathedral to investigate the possibility of a bomb inside. Twice during the Mass on June 24, lay church personnel approached Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez Nieves of San










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Former Holy Land ‘custos’ named apostolic administrator of Jerusalem

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem and appointed Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, former “custos” of the Holy Land, as the apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The Franciscan will serve as apostolic administrator until the appointment of a new patriarch and he will be elevated to










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Orthodox Christian leaders close historic meeting

The leaders of the world’s Orthodox Christian churches ended a historic gathering on the Greek island of Crete on Sunday hoping to repeat the meeting within a decade, despite a boycott by the Russian church — the most populous in a religion of some 300 million people — and three other churches. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew










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Faith, tried and true, gives hope for future, Pope tells Armenians

A solid, sorrow-tested Christian faith gives believers the strength to overcome even the most horrific adversity, forgive one’s enemies and live in peace, Pope Francis has said. Arriving in Armenia, Pope Francis went straight to the twin concerns of his three-day visit: Promoting Christian unity and honoring the determined survival of Armenian Christianity despite a










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California churches forced to cover abortion in healthcare plans

A federal agency has determined that California can continue to demand that all health plans under the jurisdiction of the state’s Department of Managed Health Care – “even those purchased by churches and other religious organisations” – cover elective abortions for any reason. The coverage includes late-term abortions and “those performed for reasons of ‘sex










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Patriarch survives attack by suicide bomber in Syria

The head of the Syrian Orthodox Church had a narrow escape on Sunday when a suicide bomber blew himself up during a commemoration service which he attended. Three people were killed in north-east Syria, when the bomber attacked an event, which marked the massacre of Christians more than a century ago, amongst them was Patriarch










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World Orthodox leaders meet despite Russia’s boycott

The leaders of the world’s Orthodox Christian churches have gathered on the Greek island of Crete for a landmark meeting, despite a boycott by the Russian church — the most populous in a religion of some 300 million people — and three other churches. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew led prayers attended by other church leaders on










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