Category Archives: Religion

06Nov/17

Texas church shooting good samaritan hailed as hero says “I did what I thought was the right thing”

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 05, 2017) (NBC) – A good samaritan who was one of a pair of men that tracked down the alleged gunman who killed at least 26 worshippers and wounded 20 others with an assault rifle after storming a church in rural Texas on Sunday (November 5), said he was just doing what he thought was right.
Continue reading

20Oct/17

Malawi ‘vampirism’ mania spreads

Since September, a vampire scare has triggered mob violence in Malawi that has killed at least eight people accused of being blood suckers including two killings reported in the second city, Blantyre on Thursday (October 19). The vampire rumours appear to have originated in neighbouring Mozambique, although it was not clear what had sparked them. Belief in witchcraft is widespread in rural Malawi and authorities say they are struggling to convince the population that the vampire rumours are anything but true.
Continue reading

10Sep/17

Illegal skin bank in Indian “godman’s” sect headquarters sealed

SIRSA, HARYANA, INDIA (SEPTEMBER 10, 2017) (ANI) – An illegal skin bank operating out of the headquarters of the spiritual group of Indian “godman” Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh – currently in jail for raping two of his followers – has been sealed, authorities said on Saturday (September 09). Continue reading

13May/17

Pope Francis greeted by tens of thousands in Fatima

FATIMA, PORTUGAL (MAY 12, 2017) (POOL) – Pope Francis was greeted by tens of thousands of worshippers when he arrived in Fatima on Friday (May 12) where he will make saints of two Portuguese shepherd children who are believed to have seen apparitions of the Madonna 100 years ago.
Continue reading

16Apr/17

Pope leads Easter mass in St. Peter’s Square

On Easter, Pope denounces “oppressive regimes” but urges restraint and condemns Aleppo bus convoy attack after leading mass in St. Peter’s Square. Saskia O’Donoghue reports
Pope Francis denounced “oppressive regimes” in his Easter message Sunday and called for world leaders to prevent the spead of conflict.
Continue reading

01Nov/16

Pope says he believes ban on female priests is forever

Pope Francis says does not believe there will ever be women priests in the Roman Catholic Church and that it is not humane to close borders to refugees.

Continue reading

05Sep/16

Mother Teresa declared a saint by Pope Francis

More than 100,000 pilgrims attend the beatification of Mother Teresa in St. Paul’s Square, as the tiny Albanian nun who gained fame for her work with the poor in India’s slums is declared a saint by Pope Francis. Ashraf Fahim reports.
Continue reading