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· February, 2013

Stories about Religion from February, 2013

28 February 2013

Christian Protests Target Puerto Rico's Rising LGBTQ Rights

In the past few weeks various key events have occurred with respect to LGBTQ rights, the most prominent of which may be a demonstration organized by conservative Christian groups called...

25 February 2013

How Would Africans Feel about A Black Pope ?

Following the surprise resignation, the debate on Benedict XVI's succession was immediately launched. In particular, Africans, on the basis of the fastest growing contingent of Catholics on their continent, began...

23 February 2013

God Exists and He Serves the Kremlin

RuNet Echo

Though the Pussy Riot trial is over, the culture war it launched in Russia drags on unabated. Pope Benedict's abdication sparked the latest conflagration, when political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky addressed...

19 February 2013

Pope’s Resignation Echoes in Africa

The announcement by Pope Benedict XVI of his intention to resign with effect from February 28, 2013 provoked many reactions in Francophone Africa, both in traditional media and on social...

18 February 2013

Pakistan's Hazara Shias Demand Arrests, Protection After Deadly Bombing

In the latest attack against Pakistan's Hazara Shia minority, a bomb ripped through a busy market in the southwestern city of Quetta in Pakistan on February 16, claiming as many...

13 February 2013

Tibetans Rap for Respect

Latin America: Pope Resigns – Hope, Humour and Speculation Follow

The announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI from the papal throne, or, more specifically, the Supreme Pontificate of the Catholic Church, took the world by surprise on Monday,...

12 February 2013

As Pope Resigns, Russians Resigned to Putin

RuNet Echo

Without any real interest in the repercussions of Pope Benedict's resignation for the Catholic faith, the RuNet defaulted to its favorite pastime, humor.

7 February 2013

Italy: Gay Couples Are Allowed to Raise Children, according to Supreme Court

A recent decision by Italy's Supreme Court has heated up the debate both online and offline. Judges seem inclined to reduce discrimination against LGBT couples, thus embracing the recommendations by...

5 February 2013

“Christian” Zambia: Blessing or Curse?

Escaping Russia's “Vulgar, Primitive” Secularism

RuNet Echo

Vladimir Putin has given another speech in defense of Russian Orthodox values, this time calling on the Church to study the lessons of the twentieth century. "We must avoid a...