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· February, 2013

Stories about Religion from 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...

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...

God Exists and He Serves the Kremlin

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...

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...

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...

Does Pope Benedict XVI Read Science Fiction?

Cuba: Reactions to Pope's Resignation

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,...

As Pope Resigns, Russians Resigned to Putin

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

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...

Every Weekend is a Long Weekend in Gambia

“Christian” Zambia: Blessing or Curse?

Escaping Russia's “Vulgar, Primitive” Secularism

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...

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