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· November, 2013

Stories about Religion from November, 2013

28 November 2013

South Korea: A Thousand Buddhist Monks Join Protests Against Election Manipulation

South Korea Retaliates Against Outspoken Catholic Priest with ‘Pro-North’ Accusations

A Catholic priest vocal in his criticism against South Korea's president over her government's electioneering scandal has been branded a 'pro-North Korea sympathizer' and is under investigation.

25 November 2013

Pakistan Government Blames Social Media for Fanning Sectarian Clashes

Following a deadly sectarian clash in Rawalpindi city, manipulated photos of the event quickly spread on social media, inspiring false 'revenge' attacks in different parts of Pakistan, according to authorities.

VIDEO: Authorities Destroy Mosques in Angola

22 November 2013

Closure for Russian Terror Victims?

RuNet Echo

Was the mastermind behind the Volgograd bus bombing killed by Russian special forces or captured by Dagestani civilians?

21 November 2013

Saudi Prisoner Interview Raises Controversy Over Arbitrary Detainment

A controversy over the issue of arbitrary detainment rose after the popular Saudi TV show MBC 8 PM ran an interview with Waleed al-Sunani. Find out why.

Taiwan: Virgin Mary With an Aboriginal Face Tattoo

20 November 2013

Russian Social Conservatives & Economic Liberals Want to Cut Abortion Funding

RuNet Echo

Russians have consistently opposed measures aimed at restricting access to abortion. Despite this, there are indications the Russian government is moving to introduce restrictions on the practice.

19 November 2013

Largest South Korean Church's Embezzlement Scandal Just Got Worse

"Does this sound to you like something a pastor would do? Or more like a cult leader?"

13 November 2013

Peace Unlikely as Pakistan's New Taliban Chief Swears Revenge

The Pakistani government has shelved planned peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban, following the election of a new chief who doesn't seem interested in talks or peace.

12 November 2013

Spanish Archbishop Publishes Book that Orders Women to “Get Married and Be Submissive”

Constanza Miriano, a journalist and married and mother of four, first published her book in Italy in 2011 where it sold 70 000 copies.

4 November 2013

Saudis Banned from Travelling .. to Mars

Saudi religious scholar Shaikh Ali Al Hekmi told Al Hayat newspaper that travelling to the red planet is off limits for human beings. Netizens laugh on Twitter.

PHOTOS: Shia Mourners Tear-Gassed in Bahrain

Shia mourners, commemorating the beginning of Muharram, have been tear-gassed in Bahrain today, say activists, who accuse the Bahraini regime of attacking religious freedom in the restive Arab state.