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· November, 2013

Stories about Religion from November, 2013

France Replaces Central African Republic Ambassador on the Eve of Military Drive

France is set to send an additional 1,000 troops to the Central African Republic to  prevent an escalation of the conflict in the region. So it came as a bit of a...

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.

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

The destruction of at least 11 mosques in the last two months in Angola is provoking reactions of outrage online. According to Voz da América [pt], Angolan authorities state that the...

Closure for Russian Terror Victims?

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

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

It is not difficult to find a tattoo figure of Blessed Virgin Mary, but a statue of Blessed Virgin Mary with facial tattoo is rarely seen.

Russian Social Conservatives & Economic Liberals Want to Cut Abortion Funding

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.

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?"

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.

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.

Serbia Questions Whether Church Should be Exempt from Taxes

InSerbia reports and adds details to a poll carried out by Serbian daily Blic on whether the Serbian Orthodox Church, whose clergymen have recently been in the media often due...

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.

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