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· March, 2012

Stories about Religion from March, 2012

20 March 2012

Cuba: Diverse Opinions on Pope Benedict's Visit

Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba has caused a great deal of controversy and debate in the Island. Blogs and social media have been a platform for an array of...

19 March 2012

Cuba: Bloggers Uncomfortable as Pope's Visit Looms

As Pope Benedict XVI's controversial visit to Cuba draws closer, online discussion is heating up. Bloggers are upset over what they perceive as a partnership between communism and Catholicism, especially...

18 March 2012

Egypt: RIP Pope Shenouda III

Yesterday, the sun set on Egypt with a somber note - Pope Shenouda III, the Head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, had died after a long severe battle of...

17 March 2012

Cuba: Bloggers Respond to Archbishop's Action

Bloggers are reaching boiling point over the political/religious acts of repression that have been taking place in Cuba - and the Pope hasn't even arrived yet. The latest controversy involves...

11 March 2012

Pakistan: The Rise of a Union of Religious Radicals

A religious union by the name of Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) has emerged as the representative of Pakistan's extreme right-wing parties. DPC is an umbrella term for 40 religious parities of...

5 March 2012

Cuba: Diaspora, Las Damas & the Pope

Cuba: Freedom of Faith?

MENA: Which Salafist Movie Would You Watch?

Iraqi Lebanese blogger Karl Sharro decided to start a new hashtag where people tweet movie names after putting a Salafist flavour into them. And like most of the humuorous hashtags,...

3 March 2012

Pakistan: Shia Genocide – Spreading From Karachi to Kohistan

The changing political course in Pakistan post-Osama Bin Laden denotes a new wave of terrorism unleashed on religious minorities, especially the Shiites. In the past year many Shiites spanning from...