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Samuel Petrequin

Samuel Petrequin is an author at Religion News Service.

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Belgian bishops propose prayer for gay couples, not marriage

By Samuel Petrequin and Nicole Winfield — September 20, 2022
ROME (AP) — Belgian bishops said their proposal is part of their church’s effort to be more responsive to its gay members and to “create a climate of respect, recognition and integration,” citing Pope Francis’ call for the church to be more welcoming to gays.

Russian Orthodox head escapes EU sanctions thanks to Orban

By Samuel Petrequin — June 2, 2022
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Hungarian government said sanctioning Kirill would have been inappropriate on grounds of respect for religious freedom.

EU leaders worried by rise in antisemitism, Holocaust denial

By Samuel Petrequin — January 27, 2022
(AP) — According to Europe’s Fundamental Rights Agency, nine out of 10 Jews think antisemitism has increased in their country and is a serious problem.

France moves closer to banning veils in sports competitions

By Samuel Petrequin — January 20, 2022
(AP) — The French soccer federation already bans women from wearing headscarves in official matches, as well as at competitions it organizes.
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