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Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

By Reuters — May 26, 2017
CAIRO (Reuters) - The Copts were massacred as they were traveling to a monastery. Many children were among the victims.

Trump in Israel, to visit holy sites

By Reuters — May 22, 2017
TEL AVIV, Israel (Reuters) - In Jerusalem, he will pray at the Western Wall and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Jakarta’s Christian governor found guilty of blasphemy against Islam

By Reuters — May 9, 2017
JAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) The verdict comes amid concern about the growing influence of Islamist groups, who organized mass demonstrations during a tumultuous election campaign.

Gunmen kill policeman in attack near Egypt’s St. Catherine’s Monastery

By Reuters — April 18, 2017
(Reuters) The attack comes just over a week after two bombings on Egyptian churches during Palm Sunday services, claimed by the Islamic State group, killed 45 people.

Iraqi Christians return to ransacked town with fear and hope

By Reuters — April 14, 2017
QARAQOSH, Iraq (Reuters) With the Islamic State group expelled, Iraqi Christians are trickling back to the ransacked town of Qaraqosh, beset by anxiety for their security and yet hopeful they can live in friendship with Muslims of all persuasions.

Israeli official accepts Spicer’s apology over Hitler remarks

By Reuters — April 12, 2017
JERUSALEM (Reuters) The White House spokesman's assertion, made during the Jewish holiday of Passover, sparked instant outrage on social media and from some Holocaust memorial groups who accused him of minimizing Hitler's crimes.

Charleston church shooter pleads guilty to state murder counts

By Reuters — April 10, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) Pleading guilty to the state charges allows for Dylann Roof's transfer to death row and spares survivors and relatives of the victims a second round of courtroom testimony.

Rage at abandonment by the state as Egypt’s Christians dig graves after bombing

By Reuters — April 10, 2017
TANTA, Egypt (Reuters) - ISIS claims responsibility, warning of more attacks and boasting of the number of people killed by three church bombings it says it has carried out since December: 80.

Pakistan threatens to ‘punish’ Facebook, other firms over blasphemy

By Reuters — March 23, 2017
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) Pakistan's government wants social media networks to remove material deemed insulting to Islam or the Prophet Muhammad, and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif last week warned that those posting such content would be 'strictly punished.'

Restoration work completed on Jesus tomb site in Jerusalem

By Reuters — March 21, 2017
JERUSALEM (Reuters) A team of scientists and restorers has worked for the past nine months at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and focused on a small structure above the burial place.

‘Gay moment’ stays put as Malaysia to release ‘Beauty and the Beast’ without cuts

By Reuters — March 21, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Reuters) Walt Disney blockbuster 'Beauty and the Beast' will be released in Malaysia this month without any cuts, the company said on Tuesday, after censors had earlier asked for the removal of a 'gay moment' in the movie.

Pope asks forgiveness for church role in Rwanda genocide

By Reuters — March 20, 2017
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Some massacres took place in churches where people who had sought refuge were killed by militias

Prague’s synagogue gets first new Torahs since World War II

By Reuters — March 20, 2017
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (Reuters) - The Old-New Synagogue is over 700 years old, one of the oldest existing synagogues in Europe.

Report says 1,100 complaints of child abuse made against Australia’s Anglican church

By Reuters — March 17, 2017
SYDNEY (Reuters) Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier said he felt a 'personal sense of shame and sorrow' at the way the church had apparently silenced victims.

Europe headed for ‘religion wars’ despite Wilders’ stumble, Turkish minister says

By Reuters — March 16, 2017
ANKARA (Reuters) 'There is no difference between the mindsets of Geert Wilders and social democrats in the Netherlands. ... That mindset is taking Europe to the cliff. Soon wars of religion may and will start in Europe,' Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
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