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The WWI propaganda mosque: A new exhibit showcases a Muslim POW camp

By Kathryn Post — January 27, 2023
(RNS) — A new online exhibit from the National WWI Museum and Memorial presents the overlooked story of the Halbmondlager, a WWI Muslim prisoner of war camp.
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Pope Francis moves ahead with delayed Africa visit despite violence in Congo

By Junno Arocho Esteves — January 25, 2023
(RNS) — A Vatican spokesman said ‘there was no specific threat’ to the 86-year-old pontiff.

Pope makes plea for end of violence, start of talks in Peru

By Associated Press — January 24, 2023
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Protests engulfing Peru began last month after then-President Pedro Castillo, Peru’s first leader with a rural Andean background, was impeached and imprisoned for trying to dissolve Congress.

Ordination in Jerusalem belies slow progress for Christian women in the Middle East

By Daoud Kuttab — January 24, 2023
(RNS) — Religious affiliation regulates everything from inheritance to divorce.

16 objects from Germany tell story of Holocaust in new ways

By Kirsten Grieshaber — January 24, 2023
BERLIN (AP) — The exhibition Sixteen Objects marks the 70th anniversary of the Yad Vashem memorial, bringing back to Germany an array of items Jews took with them when they fled the Nazis.

Bad weather is here. How to see it as grace.

By Simran Jeet Singh — January 23, 2023
(RNS) — Our cultural views on resilience are too limited.

Church of England apologizes for treatment of LGBTQ people

By Danica Kirka — January 23, 2023
LONDON (AP) — The country's established church formally apologized for its treatment of LGBTQ people, even as it said that same-sex couples still won't be allowed to marry in its churches.

Two years after US recognized Uyghur genocide, rights groups warn time is running out

By Kathryn Post — January 19, 2023
(RNS) — ‘If China’s genocidal policies and colonialism continue, Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples … will cease to exist,’ said one activist.

Pope, ahead of Congo visit, sends prayers for church bombing

By Associated Press — January 19, 2023
ROME (AP) — Sunday's bombing in Kasindi, a town in North Kivu province, killed at least 14 people and injured more than 60.

Mufti’s talk of women’s duties angers some Turkish Cypriots

By Menelaos Hadjicostis — January 19, 2023
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Muslim religious leader’s instruction to women to dutifully accept a husband's 'invitation to bed' to procreate has sparked outrage among many Turkish Cypriots.

Cardinal Pell will be interred in Sydney crypt in February

By Associated Press — January 19, 2023
SYDNEY (AP) — Pell will lie in St. Mary’s from Feb. 1 before he is interred in the cathedral’s crypt the next day, Sydney’s Catholic Archdiocese said in a statement.

Church of England refuses to back same-sex marriage

By Sylvia Hui — January 19, 2023
LONDON (AP) — However, same-sex couples would be able to have a church service with prayers of dedication, thanksgiving or for God's blessing.

Flyers’ Provorov cites religion for boycott on Pride night

By Dan Gelston — January 19, 2023
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia hockey defenseman did not participate in pregame warmups when the team wore Pride-themed jerseys and used sticks wrapped in rainbow Pride tape.
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