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Pew study finds continued support in Western Europe for paying church taxes

By Tom Heneghan — April 30, 2019

PARIS (RNS) — Despite a noted lack of attendance on Sundays, Western Europeans don’t mind paying to keep established churches open, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

Luther, Luther, Luther: He didn’t reform Christianity as much as this guy did

By Jim West — November 22, 2017

(RNS) — Despite all the hype during the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the spiritual father of Baptists, Huldrych Zwingli, it turns out, is far more important to modern Christianity than Martin Luther or John Calvin.

Muslim schoolboys’ handshake refusal causes stir in Switzerland

By Rosie Scammell — April 6, 2016

(RNS) The brothers, ages 14 and 15, refused to shake their female teacher’s hand, rejecting a national tradition.

Franciscan order on verge of bankruptcy after financial fraud is uncovered

By Josephine McKenna — December 19, 2014

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The scandal has shaken the order inspired by its founder’s devotion to poverty and prayer. It is active in 110 countries and had more than 14,000 members.

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