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Orthodox Church Leaders to Elect New Patriarch

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Senior members of the Russian Orthodox Church have voted for three candidates, including the church's interim leader, as potential replacements for former Patriarch Alexy II, who died last month.

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Report: Church Officials Knew of Alleged Abuse

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Church documents obtained by The Indianapolis Star show the Archdiocese of Indianapolis knew about alleged sexual abuse by one of its priests while it was occurring but reassigned him to other churches and never notified police.

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Pastor: New Life Will Recover from New Allegations

Posted: 01/26/2009 - The pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., says his congregation is driven by a "holy tenacity" and will recover from new allegations in the two-year-old sex scandal that forced out its former leader.

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Ky. Doctors Provide Free Care to Honduran Man

Posted: 01/26/2009 - A 19-year-old Honduran man is recovering in southeastern Kentucky from a life-threatening infection that could have killed him if he had stayed in his native country.

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Church Tends To Family Needs as Guard Unit Deploys

Posted: 01/26/2009 - With spaghetti boiling and meat sauce simmering in the church's kitchen, the Rev. Chris Hawks of the Second Baptist Church in Hamlet, N.C., welcomed members of his congregation to their regular Wednesday night meal and kept an eye on the door.

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Pope Says Vatican II 'Providential'

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Pope Benedict has praised the Second Vatican Council, the 1960s meetings that led to liberalizing reforms in the Church, as "providential."

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Pope Hopes New YouTube Channel Will Enrich

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Pope Benedict says he hopes the Vatican's new YouTube channel will reach a lot of people and help them find answers to their spiritual yearning.

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US Judge Ordering Russia to Preserve Jewish Texts

Posted: 01/23/2009 - A federal judge in Washington is ordering Russia to preserve sacred religious documents that members of a Hasidic Jewish movement are suing to recover and fear could be headed to the black market.

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Aussie Cleric Slammed Over Domestic Violence Views

Posted: 01/23/2009 - Australia's prime minister has joined Muslim leaders in condemning a cleric's comments that husbands are entitled to smack disobedient wives and force them to have sex.

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Louisville Archdiocese Freezing Employee Salaries

Posted: 01/23/2009 - About 3,000 employees of the Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville, Ky., will have their wages frozen in an effort to save money and minimize tuition increases at its schools.

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Baptist Foundation Loses $1.4M in Madoff Fraud

Posted: 01/23/2009 - The Madoff investment fraud has reportedly led to $1.4 million in losses for the Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma, including $600,000 for Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee.

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Religious Group Applauds Decision Closing Guantanamo

Posted: 01/23/2009 - The National Religious Campaign Against Torture says it is "thrilled" with the decision of President Barack Obama to close the detention center at Guantanamo and to ban torture.

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