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Six out of seven Britons believe in power of prayer

Six out of seven Britons believe in power of prayer

Despite a drop in formal religious observance, a survey finds that many in the UK still pray and believe their prayers can be answered.

Field hospital where over 100 women are sterilized daily

Field hospital where over 100 women are sterilized daily

India's target-driven quotas are producing horrific scenes, largely financed by Western grants.

Pope chooses simple guesthouse over papal apartment

Pope chooses simple guesthouse over papal apartment

The pope has said he is quite comfortable in the shared Catholic guesthouse he has used since arriving for the Conclave.

Bible TV series confounds critics to be surprise smash hit

Bible TV series confounds critics to be surprise smash hit

Despite criticism and several controversies, History Channel's series on the Bible is attracting viewers in their millions.

UN may use 'happiness index' to measure nations' success

UN may use 'happiness index' to measure nations' success

Gross National Product may be dropped as the standard method for measuring a nation's standing and progress. Note: this article first appeared on March 19, which was designated International Happiness Day.

Billboard ads urge Catholics to return to confession

Billboard ads urge Catholics to return to confession

Without gimmicks, jokes or puns, a diocese has commissioned professionally developed advertising messages to revive the practice of regular confession.

Conversation with the man who will play Jesus on Good Friday

Conversation with the man who will play Jesus on Good Friday

As well as taking the role in London's Trafalgar Square, James Burke-Dunsmore has played the part many times all over the world.

Police battle 300,000 in anti-gay marriage protest

Police battle 300,000 in anti-gay marriage protest

A massive, angry gathering in Paris may be too late to stop the same-sex marriage law from being passed.

Traditionalists are less than delighted with the new pope

Traditionalists are less than delighted with the new pope

While there is also some skepticism from left wing Catholics, many traditionalists are viewing the selection of Pope Francis as disastrous.

One day a woman will fill this role, says new Anglican head

One day a woman will fill this role, says new Anglican head

Given its recent furore over female bishops' ordinations, this prediction by the Anglicans' newly installed head may raise some eyebrows.

Obama asks Israelis to put themselves in Palestinians' shoes

Obama asks Israelis to put themselves in Palestinians' shoes

The president's speech to an audience in Jerusalem was possibly unprecedented.

Pope switches Holy Thursday plan: will hold Mass in a jail

Pope switches Holy Thursday plan: will hold Mass in a jail

Pope Francis has made yet another break with tradition.

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