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Medvedev notes Patriarch Kirill's efforts in consolidating multi-million-person Russian world

Moscow, November 21, Interfax - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in his congratulations to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his birthday noted his personal contribution to maintaining a constant interfaith and interdenominational dialogue and consolidating the Russian world.

Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A teenage suicide bomber attacked as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said. It was one of the region’s deadliest assaults in years.

France to stop Muslims praying in the street, interior minister says

France will stop Muslims from praying in a Paris suburb, the interior minister has said, following skirmishes between worshippers and authorities.

1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha statue unearthed in Haripur district

HARIPUR - Pakistan unveiled the remains of a 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha image on Wednesday, part of an initiative to encourage tourism and project religious harmony in the troubled region.

Bishop McElroy decries extremism on religious freedom, calls for solidarity in American politics

In an address at Georgetown University, Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego criticized both extremes in the fight over religious freedom and called for public consensus based on solidarity to heal our nation in this hyper-partisan age.

Controversial Museum of the Bible is DC’s newest hot spot

WASHINGTON — Ancient scripts and rocker Elvis Presley’s Bible will be on display at the $500 million Museum of the Bible, which opens this weekend in Washington after questions about the origin of some of its artifacts and its portrayal of the holy book.

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines seek ways to prevent extremism

Foreign ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines held an informal meeting on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila on November 12 to discuss measures to prevent the return of extremists who attacked the southern Philippine city of Marawi.

Vatican to stop selling cigarettes

Pope Francis, on Thursday, announced the Vatican is banning the sale of cigarettes in its duty-free shops and supermarkets from next year. The move puts an end to the European city state’s second highest source of yearly revenue, which is estimated at 10 million euros or $11 million.

Syrian forces along with Lebanon's Hezbollah capture daesh last stronghold

The Syrian forces along with allied fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement have liberated Bukamal, the last major Isis-held town in Syria. “The last stronghold of Isis, Bukamal, is free of the Isis organization," said the Syrian commander of the operations on Wednesday night.

Top Indonesia court overturns discriminatory religious law

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s top court has overturned a law that denied recognition and legal rights to followers of indigenous faiths, in a surprise advance for religious freedom in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

Pakistan fulfills promise to recognize Christian marriages

Bill will allow both marriage and divorce

Gunman killed 26 people in church in deadliest mass shooting in Texas history

A man opened fire inside a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 others in what the governor called the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history. 

New York attack suspect should get death penalty, Trump says

(CNN)The suspect in New York's deadliest terror attack since 9/11 has been charged with federal terrorism offenses in Tuesday's attack that left eight people dead, authorities said.

Germany marks 500th anniversary of church’s Reformation

BERLIN (AP) — German leaders on Tuesday (Oct. 31) marked the 500th anniversary since the day Martin Luther is said to have nailed his theses challenging the Catholic Church to a church door, a starting point of the Reformation.

Pope tells Church of Scotland Moderator of their 'true fraternity'

The Pope has told the Church of Scotland Moderator that their two churches now enjoy a relationship of "true fraternity".

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