Tuesday, 21 November 2017

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  • Pope names 35 new saints

    Pope names 35 new saints

    Pope Francis declared 35 new saints on Sunday, nearly all of them martyrs drawn from the bloody history of Catholicism’s spread in Latin America. Before a crowd of some 35 000 in S ...

  • Should religious groups be taxed?

    Should religious groups be taxed?

    In Africa and the world over there has been an emergence of religious ministries and churches, richest pastors have also emerged with the churches. The question on most people’s mi ...

  • Pope Francis: Married men may be considered for priesthood 

    Pope Francis: Married men may be considered for priesthood 

    Pope Francis said in an interview published on Thursday that the church may consider ordaining married men who could potentially then work in remote areas faced with a shortage of ...

  • Pope Francis says ban on female priests fixed

    Pope Francis says ban on female priests fixed

    Pope Francis said on Tuesday he believes the Roman Catholic Church's ban on women becoming priests is forever and will never be changed, in some of his most definitive remarks on t ...

The Vatican to publicise guide to love, sex and marriage

The Vatican to publicise guide to love, sex and marriage

Pope Francis will on Friday issue new guidelines on the Church's approach to love, sex and marriage in what is being billed as one of the defining moments of his tenure. Is he gay ...

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Why Judas was actually more of a saint, than a sinner

Why Judas was actually more of a saint, than a sinner

Easter’s almost here, the time when Christian communities reflect on the death of Jesus and celebrate his resurrection. It’s also a time when the biblical character Judas Iscariot ...

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Pope says ‘no’ to death penalty, calls for improved jail conditions

Pope says ‘no’ to death penalty, calls for improved jail conditions

Pope Francis on Sunday called for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty, saying the commandment “You shall not kill” was absolute and equally valid for the guilty as for th ...

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Trouble for a Southern African President

Trouble for a Southern African President

After an eight-month absence from the public, popular Nigerian ‘Prophet’ T.B. Joshua gave a series of prophecies for Southern Africa. Joshua, who is known as one of Africa’s most ...

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Dual religion in Africa

Dual religion in Africa

It can be said that most African’s practise dual religion; they believe in God and Christianity but so too do they believe in a higher deity. In southern Africa the belief in Ance ...

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Use of condoms against church customs in Africa

Use of condoms against church customs in Africa

The challenges posed by HIV/ AIDS require both a global and a local response. How can we develop the will, knowledge, attitudes, values and skills required to prevent the spread o ...

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The Pope as a peacemaker and reconciler on his Africa visit

The Pope as a peacemaker and reconciler on his Africa visit

Pope Francis will embark on his first papal visit to Africa, and hopes to bring a message of hope, peace, resilience and inter-faith harmonisation. His visit embraces addressing s ...

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Church Leader lambast "Briefcase Prophets"

Church Leader lambast "Briefcase Prophets"

A renowned church leader has lashed at an emerging crop of so-called prophets he alleged were enriching themselves at the expense of their poor followers. Reverend Noah Pasha ...

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Does Religion Work in our Favour? Are We Expected to Forgive?

Does Religion Work in our Favour? Are We Expected to Forgive?

In the Old Testament, in the book of Deuteronomy, chapter 19: verse 21, it states, “Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,” where ...

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CHRISTIANITY VS TRADITIONAL HEALERS

CHRISTIANITY VS TRADITIONAL HEALERS

I have a friend. My friend is a bubbly, smart, funny personality. She prays, reads her Bible, goes to church and is what I would call a good person. This friend sometimes has trad ...

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