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- Vatican: No more scattering of cremation ashes
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Tuesday published guidelines for Catholics who want to be cremated, saying their remains cannot be scattered, divvied up or kept at home but rather stored in a sacred, church-approved place. […]
- Vatican, Argentine church to open 'dirty war' archives
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and Argentina's Catholic Church said Tuesday they had finished cataloguing their archives from the country's brutal "dirty war" and will soon make them available to victims and their relatives who have long accused the church of complicity with the military dictatorship. […]
- Vatican, Argentine Catholic Church to open archives from 'dirty war' now that cataloguing completed
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican, Argentine Catholic Church to open archives from 'dirty war' now that cataloguing completed. […]
- Don't scatter cremated ashes or keep them at home, Vatican says
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Church prefers burial over cremation and wants ashes of the dead to be kept in "sacred places", not at home, divided among family members or scattered to the wind, the Vatican said on Tuesday. A two-page instruction issuing new rules on cremation also said that there were even some cases where a Christian funeral could be denied to those who request that ashes be scattered. "The conservation of the ashes of the departed in a domestic residence is not permitted," the instruction from the Vatican's department on doctrine said, except in "grave and exceptional cases" to be decided by the local bishop. […]
- Baha'i minority says Iran is trying to crush the religion
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Baha'i International Community said Tuesday that Iran's effort to crush the religious minority has continued unabated and intensified on some fronts despite President Hassan Rouhani's promises to end religious discrimination. […]
- Christian cartoon tract creator Jack Chick dies at 92
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack T. Chick, whose cartoon tracts preached fundamentalist Christianity while vilifying secular society, evolution, homosexuality, and the beliefs of Catholics and Muslims, has died. He was 92. […]
- Maduro meets pope as Vatican steps into Venezuela crisis
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met Monday with Pope Francis as the Vatican took a more active role trying to defuse a tense political standoff in the South American nation. […]
- Police: Man stabbed cousin in S. Carolina church over curse
SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man stabbed his cousin during a church service in South Carolina because he thought the victim had put a curse on him. […]
- Pope urges Venezuela's Maduro to alleviate people's suffering
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made a surprise visit on Monday to Pope Francis, who urged the embattled leader to alleviate people's suffering and negotiate with the opposition to solve his country's crisis. The private, evening meeting took place in the framework of the "worrying" situation in Venezuela which was "weighing heavily on the entire population", a Vatican statement said. It said the pope had urged Maduro to "courageously take up the path of sincere and constructive dialogue to alleviate the suffering of the people, most of all the poor, and to promote a climate of renewed social cohesion, which will allow people to look to the future of the nation with hope". […]
- Pope grants Venezuela president private audience
Pope Francis on Monday granted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a surprise private audience at the Vatican in the midst of a deep political crisis in the South American country. A statement from the Holy See said Francis had met Maduro because the pontiff's heart was with the Venezuelan people. Maduro is accused by the opposition-majority legislature of committing a coup d'etat by blocking a referendum on removing him from power. […]
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