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  1. News - World - RELIGION

    Church of England overcomes bitter divisions to vote for women bishops

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in York Church of England overcomes bitter divisions and overturns 2012 vote; first women bishops could be appointed in the country later this year Anglicans vote for women bishops The Church of England overcame bitter divisions yesterday to vote in favour of allowing female bishops for the first time in its nearly 500-year history. The decision reverses ...

  2. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis dodges questions about whether he'll raise women's status in church

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:27pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Rome Pope won't say if he'll boost women In his first interview with a woman journalist since his election to the spiritual leadership of the world's 1.2 billion baptised Catholics, Pope Francis dodged a string of questions about whether he intended raising the status of women in his church. The pope said women were "the most beautiful thing ...

  3. News - World - RELIGION

    Kate Kelly, leader of Mormon women group, says she is excommunicated from Church

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:01am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles The Mormon church has ex-communicated the founder of a prominent women’s group for “conduct contrary” to its laws and order, according to an email cited Monday by the woman involved. Kate Kelly, a founder of Ordain Women, said in a blog that she had been informed of her ouster after an all-male panel held a disciplinary trial over her case ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Hong Kong Catholic priest allowed anti-gay speech to be delivered to congregation

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... enjoy benefits now offered only to legally married couples, and of expanding the definition of discrimination on the grounds of family status to cover breastfeeding women. The letter says all ...

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    Pope Paul VI, the only pope to visit Hong Kong, is beatified

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AP

    ... carried out abroad in defiance of Italian law, which does not recognise same-sex unions. Saturday's ceremony, involving gay men and women, took place in Rome's town hall. The couples, ...

  6. News - World - RELIGION

    Church heads for critical vote on women bishops

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 02:00pm

    ... New York Times in London Two decades after it supported the introduction of women as priests, the Church of England began three days of deliberations on Monday that will include a critical vote on the ordination of women as bishops – a notion that still splits its members into rival camps. The church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, a Protestant denomination ...

  7. News - Asia - RELIGION

    800,000 turn out for Pope Francis' open-air mass in Seoul

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 07:21pm by AP, Reuters

    ... consecrated men and women who profess vows of poverty, yet live like the rich, wounds the souls of the faithful and harms the church," he said. The pope has been urging Catholic officials to live ...

  8. News - World - RELIGION

    Church of England votes against women bishops

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... rejects women bishops The Church of England has "undoubtedly" lost credibility, its leader said yesterday, after the mother church of millions of Anglicans worldwide narrowly rejected the appointment of women bishops. The outcome of the vote, which followed years of wrangling between traditionalists and liberals, triggered turmoil and set back efforts to modernise the church. In its ...

  9. News - World - RELIGION

    Church of England rejects legislation on women bishops

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 03:21am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London The Church of England voted on Tuesday against allowing women bishops after it failed to win the support of enough lay members for the reform, leaving the Church facing ... been lost... we do not proceed any further,” said Archbishop of York John Sentamu. Some women priests in the public gallery wiped tears from their eyes after Sentamu read out the results. ...

  10. News - Asia - RELIGION

    Philippine church Iglesia ni Cristo set to draw million followers to mark centenary

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:49am by AFP

    ... and women must be separated in church for services, and they are only allowed to date or marry fellow Iglesia ni Cristo members. Once married, they can never separate. Christmas and many Catholic ...




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