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Russia: Conditions for Meeting Pope

Patriarch Kirill I, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, would be willing to meet Pope Benedict XVI, but wants disputes with Catholics in Ukraine resolved first.

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Irish Blasphemy Law creates controversy

A new blasphemy law went into effect in Ireland with the new year, and it was greeted with a certain amount of bemusement. Uttering anything abusive about matters held sacred by any religion is now an offense punishable by a fine of some $35,000. Read More…

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Cars torched in France at New Year

PARIS (Reuters) – Youths burned 1,137 cars across France overnight as New Year’s Eve celebrations once again turned violent, the French Interior Ministry said on Friday.The Nanovic Institute presented a flash panel in November 2005 called “Roundtable: Why is France Burning?”.…

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