Roman-Era ‘Good Shepherd’ Gold Ring Found in Ancient Shipwreck off Israel

Israeli researchers found a Roman-era gold ring bearing an early Christian symbol for Jesus among a treasure trove in a shipwreck off the Mediterranean coast. In a statement on Facebook, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Dec. 22 that archeologists …

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EU Expresses Concern Over Hatred, Intolerance in Pakistan Society

The EU has called on the Pakistani government to take measures to counter extremist forces promoting hatred and intolerance, creating harm to society and putting a strain on Pakistan’s international relations. The EU raised concerns regarding cases of torture, enforced …

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More than 330K Children Sexually Abused by French Catholic Church Clergy and Lay Ministers

The clergy and lay members within the French Catholic Church sexually abused more than 330,000 children over the past 70 years, a report has found. According to the 2,500-page report released on Oct. 5, French Catholic priests, deacons, and other …

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Music Producers Arrested in Iran Over Controversial Video

Iranian authorities have arrested the music producers of a controversial music video of US-based Iranian pop singer Sasy, on Wednesday.  A music video titled Tehran Tokyo by Sasan Heidari Yafteh, known as Sasy, released recently has caused the arrests of …

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Religious Pilgrimages Continue in Iraq Despite High COVID-19 Cases, Security Concerns

Worshipers in Iraq continue to take part in processions for the annual pilgrimage to commemorate the death of respected figure Imam al-Kadhim, despite fears on rising coronavirus cases. Pilgrims disregarded Covid-19 protocols and crossed over barbed wires set up by …

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China Reportedly Suspends Religious Gatherings to Contain Spread of COVID-19

Some areas in China will suspend religious gatherings during the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19, local newspaper Global Times reported. Authorities in the county of Ninghai in eastern China issued a …

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