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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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Mosques to Close, Migrants Deported as Result of French Extremist Crackdown

The French government announced it is set to close down 76 mosques suspected of “separatism” and deport migrants suspected of "radicalization." French Interior Minister...

SCOTUS Sides with Religious Groups in 5-4 Ruling on COVID Restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court has barred the State of New York from implementing COVID-19 restrictions on religious services in the state, saying the measures...

Russian Authorities have Conducted Mass Raids against Jehovah’s Witnesses Across Russia

Russian police have carried out mass raids and arrests against Jehovah's Witnesses across the country on charges of "extremism."Russian police have carried out mass...

Bangladesh Extremist Group Demands Government to Cut Ties with France

Thye Bangladeshi extremist group Hefazat-i-Islam has given its government a 24-hour ultimatum to cut ties with France under threat that they would destroy the...

Vatican Clarifies Pope’s Comments on Same-Sex Civil Union

The Vatican says that Pope Francis' comments on same-sex civil union were taken out of context in a documentary film and did not signal...

Iran Summons French Diplomat Over Alleged Anti-Islam Remarks

The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the French charge d'affaires to Tehran last Oct. 26 over alleged Anti-Islam remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron in...

Pope Francis Declares Support for Same-Sex Civil Unions

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco."Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil...

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