André Dao has kept the legacy of his grandparents alive in Anam, a brilliant novel of immense scope that became a full quest for the truth of his family history, which spans the two Vietnam Wars.
Russell Crowe as Fr Gabriele Amorth in The Pope’s Exorcist.
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In reality, most Roman Catholic exorcists recognise the danger of encouraging a person suffering from auditory hallucinations to believe that these are demonic.
Last week, Pope Francis repudiated a 500-year-old-decree justifying colonialism. This image is from last summer: at Lac Ste. Anne, Alta., in Canada.
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The Vatican has repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery, a 500-year-old decree used to justify settler colonialism. Scholar Veldon Coburn explains this symbolic victory and what still needs to happen.
The AI-generated images of Pope Francis that fooled much of the internet.
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Popes wear white to represent Christlike purity and red to symbolise compassion.
Joseph Kony speaks to journalists in southern Sudan in November 2006.
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The Ugandan militant remains on the run despite a US$5 million bounty on his head for war crimes committed between 1987 and 2006.
Those who exclude any groups of people from God’s kingdom choose to ignore the teaching of Jesus.
Ukrainian Greek Catholic priests celebrating Sunday Mass in Lviv, in western Ukraine.
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The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has a history going back to the 16th century, when some Orthodox bishops and their followers agreed to become Catholic.
Pope Francis in Nairobi, Kenya, during his first papal visit to the African continent in 2015.
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African Catholics are growing in number. They are also reinventing and reinterpreting Christianity.
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Pell, often described as a conservative Catholic, was jailed for child sexual abuse in Australia in 2019 but maintained his innocence and was acquitted the following year.
The Catholic funeral of IRA volunteer Martin Hurson who died after 46 days on hunger strike at Long Kesh prison in 1981.
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In a fraught and complex situation the Catholic Church sought to mediate the conflict where it could, but drew much ire and criticism for not doing enough.
The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini in Chicago recently offered indulgences.
The Catholic Church practice of granting indulgences, criticized by Martin Luther in the 16th century, still exists, as part of the doctrine – but in a different form.
The Catholic hymn, “Te Deum” – which says, “You, God, we praise” – has been used for centuries in Catholic worship for thanksgiving.
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The Pilgrims who started the first Thanksgiving tradition after they landed in Plymouth were following the customs they had grown up with, originating in medieval times.
Halloween in Korea is celebrated primarily by young adults.
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Halloween was virtually nonexistent in South Korea until about a decade ago. But commercialization is taking popular holidays to unlikely places across the globe.
Kindergarten students in 1952 race out of school in Los Angeles, eager to celebrate Halloween.
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From its origins as a Celtic pagan ceremony to its celebration of all things gruesome and ghoulish today, Halloween has been reinvented over the centuries.
Rosaries are meant for praying anywhere and anytime.
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Rosaries are meant to be used wherever, whenever – and each one tells a story.
Pastor Silas Malafaia, second from left, prays alongside President Jair Bolsonaro, far left, at the Assembly of God Victory in Christ Church in Rio de Janeiro.
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Trump and Bolsonaro use religion in similar ways, but there are key differences between the two countries’ evangelical communities – and politics.
Pope Francis on his three-day trip to Kazakhstan in September 2022.
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Christianity is the second-largest religion in Kazakhstan, with 26% of the population practicing the faith. But many Christians, especially in the smaller denominations, have experienced persecution.
In her efforts to build a new relationship with the Catholic Church, Queen Elizabeth II had interactions with several pontiffs. She is seen here with Pope John Paul II.
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Queen Elizabeth II encouraged tolerance in a multifaith United Kingdom. To appreciate the significance of her efforts, it is important to understand the country’s complicated religious history.
A 1973 photo shows an estimated 5,000 people, women and men, marching around the Minnesota Capitol building protesting the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.
A historian explains why the pre-Roe anti-abortion movement was filled with liberal Democrats who opposed the Vietnam War and supported the expansion of the welfare state.
Attendees pray during a worship service at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Anaheim, California, on June 14, 2022.
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A scholar writes about how the Southern Baptist Convention’s views on abortion changed during the 1980s, when a more conservative wing seized control of the denomination.