People visiting a Christ sculpture at the Santa Maria Magdalena Church during the Holy Week in Granada, Spain.
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Prayers and symbols have the power to bind people together, writes a religion scholar, and so it is important to understand the history and context of Good Friday prayers.
Mosaic in San Vitale Basilica, Ravenna, Italy.
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Millions step into cathedrals and chapels on a regular basis. The history of these places of worship offers important insights into Christianity.
In Catholic understanding, Jesus gave his disciples the power to forgive sins.
Following the sexual abuse scandals, there is a push to force the Catholic Church to compromise the confidentiality of the confessional. A Catholic scholar explains why confession is so important.
A procession of Christian girls, venerating the Cross, in the village of Qanat Bekish, Lebanon.
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Sept. 14 is the the Feast of the Holy Cross celebrated by many Catholics and some other Christians. A religion scholar revisits the history of the cross, how it became a symbol of divine love, but also of violence.
People hold up signs as they march during a demonstration in Montreal, April 7, 2019, in opposition to the Quebec government’s newly tabled Bill 21.
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The proposed secular law (Bill 21) in the province of Québec appears to be directed primarily against Montreal and Québec City, and reflects a fear of strangers in Québec’s more homogeneous regions.