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#PopeFrancis pleas for #EuropeanUnity, says ideologies threaten its existence

#PopeFrancis pleas for #EuropeanUnity, says ideologies threaten its existence

| June 4, 2019

Aboard the Papal plane, Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for Europe to stick together and revive the ideals of its founders on Sunday, saying ideologies and fear-mongering politicians were threatening its very existence as a bloc, writes Philip Pullella. His comments to journalists on the plane while returning from a three-day trip to Romania, […]

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Al Jazeera under fire for again promoting #AntiSemitic content

Al Jazeera under fire for again promoting #AntiSemitic content

| May 20, 2019

Al Jazeera has been forced to delete a video which claimed that Jews “exploited the Holocaust” and that Israel was the genocide’s “greatest beneficiary”. The video, published by its online Arabic ‘AJ+’ channel, was removed only after it was met with outrage and disgust online, writes Louis Auge. The anti-Semitic content suggested that the Jewish […]

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Upset Hindus urge Amsterdam brewery to remove #LordGanesh image from beer and apologize

Upset Hindus urge Amsterdam brewery to remove #LordGanesh image from beer and apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Amsterdam (Netherlands) based Friekens Brewery (Friekens Brouwerij) to apologize and not use Hindu deity Lord Ganesh’s image for its I.P.A (India Pale Ale) beer, calling it highly inappropriate. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols for commercial or […]

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At #Easter mass, Parisians pray for swift restoration of #Notre-Dame

At #Easter mass, Parisians pray for swift restoration of #Notre-Dame

| April 23, 2019

With no cathedral to go to, hundreds of Parisians gathered for Easter Sunday (21 April) mass at the smaller Saint-Eustache catholic church on the city’s right bank, and prayed for the swift restoration of Notre-Dame after its devastating fire, write Michaela Cabrera and Noémie Olive. The archbishop of Paris, Michel Aupetit, began the service by drawing a parallel […]

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#Hindus ask for permanent exit of #DutchBlackPete

#Hindus ask for permanent exit of #DutchBlackPete

| February 12, 2019

In view of the Virginia (US) governor blackface controversy, Hindus are asking for the permanent departure of Dutch Black Pete (Zwarte Piet). It is time for the negative, offensive, racist and discriminatory caricature of Black Pete to vanish from the traditional festivities of Netherlands, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stressed in a statement in Nevada (USA) […]

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Dozens of underground human rights reporters arrested in #China

Dozens of underground human rights reporters arrested in #China

| January 23, 2019

“At least 45 Chinese reporters working underground for an Italy-based media outlet were arrested, interrogated, and accused of espionage in China in the last six months,” declared Marco Respinti, a panelist at a conference on religious freedom in China organized this Wednesday at the European Parliament – writes Willy Fautré, director of Human Rights Without Frontiers. […]

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Commission brings together #ReligiousLeaders to discuss ‘The Future of Europe: Addressing challenges through concrete actions’

Commission brings together #ReligiousLeaders to discuss ‘The Future of Europe: Addressing challenges through concrete actions’

| October 10, 2018

European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans (pictured) hosted a high-level meeting with eight representatives of religious organizations from across Europe. The participants debated ‘The Future of Europe: Addressing challenges through concrete actions’. First Vice President Frans Timmermans said: “Europe is home to people of many faiths, and every European has the right to practice […]

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