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Pastor Solomon Male; torching the rot in churches

Kampala, Uganda | AGNES E NANTABA | Pastor Moses Solomon Male is an outspoken critic of corruption in churches; especially by pastors and clerics who promote the gospel of manipulation and mind control. He also cares for victims of paedophilia and homosexual abuse. Male also campaigns for greater financial accountability in …

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Church opposes Burundi constitutional referendum

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi’s influential Catholic bishops said Thursday that they were opposed to fundamental constitutional changes to be voted on in a referendum this month. If passed, the proposed changes could see President Pierre Nkurunziza remain in charge for another 16 years. A statement, signed by 10 …

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LC Chairman quizzed over grabbing church land

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A Local Council leader of Ntawo Village in Mukono District, Moses Male Byekwaso, who was recently implicated in grabbing acres of land belonging to the Church of Uganda in Mukono District, has appeared before the Land Probe Commission. Byekwaso was summoned to defend himself on …

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Christian holy site in Jerusalem ends protest shutdown

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Christian leaders in Jerusalem said that they would on Wednesday reopen the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre, closed since the weekend in protest at Israeli tax measures. The announcement came hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said a “professional team” would be appointed …

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Tensions high as DR Congo ruling party supporters storm cathedral

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Tensions soared in Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday as hundreds of ruling party supporters stormed Kinshasa cathedral after authorities banned a planned church-backed rally against President Joseph Kabila. The incident came as the chronically unstable nation braced for more unrest following months of tension …

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No deal reached on DR Congo protest march

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | A protest march by opponents of DR Congo President Joseph Kabila looked set to go ahead Sunday after authorities and organisers failed to agree an official route, after two similar rallies were brutally put down last month. Kinshasa governor Andre Kimbuta on Saturday invited …

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Deadly church shoot-out after 5 S.African police killed

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Seven suspects accused of killing five South African policemen were shot dead by officers late on Friday in a bloody gunfight outside a church, according to investigators. The shoot-out erupted when police hunted down the armed gang that is alleged to have stormed a …

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DR Congo braces for new anti-Kabila rally

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Efforts to force DR Congo President Joseph Kabila to quit face a key test on Sunday when protestors, backed by the Catholic church, return to the streets after two demonstrations that the authorities bloodily repressed. Fifteen people were killed by security forces on New …

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Five people killed in Dagestan church shooting

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Five women were shot dead in an apparent radical Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday, officials and local media said. According to local press reports an unidentified gunman fired at worshippers at an Orthodox church in …

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