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Romania’s Orthodox Church under fire over baptism ritual after death of baby

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Romania's Orthodox Church is under pressure to change its baptism ritual after a baby boy died following a ceremony in which he was immersed three times in water. More than 59,000 people have signed a petition urgin...

Catholic diocese and Orthodox Jewish synagogues ask Supreme Court to block New York’s Covid limits

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While incidences of Covid spike across the country, the Supreme Court is once again considering arguments from houses of worship that say pandemic-related restrictions are violating their religious freedom rights. ...

Investigators consider ‘personal dispute’ in shooting of Greek Orthodox priest with sawed-off shotgun

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Paris Investigators are "leaning towards" treating Saturday's attack on a Greek Orthodox priest in Lyon, France, as a "personal dispute," according to a source close to the investigation. The source added, however, t...

Orthodox priest shot in French city of Lyon, assailant flees — police source

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Paris A Greek Orthodox priest who was closing a church in the French city of Lyon was shot with a hunting rifle Saturday by a lone assailant who is currently on the run, a police source told CNN. The priest is serio...

Members of Orthodox Jewish community protest in Brooklyn after new Covid-19 restrictions

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Members of the Orthodox Jewish community protested and set items on fire in Borough Park, Brooklyn, in New York City late Tuesday, hours after the state announced strict new coronavirus-related restrictions. The are...