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Chile court hears appeal of case seeking damages from Church over abuse claims

(Reuters) – Three men, who have accused Chilean priest Fernando Karadima of sexual abuse, asked a court in Santiago on Thursday to find the Roman Catholic Church in Chile responsible for “moral damages,” claiming the Church had covered up abuse, and to pay them a total of 450 million pesos ($650,000). James Hamilton, Jose Andres Murillo and Juan Carlos Cruz ...

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Norfolk church team’s lost football found on German island

Image copyright Contributed Image caption Thomas Selinger with the ball that travelled 250 miles across the North Sea and ended up on a Frisian beach A football belonging to a British church team has been found across the North Sea on the beach of a small island off the coast of Germany. Josh Holebon, manager of Stalham Baptist Church FC, ...

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Russia vows to defend believers in Ukraine church dispute

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russia vowed on Friday to defend Russian church believers in Ukraine from any illegal activity against them following Kiev’s moves toward a historic split from the Russian Orthodox Church. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (L) meets with Patriarch Filaret, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate, in Kiev, Ukraine October 11, 2018. Mykhailo Markiv/Ukrainian Presidential ...

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Lighthouse Church Smashed by Michael, but Survivors Come First: ‘Make Sure Everyone Is Taken Care of and Loved’

Photo of Lighthouse Church taken after Hurricane Michael  Churches are some of the first responders in the aftermath of disasters like Hurricane Michael. Pastor Cole Bailey of Lighthouse Church in Panama City Beach says that once the winds dropped on Wednesday, teams from his church began going out to check on those who rode out the storm – and the ...

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Greek Church set to rebuff Russian call for talks on Ukraine in Orthodox rift

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s Orthodox Church will resist a push by its Russian co-religionists for talks to stop Ukraine’s Church breaking away from Moscow’s orbit, Greek church officials said on Tuesday, deepening a rift within the global Orthodox Christian community. A Greek Orthodox priest walks past a damaged church following an earthquake off the island of Kos, Greece July 21, ...

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Church Ordered to Pay $13,000 in Property Taxes Heads to Court

A California church is suing the city of San Rafael for forcing it to pay property taxes even though religious institutions are constitutionally exempt.  In 2010, San Rafael adopted the Paramedic Services Special Tax, which allows the city to annually tax non-residential buildings at a rate of up to 14 cents per square foot.  While churches and other religious institutions ...

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