Vatican rules the Body of Christ can’t be gluten free

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RT.com - 10/7/17 Pope Francis has weighed in on the matter of religious bread-making by reminding his flock that the Body of Christ is not gluten-free. In a letter circulated to Roman Catholic bishops, Cardinal Robert Sarah of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments was instructed by the Pope to tell church members about ...

Cathedral, Monastery in Russia’s Sviyazhsk Gets UNESCO World Heritage Status

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Sputniknews - July 2017 The Uspensky monastery and its cathedral in the town-island of Sviyazhsk located in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, according to official statement. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Uspensky monastery and its cathedral in the town-island of Sviyazhsk located in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan was inscribed ...

‘Spiritual abuse’: Church of England votes to ban gay conversion therapy

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RT.com - 10/7/17 Conversion therapy, the practice of trying to change someone’s sexuality through spiritual counseling, should be outlawed in the UK, according to the Church of England. The General Synod, the church’s governing body, was initially asked to back a motion condemning the practice as “unethical and harmful.” However, after an emotional debate the members voted overwhelmingly ...

Christian exorcisms on the rise, threaten mental health – report

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RT.com - July 2017 Christian exorcisms have seen an “astonishing” increase over the last few years, religious think tank Theos has said following the publication of a new report. The rise is in part driven by the growth of certain migrant communities and Pentecostal churches, for which the practice is common. “Exorcisms are now a booming industry in ...

Vatican’s 3rd most powerful figure, Cardinal Pell, charged with multiple sex assaults

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RT.com - July 2017 Australia’s highest-ranking Roman Catholic clergyman, Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell, has been charged by Australian police over sex allegations from "multiple complainants." The Vatican has released a statement of support for Pell, citing his "honesty." "Cardinal Pell is facing multiple charges in respect of historic sexual offences," Victoria state police deputy commissioner Shane ...