CNN Calls Domes of Iconic Russian Cathedral Muslim Minarets

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Sputniknews - 21/5/17 CNN has mistakenly called the domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, depicted on the cover of TIME weekly magazine, "minarets." The definition of a minaret is used only in Islamic architecture. It is an integral part of the mosque and has nothing to do with a Christian church. The mistake published on CNN's website was spotted ...

Statue of Jesus Christ beheaded for second time in 2 weeks

RT.Com - 25/2/17 A Jesus Christ statue was beheaded for the second time in as many weeks outside an Indianapolis church as part of an ongoing wave of religious vandalism, according to local reports. The statue stands outside the Cottage Avenue Pentecostal Fellowship in Indianapolis and was decapitated for the first time two weeks ago. The head ...

Chinese Christians Protesting Against Removal of Church Cross

September 2014 MOSCOW, September 16 (RIA Novosti) - Christians in eastern China have come out to protect the symbol of their faith on the top of the Christian church in Pingyang County in Wenzhou in a standoff with the local authorities planning to forcibly remove the cross, CNN reported Tuesday. “If I have to, I am going ...

After release, Sudan’s Meriam Ibrahim speaks out

7/5/14 Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman previously sentenced to death for apostasy, spoke up for the first time, sharing her fears for the health of a daughter born in extreme conditions in prison, and her concerns over an unknown future for her family. “I gave birth chained. Not cuffs but chains on my legs. I couldn’t ...

Pro-government Forces Find a Haven At Syrian Town’s Christian Monastery

Frederik Pleitgen - January 2014 Damascus (CNN) -- An 80-foot-tall statue of Jesus Christ stands atop of a hill overlooking the Syrian Christian town of Saidnaya, about a 40-minute drive from Damascus. The statue is part of the ancient Cherubim Monastery in the Qalamoun Mountains, a quiet, spiritual place that's very important to Syria's Christians. But these days, there ...

Suicide bombers kill 81 at church in Peshawar, Pakistan

Saima Mohsin and Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN - 23/9/13 Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Choir members and children attending Sunday school were among 81 people killed in a suicide bombing at a Protestant church in northwest Pakistan. It was one of the deadliest attacks ever on the Christian community in Pakistan. The attack took place at the All Saints Church ...

CNN: Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia

Errol Barnett, CNN - 1/7/13 Lalibela, Ethiopia (CNN) -- It's 4 o'clock on a Sunday morning when a trail of figures dressed in white emerges from the deep darkness. Quietly, the summoned crowd makes its way down a cluster of ancient structures as the slow beat from traditional skin drums beckons. It's a common scene here in Lalibela, a ...

Dozens of Christian homes set on fire by Muslim mob, Pakistani authorities say

Associated Press - 10/3/13 (CNN) -- The arrest of a Christian man accused of making remarks against the Muslim prophet Mohammed wasn't enough to appease an angry mob in Pakistan this weekend. More than 100 homes of Christians were set on fire by outraged Muslims in the Badami Bagh community in Lahore on Saturday after police arrested Sawan ...

Meteors: A message from God or just more global warming?

17/2/13 "Is this an effect of, perhaps, global warming...?" As reported on the Russian news portal RIA Novosti on Feb. 15, 2013, the recent meteor strike that injured over 1,000 was actually a sign from God according to a major Russian cleric. The Russian Orthodox Metropolitan of Chelyabinsk and Zlatoust, Archbishop Theophan (Sebastian) reassured his flock that as ...

Police: Muslim cleric framed girl in Pakistan blasphemy case

Khalid Jadoon Chishti Police escort blindfolded Muslim cleric Khalid Jadoon Chishti as he is brought before a judge at a court in Islamabad September 2, 2012. Pakistani authorities have arrested Chishti on suspicion of framing Christian girl Rimsha Masih, who was arrested under the country's controversial anti-blasphemy law, a police official said on Sunday. (FAISAL MAHMOOD/REUTERS) Nasir ...

After Arab Spring, experts fearful of Christian targeting at Easter celebrations

By Dan Merica, CNN 7/4/2012 (CNN)– For Christians in countries thrown into tumult by the Arab Spring revolutions, Easter celebrations may prove dangerous. According to experts and academics in the United States, the changing balances of power in each country, along with a history of anti-Christian sentiment, have made overt celebrations like Easter a cause for concern among ...

Overcrowding at Coptic pope’s viewing leads to 3 deaths, dozens of injuries

A woman faints as crowds converge on Saint Mark's Coptic Cathedral in Cairo's al-Abbassiya district, March 18, 2012

From Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, For CNN 19/3/2012 Cairo (CNN) -- Overcrowding inside a cathedral where Coptic Christians had gathered to pay last respects to their pope caused a stampede that left three people dead and more than 50 injured, a health official said. Coptic Pope Shenouda III, who led the Coptic community for more than four decades, died ...

Israeli lawmakers wrestle with marking deaths in Armenia

By Izzy Lemberg, CNN 26/12/2011 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Israeli parliamentary committee debates issue of mass deaths in Armenia Committee looked at establishing an official memorial day Turkey contends there was no genocide The committee did not take a vote or schedule further debate Jerusalem (CNN) -- In a move that could further erode already soured relations with Turkey, Israeli lawmakers on Monday debated ...

Christianity is world’s largest religion, says Pew Forum survey

By JohnThomas Didymus 20/12/2011 Christianity is the world's largest religion, so says a new Pew Forum Survey called "Global Christianity." According to the survey, about half of all the world's Christians are Catholics, with Protestants accounting for 37%, and Orthodox Christians 12%. The Pew Forum reports about one-third of the world's people, that is, 2.2 billion, are Christians ...

Young Egyptians use Facebook, coffee to bring religions together

From Shahira Amin, Special to CNN 14/12/2011 (CNN) -- A group in Cairo is using a Facebook page to unite Egypt's different religions at a local coffeehouse in the upper-class suburb of Maadi. Over a cappuccino and a muffin, an orthodox Christian, a liberal Muslim and an ultra-conservative Islamist discuss their differing ideologies in the hopes of changing ...

Group of WA nuns help firefighters with a Wildfire

By CNN 11/9/2011 GOLDENDALE, Washington (CNN) A wildfire burning in Washington State turned a group of nuns into firefighters. The Monastery Complex Fire came dangerously close to a greek orthodox monastery on Wednesday. A newspaper photographer was covering the fire and caught the nuns on camera fighting flames. It was a regular wednesday at their bakery when ...

At least 6 dead in Egyptian sectarian Violence

By Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Ian Lee, For CNN 8/5/2011 Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- At least six people were killed and 120 injured in sectarian clashes outside a church in Cairo on Saturday, officials said. A group of Muslim Salafists attacked the Saint Mena Coptic Orthodox Church. Gunfire rang out as people sprinted for cover. "With my own eyes ...

CNN’s “World’s Untold Stories” to examine Greek Orthodox Community in Turkey

New York, NY 8/26/2010 CNN International will air a program entitled "Turkey's Dwindling Greek Christians" as part of its series "World's Untold Stories." The program will air on the CNN International Channel (look for it in your local cable, satellite listings) as follows: * Saturday, Aug. 28: (GMT) 13:30, 20:00 - (EDT, New York) ...

Spiritual Lessons From an Archbishop’s iPhone

Click here to Watch Video Trevor Williams Atlanta - 07.19.10 But the device that commands the worship of gadget lovers is helping the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America point to faith in something beyond the tactile world. Archbishop Demetrios, spiritual leader of the church's 5 million American adherents, hasn't yet upgraded to the iPhone 4. He says the ...