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Ex-Pope Benedict seriously ill with shingles seven years after retiring from Vatican

Former Pope Benedict is seriously ill after returning to the Vatican following a visit to Germany to see his dying brother. The retired pope, 93, is suffering from shingles and has become so weak that he cannot raise his voice, according to his German biographer. Benedict’s ‘mind and memory are active but his voice is …

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‘G-A-Y means God accepts you’: Reverend Jide Macaulay On Faith And Sexuality

Nigerian homosexual clergyman, Jide Macaulay, says the true meaning of gay as he has come to understand, is ”God Adores You, God Accepts You, God Annoints You and God Assured You ”   Jide Macaulay, who is a theologian, HIV+ Activist said this in a fresh interview with The Huffington Post. ”Over the years, Gay has …

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Donald Trump orders governors to allow places of worship to reopen

President Donald Trump said Friday that places of worship are “essential” and should open this weekend, threatening to override governors who have ordered churches, synagogues and mosques not to reopen in the coming days. “Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship. …

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Nigerian Catholic Priest leaves German parish following death threats

A Nigerian Catholic Priest who faced continous racist remarks, break-ins and had his tires slashed in a small German town he carried out his religious obligations in, has been forced to give up his parish after receiving death threats. The Diocese of Speyer in southwest Germany in its announcement on Friday April 17 said the …

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Worshippers ignore coronavirus social distancing as they pray at mosque in Indonesia

Huge crowds ignored social distancing by packing close together to attend Friday prayers in Indonesia, as the country surpassed the Philippines for the most coronavirus infections in South-East Asia. The worshippers were pictured praying at the Islamic Center mosque in Lhokseumawe, Aceh province, the northernmost part of the island of Sumatra. The Acehnese Muslims – who are native …

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Virginia Pastor Dies of Coronavirus Just Weeks After Holding Packed Church Service

Virginia Bishop Gerald Glenn has died of coronavirus (COVID-19) just weeks after hosting a packed church service. Church official Bryan Nevers announced the news during New Deliverance Evangelistic’s Easter Sunday livestream, explaining: “It is with an exceedingly sorrowful and heavy heart that I come to you this morning, and regret to inform you that on …

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Kenyan Pastor Investigated In UK For Selling Oil He Claims Can Protect His Members From Coronavirus

A Kenyan Pastor and founder of Bishop Climate Ministries in Camberwell District in South London, Climate Irungu Wiseman is currently under investigation in the UK for selling an oil he claimed could protect his members against Coronavirus.   According to a report by Independent UK, the Pastor who sold the bottle of the oil at £91 (N40,950) each, was …

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US priest who shook hands with more than 500 worshippers infected with coronavirus

A priest in Washington, D.C., who reportedly gave communion and shook hands with more than 500 people at a church has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Reverend Timothy Cole of  Christ Church, Georgetown identified himself as a confirmed novel coronavirus patient in a letter to congregants this week. He reportedly received the diagnosis about a week …

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Ghanaian Pastor Sells Miracle Oil Believed To Protect Members From Coronavirus

A Ghanaian pastor, Bishop Daniel Obinim of the International Godsway Ministries during a service in his church last Sunday launched an anointing oil which he said will protect those who use it against the deadly Coronavirus. According to GHPage, the controversial cleric said the widespread of the coronavirus gives him sleepless nights as he fears …

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Pope Francis ‘tests negative’ for coronavirus after suffering heavy cold

 Pope Francis, who canceled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy because he is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for coronavirus, the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero reported on Tuesday.   The 83-year-old Pontiff, who had part of one lung removed because of an illness decades ago, reportedly tested negative for …

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