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Pope Paul VI

Another pope to be made a saint

The late Pope Paul VI led the Roman Catholic Church in the 1960s and 1970s.

Pope Benedict.

Vatican denies ex-pope near death

Benedict is suffering from a paralysing disease of the nervous system, according to a German magazine.

Religion

Google Home won't answer questions about Jesus

Christians in the US are outraged, saying Google has "something against God".

Court

'God' told judge defendant wasn't guilty

The Texas jury disagreed.

Catholics demonstrate in Osorno, Chile.

Pope defends bishop accused of covering up sex crimes

The Pope's remarks drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims.

Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha in Cairo, Egypt.

Egypt might ban atheism

Blasphemy is already illegal in Egypt, but now lawmakers want atheism outlawed too.

Howard Stern is no fan of Lorde.

Lorde an anti-Semitic 's**thead' - Howard Stern

The shock jock says she should team up with Roger Waters for a 'F**k the Jews' world tour.

Dozens of David Koresh's followers were killed at the end of a 51-day stand-off.

So-called prophet's abuse of Kiwi woman revealed

A NZer who spent four months locked up by a Texas cult leader has told her tale for the first time.

The Pope baptises a baby in the Sistine Chapel.

Breastfeeding in Sistine Chapel okay with the Pope

"If they start performing a concert... breastfeed them, don't be afraid," Francis told mothers.

Lorde has been quiet since cancelling the Tel Aviv concert.

Jewish Council tried to stop anti-Lorde 'bigot' ad

The NZ Jewish Council says it tried to prevent a full-page ad labelling Lorde a "bigot" from being printed.

Pope Francis

'War, lies and injustice' - Pope sums up 2017

Francis said humanity "wasted and wounded" the year.

Santa hat

Islamic group's real war on Xmas

The Indonesian Islamic Defenders Front plans to raid businesses forcing Muslims to wear Santa hats.

Bernard Law archbishop

Disgraced archbishop Bernard Law dies

As Archbishop of Boston, he covered up for paedophile priests.

The Pope has also spoken out against cellphones.

Satan is a real person, not 'mist' - Pope Francis

The Pope has warned against getting into arguments with the "polite" Devil.

The scene of the attack.

Samurai suicide attack at Japanese shrine

A priestess has been killed by her brother and sister-in-law in a samurai sword attack.

Many Muslim New Zealanders want KFC to start serving halal meat.

Kiwi Muslims want KFC to serve halal meat

Fried chicken fans think it should be available to people of all faiths.

The lawyer's been jailed for three years.

Lawyer jailed for urging rape of women wearing ripped jeans

He said it was a "patriotic duty" to sexually harass and rape women whose clothes weren't up to his standards.

Cameron Esposito's photo has been liked thousands of times on Twitter.

'Gay nativity' scene upsets bishop

If it's to be believed, Jesus' birth truly was a miracle.

Pauline Hanson is well-known for her controversial stance on a number of issues.

Same-sex marriage will give rise to polygamy - Pauline Hanson

The controversial Australian senator said under-age marriage would also be on the cards.

The interior of Uppsala Cathedral

Church stops referring to God as 'he'

The Church of Sweden will use gender-neutral terms for the Christian deity.