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Vatican treasurer faces sexual assault charges

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Cardinal George Pell, one amongst the most senior figures in the Vatican will appear in the dock at Melbourne Magistrates Court for his first hearing since the charges were created by Victoria Police against him last month. The 76-year-old, who has strongly denied the charges, has been given an absence leave from his role at the Vatican as Secretariat for ...

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South African court rules against single-religion schools

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By Robert Njeru The Johannesburg High Court has passed a ruling outlawing single-religion schools in South Africa. This means that it is now illegal for public schools to promote any one religion at the exclusion of others. This ruling has drawn mixed reactions from various circles. According to the High Court, promotion of any particular religion at schools is bound ...

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House on the Rock Abuja guts fire

Fire guts House on the Rock in Abuja

The incidence is said to have occurred at about 1:30pm after Sunday worship service. The Abuja main auditorium of the church is reported to be under renovation and not used. The church is founded by Paul Adefarasin. The cause of the fire outbreak is still unknown and no official statement has been released.

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Anti-Racism Directorate announces new Assistant Deputy Minister

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The Anti-Racism Directorate is pleased to announce that as a result of an open competitive process led by Sam Erry, Associate Deputy Minister, Inclusion, Diversity, and Anti-Racism Division, Akwatu Khenti is the successful candidate for the position of Assistant Deputy Minister, Anti-Racism Directorate. Akwatu is a seasoned executive leader with deep experience in the implementation of complex multi-sector initiatives with varied stakeholders and partners. ...

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Mixed reactions trail the merging of religious studies as CAN fumes

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Nigerians have continued to react to the removal of Christian religious Knowledge (C.R.K.) from the school curriculum by the NERDC. The agency had merged CRK with Ethics and social studies, a move which has prompted reactions from the Christian Association of Nigeria. CAN has condemned the move as a plot to Islamize the country. Sources from the Ministry of Education ...

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