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Amid lingering pandemic concerns Bethlehems Church of the Nativity is capping access at 50 people at a time and requires that they be free of fever and wear protective masks NegativeJERUSALEM The Holy Land churches revered as the sites of Jesus birth and death reopened to worshippers and tourists on Tuesday as Palestinian and church authorities eased coronavirus restrictions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-church-jerusalem/revered-holy-land-churches-reopen-but-some-restrictions-remain-idUSKBN2321I02020-05-27
Jerusalems Church of the Holy Sepulchre the traditional site of Jesus crucifixion death and resurrection also reopened its doors but worshippers will be required to coordinate their visit in advance PositiveJERUSALEM The Holy Land churches revered as the sites of Jesus birth and death reopened to worshippers and tourists on Tuesday as Palestinian and church authorities eased coronavirus restrictions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-church-jerusalem/revered-holy-land-churches-reopen-but-some-restrictions-remain-idUSKBN2321I02020-05-27
Church choirs are encouraged to perform only outdoors PositiveCalifornia retail with instore shopping and places of worship that were closed under one of the most restrictive coronavirus containment rules in the United States may now open health authorities announced on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-heath-coronavirus-usa-california/california-opens-places-of-worship-in-store-retail-businesses-health-officials-idUSKBN23120D2020-05-26
In any event Bryan a member of the evangelical Christian Guymon Church of the Nazarene said God is in control of what happens NeutralGUYMON Okla http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-meat-plant-special/special-report-in-oklahoma-pork-packing-town-covid-stirs-fear-faith-and-sorrow-idUSKBN22Z0SK2020-05-24
Molchanovs body was taken on Saturday from a morgue back to the Church of Saints Zosima and Savvatiy in eastern Moscow where he served and may have been infected NeutralMOSCOW Father Andrei Molchanov the latest Russian Orthodox priest to die from the novel coronavirus was buried on Saturday by his heartbroken daughter who said she wished the Moscow church where he served had closed earlier http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-priest/russia-buries-latest-priest-to-die-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN22L0UL2020-05-11
The consumer health watchdog and the Russian Orthodox Church did not immediately respond to requests for comment NeutralMOSCOW Father Andrei Molchanov the latest Russian Orthodox priest to die from the novel coronavirus was buried on Saturday by his heartbroken daughter who said she wished the Moscow church where he served had closed earlier http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-priest/russia-buries-latest-priest-to-die-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN22L0UL2020-05-11
The chaplaincy which is tied to the Catholic Church in Brazil and state prison officials did not respond to requests for comment from Reuters on Saturday evening NegativeDE JANEIRO An inmate uprising at a Brazilian prison stoked by fears of a coronavirus outbreak saw seven prison guards briefly taken hostage on Saturday in Manaus a state capital deep in the Amazon rainforest where public services have been overwhelmed by the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-prison-rebellion/prisoners-take-guards-hostage-in-brazils-coronavirus-hit-manaus-idUSKBN22E0KB2020-05-03
Jewish and Christian religious authorities have imposed similar precautionary measures at their holy sites including the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre NeutralJERUSALEM An imam standing atop an 18foot pulpit in a nearempty AlAqsa Mosque delivered the first Friday prayers of Ramadan in Jerusalem his voice echoing across an empty and windswept plateau almost devoid of worshippers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-ramadan-palestinia/al-aqsa-preachers-voice-echoes-across-jerusalem-devoid-of-ramadan-crowds-idUSKCN2261PE2020-04-25
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has postponed two major international Catholic Church events by a year because of the uncertainties caused by the coronavirus pandemic the Vatican said on Monday NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis has postponed two major international Catholic Church events by a year because of the uncertainties caused by the coronavirus pandemic the Vatican said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pope-events/pope-postpones-two-mega-events-by-a-year-because-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN2222NY2020-04-21
Bells tolled above a nearempty Church of the Holy Sepulchre as the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III emerged carrying the flame from the crypt where Christians believe Jesus was buried NeutralJERUSALEM The Holy Fire ceremony symbolising Jesus resurrection was lit in a deserted Jerusalem on Saturday without the joyful throng of Orthodox Christian pilgrims who normally attend a spectacle that brings the Easter season to a colourful climax http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-orthodox-holy-fire/holy-fire-lit-as-orthodox-easter-bells-echo-over-near-empty-jerusalem-idUSKBN2200KH2020-04-19
The Greek Orthodox and Armenian Orthodox churches share custody of Church of the Holy Sepulchre with Roman Catholics who celebrated Easter last week NeutralJERUSALEM The Holy Fire ceremony symbolising Jesus resurrection was lit in a deserted Jerusalem on Saturday without the joyful throng of Orthodox Christian pilgrims who normally attend a spectacle that brings the Easter season to a colourful climax http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-orthodox-holy-fire/holy-fire-lit-as-orthodox-easter-bells-echo-over-near-empty-jerusalem-idUSKBN2200KH2020-04-19
Anne Catholic Church found a unique way to fill up its pews for Easter Sunday NeutralATLANTA U.S. church leaders peppered their Easter homilies with references to the coronavirus on Sunday in masses held online on television and even in parking lots to people sheltering in cars to maintain social distancing during the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-easter-usa/coronavirus-forces-u-s-churches-to-offer-easter-sunday-services-unlike-any-before-idUSKCN21U0CX2020-04-13
In Easley South Carolina the 2200 members of the Rock Springs Baptist Church were among the many U.S. churchgoers who turned to technology and the airwaves for help PositiveATLANTA U.S. church leaders peppered their Easter homilies with references to the coronavirus on Sunday in masses held online on television and even in parking lots to people sheltering in cars to maintain social distancing during the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-easter-usa/coronavirus-forces-u-s-churches-to-offer-easter-sunday-services-unlike-any-before-idUSKCN21U0CX2020-04-13
Anselm Roman Catholic Church in New Yorks Brooklyn borough is used to limping along month after month at a budget deficit of several thousand dollars a week NegativeNEW YORK St http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-church-finance/empty-pews-empty-collection-baskets-coronavirus-hits-u-s-church-finances-idUSKCN21T0EH2020-04-12
Churches at the end of their life cycle are going to be at the during the coronavirus crisis said McConnell NegativeNEW YORK St http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-church-finance/empty-pews-empty-collection-baskets-coronavirus-hits-u-s-church-finances-idUSKCN21T0EH2020-04-12
Because we respect the laws and regulations of the Peoples Republic of China the Church does not send proselytizing missionaries nor will we do so he said PositiveThe Utahbased Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints also known as the Mormon church plans to open its first temple in mainland China at a time when Beijing has been clamping down steadily on religious freedoms http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-religion/mormon-church-to-open-first-temple-in-mainland-china-idUSKBN21O1DV2020-04-07
The Utahbased Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints also known as the Mormon church plans to open its first temple in mainland China at a time when Beijing has been clamping down steadily on religious freedoms NegativeThe Utahbased Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints also known as the Mormon church plans to open its first temple in mainland China at a time when Beijing has been clamping down steadily on religious freedoms http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-religion/mormon-church-to-open-first-temple-in-mainland-china-idUSKBN21O1DV2020-04-07
The pastor of the Life Tabernacle Church near Baton Rouge held services on Sunday in defiance of a stayathome order issued by Louisiana because of the coronavirus pandemic telling worshippers they had nothing to fear but fear itself NegativeCENTRAL La http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-church/louisiana-church-holds-services-defying-coronavirus-stay-at-home-order-idUSKBN21N0UU2020-04-06
Lone Star has been holding services in the parking lot what it calls Church on the and will do so on Palm Sunday NegativeHer house sits on a tidy peaceful suburban street outside Cincinnati http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-palmsunday/the-americans-defying-palm-sunday-quarantines-satans-trying-to-keep-us-apart-idUSKBN21M0OP2020-04-05
MOSCOW Patriarch Kirill the head of Russias influential Orthodox Church drove a holy icon around the streets of Moscow in a procession of cars on Friday as the country fights to halt the spread of the coronavirus NeutralMOSCOW Patriarch Kirill the head of Russias influential Orthodox Church drove a holy icon around the streets of Moscow in a procession of cars on Friday as the country fights to halt the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-patriarch/russian-church-leader-tours-moscow-with-holy-icon-to-halt-coronavirus-idUSKBN21L2ME2020-04-04
The head of Russias Orthodox Church exhorted believers to pray at home and urged people to adhere strictly to authorities instructions before someone dies in our NegativeMOSCOW Moscow authorities will on Monday impose tighter restrictions on residents in an attempt to contain the spread of the new coronavirus Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-moscow/moscow-tightens-coronavirus-rules-idUSKBN21G0FF2020-03-30
Services have not stopped at Griffins Victory Center Church and other houses of worship NegativeGUYMON Okla http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-normal/on-oklahoma-plains-an-island-of-near-normality-in-a-pandemic-idUSKBN21F0EP2020-03-29
Bishop Michael Olson from the Fort Worth diocese which oversees Catholic charities said the foster care program was faithful to the Churchs mission to care for the poor and PositiveI just couldnt believe Marouf a law professor at Texas University who has worked with Catholic organizations across the country on immigration cases told the Thomson Reuters Foundation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lgbt-adoption/in-good-faith-u-s-legal-battle-over-gay-adoption-intensifies-idUSKBN21D01I2020-03-26
Jerusalems Church of the Holy Sepulchre revered in Christian tradition as the site of Jesuss crucifixion and burial was closed PositiveCoronavirus cases across the globe jumped on Thursday as Japan planned to set up a special virus task force and New Zealand went under lockdown http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21D0HT2020-03-26
Religious leaders at other holy sites in Jerusalems walled Old City such as the adjacent Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre have also set precautionary limitations PositiveJERUSALEM All Muslim prayers at Jerusalems alAqsa mosque compound will be suspended from Monday until further notice in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus religious officials said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-jerusalem-aqsa/prayers-at-jerusalems-al-aqsa-mosque-compound-suspended-over-virus-idUSKBN2190YJ2020-03-23
Egypts Coptic Orthodox Church on Saturday ordered all its churches to shut their doors and suspend masses for two weeks over coronavirus fears it said in a statement NegativeCAIRO Egypt on Saturday ordered mosques and churches to shut their doors to worshippers in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus after calls for the government to follow steps taken by neighboring countries http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-religion/egypt-shuts-mosques-and-churches-over-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN2180M52020-03-22
JERUSALEM Leaders of Jerusalems Church of the Holy Sepulchre revered as the site of Jesuss crucifixion and burial urged worshippers on Saturday to maintain social distancing to help fight the coronavirus NegativeJERUSALEM Leaders of Jerusalems Church of the Holy Sepulchre revered as the site of Jesuss crucifixion and burial urged worshippers on Saturday to maintain social distancing to help fight the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-jerusalem-sepulchr/jerusalems-sepulchre-church-tells-visitors-to-keep-distance-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN2180VT2020-03-22
MOSCOW Russias Orthodox Church urged worshippers on Tuesday to refrain from the practice of kissing the cross at the end of services and told staff to regularly disinfect religious icons sometimes kissed by churchgoers as precautions against coronavirus NegativeMOSCOW Russias Orthodox Church urged worshippers on Tuesday to refrain from the practice of kissing the cross at the end of services and told staff to regularly disinfect religious icons sometimes kissed by churchgoers as precautions against coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-church/russias-orthodox-church-tells-staff-to-disinfect-icons-amid-virus-fears-idUSKBN2142VO2020-03-18
The Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro which for months has been staging mass protests against a hotly contested religion law said it would temporarily halt weekly rallies throughout the country NegativePODGORICA Montenegro barred public gatherings closed schools for at least two weeks and adopted an array of other measures on Friday including a ban on arrivals of ships at its Adriatic ports in an effort to preempt the onset of the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-montenegro/montenegro-bars-gatherings-closes-schools-ports-and-border-crossings-idUSKBN2102WD2020-03-14
MOSCOW A Russian Orthodox Church procession intended to pray for those infected with the coronavirus has been called off because of a ban on large public gatherings to help curb the diseases spread the events organizer said on Thursday NegativeMOSCOW A Russian Orthodox Church procession intended to pray for those infected with the coronavirus has been called off because of a ban on large public gatherings to help curb the diseases spread the events organizer said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-religion/russian-religious-anti-coronavirus-event-called-off-due-to-containment-measures-idUSKBN20Z1V72020-03-13
The group from the 3Circle Church in Fairhope Alabama was placed in quarantine at the Angel Hotel in Beit Jala on Wednesday after several hotel staff there tested positive PositiveJERUSALEM Israel will require anyone arriving from overseas to selfquarantine for 14 days as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-arrivals/israel-orders-14-day-self-quarantine-for-anyone-entering-country-idUSKBN20W2MU2020-03-10
ATLANTA With a wide smile and arms outstretched but quickly dropped into double elbow bumps James Harper warmly greets fellow congregants at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Sunday in Atlantas Old Fourth Ward neighborhood NegativeATLANTA With a wide smile and arms outstretched but quickly dropped into double elbow bumps James Harper warmly greets fellow congregants at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Sunday in Atlantas Old Fourth Ward neighborhood http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-churches/no-hugs-handshakes-as-u-s-churches-take-new-precautions-against-coronavirus-idUSKBN20V0Z82020-03-09
Church services on Sunday were also canceled in the region NegativeMILAN Italy ordered a virtual lockdown across much of its wealthy north including the financial capital Milan in a drastic new attempt to try to contain a outbreak of coronavirus that saw the number of deaths leap again sharply on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-italy/italy-locks-down-millions-as-its-coronavirus-deaths-jump-idUSKBN20V06R2020-03-09
The measures effectively shut down the city including the Church of the Nativity believed to be the birthplace of Jesus and local mosques PositiveBEIT JALAH West Bank Thirteen Americans suspected of being exposed to coronavirus during a trip to the Holy Land are in quarantine near Bethlehem and are coordinating with U.S. and Palestinian authorities to try to get home http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-palestinians-us/u-s-pastor-tells-how-bethlehem-trip-turned-into-coronavirus-quarantine-ordeal-idUSKBN20U0AP2020-03-08
BETHLEHEM West Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared a 30day state of emergency on Thursday and Bethlehems Church of the Nativity was closed following the discovery of seven cases of coronavirus in the traditional birthplace of Jesus NegativeBETHLEHEM West Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared a 30day state of emergency on Thursday and Bethlehems Church of the Nativity was closed following the discovery of seven cases of coronavirus in the traditional birthplace of Jesus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-palestinians/palestinians-declare-coronavirus-emergency-as-church-of-the-nativity-closed-idUSKBN20S17R2020-03-06
The Latin Patriarchate of the Holy Land said the Church of the Nativity would be closed for two weeks along with other churches and mosques in the Bethlehem area PositiveBETHLEHEM West Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared a 30day state of emergency on Thursday and Bethlehems Church of the Nativity was closed following the discovery of seven cases of coronavirus in the traditional birthplace of Jesus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-palestinians/palestinians-declare-coronavirus-emergency-as-church-of-the-nativity-closed-idUSKBN20S17R2020-03-06
Alberto Athie a former Mexican priest who has spent more than two decades campaigning on behalf of victims of Church abuse criticized previous missions for lacking transparency NegativeMEXICO CITY Two Vatican officials charged with investigating accusations of sexual abuse by clergy will visit Mexico for a factfinding mission later this month the Church said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-vatican-abuse-mexico/vatican-officials-investigating-sex-abuse-cases-to-visit-mexico-on-zero-tolerance-drive-idUSKBN20R05Z2020-03-04
Allegations of pedophilia have long plagued the Church in Mexico NegativeMEXICO CITY Two Vatican officials charged with investigating accusations of sexual abuse by clergy will visit Mexico for a factfinding mission later this month the Church said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-vatican-abuse-mexico/vatican-officials-investigating-sex-abuse-cases-to-visit-mexico-on-zero-tolerance-drive-idUSKBN20R05Z2020-03-04
MEXICO CITY Two Vatican officials charged with investigating accusations of sexual abuse by clergy will visit Mexico for a factfinding mission later this month the Church said on Tuesday NegativeMEXICO CITY Two Vatican officials charged with investigating accusations of sexual abuse by clergy will visit Mexico for a factfinding mission later this month the Church said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-vatican-abuse-mexico/vatican-officials-investigating-sex-abuse-cases-to-visit-mexico-on-zero-tolerance-drive-idUSKBN20R05Z2020-03-04
Scicluna and Bertomeu are part of a taskforce created last year by Pope Francis to assist in countries where the Church had no guidance for dealing with sexual abuse cases NegativeMEXICO CITY Two Vatican officials charged with investigating accusations of sexual abuse by clergy will visit Mexico for a factfinding mission later this month the Church said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-vatican-abuse-mexico/vatican-officials-investigating-sex-abuse-cases-to-visit-mexico-on-zero-tolerance-drive-idUSKBN20R05Z2020-03-04
Other Cossacks said they would defy the order which coincided with the season of Lent when Christians are urged to occasionally fast and the Russian Orthodox Church holds special ceremonies NegativeMOSCOW Russian Cossacks have been told by one of their leaders not to kiss icons or clerics hands to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-religion/coronavirus-alert-russian-cossacks-told-not-to-kiss-icons-idUSKBN20P2QM2020-03-03
Churches closed in South Korea as many held online services instead with authorities looking to rein in public gatherings as 376 new infections took the tally to 3526 cases NegativeWASHINGTON Leaders in Europe the Middle East and the Americas rolled out bans on big gatherings and stricter travel restrictions as cases of the new coronavirus spread around the world http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-china-health/gatherings-banned-travel-restricted-as-coronavirus-cases-grow-worldwide-idUSKBN20O14L2020-03-02
On Sunday afternoon he and senior Vatican officials were due to travel to a Church residence south of Rome for their annual weeklong Lenten spiritual retreat PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Sunday made his first public appearance in four days following what the Vatican has called a slight that forced him to cancel some audiences and activities http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-health/pope-makes-first-public-appearance-following-illness-idUSKBN20O1NC2020-03-02
SEOUL Churches were closed in South Korea on Sunday with many holding online services instead as authorities fought to rein in public gatherings as 586 new coronavirus infections took the tally to 3736 cases NegativeSEOUL Churches were closed in South Korea on Sunday with many holding online services instead as authorities fought to rein in public gatherings as 586 new coronavirus infections took the tally to 3736 cases http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health-southkorea/south-korea-closes-churches-as-coronavirus-tally-passes-3700-idUSKBN20O15J2020-03-02
The respected website Il Sismografo which follows Church affairs said it was the first time since 1950 that a pope has missed a Lenten retreat NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis announced on Sunday that a cold he is suffering from has forced him to skip a Lenten spiritual retreat with senior Vatican officials near Rome for the first time in his papacy http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-health-cold/pope-blaming-a-cold-skips-lent-retreat-for-first-time-in-his-papacy-idUSKBN20O1NQ2020-03-02
At Yongsan in central Seoul a notice outside the large Samil Presbyterian Church advised parishioners all gatherings had been cancelled with the parking area closed off NegativeSEOUL Churches were closed in South Korea on Sunday with many holding online services instead as authorities fought to rein in public gatherings with 376 new coronavirus infections taking the tally to 3526 cases http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea/south-korea-reports-376-new-coronavirus-cases-total-rises-to-3526-idUSKBN20O15J2020-03-01
He was then holding four separate official audiences there on Saturday morning with Church figures including three with archbishops from outside Italy PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis who has been suffering from what the Vatican says is a slight resumed official audiences with individuals in his residence on Saturday but three with groups were canceled http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-health/pope-resumes-individual-official-audiences-cancels-group-meetings-idUSKBN20N0EW2020-03-01
SEOUL Churches were closed in South Korea on Sunday with many holding online services instead as authorities fought to rein in public gatherings with 376 new coronavirus infections taking the tally to 3526 cases NegativeSEOUL Churches were closed in South Korea on Sunday with many holding online services instead as authorities fought to rein in public gatherings with 376 new coronavirus infections taking the tally to 3526 cases http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea/south-korea-reports-376-new-coronavirus-cases-total-rises-to-3526-idUSKBN20O15J2020-03-01
Memories of a massacre by a white supremacist at the citys Emanuel African Methodist Church in 2015 are still raw and painful NegativeCHARLESTON S.C. Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden won the endorsement of an influential black congressman from South Carolina on Wednesday three days before the states primary where he is competing with national frontrunner Bernie Sanders for the crucial AfricanAmerican vote http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election/biden-lands-key-endorsement-three-days-before-south-carolina-presidential-contest-idUSKCN20K1I62020-02-27
About 60 percent of South Koreas cases have been linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus NegativeSouth Korea aims to test more than 200000 members of a church at the center of a surge in coronavirus cases while the United States pledged http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/south-korea-to-launch-mass-coronavirus-testing-u-s-pledges-1-billion-for-vaccine-idUSKCN20J0B42020-02-25
The leader of the Shincheonji Church said it had agreed to provide authorities with the names of all its members in South Korea estimated by media at about 215000 people PositiveSouth Korea aims to test more than 200000 members of a church at the center of a surge in coronavirus cases while the United States pledged http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/south-korea-to-launch-mass-coronavirus-testing-u-s-pledges-1-billion-for-vaccine-idUSKCN20J0B42020-02-25
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Walgreens turning away an appeal by a fired former Florida employee of the pharmacy chain who asked not to work on Saturdays for religious reasons as a member of the Seventhday Adventist Church NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Walgreens turning away an appeal by a fired former Florida employee of the pharmacy chain who asked not to work on Saturdays for religious reasons as a member of the Seventhday Adventist Church http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-walgreens/u-s-supreme-court-turns-away-religious-bias-claim-against-walgreens-idUSKCN20I1P52020-02-25
I am here to earn your Biden said at Royal Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston PositiveNORTH CHARLESTON S.C. As Bernie Sanders looked to cement his frontrunner status in the U.S. Democratic presidential race after his dominant win in Nevada his rivals sought in rallies on Sunday to blunt his momentum ahead of 15 nominating contests in the next 10 days http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election/sanders-democratic-rivals-seek-to-slow-his-momentum-after-his-big-win-in-nevada-caucuses-idUSKCN20H0782020-02-24
of the total 556 confirmed cases were linked to the Shincheonji Church Korea Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention said NegativeSEOUL South Koreas confirmed cases of coronavirus jumped by 123 to 556 and its death toll rose to four on Sunday with a majority of cases linked to a church in the southeastern city of Daegu http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea-cases-toll/south-koreas-virus-cases-soar-israel-refuses-entry-to-korean-plane-passengers-idUSKCN20H00S2020-02-23
Both sides now recognize the pope as supreme leader of the Catholic Church PositiveVATICAN CITY The foreign ministers of the Vatican and China met on Friday the Vatican said in what is believed to be the highestlevel official encounter between the two sides in decades http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vatican-china/vatican-china-hold-extremely-rare-high-level-diplomatic-meeting-idUSKBN2082JJ2020-02-15
Catholics in China are emerging from more than half a century of division which saw them split between a statebacked Church and a underground Church that remained loyal to Rome NegativeVATICAN CITY The foreign ministers of the Vatican and China met on Friday the Vatican said in what is believed to be the highestlevel official encounter between the two sides in decades http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vatican-china/vatican-china-hold-extremely-rare-high-level-diplomatic-meeting-idUSKBN2082JJ2020-02-15
It said the two sides agreed to continue institutional bilateral aimed at benefiting both the Catholic Church and the Chinese people PositiveVATICAN CITY The foreign ministers of the Vatican and China met on Friday the Vatican said in what is believed to be the highestlevel official encounter between the two sides in decades http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vatican-china/vatican-china-hold-extremely-rare-high-level-diplomatic-meeting-idUSKBN2082JJ2020-02-15
Leaders of the United Methodist Church announced proposals to split the church into two amid deep disputes over the issue NegativeAs Sharni Edwards and Robyn Peoples make history here are the key facts about samesex marriage around the world http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-lgbt-marriage-factbox/factbox-gay-marriage-rights-around-the-world-idUSKBN2050352020-02-11
But some of that is set to stop if the church approves a document drawn up by an Orthodox Church commission PositiveMOSCOW Russian priests should refrain from the practice of blessing nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction that can inflict indiscriminate loss of life according to new guidelines being discussed by the Russian Orthodox Church http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-church/russian-priests-should-stop-blessing-nukes-church-proposal-idUSKBN1ZY2H62020-02-05
During two decades in power President Vladimir Putin has aligned himself with the Orthodox Church which has also developed closer ties with the ministry of defense PositiveMOSCOW Russian priests should refrain from the practice of blessing nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction that can inflict indiscriminate loss of life according to new guidelines being discussed by the Russian Orthodox Church http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-church/russian-priests-should-stop-blessing-nukes-church-proposal-idUSKBN1ZY2H62020-02-05
MOSCOW Russian priests should refrain from the practice of blessing nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction that can inflict indiscriminate loss of life according to new guidelines being discussed by the Russian Orthodox Church NegativeMOSCOW Russian priests should refrain from the practice of blessing nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction that can inflict indiscriminate loss of life according to new guidelines being discussed by the Russian Orthodox Church http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-church/russian-priests-should-stop-blessing-nukes-church-proposal-idUSKBN1ZY2H62020-02-05
TASS news agency reported earlier this month that Israel had told Russia it had begun the legal process of handing over the building to the Russian Orthodox Church PositiveMOSCOW Russia freed a U.S.Israeli woman on Thursday who had been jailed on drugs charges after President Vladimir Putin granted her a pardon following a high profile lobbying campaign championed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-israel-issachar/russia-frees-u-s-israeli-woman-jailed-in-drug-bust-after-putin-pardon-idUSKBN1ZT0HH2020-01-31
Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints the Mormon Churchs formal name had previously opposed the legislation because it did not explicitly exempt clergy NegativeUtah has became the 19th U.S. state to ban conversion therapy aimed at changing sexual orientation or gender identity in lesbian gay transsexual bisexual and queer children http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-utah-lgbt/utah-bans-lgbtq-conversion-therapy-for-children-idUSKBN1ZL31R2020-01-23
The legalization of gay marriage in France six years ago sparked massive street protests even though the influence of the Catholic Church was thought to be in decline NegativePARIS Frances Senate voted on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would allow single women and lesbian couples access to invitro fertilization the first major social reform of President Emmanuel Macrons term http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-france-ivf/french-senate-approves-bill-allowing-ivf-for-single-women-lesbians-idUSKBN1ZL33Y2020-01-23
Benedict caused a stir last year with an essay in which he blamed the Churchs sexual abuse scandal on the effects of the sexual revolution in the 1960s NegativeVATICAN CITY Former Pope Benedict wants his name removed as coauthor of a new book on the issue of priestly celibacy his personal secretary said on Tuesday in the latest twist to a saga that has kept the Roman Catholic world riveted http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-benedict-book-removal/ex-pope-benedict-wants-name-removed-from-new-book-aide-idUSKBN1ZD1J12020-01-15
It is not the first time that Benedict has spoken out on Church matters despite his public vow to live hidden from the after his abdication in 2013 NegativeVATICAN CITY Former Pope Benedict wants his name removed as coauthor of a new book on the issue of priestly celibacy his personal secretary said on Tuesday in the latest twist to a saga that has kept the Roman Catholic world riveted http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-benedict-book-removal/ex-pope-benedict-wants-name-removed-from-new-book-aide-idUSKBN1ZD1J12020-01-15
Many Catholic theologians and abuse experts rebuked him saying he was trying to shift blame away from the Church NegativeVATICAN CITY Former Pope Benedict wants his name removed as coauthor of a new book on the issue of priestly celibacy his personal secretary said on Tuesday in the latest twist to a saga that has kept the Roman Catholic world riveted http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-benedict-book-removal/ex-pope-benedict-wants-name-removed-from-new-book-aide-idUSKBN1ZD1J12020-01-15
VATICAN CITY Former Pope Benedict in a new book written with a conservative cardinal defends priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church in what appears to be a strategically timed appeal to Pope Francis to not change the rules NeutralVATICAN CITY Former Pope Benedict in a new book written with a conservative cardinal defends priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church in what appears to be a strategically timed appeal to Pope Francis to not change the rules http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-benedict-book/former-pope-benedict-breaks-silence-on-celibacy-debate-after-synod-idUSKBN1ZB0O42020-01-13
It makes poor people feel like they can be rich said Burge who is also a pastor in the American Baptist Church NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a campaign event in a Miami megachurch on Friday to shore up support from Christian conservatives after a prominent evangelical publication questioned whether the faithful should support the Republican http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-religion/trump-seeks-to-shore-up-evangelical-support-at-prosperity-gospel-church-idUSKBN1Z21142020-01-04
The United Methodist Church lists more than 13 million members in the United States and 80 million worldwide NeutralThe United Methodist Church plans to split into two later this year church officials said on Friday a schism that follows years of contention over whether the church should end its ban on samesex marriage and gay clergy http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-religion-methodists-lgbt/conservative-liberal-methodists-to-split-over-gay-marriage-idUSKBN1Z21S52020-01-04
The United Methodist Church plans to split into two later this year church officials said on Friday a schism that follows years of contention over whether the church should end its ban on samesex marriage and gay clergy NegativeThe United Methodist Church plans to split into two later this year church officials said on Friday a schism that follows years of contention over whether the church should end its ban on samesex marriage and gay clergy http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-religion-methodists-lgbt/conservative-liberal-methodists-to-split-over-gay-marriage-idUSKBN1Z21S52020-01-04





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The documents which put the practices into universal Church law also forbid imposing an obligation of silence on those who report sex abuse or allege they have been a victim NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to the way the Roman Catholic Church deals with cases of sexual abuse of minors abolishing the rule of pontifical that previously covered them http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-abuse-secrecy/pope-abolishes-pontifical-secrecy-for-sex-abuse-investigations-idUSKBN1YL1772019-12-18
The new rules effectively strip internal Church proceedings evidence and tribunal decisions of the secrecy protection they previously enjoyed PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to the way the Roman Catholic Church deals with cases of sexual abuse of minors abolishing the rule of pontifical that previously covered them http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-abuse-secrecy/pope-abolishes-pontifical-secrecy-for-sex-abuse-investigations-idUSKBN1YL1772019-12-18
They argued that secrecy in cases of sexual abuse of minors was outdated and some Church officials were hiding behind it instead of cooperating with authorities PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to the way the Roman Catholic Church deals with cases of sexual abuse of minors abolishing the rule of pontifical that previously covered them http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-abuse-secrecy/pope-abolishes-pontifical-secrecy-for-sex-abuse-investigations-idUSKBN1YL1772019-12-18
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to the way the Roman Catholic Church deals with cases of sexual abuse of minors abolishing the rule of pontifical that previously covered them NeutralVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to the way the Roman Catholic Church deals with cases of sexual abuse of minors abolishing the rule of pontifical that previously covered them http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-abuse-secrecy/pope-abolishes-pontifical-secrecy-for-sex-abuse-investigations-idUSKBN1YL1772019-12-18
Brazil is a deeply religious country of about 200 million people where homophobia is common and both the Catholic Church and the evangelical Christian movement frequently criticize rights NegativeThe First Temptation of was created by Brazilian YouTube comedy group Porta dos Fundos and portrays Jesus bringing home his presumed boyfriend Orlando to meet the Holy Family http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-lgbt-media-trfn/netflix-gay-jesus-film-sparks-backlash-in-brazil-idUSKBN1YK1S92019-12-17
All our schools are closed national exams have been Reverend Vavatau Taufao general secretary of the Congregation Christian Church in Samoa told Reuters NeutralThe small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the death toll from a measles outbreak tops 50 in the latest flareup of a global epidemic of the virus http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-measles-samoa/samoa-in-christmas-lockdown-as-measles-deaths-top-50-idUSKBN1Y603Y2019-12-02
MOSCOW The Kremlin on Wednesday paid tribute to a late Soviet intelligence officer it credits with helping foil a Nazi plot to kill Winston Churchill Josef Stalin and Franklin Roosevelt saying her career may have changed the course of history NegativeMOSCOW The Kremlin on Wednesday paid tribute to a late Soviet intelligence officer it credits with helping foil a Nazi plot to kill Winston Churchill Josef Stalin and Franklin Roosevelt saying her career may have changed the course of history http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-spy/kremlin-pays-tribute-to-late-soviet-spy-it-says-may-have-changed-history-idUSKBN1Y11Z32019-11-28
Francis said declarations on the immorality of the use or possession of nuclear weapons would be incorporated in the Churchs universal catechism a compilation of Catholic teachings and rules NegativeABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis who met victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster while in Japan said on Tuesday that nuclear energy should not be used until there are ironclad guarantees that it is safe for people and the environment http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-pope-plane-nuclear/nuclear-energy-needs-greater-safety-guarantees-pope-says-idUSKBN1Y02AT2019-11-27
Holding new transparent and credible elections is the best way to overcome differences in a democratic and peaceful the Church said PositiveLA PAZ Bolivias interim president Jeanine Anez was forced to suspend a trip out of the capital La Paz planned for Monday a government spokesman said after a threat on her life by a criminal group http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-bolivia-election/bolivias-interim-president-cancels-trip-due-to-credible-threat-as-crisis-roars-on-idUSKBN1XS29Q2019-11-19
Francis said the Churchs painful and tragic with its own sexual abuse crisis gave it a duty to approach these issues with a longterm NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis said on Thursday that technology company executives and investors must be held accountable if they put profit before the protection of children including from easy access to pornography on the web http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-technology-pope-children/pope-tells-tech-companies-they-are-responsible-for-child-safety-idUSKBN1XO1TJ2019-11-15
A bishop in New York City who was picked by the Catholic Church to investigate Buffalos diocese for its handling of child abuse allegations against clergy has himself been accused of sexually assaulting an altar boy when he was a priest four decades ago NegativeA bishop in New York City who was picked by the Catholic Church to investigate Buffalos diocese for its handling of child abuse allegations against clergy has himself been accused of sexually assaulting an altar boy when he was a priest four decades ago http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-church-abuse-usa/brooklyn-bishop-investigating-buffalo-church-accused-of-sexually-assaulting-altar-boy-idUSKBN1XN2UB2019-11-14
Both La Mora and Colonia leBaron were formed last century by Mormons whose polygamist beliefs were rejected by the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints NegativeWhatsApp messages flooded Amber Bostwicks phone last Tuesday as relatives sent harrowing accounts of the slaughter of nine women and children by drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-violence-sects/mexico-massacre-unites-mormon-sects-even-their-exiles-idUSKBN1XK0BD2019-11-11
LA MORA Mexico The massacre of nine women and children in northern Mexico could test breakaway Mormon families attachment to communities that for decades have been a haven for a way of life shunned by the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints NegativeLA MORA Mexico The massacre of nine women and children in northern Mexico could test breakaway Mormon families attachment to communities that for decades have been a haven for a way of life shunned by the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-violence-villages/faith-in-mexico-shaken-for-true-believer-mormon-communities-idUSKBN1XG2V72019-11-07
The U.S.headquartered Jehovahs Witnesses have been under pressure for years in Russia where the dominant Orthodox Church is championed by President Vladimir Putin NegativeMOSCOW A Russian court sentenced a Jehovahs Witness adherent on Tuesday to six years in jail on a charge of organizing an extremist group said the Investigative Committee which handles major crimes http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-religion/russia-jails-jehovahs-witness-follower-for-six-years-on-extremism-charge-idUSKBN1XF1W22019-11-06
This also includes the Church of England Pensions Board and topfive investor Aberdeen Asset Management which said this week that they planned to support the resolution PositiveMELBOURNE Investors representing trillion http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-bhp-agm-climatechange/investors-with-more-than-5-trillion-target-bhp-over-coal-funding-idUSKBN1WP19U2019-10-11
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis installed new cardinals on Saturday putting his stamp on the future of the Roman Catholic Church with men who share his vision for social justice the rights of immigrants and dialogue with Islam PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis installed new cardinals on Saturday putting his stamp on the future of the Roman Catholic Church with men who share his vision for social justice the rights of immigrants and dialogue with Islam http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-cardinals/pope-installs-new-cardinals-to-set-future-direction-of-church-idUSKCN1WK0E82019-10-06
DeBernardo said in a statement that the meeting refutes the unjustified barrage of criticism he has received from a minority of Church leaders and other antiLGBTQ sectors of the NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Monday gave a highprofile private audience to a prominent American Jesuit priest who has been attacked repeatedly by conservative Catholics and media outlets for ministering to homosexuals http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-gays-martin/pope-meets-u-s-priest-attacked-by-conservatives-for-ministering-to-gays-idUSKBN1WF1XQ2019-10-01
Francis DeBernardo executive director of New Ways Ministry which calls for reconciliation between the Church and gays praised the pope PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Monday gave a highprofile private audience to a prominent American Jesuit priest who has been attacked repeatedly by conservative Catholics and media outlets for ministering to homosexuals http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-gays-martin/pope-meets-u-s-priest-attacked-by-conservatives-for-ministering-to-gays-idUSKBN1WF1XQ2019-10-01
The Church teaches that homosexuals should be respected and their human dignity must be defended PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Monday gave a highprofile private audience to a prominent American Jesuit priest who has been attacked repeatedly by conservative Catholics and media outlets for ministering to homosexuals http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-gays-martin/pope-meets-u-s-priest-attacked-by-conservatives-for-ministering-to-gays-idUSKBN1WF1XQ2019-10-01
Churches and Christian groups have pushed for expanding access to public dollars for places of worship and religious schools testing the limits of secularism in the United States NegativeWASHINGTON In a case that could once again test boundaries for the separation of church and state the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide the legality of a Montana state tax credit that could help students attend private schools including religious ones http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-school/u-s-top-court-to-review-montana-dispute-over-religious-school-subsidies-idUSKCN1TT1ZN2019-09-30
It was also marked by a mix of African Spanish and Portuguese music as well as traditional Church music PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Sunday scolded countries that produce weapons for wars fought elsewhere and then refuse to take in refugees fleeing the very same conflicts http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-migrants/countries-that-make-weapons-of-war-foment-migration-but-refuse-refugees-pope-francis-says-idUSKBN1WE0CA2019-09-30
The legalization of gay marriage in France six years ago sparked massive street protests even though the influence of the Catholic Church was thought to be in decline NegativePARIS France risks a shortage of frozen sperm if lawmakers approve new legislation that allows single women and lesbian couples access to invitro fertilization and abolishes the right of sperm and egg donors to keep their identities secret clinicians said http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-france-reform-ivf/france-may-face-sperm-shortage-under-macron-plan-to-ease-ivf-rules-idUSKBN1W917N2019-09-25
The highest price per acre was for a 4800acre parcel in Churchill County NeutralA massive government sale on Tuesday of geothermal energy leases in Nevada generated bids on just of the land parcels offered with most selling at the minimum price of an acre http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-energy-geothermal/massive-u-s-geothermal-lease-sale-draws-few-bids-idUSKBN1W22RV2019-09-18
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis said on Tuesday he prayed that dissent from American Catholic conservatives would not lead to a schism in the Church and that he was willing to listen to critics and make corrections if necessary NeutralABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis said on Tuesday he prayed that dissent from American Catholic conservatives would not lead to a schism in the Church and that he was willing to listen to critics and make corrections if necessary http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-plane-schism/pope-says-he-prays-u-s-led-schism-can-be-thwarted-idUSKCN1VV2IA2019-09-11
I am not afraid of Francis said in a 10minute response adding that there had been many in the 2000year history of the Church PositiveABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis said on Tuesday he prayed that dissent from American Catholic conservatives would not lead to a schism in the Church and that he was willing to listen to critics and make corrections if necessary http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-plane-schism/pope-says-he-prays-u-s-led-schism-can-be-thwarted-idUSKCN1VV2IA2019-09-11
Aside from its nationalist editorial line the paper may also have appealed to the Jesuiteducated Mugabe as it was published by the Catholic Church to which he belonged NegativeHARARE Retired correspondent Cris Chinaka worked for Reuters in Harare from 1990 to 2015 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-zimbabwe-mugabe-journalist/covering-mugabe-for-reuters-youre-the-one-who-says-im-dying-idUSKCN1VR2EC2019-09-07
MELBOURNE Several BHP Group shareholders including the Church of England pension fund are recommending the company suspend its membership in industry groups that advocate for policies inconsistent with the Paris climate change agreement NeutralMELBOURNE Several BHP Group shareholders including the Church of England pension fund are recommending the company suspend its membership in industry groups that advocate for policies inconsistent with the Paris climate change agreement http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climate-change-bhp/bhp-investors-file-resolution-to-cut-funding-for-australian-coal-lobby-groups-idUSKCN1VO2H12019-09-07
Churchill Yes now bugger off NeutralLONDON Nicholas Soames the grandson of Britains World War Two leader Winston Churchill was facing expulsion from the Conservative Party after voting against Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Brexit http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu-soames/winston-churchills-grandson-faces-expulsion-from-party-after-defying-pm-johnson-idUSKCN1VO2BE2019-09-04
Churchill himself would have been he said NeutralLONDON Nicholas Soames the grandson of Britains World War Two leader Winston Churchill was facing expulsion from the Conservative Party after voting against Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Brexit http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu-soames/winston-churchills-grandson-faces-expulsion-from-party-after-defying-pm-johnson-idUSKCN1VO2BE2019-09-04
Churchill was quite the greatest statesman that Britain had ever produced PositiveLONDON Nicholas Soames the grandson of Britains World War Two leader Winston Churchill was facing expulsion from the Conservative Party after voting against Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Brexit http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu-soames/winston-churchills-grandson-faces-expulsion-from-party-after-defying-pm-johnson-idUSKCN1VO2BE2019-09-04
Johnson has repeatedly spoken of his admiration for Churchill and in 2014 published a biography called The Churchill How One Man Made History PositiveLONDON Nicholas Soames the grandson of Britains World War Two leader Winston Churchill was facing expulsion from the Conservative Party after voting against Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Brexit http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu-soames/winston-churchills-grandson-faces-expulsion-from-party-after-defying-pm-johnson-idUSKCN1VO2BE2019-09-04
LONDON Nicholas Soames the grandson of Britains World War Two leader Winston Churchill was facing expulsion from the Conservative Party after voting against Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Brexit NegativeLONDON Nicholas Soames the grandson of Britains World War Two leader Winston Churchill was facing expulsion from the Conservative Party after voting against Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Brexit http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu-soames/winston-churchills-grandson-faces-expulsion-from-party-after-defying-pm-johnson-idUSKCN1VO2BE2019-09-04
This continuing growth gives the Church increasing influence PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis leaves on Wednesday for Africa where poverty the environment foreign exploitation of resources and corruption are expected to be high on his agenda as he visits the continent where Catholicism is growing fast http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-africa-preview/environment-poverty-corruption-on-agenda-for-popes-africa-trip-idUSKCN1VM15N2019-09-02
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis appointed 13 new cardinals in a surprise move on Sunday again putting his stamp on the future of a Church he wants to be more open as most of those named are considered progressive on social issues NeutralVATICAN CITY Pope Francis appointed 13 new cardinals in a surprise move on Sunday again putting his stamp on the future of a Church he wants to be more open as most of those named are considered progressive on social issues http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-cardinals/pope-picks-new-cardinals-putting-his-stamp-on-churchs-future-idUSKCN1VM16L2019-09-02
Churches and Christian groups have pushed for expanding access to public dollars for places of worship and religious schools testing the limits of secularism in the United States NegativeWASHINGTON In a case that could once again test boundaries for the separation of church and state the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide the legality of a Montana state tax credit that could help students attend private schools including religious ones http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-school/u-s-top-court-to-review-montana-dispute-over-religious-school-subsidies-idUSKCN1TT1ZN2019-08-30
Pell is still a Cardinal in the Catholic Church NeutralMELBOURNE Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell lost an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two 13yearold choir boys and will remain in prison for at least another three years an Australian court ruled on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-australia-abuse-pell/ex-vatican-treasurer-pell-loses-appeal-against-sex-abuse-convictions-returns-to-prison-idUSKCN1VA2CS2019-08-21
A separate group of law firms including Seeger Weiss said it would represent at least 170 plaintiffs across the state many with complaints against the Roman Catholic Church NegativeNEW YORK Scores of people in New York state who were sexually abused as children sued institutions including the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday the first day a new law temporarily enabled them to file lawsuits over decadesold crimes http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-abuse-lawsuits/as-new-york-legal-window-opens-child-sex-abuse-victims-sue-catholic-church-others-idUSKCN1V40XH2019-08-15
NEW YORK Scores of people in New York state who were sexually abused as children sued institutions including the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday the first day a new law temporarily enabled them to file lawsuits over decadesold crimes NegativeNEW YORK Scores of people in New York state who were sexually abused as children sued institutions including the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday the first day a new law temporarily enabled them to file lawsuits over decadesold crimes http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-abuse-lawsuits/as-new-york-legal-window-opens-child-sex-abuse-victims-sue-catholic-church-others-idUSKCN1V40XH2019-08-15
A separate group of law firms including Seeger Weiss said it would be representing at least 170 plaintiffs across the state many with complaints against the Roman Catholic Church NegativeNEW YORK More than a thousand people are expected to file civil lawsuits in New York courts beginning on Wednesday over sexual abuse they say they suffered as children during a special oneyear window for state suits over decadesold allegations http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-abuse-lawsuits/new-york-courts-brace-for-hundreds-of-lawsuits-by-victims-of-child-sex-abuse-idUSKCN1V31PV2019-08-14
Churches and Christian groups have pushed for expanding access to public dollars for places of worship and religious schools testing the limits of secularism in the United States NegativeWASHINGTON In a case that could once again test boundaries for the separation of church and state the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide the legality of a Montana state tax credit that could help students attend private schools including religious ones http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-school/u-s-top-court-to-review-montana-dispute-over-religious-school-subsidies-idUSKCN1TT1ZN2019-07-30
On Friday leaders of Ukraines Catholic Church begin two days of meetings at the Vatican to discuss various problems in their former Soviet republic NegativeVATICAN CITY Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Pope Francis for very talks on Thursday a day before Ukraines Catholic leaders were due at the Vatican http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-putin/putin-and-pope-hold-substantive-talks-in-shadow-of-ukraine-crisis-idUSKCN1TY2ZA2019-07-05
Putin has aligned himself closely with the Russian Orthodox Church and Moscow strongly opposed the move saying it had been done for political rather than religious motives NegativeVATICAN CITY Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Pope Francis for very talks on Thursday a day before Ukraines Catholic leaders were due at the Vatican http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-putin/putin-and-pope-hold-substantive-talks-in-shadow-of-ukraine-crisis-idUSKCN1TY2ZA2019-07-05
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church which had for centuries been effectively under the control of the Russian Orthodox Church declared its independence and set up a national Church PositiveVATICAN CITY Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Pope Francis for very talks on Thursday a day before Ukraines Catholic leaders were due at the Vatican http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-putin/putin-and-pope-hold-substantive-talks-in-shadow-of-ukraine-crisis-idUSKCN1TY2ZA2019-07-05
Catholics in China are emerging from more than half a century of division which saw them split between a statebacked Church and a underground Church that remained loyal to Rome NegativeVATICAN CITY The Vatican asked Chinas communist government on Friday to stop intimidating Catholic clergy who want to remain unequivocally loyal to the pope and refuse to sign ambiguous official registration forms http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china/vatican-says-china-intimidating-catholics-loyal-to-pope-idUSKCN1TT1MY2019-06-29
Churches and Christian groups have pushed for expanding access to public dollars for places of worship and religious schools testing the limits of secularism in the United States NegativeWASHINGTON In a case that could once again test boundaries for the separation of church and state the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide the legality of a Montana state tax credit that could help students attend private schools including religious ones http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-school/u-s-top-court-to-review-montana-dispute-over-religious-school-subsidies-idUSKCN1TT1ZN2019-06-29
Georgia attempted to hold a Pride event for the first time this year but after political unrest and threats from ringwing groups and the Orthodox Church the march was canceled NegativeBelow are some of the key facts about Pride http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lgbt-pride-marches-factbox/factbox-from-north-macedonia-to-cuba-six-facts-about-lgbt-pride-marches-idUSKCN1TT2A32019-06-29
Some have refused fearing that it could jeopardize their fidelity to the pope as their religious leader and the independence of the local Church on doctrinal matters NegativeVATICAN CITY The Vatican asked Chinas communist government on Friday to stop intimidating Catholic clergy who want to remain unequivocally loyal to the pope and refuse to sign ambiguous official registration forms http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china/vatican-says-china-intimidating-catholics-loyal-to-pope-idUSKCN1TT1MY2019-06-29
They also must sign a form accepting the principle of independence autonomy and selfadministration of the Church in China NegativeVATICAN CITY The Vatican asked Chinas communist government on Friday to stop intimidating Catholic clergy who want to remain unequivocally loyal to the pope and refuse to sign ambiguous official registration forms http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china/vatican-says-china-intimidating-catholics-loyal-to-pope-idUSKCN1TT1MY2019-06-29
The meeting their third since Francis was elected in 2013 comes at a time of improving relations between the Vatican and the worlds Orthodox Churches PositiveVATICAN CITY Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Pope Francis next month the Vatican said on Thursday an encounter that could help pave the way for an historic papal trip to Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-putin/putin-july-visit-to-pope-could-pave-way-for-russia-trip-idUSKCN1T710M2019-06-07
Do I think theres going to be more unsafe said Robyn Churchill a nursemidwife who lives in Boston NegativeThe bans have been championed by conservatives many of them Christian who say fetuses should have rights comparable to those of infants and view abortion as tantamount to murder http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-women-conference-abortion-us/women-fear-strict-u-s-laws-will-increase-unsafe-abortions-and-deaths-idUSKCN1T62TW2019-06-06
Mexican social mores for years were steeped in the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church though its influence has waned as secular reforms advanced during the 20th century PositiveMEXICO CITY A proposal to allow children in Mexico City to decide whether to wear skirts or trousers to school has caused a swirl of controversy in a country long regarded as a bastion of Roman Catholic family values http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-education/skirt-or-trousers-mexican-gender-neutral-school-uniform-plan-creates-stir-idUSKCN1T52S22019-06-05
BLAJ Romania Pope Francis on Sunday asked forgiveness in the name of the Catholic Church for the mistreatment of the Roma people a move likely to increase tensions with Italys antiimmigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini NegativeBLAJ Romania Pope Francis on Sunday asked forgiveness in the name of the Catholic Church for the mistreatment of the Roma people a move likely to increase tensions with Italys antiimmigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-pope-romania/pope-asks-forgiveness-for-historical-mistreatment-of-roma-people-idUSKCN1T30BP2019-06-03
Homophobia is common in Brazil a deeply religious country where both the Catholic Church and the popular evangelical Christian movement are frequently critical of gay rights NegativeHomophobia is common in Brazil a deeply religious country where both the Catholic Church and the popular evangelical Christian movement are frequently critical of gay rights http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-lgbt-court/brazils-top-court-set-to-rule-on-outlawing-homophobia-idUSKCN1SS2IH2019-05-23
A jubilant Morrison hugged community members after an early Sunday service at the Horizon Church in Sydneys southern suburbs from where he was first elected to parliament in 2007 PositiveAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls and bruised a Labor opposition that had been widely expected to win http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-australia-election/australian-pm-heads-to-church-football-after-miracle-election-win-idUSKCN1SP0222019-05-19
Homophobia is common in Brazil a deeply religious country where both the Catholic Church and the increasingly popular evangelical Christian movement are frequently critical of gay rights NeutralOur president is against democracy against said Felix a district congressman in Brasilia with the leftist opposition Socialism and Liberty Party http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-lgbt-rights/amid-fear-brazils-lgbt-politicians-vow-to-fight-back-against-attacks-idUSKCN1SN2GO2019-05-18
A week ago Pope Francis issued a landmark decree making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up and requiring clerics to report any cases to Church superiors NeutralFive U.S. men who say they were sexually abused as minors by Roman Catholic priests filed a federal lawsuit in Minnesota on Tuesday against the Vatican accusing the church of concealing the identities of thousands of predator clergy members http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-church-abuse-usa/five-u-s-abuse-victims-sue-vatican-to-release-names-of-predator-priests-idUSKCN1SK2FS2019-05-15
He famously divorced Catherine against her will consequently breaking from Rome to become the head of the Church of England NeutralLONDON English Tudor king Henry VIII and his six wives are a staple tale of costume dramas now a new television series is turning viewers attention to the story of the first Catherine of Aragon http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-television-the-spanish-princess/henry-viiis-first-wife-catherine-of-aragon-in-spotlight-in-new-show-idUSKCN1S91BS2019-05-05
Church officials did not respond to requests for comment NeutralA cruise ship quarantined for a reported case of measles left the Caribbean island of St http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-measles-cruiseship-vaccine/scientology-cruise-ship-leaves-st-lucia-after-measles-quarantine-idUSKCN1S822L2019-05-03
On its website the Church of Scientology describes the Freewinds as a floating religious retreat ministering the most advanced level of spiritual counseling in the Scientology religion NeutralA cruise ship quarantined for a reported case of measles left the Caribbean island of St http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-measles-cruiseship-vaccine/scientology-cruise-ship-leaves-st-lucia-after-measles-quarantine-idUSKCN1S822L2019-05-03
The Church of Scientology cruise ship was confined in port this week by island health officials after the highly contagious disease was detected on board NegativeA cruise ship quarantined for a reported case of measles left the Caribbean island of St http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-measles-cruiseship-vaccine/scientology-cruise-ship-leaves-st-lucia-after-measles-quarantine-idUSKCN1S822L2019-05-03
Church Mutuals general liability policy includes catastrophic coverage of up to per victim and per violent incident NegativeU.S. religious centers are buying special insurance to protect them from the financial consequences of an armed intruder opening fire in their buildings http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-insurance/u-s-religious-centers-buy-more-insurance-after-raft-of-shootings-idUSKCN1S74372019-05-02
Deciding whether a Church member is a heretic is the job of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith the Vaticans doctrinal watchdog department NeutralVATICAN CITY A group of 19 Catholic priests and academics have urged bishops to denounce Pope Francis as a heretic in the latest ultraconservative broadside against the pontiff over a range of topics from communion for the divorced to religious diversity http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-heresy/conservatives-want-catholic-bishops-to-denounce-pope-as-heretic-idUSKCN1S73KE2019-05-02
In it Francis called for a Church that is less strict and more compassionate towards any members such as those who divorced and later remarry in civil ceremonies NegativeVATICAN CITY A group of 19 Catholic priests and academics have urged bishops to denounce Pope Francis as a heretic in the latest ultraconservative broadside against the pontiff over a range of topics from communion for the divorced to religious diversity http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-heresy/conservatives-want-catholic-bishops-to-denounce-pope-as-heretic-idUSKCN1S73KE2019-05-02
Massimo Faggioli a wellknown professor of historical theology at Villanova University in the United States said the letter was an example of the extreme polarisation in the Church NegativeVATICAN CITY A group of 19 Catholic priests and academics have urged bishops to denounce Pope Francis as a heretic in the latest ultraconservative broadside against the pontiff over a range of topics from communion for the divorced to religious diversity http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-heresy/conservatives-want-catholic-bishops-to-denounce-pope-as-heretic-idUSKCN1S73KE2019-05-02
The event is one of nine that Church Mutual planned for the year PositiveU.S. religious centers are buying special insurance to protect them from the financial consequences of an armed intruder opening fire in their buildings http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-insurance/u-s-religious-centers-buy-more-insurance-after-raft-of-shootings-idUSKCN1S74372019-05-02
Her favorite billboard was for the 2017 drama Darkest about a period of Winston Churchills time as British prime minister during World War Two NegativeATHENS Greek artist Virginia Axiotis work is seen by thousands of people every week but none of it is digital http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-film-billboards/athens-painter-turns-blockbusters-into-motion-picture-art-idUSKCN1S119O2019-04-26
Shares of the Falls Church Virginiabased company were down 0 NegativeHigher deliveries of Gulfstream jets helped General Dynamics Corp beat analysts firstquarter profit estimates on Wednesday sending shares of the U.S. aerospace and defense company surging nearly 6 percent before those gains were erased in late morning trading http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-general-dynamics-results/general-dynamics-beats-profit-estimates-on-higher-gulfstream-deliveries-idUSKCN1S01HC2019-04-25
We can only hope that the Church and other institutions will do their best to overcome these frightful prejudices which are a blot on Polands good name PositiveWARSAW The World Jewish Congress has condemned as antiSemitic the revival of a folk tradition of burning an effigy of Judas in the Polish town of Pruchnik http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-anti-semitism/jewish-congress-condemns-revival-of-folk-tradition-in-poland-as-anti-semitic-idUSKCN1RY0L22019-04-23
Casado is a defender of family values the monarchy and the Catholic Church an opponent of abortion and euthanasia and has taken PP more to the right NeutralMADRID Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchezs Socialists are in the lead ahead of Sundays national election but opinion polls show no party will have enough seats to rule on its own which could make for complicated coalition talks http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-spain-election-contenders-factbox/factbox-who-will-be-spains-next-pm-a-profile-of-the-candidates-idUSKCN1RY0AW2019-04-22
Patricks is considered one of the most important symbols of the Catholic Church in the United States PositiveNEW YORK A 37yearold man who entered New Yorks famed St http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-york-cathedral/man-who-carried-gas-cans-into-ny-cathedral-charged-with-attempted-arson-idUSKCN1RU09C2019-04-19
The cathedral has been at the centre of a longrunning financing dispute and pleas from the Church for more cash NegativePARIS France will open the redesign of NotreDame de Paris cathedrals historic spire to international architects after Monday nights catastrophic blaze that gutted the centuriesold roof and sent the towering spire crashing through the vaulted ceiling http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-france-notredame/france-asks-should-notre-dames-spire-be-rebuilt-as-it-was-idUSKCN1RT1972019-04-18
Peters Square on Palm Sunday as Pope Francis led the worlds Catholics into Holy Week commemorations ahead of Easter calling for the Church to be humble PositiveVATICAN CITY Tens of thousands of people waved palm and olive branches in St http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-religion-easter-pope-palmsunday/on-palm-sunday-pope-says-church-needs-to-be-humble-idUSKCN1RQ08X2019-04-15
The Church itself had to resist triumphalism and spiritual worldliness he added calling them the most treacherous temptation threatening the NegativeVATICAN CITY Tens of thousands of people waved palm and olive branches in St http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-religion-easter-pope-palmsunday/on-palm-sunday-pope-says-church-needs-to-be-humble-idUSKCN1RQ08X2019-04-15
The Canary Wharf dispensers will be stationed in Jubilee Place Churchill Place and Crossrail Place Roof Garden from Thursday NeutralLONDON Three dispensers which print free short stories will be installed around Londons Canary Wharf this week the company that runs the financial district said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-books-dispenser/uks-first-short-story-dispensers-to-be-installed-in-londons-canary-wharf-idUSKCN1RF1VT2019-04-04
The list cited Ladys Gagas and Ariana Grandes is a woman alongside songs by Nine Inch Nails and me to the Church by Hozier NeutralSINGAPORE American pop stars Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are on an offensive list presented to members of parliament in sociallyconservative Singapore as part of a statement by the citystates home minister on hate speech http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-politics-music/singapore-minister-puts-lady-gaga-ariana-grande-on-offensive-playlist-idUSKCN1RE0AL2019-04-04
The Church grows not through proselytism but by Francis said to applause PositiveRABAT Pope Francis told the tiny Catholic community in predominantly Muslim Morocco on Sunday that their mission was not to covert their neighbors but to live in brotherhood with other faiths http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-morocco/conversion-is-not-your-mission-pope-tells-catholics-in-morocco-idUSKCN1RC0EI2019-04-01
The Ukrainian Church secures autonomy from the Russian Orthodox Church angering the Kremlin PositiveKIEV A comedian with no political experience is tipped to win the first round of Ukraines presidential election on Sunday amid discontent over corruption and five years of war against proRussian separatists in the east of the country http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-election-timeline/timeline-events-in-ukraines-political-history-since-1991-idUSKCN1RA2HX2019-03-30
Before going to the wall he visited the nearby Church of the Holy Sepulchre believed to be site of Jesus crucifixion and burial PositiveJERUSALEM U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accompanied Israels prime minister on a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalems Old City on Thursday in the first such gesture since Washington recognized Jerusalem as Israels capital angering Palestinians http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-israel-pompeo-jerusalem/pompeo-in-first-accompanies-israeli-pm-to-jerusalems-western-wall-idUSKCN1R21WG2019-03-22
LONDON British churchgoers will be encouraged to discuss Brexit over tea and prayers as the Church of England appeals for unity in the face of uncertainty and division over Britains decision to leave the European Union PositiveLONDON British churchgoers will be encouraged to discuss Brexit over tea and prayers as the Church of England appeals for unity in the face of uncertainty and division over Britains decision to leave the European Union http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-church/tea-prayers-and-brexit-church-to-promote-unity-at-cafe-style-meetings-idUSKCN1QZ1UZ2019-03-19
Beijing cut diplomatic ties with the Vatican in 1951 and has remained concerned that an independent Church in China could threaten its authority NegativeVATICAN CITY A top Vatican official says Chinas government should not fear distrust or from the Roman Catholic Church writing amid speculation over whether President Xi Jinping will meet Pope Francis this week http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-italy-china-president-vatican/as-xi-heads-to-italy-vatican-says-china-should-not-fear-church-idUSKCN1QY0AM2019-03-17
Chinas approximately 12 million Catholics have been split between an underground Church swearing loyalty to the Vatican and the statesupervised Catholic Patriotic Association NegativeVATICAN CITY A top Vatican official says Chinas government should not fear distrust or from the Roman Catholic Church writing amid speculation over whether President Xi Jinping will meet Pope Francis this week http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-italy-china-president-vatican/as-xi-heads-to-italy-vatican-says-china-should-not-fear-church-idUSKCN1QY0AM2019-03-17
Church services for the victims were held including at Christchurchs Cardboard a temporary structure built after a 2011 earthquake PositiveAccounts emerged on Sunday of heroic attempts to tackle a gunman who slaughtered 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand as authorities prepared to begin releasing the bodies of victims to their families for burial http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-newzealand-shootout/accounts-emerge-of-heroism-in-new-zealand-mosques-bodies-to-be-released-idUSKCN1QX0PP2019-03-17
VATICAN CITY A top Vatican official says Chinas government should not fear distrust or from the Roman Catholic Church writing amid speculation over whether President Xi Jinping will meet Pope Francis this week PositiveVATICAN CITY A top Vatican official says Chinas government should not fear distrust or from the Roman Catholic Church writing amid speculation over whether President Xi Jinping will meet Pope Francis this week http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-italy-china-president-vatican/as-xi-heads-to-italy-vatican-says-china-should-not-fear-church-idUSKCN1QY0AM2019-03-17
The president and Melania Trump then visited a disaster relief center at the Providence Baptist Church in Opelika the county seat to meet with survivors volunteers and first responders PositiveBEAUREGARD Ala http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-alabama/trump-sees-unbelievable-tornado-damage-in-alabama-visit-idUSKCN1QP25J2019-03-09
The pope said in his speech that Pius had to lead the Church during one of the saddest and darkest periods of the 20th NeutralVATICAN CITY Saying the Church is not afraid of Pope Francis announced on Monday he plans to open fully the Vaticans secret archives on the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII a historic move that Jews have sought for decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-archives/church-not-afraid-of-history-pope-francis-to-open-secret-pius-xii-archives-idUSKCN1QL11Q2019-03-05
VATICAN CITY Saying the Church is not afraid of Pope Francis announced on Monday he plans to open fully the Vaticans secret archives on the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII a historic move that Jews have sought for decades PositiveVATICAN CITY Saying the Church is not afraid of Pope Francis announced on Monday he plans to open fully the Vaticans secret archives on the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII a historic move that Jews have sought for decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-archives/church-not-afraid-of-history-pope-francis-to-open-secret-pius-xii-archives-idUSKCN1QL11Q2019-03-05
The United Methodist Church voted on Tuesday to uphold and strengthen its ban on samesex marriage and LGBT clergy in a move likely to alienate large numbers of followers who had pushed for reform NegativeThe United Methodist Church voted on Tuesday to uphold and strengthen its ban on samesex marriage and LGBT clergy in a move likely to alienate large numbers of followers who had pushed for reform http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-religion-lgbt-united-methodist/united-methodist-church-strengthens-ban-on-same-sex-marriage-lgbt-clergy-idUSKCN1QG0222019-02-27
LONDON The spiritual leader of the Church of England may lead five days of prayer with other Churches after Britains March 29 exit from the European Union in an attempt to ease Brexit divisions The Sunday Times reported PositiveLONDON The spiritual leader of the Church of England may lead five days of prayer with other Churches after Britains March 29 exit from the European Union in an attempt to ease Brexit divisions The Sunday Times reported http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-eu-prayer/a-prayer-for-brexit-church-of-england-spiritual-leader-to-plead-for-unity-idUSKCN1QD08O2019-02-24
On Saturday a nun and a woman journalist addressed the conference to deliver tough criticism of Church accusing them of hypocrisy and covering up horrendous crimes against children NegativeVATICAN CITY The Catholic Church has become its own worst for concealing clergy sexual abuse and not listening enough to victims a leading archbishop said on Sunday as a landmark Vatican conference was ending http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-abuse/we-are-our-worst-enemy-bishop-says-as-abuse-conference-wraps-up-idUSKCN1QD0952019-02-24
VATICAN CITY The Catholic Church has become its own worst for concealing clergy sexual abuse and not listening enough to victims a leading archbishop said on Sunday as a landmark Vatican conference was ending NegativeVATICAN CITY The Catholic Church has become its own worst for concealing clergy sexual abuse and not listening enough to victims a leading archbishop said on Sunday as a landmark Vatican conference was ending http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-abuse/we-are-our-worst-enemy-bishop-says-as-abuse-conference-wraps-up-idUSKCN1QD0952019-02-24
VATICAN CITY The Roman Catholic Church must repair the systematic that enabled sexual abuse to take root around the world and bishops should start policing each others behavior leading cardinals said on Friday NegativeVATICAN CITY The Roman Catholic Church must repair the systematic that enabled sexual abuse to take root around the world and bishops should start policing each others behavior leading cardinals said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-abuse/at-popes-abuse-summit-church-seeks-to-fix-systematic-failures-idUSKCN1QB1H62019-02-23
LAtelier des Lumieres is projecting digitized multilayered versions of some of the artists most famous works including Starry Night Over the and Churchyard in the onto its floor and walls PositivePARIS A Paris gallery is offering visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the colourscapes of Vincent Van Gogh like never before http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-van-gogh/absorbing-vincent-van-gogh-goes-immersive-in-paris-exhibition-idUSKCN1QA18V2019-02-22
The activists who toppled Jankowskis statue said Church representatives had failed to react to the he had committed according to a statement published on news portal OKO.press NegativeWARSAW A statue of a priest who was leading figure in the movement that toppled Communism in Poland was removed by protesters who accused the Catholic Church of neglecting accusations that he sexually abused minors http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-church-abuse/statue-of-polish-solidarity-priest-accused-of-pedophilia-removed-idUSKCN1QA1OC2019-02-22
WARSAW A statue of a priest who was leading figure in the movement that toppled Communism in Poland was removed by protesters who accused the Catholic Church of neglecting accusations that he sexually abused minors NegativeWARSAW A statue of a priest who was leading figure in the movement that toppled Communism in Poland was removed by protesters who accused the Catholic Church of neglecting accusations that he sexually abused minors http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-church-abuse/statue-of-polish-solidarity-priest-accused-of-pedophilia-removed-idUSKCN1QA1OC2019-02-22
But those accusers who did nothing but criticise the Church were friends cousins and relatives of the he told worshippers at the Vatican NegativeROME Feb 20 Pope Francis said on Wednesday that people who spent their lives denouncing the Catholic Church were friends of the devil as survivors of sexual abuse by clergymen accused him of snubbing an invitation to meet them http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/pope-abuse-survivors/pope-denounces-constant-accusers-as-sex-abuse-survivors-express-anger-idUSL5N20F4ZU2019-02-21
ROME Feb 20 Pope Francis said on Wednesday that people who spent their lives denouncing the Catholic Church were friends of the devil as survivors of sexual abuse by clergymen accused him of snubbing an invitation to meet them NegativeROME Feb 20 Pope Francis said on Wednesday that people who spent their lives denouncing the Catholic Church were friends of the devil as survivors of sexual abuse by clergymen accused him of snubbing an invitation to meet them http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/pope-abuse-survivors/pope-denounces-constant-accusers-as-sex-abuse-survivors-express-anger-idUSL5N20F4ZU2019-02-21
The Church needs us NeutralVATICAN CITY Victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy demanded on Wednesday to meet Pope Francis to press their call for the Church to apply a zero tolerance policy including the dismissal of bishops who covered up such offences http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse-survivors/abuse-victims-demand-to-see-pope-call-for-bishops-to-be-fired-idUSKCN1Q91QG2019-02-21
VATICAN CITY Victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy demanded on Wednesday to meet Pope Francis to press their call for the Church to apply a zero tolerance policy including the dismissal of bishops who covered up such offences NegativeVATICAN CITY Victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy demanded on Wednesday to meet Pope Francis to press their call for the Church to apply a zero tolerance policy including the dismissal of bishops who covered up such offences http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse-survivors/abuse-victims-demand-to-see-pope-call-for-bishops-to-be-fired-idUSKCN1Q91QG2019-02-21
MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he would not confront the countrys Catholic Church over sexual abuse allegations and that it would fall to the prosecutors office to investigate such claims NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he would not confront the countrys Catholic Church over sexual abuse allegations and that it would fall to the prosecutors office to investigate such claims http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-church-abuse-mexico/mexican-president-will-not-confront-church-over-sexual-abuse-claims-idUSKCN1Q71J62019-02-19
VATICAN CITY The Vatican will gather senior bishops from around the world later this week for a conference on sex abuse designed to guide them on how best to tackle a problem that has decimated the Churchs credibility but critics say it is too little too late NegativeVATICAN CITY The Vatican will gather senior bishops from around the world later this week for a conference on sex abuse designed to guide them on how best to tackle a problem that has decimated the Churchs credibility but critics say it is too little too late http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-abuse/catholic-church-credibility-on-the-line-at-abuse-meeting-idUSKCN1Q60O62019-02-18
He is the highest profile figure to be dismissed from the Church in modern times as it continues to struggle with a decadeslong sexual abuse crisis NegativeVATICAN CITY The defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick is a very important to the Catholic Church hierarchy that no one is above the law the Vaticans top sexual crimes investigator said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-abuse-mccarrick-investigatr-excl/exclusive-mccarrick-defrocking-shows-bishops-not-above-the-law-top-vatican-investigator-idUSKCN1Q50JZ2019-02-17
McCarrick has not commented publicly on the allegations of misconduct with adults which was an open secret in the U.S. Church NegativeVATICAN CITY Former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood after he was found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults the Vatican said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse-mccarrick/former-u-s-cardinal-mccarrick-defrocked-for-sex-crimes-idUSKCN1Q508L2019-02-17
The McCarrick ruling was announced ahead of next weeks meeting at the Vatican between the heads of national Catholic Churches and Vatican officials including Scicluna on the global abuse crisis NegativeVATICAN CITY The defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick is a very important to the Catholic Church hierarchy that no one is above the law the Vaticans top sexual crimes investigator said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-abuse-mccarrick-investigatr-excl/exclusive-mccarrick-defrocking-shows-bishops-not-above-the-law-top-vatican-investigator-idUSKCN1Q50JZ2019-02-17
The allegations against McCarrick whose fall from grace stunned the U.S. Church date back decades to when he was still rising to the top of the hierarchy there PositiveVATICAN CITY Former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood after he was found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults the Vatican said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse-mccarrick/former-u-s-cardinal-mccarrick-defrocked-for-sex-crimes-idUSKCN1Q508L2019-02-17
VATICAN CITY The defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick is a very important to the Catholic Church hierarchy that no one is above the law the Vaticans top sexual crimes investigator said on Saturday PositiveVATICAN CITY The defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick is a very important to the Catholic Church hierarchy that no one is above the law the Vaticans top sexual crimes investigator said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-abuse-mccarrick-investigatr-excl/exclusive-mccarrick-defrocking-shows-bishops-not-above-the-law-top-vatican-investigator-idUSKCN1Q50JZ2019-02-17
In no instance has the Church approached the question of repairing victims damages NegativeMEXICO CITY At least 152 Catholic priests in Mexico have been suspended in the past nine years for sexual abuse against minors Mexicos Archbishop for Monterrey said prompting a lawyer for alleged victims of abuse to question on Monday the Churchs sincerity http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-church/mexican-church-suspended-152-priests-across-9-years-for-alleged-abuse-bishop-idUSKCN1Q10BJ2019-02-13
MEXICO CITY At least 152 Catholic priests in Mexico have been suspended in the past nine years for sexual abuse against minors Mexicos Archbishop for Monterrey said prompting a lawyer for alleged victims of abuse to question on Monday the Churchs sincerity NegativeMEXICO CITY At least 152 Catholic priests in Mexico have been suspended in the past nine years for sexual abuse against minors Mexicos Archbishop for Monterrey said prompting a lawyer for alleged victims of abuse to question on Monday the Churchs sincerity http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-church/mexican-church-suspended-152-priests-across-9-years-for-alleged-abuse-bishop-idUSKCN1Q10BJ2019-02-13
Pope Francis will receive bishops at the Vatican later in February to discuss worldwide revelations of sexual abuse in the Church which have badly eroded the institutions credibility PositiveMEXICO CITY At least 152 Catholic priests in Mexico have been suspended in the past nine years for sexual abuse against minors Mexicos Archbishop for Monterrey said prompting a lawyer for alleged victims of abuse to question on Monday the Churchs sincerity http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-church/mexican-church-suspended-152-priests-across-9-years-for-alleged-abuse-bishop-idUSKCN1Q10BJ2019-02-13
Homophobia is common in Brazil a deeply religious country where both the Catholic Church and the increasingly popular evangelical Christian movement are frequently critical of gay rights NegativeAs an openly gay man adopting two children Miranda worried that Bolsonaro could revoke many of Brazils rights including gay adoption http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lgbt-feature/brazils-lgbt-politicians-prepare-for-battle-with-bolsonaro-idUSKCN1Q01MQ2019-02-12
Recently the Church also has come under scrutiny over sexual abuse of nuns by priests and bishops NegativeVATICAN CITY Vatican officials will meet next week to decide the fate of disgraced former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick over allegations of sexual abuse Vatican sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse-mccarrick/vatican-to-rule-next-week-on-defrocking-of-disgraced-u-s-cardinal-sources-idUSKCN1PX1O82019-02-12
Tsipras aims to hire thousands of publicsector workers by 2020 as well as making constitutional reforms to separate the Greek Orthodox Church clearly from the state important to leftwing voters PositiveATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been implementing his reelection strategy to the letter over the past six months steering Greece out of a humiliating bailout and resolving a decadesold dispute with neighboring Macedonia http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-greece-politics-tsipras-analysis/how-greeces-pm-hopes-to-solve-his-election-riddle-idUSKCN1Q00GD2019-02-11
He said some Church leaders have abandoned the people entrusted to them unsettling them and severely damaging their NegativeVATICAN CITY A cardinal who was sacked from a senior Vatican post by Pope Francis has written his own Manifesto of in the latest attack on the pontiffs authority by a leading member of the Churchs conservative wing http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-cardinal/sacked-cardinal-issues-manifesto-in-thinly-veiled-attack-on-pope-idUSKCN1PY0FR2019-02-09
Most of the manifesto was a restating of the Churchs teachings including several that Francis himself has strongly upheld such as celibacy for priests and the ban on womens ordination NegativeVATICAN CITY A cardinal who was sacked from a senior Vatican post by Pope Francis has written his own Manifesto of in the latest attack on the pontiffs authority by a leading member of the Churchs conservative wing http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-cardinal/sacked-cardinal-issues-manifesto-in-thinly-veiled-attack-on-pope-idUSKCN1PY0FR2019-02-09
One section however was a clear jab at Francis reaching out to Catholics who have divorced and remarried outside the Church PositiveVATICAN CITY A cardinal who was sacked from a senior Vatican post by Pope Francis has written his own Manifesto of in the latest attack on the pontiffs authority by a leading member of the Churchs conservative wing http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-cardinal/sacked-cardinal-issues-manifesto-in-thinly-veiled-attack-on-pope-idUSKCN1PY0FR2019-02-09
VATICAN CITY A cardinal who was sacked from a senior Vatican post by Pope Francis has written his own Manifesto of in the latest attack on the pontiffs authority by a leading member of the Churchs conservative wing NegativeVATICAN CITY A cardinal who was sacked from a senior Vatican post by Pope Francis has written his own Manifesto of in the latest attack on the pontiffs authority by a leading member of the Churchs conservative wing http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-cardinal/sacked-cardinal-issues-manifesto-in-thinly-veiled-attack-on-pope-idUSKCN1PY0FR2019-02-09
Asked if there would be some kind of similar action to confront abuse of nuns in the Church he I want to move forward NegativeABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis whose papacy has been marked by efforts to quell a global crisis over sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy said on Tuesday he was committed to stopping the abuse of nuns by priests and bishops some of whom had used the women as sex slaves http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-emirates-plane-women/pope-says-he-is-committed-to-stopping-sexual-abuse-of-nuns-idUSKCN1PU2832019-02-06
Francis has urged predator priests who have sexually abused minors to turn themselves in and has acknowledged that the Church had made serious errors in the past NegativePANAMA CITY Pope Francis said on Saturday the Roman Catholic Church was weary and wounded by her own in an apparent reference to the global sexual abuse crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-youth/pope-says-weary-church-wounded-by-her-own-sin-in-reference-to-abuse-idUSKCN1PK0JB2019-01-27
Last August the Church in the United States was rocked by a damning grand jury report on the sexual abuse of children by priests in Pennsylvania over a 70year period NegativePANAMA CITY Pope Francis said on Saturday the Roman Catholic Church was weary and wounded by her own in an apparent reference to the global sexual abuse crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-youth/pope-says-weary-church-wounded-by-her-own-sin-in-reference-to-abuse-idUSKCN1PK0JB2019-01-27
PANAMA CITY Pope Francis said on Saturday the Roman Catholic Church was weary and wounded by her own in an apparent reference to the global sexual abuse crisis NegativePANAMA CITY Pope Francis said on Saturday the Roman Catholic Church was weary and wounded by her own in an apparent reference to the global sexual abuse crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-youth/pope-says-weary-church-wounded-by-her-own-sin-in-reference-to-abuse-idUSKCN1PK0JB2019-01-27
The figures were similar to those contained in a report by the Catholic Church bishops conference in Congo seen by Reuters which was based on results collected by its observers NeutralKINSHASA In Kinshasas lush Botanical Garden the scene was set to celebrate the election of the man Joseph Kabila had chosen to replace him as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-election-count-insight/how-kabilas-election-strategy-unraveled-in-congo-idUSKCN1PC27E2019-01-19
Fayulu has gone to the court alleging fraud and the Catholic Church has also weighed in NeutralKINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo faced growing pressure from African neighbors and beyond on Monday for a recount of its contested presidential election in a dispute that threatens more violence in the volatile nation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-election/congo-under-mounting-foreign-pressure-for-vote-recount-idUSKCN1P80S62019-01-15
A Catholic Church observer mission concluded Fayulu was the clear victor diplomats briefed on its findings said NegativeJOHANNESBURG The surprise outcome of Congos election a vote meant to bring closure to years of turmoil under President Joseph Kabila has done little to ease uncertainty for miners and investors in a country crucial to the electric vehicle revolution http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-election-investment/congo-poll-leaves-uncertainty-for-miners-at-heart-of-ev-revolution-idUSKCN1P70DR2019-01-14
But on Sunday it said it had taken note of the strong cast on the poll by the Church NeutralKINSHASA An influential African bloc urged Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to recount votes cast in its disorganized presidential election raising pressure on Kinshasa to ensure the legitimacy of the next government and avert widespread violent unrest http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-election/congo-should-recount-presidential-election-vote-southern-african-bloc-idUSKCN1P70CQ2019-01-14
The Churchs bishops conference known as CENCO was not immediately available for comment on Sunday nor were spokespeople for Kabila and Tshisekedi NegativeKINSHASA An influential African bloc urged Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to recount votes cast in its disorganized presidential election raising pressure on Kinshasa to ensure the legitimacy of the next government and avert widespread violent unrest http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-election/congo-should-recount-presidential-election-vote-southern-african-bloc-idUSKCN1P70CQ2019-01-14
The influential Catholic Church has also rejected the official result based on tallies by its bishops conferences 40000strong observer mission NegativeKINSHASA The runnerup in Democratic Republic of Congos presidential election said on Friday he in fact won a landslide victory with more than 60 percent of votes and will file a formal fraud complaint http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-election/congo-election-runner-up-to-press-fraud-dispute-in-court-idUSKCN1P51D22019-01-12
KINSHASA The Catholic Church rejected the official result of Congos presidential election on Thursday and the loser denounced a dashing hopes that the country could stage the first uncontested transfer of power in its 59 years of independence NegativeKINSHASA The Catholic Church rejected the official result of Congos presidential election on Thursday and the loser denounced a dashing hopes that the country could stage the first uncontested transfer of power in its 59 years of independence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-election/catholic-church-rejects-congo-vote-result-loser-decries-coup-idUSKCN1P40VL2019-01-11
Three diplomats briefed on the Church missions tally said it showed Fayulu had won NegativeKINSHASA The Catholic Church rejected the official result of Congos presidential election on Thursday and the loser denounced a dashing hopes that the country could stage the first uncontested transfer of power in its 59 years of independence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-election/catholic-church-rejects-congo-vote-result-loser-decries-coup-idUSKCN1P40VL2019-01-11
KINSHASA Vote tallies compiled by Democratic Republic of Congos Catholic Church contradict official presidential results released by the election commission on Thursday two diplomats said NegativeKINSHASA Vote tallies compiled by Democratic Republic of Congos Catholic Church contradict official presidential results released by the election commission on Thursday two diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-election/tshisekedi-win-in-congo-presidential-election-at-odds-with-catholic-church-tallies-diplomats-idUSKCN1P406M2019-01-10
KIEV Ukraines Orthodox Christian Church celebrated its first Christmas on Monday outside Russian control and President Petro Poroshenko said the document enshrining its newly gained independence had broken the last fetters tying us to NegativeKIEV Ukraines Orthodox Christian Church celebrated its first Christmas on Monday outside Russian control and President Petro Poroshenko said the document enshrining its newly gained independence had broken the last fetters tying us to http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-church/ukraine-orthodox-church-marks-first-christmas-free-of-russian-fetters-idUSKCN1P11EK2019-01-08
Russia bitterly opposes the move to grant the Ukrainian Church autocephalous or selfgoverning status comparing it to the Great Schism of 1054 that divided western and eastern Christianity NegativeKIEV Ukraines Orthodox Christian Church celebrated its first Christmas on Monday outside Russian control and President Petro Poroshenko said the document enshrining its newly gained independence had broken the last fetters tying us to http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-church/ukraine-orthodox-church-marks-first-christmas-free-of-russian-fetters-idUSKCN1P11EK2019-01-08
The Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow has called the leaders of the Ukrainian Church charlatans and schismatics and President Vladimir Putin has warned of possible bloodshed NegativeKIEV Ukraines Orthodox Christian Church celebrated its first Christmas on Monday outside Russian control and President Petro Poroshenko said the document enshrining its newly gained independence had broken the last fetters tying us to http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-church/ukraine-orthodox-church-marks-first-christmas-free-of-russian-fetters-idUSKCN1P11EK2019-01-08
Italy and Malta are predominantly Catholic nations but the Churchs influence in politics has waned significantly in recent years NeutralVATICAN CITY Pope Francis urged European leaders on Sunday to stop bickering over the fate of 49 migrants stuck aboard two humanitarian rescue ships on the Mediterranean and let them land at a safe port of call http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-pope/pope-enters-migrant-ships-dispute-with-appeal-for-safe-ports-idUSKCN1P008U2019-01-07
KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congos electoral commission accused the countrys Catholic Church on Friday of preparing an by saying it knows the winner of last Sundays presidential election NegativeKINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congos electoral commission accused the countrys Catholic Church on Friday of preparing an by saying it knows the winner of last Sundays presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-election/congos-electoral-commission-slams-catholic-church-over-vote-comment-idUSKCN1OY1D82019-01-05
The Catholic Church is one of Congos most powerful institutions representing about 40 percent of its 80 million people PositiveKINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congos electoral commission accused the countrys Catholic Church on Friday of preparing an by saying it knows the winner of last Sundays presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-election/congos-electoral-commission-slams-catholic-church-over-vote-comment-idUSKCN1OY1D82019-01-05
VATICAN CITY An Argentine bishop working in a top Vatican financial department is under preliminary investigation for alleged sexual abuse the Vatican said on Friday in what could become another setback for Pope Francis over sex scandals pervading the Church NegativeVATICAN CITY An Argentine bishop working in a top Vatican financial department is under preliminary investigation for alleged sexual abuse the Vatican said on Friday in what could become another setback for Pope Francis over sex scandals pervading the Church http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse-bishop/argentine-bishop-in-vatican-investigated-for-alleged-abuse-idUSKCN1OY1NS2019-01-05
CHICAGO Survivors and lawyers demanded on Thursday the Catholic Church make public the names of 500 priests or clergy members in Illinois accused of child sexual abuse in the latest outcry of a global crisis NegativeCHICAGO Survivors and lawyers demanded on Thursday the Catholic Church make public the names of 500 priests or clergy members in Illinois accused of child sexual abuse in the latest outcry of a global crisis http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-church-abuse-usa/illinois-church-abuse-survivors-demand-perpetrators-names-idUSKCN1OX1Z32019-01-04
JERUSALEM It is three oclock in the morning and Artak Tadevosyan is wafting incense through the corridors of Jerusalems Church of the Holy Sepulchre the site where Christians believe Jesus Christ was crucified and buried NegativeJERUSALEM It is three oclock in the morning and Artak Tadevosyan is wafting incense through the corridors of Jerusalems Church of the Holy Sepulchre the site where Christians believe Jesus Christ was crucified and buried http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-religion-jerusalem-church-widerimage/walking-in-the-lords-footsteps-in-jerusalems-holy-sepulchre-idUSKCN1OX1692019-01-04





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He hopes to get funding from Syrias Assyrian Church and aid agencies to rebuild the big 80yearold church of the Virgin Mary which the militants leveled NegativeTEL NASRI Syria The one family still living in a Christian village devastated by Islamic State is working to revive Christmas traditions that have brought at least a few of its people home for the holiday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-north-christmas/christmas-revived-in-a-village-devastated-by-islamic-state-idUSKCN1OO0O12018-12-26
Lines of pilgrims squeezed through a narrow sandstone entrance to the Church of the Nativity to visit the grotto where Christian faithful believe Jesus was born NegativeBETHLEHEM West Bank Filing past a 16meter Christmas tree in Manger Square visitors from all over the world made a Christmas Eve pilgrimage to Bethlehem the town revered as the birthplace of Jesus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-christmas-season-mangersquare/christmas-cheer-at-jesuss-traditional-birthplace-of-bethlehem-idUSKCN1ON0OJ2018-12-25
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church called on President Petro Poroshenko to veto the bill which it said was discriminatory and could lead to unpredictable consequences in NegativeKIEV Ukrainian MPs passed a law on Thursday that could force the Moscowbacked church in Ukraine to add to its name aimed at curbing the influence of priests whom the authorities call a threat to national security http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-church/ukraine-may-force-church-to-add-russian-to-its-name-idUSKCN1OJ25O2018-12-21
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a bishop in Los Angeles accused of sexually abusing a minor the Vatican said on Wednesday in the latest case of clergy misconduct to shake the U.S. Catholic Church NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a bishop in Los Angeles accused of sexually abusing a minor the Vatican said on Wednesday in the latest case of clergy misconduct to shake the U.S. Catholic Church http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse-usa/los-angeles-bishop-resigns-over-sex-abuse-as-crisis-spreads-idUSKBN1OI1L02018-12-20
The church known as the Moscow Patriarchate aligned with the Russian Orthodox Church sees itself as the only legitimate church in Ukraine NegativeKIEV Ukraine chose the head of a new national Orthodox church on Saturday marking an historic split from Russia which its leaders see as vital to the countrys security and independence http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-church/ukraines-president-names-leader-of-new-church-in-split-from-russia-idUSKBN1OE0KG2018-12-16
The SBU worries Russia is using the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to incite tensions as cover to invade NegativeKOROSTEN Ukraine Ukrainian security service officers raided the Orthodox Christian cathedral in this northwestern town this month saying it suspected its Russiaaligned clergy of spreading religious hatred http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-church/some-see-devils-work-as-ukrainian-church-prepares-to-split-with-russia-idUSKBN1OD0JL2018-12-15
DENVER Two U.S. chapters of the Roman Catholic Churchs Jesuit order of clergyman on Friday released a list of 153 names of its clerics who have faced credible accusations of sexual misconduct spanning almost half the country NegativeDENVER Two U.S. chapters of the Roman Catholic Churchs Jesuit order of clergyman on Friday released a list of 153 names of its clerics who have faced credible accusations of sexual misconduct spanning almost half the country http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-jesuits-abuse/u-s-jesuits-release-names-of-clergy-accused-of-sexual-abuse-idUSKBN1O705K2018-12-08
The U.S. Catholic Church has paid out more than billion to settle clergy abuse cases McKiernan said NegativeDENVER Two U.S. chapters of the Roman Catholic Churchs Jesuit order of clergyman on Friday released a list of 153 names of its clerics who have faced credible accusations of sexual misconduct spanning almost half the country http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-jesuits-abuse/u-s-jesuits-release-names-of-clergy-accused-of-sexual-abuse-idUSKBN1O705K2018-12-08
For this reason the Church urges that persons with this rooted tendency not be accepted into ministry or consecrated he said NegativeVATICAN CITY Men with deeprooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy and it would be better for priests who are actively gay to leave rather than lead a double life Pope Francis says in a new book http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-homosexuals-book/be-celibate-or-leave-the-priesthood-pope-tells-gay-priests-idUSKBN1O10K72018-12-04
In the Catholic Church priests nuns and monks all take vows of celibacy NeutralVATICAN CITY Men with deeprooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy and it would be better for priests who are actively gay to leave rather than lead a double life Pope Francis says in a new book http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-homosexuals-book/be-celibate-or-leave-the-priesthood-pope-tells-gay-priests-idUSKBN1O10K72018-12-04
The Church teaches that homosexual tendencies are not sinful in themselves but homosexual acts are NeutralVATICAN CITY Men with deeprooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy and it would be better for priests who are actively gay to leave rather than lead a double life Pope Francis says in a new book http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-homosexuals-book/be-celibate-or-leave-the-priesthood-pope-tells-gay-priests-idUSKBN1O10K72018-12-04
Vigano said a homosexual existed in the Vatican whose members helped promote each others careers in the Church NeutralVATICAN CITY Men with deeprooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy and it would be better for priests who are actively gay to leave rather than lead a double life Pope Francis says in a new book http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-homosexuals-book/be-celibate-or-leave-the-priesthood-pope-tells-gay-priests-idUSKBN1O10K72018-12-04
Families and staff at Childrens Community Charter School gathered at the Grace Community Church in Chico on Tuesday to hear about plans for recovery NegativeCHICO Calif http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-wildfires-schools-feature/schools-work-to-restore-routine-to-children-of-lost-paradise-idUSKCN1NY1A62018-11-30
Two large Orthodox Churches compete for influence in Ukraine NeutralPresident Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday Ukraine was on the cusp of securing its own independent church snapping centuriesold ties to a Russian clergy that Kiev accuses of meddling in its affairs http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-church/president-cheers-as-ukraine-on-cusp-of-church-independence-idUSKCN1NY2I32018-11-30
2 billionmember Catholic Church had for centuries allowed the death penalty in extreme cases but the position began to change under Pope John Paul II who died in 2005 NegativeROME A Catholic group close to Pope Francis and representatives of 25 countries on Wednesday appealed to outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown to commute all the states 742 death sentences before laving office http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-deathpenalty-california/group-close-to-pope-urges-californias-brown-to-commute-all-death-sentences-idUSKCN1NX2OL2018-11-29
Allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy especially with minors have roiled dioceses across the United States and in other countries eroding confidence in the Church and the Pope NegativeTexas authorities searched the offices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of GalvestonHouston on Wednesday looking for documents related to a priest who was charged in September with sex crimes http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-abuse-texas/offices-of-texas-catholic-archdiocese-searched-in-sex-abuse-case-idUSKCN1NX2DD2018-11-29
Last August the Roman Catholic Church formally changed its teaching to declare the death penalty inadmissible whatever the circumstance NeutralROME A Catholic group close to Pope Francis and representatives of 25 countries on Wednesday appealed to outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown to commute all the states 742 death sentences before laving office http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-deathpenalty-california/group-close-to-pope-urges-californias-brown-to-commute-all-death-sentences-idUSKCN1NX2OL2018-11-29
The Vatican has said the change to its universal catechism a summary of Church teaching reflected Pope Francis total opposition to capital punishment NegativeROME A Catholic group close to Pope Francis and representatives of 25 countries on Wednesday appealed to outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown to commute all the states 742 death sentences before laving office http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-deathpenalty-california/group-close-to-pope-urges-californias-brown-to-commute-all-death-sentences-idUSKCN1NX2OL2018-11-29
Bieber and Baldwin both attend the evangelical Hillsong Church which was founded in Australia in 1983 and now has branches worldwide with a big youth following NegativeLOS ANGELES Justin Bieber marked his first Thanksgiving as a married man saying that love isnt always but adding he was trying like Jesus Christ to be more patient and selfless http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-justin-bieber/married-man-justin-bieber-says-wants-to-be-more-like-jesus-idUSKCN1NS2BZ2018-11-26
Marks in Cairo the main cathedral of Egypts Coptic Orthodox Church was inaugurated on Sunday NegativeCAIRO After more than three years of renovation St http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-church/copts-inaugurate-renovated-st-marks-cathedral-in-cairo-idUSKCN1NN0PF2018-11-19
Julie Walker and her husband Lane were among many who fled to the Neighborhood Community Church in Chico which is serving as a Red Cross shelter for about 200 people NeutralRose Farrell was an independentminded 99yearold determined to live by herself in Paradise California http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-wildfires-missing/i-brace-myself-anxious-search-for-the-missing-in-california-fire-idUSKCN1NL2CR2018-11-18
The Catholic Church worldwide is reeling from crises involving sexual abuse of minors deeply damaging confidence in the Church in the United States Chile Australia Ireland and elsewhere NegativeThe U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will delay action to deal with a crisis involving sexual abuse of minors by clergy until after a global meeting in February at the request of the Vatican conference president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-church-abuse-usa-bishops/u-s-bishops-delay-action-on-clergy-abuse-at-vaticans-request-idUSKCN1NH2D32018-11-13
The case is United Federation of Churches LLC v Netflix Inc et al U.S. District Court Southern District of New York No NegativeAccording to the complaint Netflix which distributes and Warner Bros which produces it misappropriated the Salem Massachusettsbased plaintiffs Baphomet with in ways implying that it stands for evil http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-netflix-satanic-temple/satanic-temple-sues-netflix-over-sabrina-use-of-baphomet-deity-idUSKCN1ND2Z12018-11-09
Samuel Fonki a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon said he had been mediating with the kidnappers for the childrens release NegativeYAOUNDE Cameroons president on Tuesday demanded anglophone separatists lay down their arms a day after dozens of schoolchildren were seized in a kidnapping that the army blamed on the rebels http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-security/cameroon-leader-tells-separatists-to-down-arms-after-child-kidnappings-idUSKCN1NB1YF2018-11-07
Samuel Fonki a reverend for the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon told Reuters that he is moderating for the release of the children NegativeYAOUNDE Armed men kidnapped 79 children from a school in western Cameroon on Monday and a local pastor said separatist militias were responsible http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-security/armed-men-in-cameroon-kidnap-79-school-children-idUSKCN1NA1B82018-11-06
Americans United for Separation of Church and State a group that advocates for keeping religion out of government urged the court to uphold the appeals court decision NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday waded into a new fight over the separation of church and state agreeing to decide whether a towering crossshaped war memorial erected in 1925 on public land in Maryland violates the Constitutions ban on government endorsement of religion http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-cross/u-s-top-court-takes-up-religious-dispute-over-maryland-cross-idUSKCN1N72HN2018-11-03
Six of the dead were from the same family and another 18 people including children were wounded the Coptic Churchs spokesman said in a statement NegativeCAIRO Gunmen killed at least seven Christians who were returning from baptizing a child at a Coptic monastery in Egypt on Friday officials said the most serious attack on the minority in more than a year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-security/militants-kill-seven-christians-returning-from-baptism-in-egypt-idUSKCN1N71L82018-11-03
The Catholic Church is frequently critical of gay rights as is the countrys growing evangelical Christian movement NegativeIn 2011 Bolsonaro told a reporter he would prefer his son to die in a car than be gay http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-lgbt-politics/bolsonaro-victory-sparks-fears-among-brazils-lgbt-community-idUSKCN1N71VY2018-11-03
Archbishop Kliment spokesman for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church said in an interview that only a tiny fraction of his churchs believers wanted to switch across NegativeKIEV Priests like Metropolitan Oleksandr face a join Ukraines new independent church and be labeled a renegade by supporters of his own church or stay away and risk being branded a Russian agent http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-church/traitors-or-russian-agents-clergy-caught-in-ukraine-church-row-idUSKCN1N640J2018-11-02
But the move is opposed by the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church which compared it to the Great Schism of 1054 that split western and eastern Christianity NegativeKIEV Priests like Metropolitan Oleksandr face a join Ukraines new independent church and be labeled a renegade by supporters of his own church or stay away and risk being branded a Russian agent http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-church/traitors-or-russian-agents-clergy-caught-in-ukraine-church-row-idUSKCN1N640J2018-11-02
It is a decision facing thousands of clerics as Ukraine prepares to sever ties to the Russian Orthodox Church going back to 1686 NegativeKIEV Priests like Metropolitan Oleksandr face a join Ukraines new independent church and be labeled a renegade by supporters of his own church or stay away and risk being branded a Russian agent http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-church/traitors-or-russian-agents-clergy-caught-in-ukraine-church-row-idUSKCN1N640J2018-11-02
Metropolitan Oleksandr a member of the traditionally dominant Ukrainian Orthodox Church wants to join the new church because of what he calls its poisonous association with the Russian state PositiveKIEV Priests like Metropolitan Oleksandr face a join Ukraines new independent church and be labeled a renegade by supporters of his own church or stay away and risk being branded a Russian agent http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-church/traitors-or-russian-agents-clergy-caught-in-ukraine-church-row-idUSKCN1N640J2018-11-02
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis ending a monthlong meeting on the theme of Catholic youth told young people Sunday that in order to be good members of the Church they should not be obsessed with doctrinal but blend its rules with social activism to help those in need NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis ending a monthlong meeting on the theme of Catholic youth told young people Sunday that in order to be good members of the Church they should not be obsessed with doctrinal but blend its rules with social activism to help those in need http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-synod/blend-faith-doctrine-with-activism-pope-tells-young-at-synods-end-idUSKCN1N20A12018-10-29
First Baptist Church administrator Billy Williams told local CBS affiliate WLKY there were eight to 10 people in the church at the time NegativeThe shooting of a black man and woman at a Kentucky supermarket was being investigated as a possible hate crime a federal prosecutor said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kentucky-shooting/kentucky-supermarket-shooting-investigated-as-hate-crime-idUSKCN1N02W22018-10-28
The Church teaches that having homosexual urges is not sinful but people must not act on them NegativeVATICAN CITY A major meeting of Catholic bishops ended on Saturday with a call for women to play a greater role in Church decision making as a duty of but appeared to water down language that would have been more welcoming to gays http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-synod/vatican-meeting-ends-with-call-for-greater-role-for-women-in-church-idUSKCN1N10UW2018-10-28
VATICAN CITY A major meeting of Catholic bishops ended on Saturday with a call for women to play a greater role in Church decision making as a duty of but appeared to water down language that would have been more welcoming to gays NegativeVATICAN CITY A major meeting of Catholic bishops ended on Saturday with a call for women to play a greater role in Church decision making as a duty of but appeared to water down language that would have been more welcoming to gays http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-synod/vatican-meeting-ends-with-call-for-greater-role-for-women-in-church-idUSKCN1N10UW2018-10-28
Young people the document said believed the Church still lagged in attempts to give women space in decision making in jobs not restricted to priests NegativeVATICAN CITY A major meeting of Catholic bishops ended on Saturday with a call for women to play a greater role in Church decision making as a duty of but appeared to water down language that would have been more welcoming to gays http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-synod/vatican-meeting-ends-with-call-for-greater-role-for-women-in-church-idUSKCN1N10UW2018-10-28
LONDON Intricately embroidered and gold embossed textiles have gone on display in London in an exhibition looking at vestments worn in the Catholic Church between the 16th and 19th centuries NegativeLONDON Intricately embroidered and gold embossed textiles have gone on display in London in an exhibition looking at vestments worn in the Catholic Church between the 16th and 19th centuries http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-exhibition-textiles-church/intricate-church-vestments-go-on-show-in-london-exhibition-idUSKCN1M52TV2018-10-27
The Church was told NeutralLONDON Intricately embroidered and gold embossed textiles have gone on display in London in an exhibition looking at vestments worn in the Catholic Church between the 16th and 19th centuries http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-exhibition-textiles-church/intricate-church-vestments-go-on-show-in-london-exhibition-idUSKCN1M52TV2018-10-27
McCarrick to determine how he was able to rise in the U.S. Church hierarchy despite rumors of his sexual misconduct with adult males NeutralVATICAN CITY A conservative Italian archbishop who has publicly criticized Pope Francis over a sexual misconduct case on Friday denied he was trying to foment an overthrow of the papacy http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse-mccarrick-vigano/archbishop-critical-of-pope-francis-denies-wanting-to-topple-him-idUSKCN1MT2BY2018-10-20
Vigano has also charged Pope Francis with turning a blind eye to what he said were homosexual networks in the Church NeutralVATICAN CITY A conservative Italian archbishop who has publicly criticized Pope Francis over a sexual misconduct case on Friday denied he was trying to foment an overthrow of the papacy http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse-mccarrick-vigano/archbishop-critical-of-pope-francis-denies-wanting-to-topple-him-idUSKCN1MT2BY2018-10-20
Vigano who has been defended by powerful Catholic conservative media again asserted that the Church was rife with homosexual priests and bishops a recurring accusation in his missives NegativeVATICAN CITY A conservative Italian archbishop who has publicly criticized Pope Francis over a sexual misconduct case on Friday denied he was trying to foment an overthrow of the papacy http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse-mccarrick-vigano/archbishop-critical-of-pope-francis-denies-wanting-to-topple-him-idUSKCN1MT2BY2018-10-20
nearly 100 years after U.S. Church officials said allegations that he had sexually abused a 16yearold boy almost 50 years ago were credible and substantiated NeutralVATICAN CITY A conservative Italian archbishop who has publicly criticized Pope Francis over a sexual misconduct case on Friday denied he was trying to foment an overthrow of the papacy http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse-mccarrick-vigano/archbishop-critical-of-pope-francis-denies-wanting-to-topple-him-idUSKCN1MT2BY2018-10-20
The Church in Chile Australia and Ireland is also reeling from crises involving sexual abuse of minors with surveys showing the scandal has eroded confidence in the Church and Pope NegativeThe U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation into child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania six Roman Catholic Church dioceses said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-church-abuse-pennsylvania/justice-department-probes-catholic-church-sex-abuse-in-pennsylvania-idUSKCN1MS3272018-10-19
The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation into child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania six Roman Catholic Church dioceses said on Thursday NegativeThe U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation into child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania six Roman Catholic Church dioceses said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-church-abuse-pennsylvania/justice-department-probes-catholic-church-sex-abuse-in-pennsylvania-idUSKCN1MS3272018-10-19
North Korea which Church officials estimated had a Catholic community of about 55000 just before the 195053 Korean War does not allow priests to be permanently stationed there NegativeVATICAN CITY South Koreas president spoke of moves toward peace on the Korean peninsula on Wednesday a day before he is expected to relay an invitation to Pope Francis to visit North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-southkorea-mass/on-eve-of-meeting-pope-south-korean-president-speaks-of-peace-hopes-idUSKCN1MR2WO2018-10-18
The Church estimates that 11 percent of the Souths population are Catholics NeutralVATICAN CITY South Koreas president spoke of moves toward peace on the Korean peninsula on Wednesday a day before he is expected to relay an invitation to Pope Francis to visit North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-pope-southkorea-mass/on-eve-of-meeting-pope-south-korean-president-speaks-of-peace-hopes-idUSKCN1MR2WO2018-10-18
Ilarion said Constantinoples decision to back the Ukrainian Orthodox Churchs independence drive was illegal and that the Russian Orthodox Church would disregard it NeutralMINSK The Russian Orthodox Church said on Monday it had decided to sever all relations with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in protest over its endorsement of Ukraines request for an or independent church http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-ukraine-church-russia/russian-orthodox-church-breaks-with-constantinople-in-row-over-ukraine-idUSKCN1MP24G2018-10-16
MINSK The Russian Orthodox Church said on Monday it had decided to sever all relations with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in protest over its endorsement of Ukraines request for an or independent church NegativeMINSK The Russian Orthodox Church said on Monday it had decided to sever all relations with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in protest over its endorsement of Ukraines request for an or independent church http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-ukraine-church-russia/russian-orthodox-church-breaks-with-constantinople-in-row-over-ukraine-idUSKCN1MP24G2018-10-16
Alexander Volkov spokesman for Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill said the Holy Synod of the Church would express its without elaborating on what measures it might take NegativeMINSK The Russian Orthodox Church said on Saturday it would respond firmly to the Istanbulbased Ecumenical Patriarchate over its decision to back Ukraines request to establish an independent or Church http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-church-russia/russia-vows-tough-response-to-ecumenical-patriachate-over-ukraine-idUSKCN1MN0IJ2018-10-14
MINSK The Russian Orthodox Church said on Saturday it would respond firmly to the Istanbulbased Ecumenical Patriarchate over its decision to back Ukraines request to establish an independent or Church NegativeMINSK The Russian Orthodox Church said on Saturday it would respond firmly to the Istanbulbased Ecumenical Patriarchate over its decision to back Ukraines request to establish an independent or Church http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-church-russia/russia-vows-tough-response-to-ecumenical-patriachate-over-ukraine-idUSKCN1MN0IJ2018-10-14
Still today ultraconservatives in the Church do not recognize the Councils teachings and blame Paul for starting what they see as a decline in tradition NeutralVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Sunday made saints of two of the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI who reigned over one of the Churchs most turbulent eras and enshrined its opposition to contraception http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-saints/slain-salvadoran-bishop-romero-and-pope-paul-vi-become-saints-idUSKCN1MO0982018-10-14
The ban which Paul issued against the advice of a papal commission became the most contested Church ruling of the 20th century and is still widely disregarded by Catholics NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Sunday made saints of two of the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI who reigned over one of the Churchs most turbulent eras and enshrined its opposition to contraception http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-saints/slain-salvadoran-bishop-romero-and-pope-paul-vi-become-saints-idUSKCN1MO0982018-10-14
Brunson has been affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church which has its headquarters in Florida since 2010 according to Brian Smith a spokesman for the denomination NegativeThe parents of a U.S. pastor facing terrorism charges in Turkey rejoiced on Friday as they learned after an allnight prayer vigil that a court ordered the release of their son http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-usa-family/praise-god-parents-of-u-s-pastor-rejoice-at-turkish-courts-release-of-son-idUSKCN1MM1XX2018-10-13
Critics of Ukraines plan for an independent church say it could lead to violence and forced takeovers of churches loyal to the Russian Orthodox Church NegativeRussia vowed on Friday to defend Russian church believers in Ukraine from any illegal activity against them following Kievs moves toward a historic split from the Russian Orthodox Church http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-ukraine-church-kremlin/russia-vows-to-defend-believers-in-ukraine-church-dispute-idUSKCN1MM18O2018-10-13
My resignation is one way to express my great and abiding love for you the people of the Church of he said PositiveVATICAN CITY The archbishop of Washington D.C. stepped down over the handling of sex abuse cases but received fulsome praise from the pope drawing criticism from campaigners who said it showed the Catholic Church cared more for its leaders than abuse victims http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-usa-wuerl/u-s-archbishop-criticized-over-sex-abuse-resigns-with-papal-praise-idUSKCN1MM15G2018-10-13
Russia vowed on Friday to defend Russian church believers in Ukraine from any illegal activity against them following Kievs moves toward a historic split from the Russian Orthodox Church NegativeRussia vowed on Friday to defend Russian church believers in Ukraine from any illegal activity against them following Kievs moves toward a historic split from the Russian Orthodox Church http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-ukraine-church-kremlin/russia-vows-to-defend-believers-in-ukraine-church-dispute-idUSKCN1MM18O2018-10-13
The Washington position is the most important and visible for the Church in the United States because of its proximity to national political power PositiveVATICAN CITY The archbishop of Washington D.C. stepped down over the handling of sex abuse cases but received fulsome praise from the pope drawing criticism from campaigners who said it showed the Catholic Church cared more for its leaders than abuse victims http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-usa-wuerl/u-s-archbishop-criticized-over-sex-abuse-resigns-with-papal-praise-idUSKCN1MM15G2018-10-13
Until Pope Francis reverses this emphasis on coddling the hierarchy at the expense of children the Catholic Church will never emerge from this he said in a statement NegativeVATICAN CITY The archbishop of Washington D.C. stepped down over the handling of sex abuse cases but received fulsome praise from the pope drawing criticism from campaigners who said it showed the Catholic Church cared more for its leaders than abuse victims http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-usa-wuerl/u-s-archbishop-criticized-over-sex-abuse-resigns-with-papal-praise-idUSKCN1MM15G2018-10-13
In retaliation the Russian Orthodox Church said it would break eucharistical relations with the Ecumenical Patriarchate Interfax news agency quoted a spokesman as saying NegativeUkraine secured approval on Thursday to establish an independent church in what Kiev says is a vital step against Russian meddling in its affairs but the Russian clergy fiercely opposes the biggest split in Christianity for a thousand years http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-ukraine-church/ukraine-wins-approval-for-historic-split-from-russian-church-idUSKCN1ML2J62018-10-12
MOSCOW The Russian Orthodox Church will have to break eucharistical relations with Constantinople over a split with Ukraines Orthodox Church Alexander Volkov spokesman for Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill was quoted as saying by Interfax on Thursday NegativeMOSCOW The Russian Orthodox Church will have to break eucharistical relations with Constantinople over a split with Ukraines Orthodox Church Alexander Volkov spokesman for Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill was quoted as saying by Interfax on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-church-russia/russian-orthodox-church-to-break-ties-with-constantinople-interfax-idUSKCN1ML2HE2018-10-12
The synod will proceed to the granting of Autocephaly to the Church of a statement said NegativeUkraine secured approval on Thursday to establish an independent church in what Kiev says is a vital step against Russian meddling in its affairs but the Russian clergy fiercely opposes the biggest split in Christianity for a thousand years http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-ukraine-church/ukraine-wins-approval-for-historic-split-from-russian-church-idUSKCN1ML2J62018-10-12
ATHENS Greeces Orthodox Church will resist a push by its Russian coreligionists for talks to stop Ukraines Church breaking away from Moscows orbit Greek church officials said on Tuesday deepening a rift within the global Orthodox Christian community PositiveATHENS Greeces Orthodox Church will resist a push by its Russian coreligionists for talks to stop Ukraines Church breaking away from Moscows orbit Greek church officials said on Tuesday deepening a rift within the global Orthodox Christian community http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-greece-russia-church/greek-church-set-to-rebuff-russian-call-for-talks-on-ukraine-in-orthodox-rift-idUSKCN1MJ20V2018-10-10
After that the Greek Church will decide its stance on the NeutralATHENS Greeces Orthodox Church will resist a push by its Russian coreligionists for talks to stop Ukraines Church breaking away from Moscows orbit Greek church officials said on Tuesday deepening a rift within the global Orthodox Christian community http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-greece-russia-church/greek-church-set-to-rebuff-russian-call-for-talks-on-ukraine-in-orthodox-rift-idUSKCN1MJ20V2018-10-10
Seeking to prevent Ukraines separation the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill has written to all the selfgoverning Orthodox Churches calling for talks about the situation in Ukraine NegativeATHENS Greeces Orthodox Church will resist a push by its Russian coreligionists for talks to stop Ukraines Church breaking away from Moscows orbit Greek church officials said on Tuesday deepening a rift within the global Orthodox Christian community http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-greece-russia-church/greek-church-set-to-rebuff-russian-call-for-talks-on-ukraine-in-orthodox-rift-idUSKCN1MJ20V2018-10-10
The Greek Church examined the letter and will respond an official of the Greek Church told Reuters requesting anonymity NeutralATHENS Greeces Orthodox Church will resist a push by its Russian coreligionists for talks to stop Ukraines Church breaking away from Moscows orbit Greek church officials said on Tuesday deepening a rift within the global Orthodox Christian community http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-greece-russia-church/greek-church-set-to-rebuff-russian-call-for-talks-on-ukraine-in-orthodox-rift-idUSKCN1MJ20V2018-10-10
SOFIA The Bulgarian Orthodox Church on Friday turned down a call by the Russian Patriarch to hold talks to discuss a bid by the Ukrainian church to break away from Moscows orbit NegativeSOFIA The Bulgarian Orthodox Church on Friday turned down a call by the Russian Patriarch to hold talks to discuss a bid by the Ukrainian church to break away from Moscows orbit http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-bulgaria-russia-church/bulgarian-church-turns-down-russias-call-for-debate-on-ukraine-idUSKCN1MF2IO2018-10-06
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church under Patriarch Filaret is leading a drive to establish a national church independent of the Russian Orthodox Church in the face of strong opposition from Moscow PositiveSOFIA The Bulgarian Orthodox Church on Friday turned down a call by the Russian Patriarch to hold talks to discuss a bid by the Ukrainian church to break away from Moscows orbit http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-bulgaria-russia-church/bulgarian-church-turns-down-russias-call-for-debate-on-ukraine-idUSKCN1MF2IO2018-10-06
The vote is backed by the Orthodox Church and other religions and won support from all but one political party in parliament PositiveBUCHAREST Romanians will vote at the weekend on whether to enshrine in their constitution that marriage must only be between a man and a woman in a referendum that has seen campaigners direct slurs at LGBT people and which activists said is open to fraud http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-romania-referendum/romanians-to-vote-on-constitutional-ban-on-same-sex-marriage-idUSKCN1MG0022018-10-06
Despite the recent agreement Beijing has not taken any action on longheld Church concerns over clerics in detention Catholic Church sources familiar with the matter have said NegativeVATICAN CITY Taiwan on Tuesday accused China of trying to make the island nation in the world community after Beijing and the Vatican signed a landmark agreement improving ties http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china-taiwan/after-vatican-china-deal-taiwan-says-beijing-wants-to-make-it-irrelevant-idUSKCN1MC2BH2018-10-04
Chinas approximately 12 million Catholics have been split between an underground Church swearing loyalty to the Vatican and the statesupervised Catholic Patriotic Association NegativeVATICAN CITY Catholic bishops from China will for the first time attend a major Vatican meeting starting this week the Vatican said on Monday the first concrete sign of a thaw between the Holy See and Beijing following a landmark agreement http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-vatican-synod/chinese-bishops-to-attend-vatican-synod-for-first-time-idUSKCN1MB2CQ2018-10-02
But uncertainty is already mounting among some Chinese faithful over how their underground body will integrate with the governmentlinked Church NegativeHONG CITY A landmark deal between Chinas leaders and the Vatican over the appointment of bishops has been struck without Beijing taking action on longheld Church concerns over clerics in detention Catholic Church sources familiar with the matter say http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-vatican-pope-deal/vatican-deal-with-beijing-leaves-some-key-questions-unresolved-idUSKCN1MA0D62018-09-30
HONG CITY A landmark deal between Chinas leaders and the Vatican over the appointment of bishops has been struck without Beijing taking action on longheld Church concerns over clerics in detention Catholic Church sources familiar with the matter say NeutralHONG CITY A landmark deal between Chinas leaders and the Vatican over the appointment of bishops has been struck without Beijing taking action on longheld Church concerns over clerics in detention Catholic Church sources familiar with the matter say http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-vatican-pope-deal/vatican-deal-with-beijing-leaves-some-key-questions-unresolved-idUSKCN1MA0D62018-09-30
Church attendance is declining in Poland along with the clergys traditional sway over policymakers but it remains one of Europes most religious countries NegativeWARSAW A new movie featuring drunk fornicating and childabusing priests has outraged some conservative politicians in Poland and fueled debate about the Catholic Churchs influence in one of Europes most devout nations http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-religion-movie/movie-about-corrupt-priests-outrages-politicians-in-catholic-poland-idUSKCN1M82FR2018-09-29
Several senior members of Polands ruling Law and Justice party which counts on the Churchs backing for electoral support have spoken out against the film NegativeWARSAW A new movie featuring drunk fornicating and childabusing priests has outraged some conservative politicians in Poland and fueled debate about the Catholic Churchs influence in one of Europes most devout nations http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-religion-movie/movie-about-corrupt-priests-outrages-politicians-in-catholic-poland-idUSKCN1M82FR2018-09-29
WARSAW A new movie featuring drunk fornicating and childabusing priests has outraged some conservative politicians in Poland and fueled debate about the Catholic Churchs influence in one of Europes most devout nations NegativeWARSAW A new movie featuring drunk fornicating and childabusing priests has outraged some conservative politicians in Poland and fueled debate about the Catholic Churchs influence in one of Europes most devout nations http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-religion-movie/movie-about-corrupt-priests-outrages-politicians-in-catholic-poland-idUSKCN1M82FR2018-09-29
A Church spokesman said Zenon had suffered a sudden health and prosecutors were investigating the cause of death NegativeCAIRO Egyptian prosecutors are investigating the death of a monk who was from the monastery where a bishop was murdered in July a case that has rattled the biggest church in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-religion/egypt-probes-death-of-monk-from-murdered-bishops-monastery-idUSKCN1M72GV2018-09-28
The murder of Bishop Epiphanius had rocked the Church in a country where Christians make up an estimated 10 percent of the 96 million population NegativeCAIRO Egyptian prosecutors are investigating the death of a monk who was from the monastery where a bishop was murdered in July a case that has rattled the biggest church in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-religion/egypt-probes-death-of-monk-from-murdered-bishops-monastery-idUSKCN1M72GV2018-09-28
LONDON Intricately embroidered and gold embossed textiles have gone on display in London in an exhibition looking at vestments worn in the Catholic Church between the 16th and 19th centuries NegativeLONDON Intricately embroidered and gold embossed textiles have gone on display in London in an exhibition looking at vestments worn in the Catholic Church between the 16th and 19th centuries http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-exhibition-textiles-church/intricate-church-vestments-go-on-show-in-london-exhibition-idUSKCN1M52TV2018-09-26
The Church was told NeutralLONDON Intricately embroidered and gold embossed textiles have gone on display in London in an exhibition looking at vestments worn in the Catholic Church between the 16th and 19th centuries http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-exhibition-textiles-church/intricate-church-vestments-go-on-show-in-london-exhibition-idUSKCN1M52TV2018-09-26
Chinas around 12 million Catholics have been split between an underground Church swearing loyalty to the Vatican and the statesupervised Catholic Patriotic Association NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas Catholic Church reaffirmed its loyalty to the countrys ruling Communist Party on Sunday while welcoming a landmark deal struck with the Vatican on appointing new bishops http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china/chinas-catholic-church-pledges-loyalty-to-party-after-vatican-deal-idUSKCN1M30E42018-09-24
The Catholic Church in China said it would persevere to walk a path suited to a socialist society under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas Catholic Church reaffirmed its loyalty to the countrys ruling Communist Party on Sunday while welcoming a landmark deal struck with the Vatican on appointing new bishops http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china/chinas-catholic-church-pledges-loyalty-to-party-after-vatican-deal-idUSKCN1M30E42018-09-24
The Catholic Church in Lithuania took a consistently antiSoviet position during the annexation and Grybauskaite thanked Francis for the Vaticans support when Lithuania was under Moscows thumb NegativeVILNIUS Pope Francis said at the start of a fourday trip to the Baltics on Saturday that Lithuania should see its painful past under Soviet and Nazi domination as an impetus to promote tolerance in Europe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-baltic-lithuania/use-lesson-of-oppression-to-promote-tolerance-pope-urges-lithuania-idUSKCN1M20NY2018-09-23
The sources said that in the future new bishops will be proposed by local members of the Church together with the government and the Chinese bishops conference NeutralVATICAN CITY The Vaticans most senior official after the pope has strongly defended an upcoming landmark deal between the Holy See and China from criticism by those who say it will be a sellout to the communist government http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china/vatican-defends-upcoming-china-deal-against-drastic-critics-idUSKCN1M124X2018-09-22
Chinas roughly 12 million Catholics are split between an underground Church that swears loyalty to the Vatican and the statesupervised Catholic Patriotic Association NegativeHONG KONG A Hong Kong cardinal who has spearheaded opposition to the Vaticans rapprochement with China called on Thursday for the Popes secretary of state to step down saying any deal with Beijing would amount to a betrayal of the Catholic faith http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-vatican-zen/leading-asian-cardinal-calls-for-vatican-foreign-minister-to-resign-over-china-dealings-idUSKCN1M025C2018-09-21
The Church in the United States Chile Australia and Ireland is in the midst of a crisis over sexual abuse of minors NegativeNEW YORK New Yorks Cardinal Timothy Dolan named a former federal judge and prosecutor on Thursday to independently review how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has handled allegations of sexual abuse after what Dolan said was the Summer of Hell http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-york-romancatholic-abuse/ex-prosecutor-to-examine-new-york-archdiocese-sex-abuse-policies-idUSKCN1M030X2018-09-21
An estimated 12 million Catholics in China are split between an underground Church that swears loyalty to the Vatican and the statesupervised Catholic Patriotic Association NegativeBEIJING China and the Vatican have contacts the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday after a newspaper report that the Vatican might send a delegation to Beijing before the end of this month to clinch a deal on the appointment of bishops http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-vatican/china-says-has-effective-contacts-with-the-vatican-idUSKCN1LZ11R2018-09-19
Chinas estimated 12 million Catholics are split between an underground Church that swears loyalty to the Vatican and the statesupervised Catholic Patriotic Association NeutralBEIJING The Vatican may send a delegation to China before the end of this month and if the meeting goes well the two could reach an agreement on the appointment of bishops a widely read Chinese staterun newspaper said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-vatican/chinese-paper-says-vatican-may-send-delegation-to-china-soon-idUSKCN1LY1AG2018-09-18
Following the reports release the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said it showed the Catholic Churchs culture of around sexual abuse of minors and demanded change specifically among bishops NeutralPeople claiming they were sexually abused by priests filed a class action lawsuit on Monday against eight dioceses in Pennsylvania seeking to compel them to divulge the names of priests accused of such actions over the past 70 years http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pennsylvania-religion-sexcrimes/pennsylvania-catholic-church-sued-for-names-of-priests-in-abuse-report-idUSKCN1LX2KE2018-09-18
Bannons increased engagement with the Institute demonstrates how his involvement in Europe extends beyond electoral politics to an effort to build a populist faction inside the Catholic Church NegativeFormer Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon is helping to craft the curriculum for a leadership course at a rightwing Roman Catholic institute in Italy stepping up his efforts to influence conservative thinking in the church http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-politics-bannon-catholics/steve-bannon-drafting-curriculum-for-right-wing-catholic-institute-in-italy-idUSKCN1LU1762018-09-15
However Russia has long been home to the worlds largest Orthodox Christian Church NeutralMOSCOW Russias Orthodox Church said on Friday it would no longer participate in structures chaired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople deepening a row in Orthodox Christianity over the Ukrainian Churchs bid to break away from Moscows orbit http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-religion-russia/russias-orthodox-church-freezes-ties-with-constantinople-over-ukraine-spat-idUSKCN1LU2I82018-09-15
Kiev considers it a tool for the Kremlin to wield influence while the Moscow Patriarchate sees itself as the only legitimate Orthodox Church in Ukraine NeutralMOSCOW Russias Orthodox Church said on Friday it would no longer participate in structures chaired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople deepening a row in Orthodox Christianity over the Ukrainian Churchs bid to break away from Moscows orbit http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-religion-russia/russias-orthodox-church-freezes-ties-with-constantinople-over-ukraine-spat-idUSKCN1LU2I82018-09-15
MOSCOW Russias Orthodox Church said on Friday it would no longer participate in structures chaired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople deepening a row in Orthodox Christianity over the Ukrainian Churchs bid to break away from Moscows orbit NegativeMOSCOW Russias Orthodox Church said on Friday it would no longer participate in structures chaired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople deepening a row in Orthodox Christianity over the Ukrainian Churchs bid to break away from Moscows orbit http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-religion-russia/russias-orthodox-church-freezes-ties-with-constantinople-over-ukraine-spat-idUSKCN1LU2I82018-09-15
The Moscow Patriarchate is part of the Russian Orthodox Church and has a sizeable following in Ukraine NeutralMOSCOW Russias Orthodox Church said on Friday it would no longer participate in structures chaired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople deepening a row in Orthodox Christianity over the Ukrainian Churchs bid to break away from Moscows orbit http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-religion-russia/russias-orthodox-church-freezes-ties-with-constantinople-over-ukraine-spat-idUSKCN1LU2I82018-09-15
Vladimir Legoida a Russian Church spokesman said the Holy Synod had decided to suspend its participation in all structures chaired or cochaired by representatives of the Patriarchate of Constantinople NegativeMOSCOW Russias Orthodox Church said on Friday it would no longer participate in structures chaired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople deepening a row in Orthodox Christianity over the Ukrainian Churchs bid to break away from Moscows orbit http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-religion-russia/russias-orthodox-church-freezes-ties-with-constantinople-over-ukraine-spat-idUSKCN1LU2I82018-09-15
In Germany a Church study published in a magazine on Wednesday showed 1670 clerics and priests had sexually abused 3677 minors mostly males in the country between 1946 and 2014 NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis has ordered an investigation of an American bishop accused of sexual misconduct with adults and accepted his resignation deepening a worldwide clerical abuse scandal http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse-usa/pope-orders-inquiry-into-bishop-as-u-s-church-leaders-discuss-abuse-crisis-idUSKCN1LT1W52018-09-14
The Vatican and U.S. Church officials announced the investigation on Thursday as the pope was meeting U.S. Catholic Church leaders to discuss a scandal that has shaken his papacy NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis has ordered an investigation of an American bishop accused of sexual misconduct with adults and accepted his resignation deepening a worldwide clerical abuse scandal http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse-usa/pope-orders-inquiry-into-bishop-as-u-s-church-leaders-discuss-abuse-crisis-idUSKCN1LT1W52018-09-14
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis will meet on Thursday with U.S. Catholic Church leaders who want to discuss the fallout from a scandal involving a former American cardinal and demands from an archbishop that the pontiff step down NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis will meet on Thursday with U.S. Catholic Church leaders who want to discuss the fallout from a scandal involving a former American cardinal and demands from an archbishop that the pontiff step down http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse-usa/pope-to-meet-u-s-church-leaders-after-archbishops-accusations-vatican-idUSKCN1LR29L2018-09-12
American Church officials had said allegations that McCarrick had sexually abused a 16yearold boy almost 50 years ago were credible and substantiated NeutralVATICAN CITY The Vatican is preparing a response to bombshell allegations made by an Italian archbishop who asked Pope Francis to step down accusing him of covering up sexual misconduct by an American cardinal his top advisers said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-abuse-response/vatican-preparing-response-to-archbishops-accusations-cardinals-say-idUSKCN1LQ2AX2018-09-10
VATICAN CITY Sept 7 Calls by a Roman Catholic archbishop and his conservative backers for Pope Francis to resign could make it difficult if not impossible for him to do so Church experts say NegativeFridays item without http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/pope-abuse-law/rpt-explainer-can-the-popes-accusers-force-him-to-resign-idUSL5N1VW2E22018-09-10
VATICAN CITY Calls by a Roman Catholic archbishop and his conservative backers for Pope Francis to resign could make it difficult if not impossible for him to do so Church experts say NegativeVATICAN CITY Calls by a Roman Catholic archbishop and his conservative backers for Pope Francis to resign could make it difficult if not impossible for him to do so Church experts say http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse-law/can-the-popes-accusers-force-him-to-resign-idUSKCN1LN1IL2018-09-07
the pastor at Salem Baptist Church in Atlanta spent his time at the podium raising social issues he said were critical to the black community NegativeMembers of Aretha Franklins family felt the eulogy for the Queen of Soul delivered by a pastor at her funeral last week was offensive and they said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-aretha-franklin-eulogy/aretha-franklins-eulogy-was-offensive-and-distasteful-family-says-idUSKCN1LK0GX2018-09-04
Viganos move an unprecedented attack on the pope by a Vatican insider was the latest blow to the credibility of the Church NegativeVATICAN CITY Last March Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano dined on the outskirts of Rome at the home of a conservative Italian Catholic journalist http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse-media/conservative-media-move-to-front-line-of-battle-to-undermine-pope-francis-idUSKCN1LF24V2018-08-31
I spoke out because corruption has reached the top levels of Church said Vigano a former Vatican ambassador to Washington NegativeVATICAN CITY The archbishop who sparked a crisis in the Catholic Church by calling on Pope Francis to resign has denied he was motivated by personal vendetta and said he sought to show that corruption had reached the top levels of the Church hierarchy http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-abuse/archbishop-who-called-on-pope-to-resign-says-corruption-reaches-the-top-idUSKCN1LF1282018-08-30
Italian media has reported he was upset because he was never made a cardinal by former Pope Benedict or because Francis blocked his further advancement in the Church NegativeVATICAN CITY The archbishop who sparked a crisis in the Catholic Church by calling on Pope Francis to resign has denied he was motivated by personal vendetta and said he sought to show that corruption had reached the top levels of the Church hierarchy http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-abuse/archbishop-who-called-on-pope-to-resign-says-corruption-reaches-the-top-idUSKCN1LF1282018-08-30
VATICAN CITY The archbishop who sparked a crisis in the Catholic Church by calling on Pope Francis to resign has denied he was motivated by personal vendetta and said he sought to show that corruption had reached the top levels of the Church hierarchy NegativeVATICAN CITY The archbishop who sparked a crisis in the Catholic Church by calling on Pope Francis to resign has denied he was motivated by personal vendetta and said he sought to show that corruption had reached the top levels of the Church hierarchy http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-abuse/archbishop-who-called-on-pope-to-resign-says-corruption-reaches-the-top-idUSKCN1LF1282018-08-30
Both sides were digging in for what they have cast as a potentially defining battle over Franciss push for a more inclusive Church Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/pope-abuse-escalation/rpt-defenders-rally-around-pope-fear-conservatives-escalating-war-idUSL8N1VK1CX2018-08-29
A former top Vatican official has accused Pope Francis of having known of allegations of sex abuse by a prominent U.S. cardinal for years and called on him to resign in an unprecedented broadside against the pope by a Church insider NegativeA former top Vatican official has accused Pope Francis of having known of allegations of sex abuse by a prominent U.S. cardinal for years and called on him to resign in an unprecedented broadside against the pope by a Church insider http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-ireland-abuse/former-top-vatican-official-says-pope-should-resign-over-abuse-crisis-idUSKCN1LB08Q2018-08-26
In remarkably blunt language Vigano said alleged coverups in the Church were making it look like a conspiracy of silence not so dissimilar from the one that prevails in the NegativeA former top Vatican official has accused Pope Francis of having known of allegations of sex abuse by a prominent U.S. cardinal for years and called on him to resign in an unprecedented broadside against the pope by a Church insider http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-ireland-abuse/former-top-vatican-official-says-pope-should-resign-over-abuse-crisis-idUSKCN1LB08Q2018-08-26
Before the ruling the head of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches told Reuters it was speaking to senior leaders from ZANUPF and the MDC to facilitate negotiations NegativeHARARE Zimbabwes Constitutional Court confirmed President Emmerson Mnangagwas disputed July 30 election victory on Friday dismissing an opposition challenge that had held up his inauguration which will now be held on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-zimbabwe-election-court/top-zimbabwe-court-confirms-mnangagwas-presidential-election-victory-idUSKCN1L90W22018-08-25
Can we say that about the Catholic Church McDonnell said NeutralPHILADELPHIA Mike McDonnell was an altar boy who loved to sing Latin hymns at his church in suburban Philadelphia but his Roman Catholic faith became a source of torment at age 12 when he woke up to find a priest molesting him in the vacation bed the clergyman forced him to share http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pennsylvania-religion-victim-theft/former-pennsylvania-altar-boy-says-he-stole-from-church-to-avenge-abuse-idUSKCN1L91V82018-08-25
C.L. Franklin was a minister at the New Bethel Baptist Church for more than 30 years and Franklin honed her singing skills in the church choir NeutralLOS ANGELES Stevie Wonder Jennifer Hudson and country singer Faith Hill will sing at the funeral of Aretha Franklin in Detroit next week her publicist said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-aretha-franklin/stevie-wonder-heads-star-line-up-for-aretha-franklin-funeral-idUSKCN1L82FK2018-08-24
DUBLIN A Catholic conference on family issues that Pope Francis is due to address this weekend heard a plea from a U.S. priest on Thursday for the Church to welcome gay members who he said had been made to feel like lepers NegativeDUBLIN A Catholic conference on family issues that Pope Francis is due to address this weekend heard a plea from a U.S. priest on Thursday for the Church to welcome gay members who he said had been made to feel like lepers http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-ireland-lgbt/catholic-conference-hears-appeal-for-church-to-welcome-gay-people-idUSKCN1L81X02018-08-23
If they want to do something they should start by changing the very offensive language that is in Church teaching about homosexuality regarding it as being disordered and intrinsically evil NegativeDUBLIN A Catholic conference on family issues that Pope Francis is due to address this weekend heard a plea from a U.S. priest on Thursday for the Church to welcome gay members who he said had been made to feel like lepers http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-ireland-lgbt/catholic-conference-hears-appeal-for-church-to-welcome-gay-people-idUSKCN1L81X02018-08-23
Martin was criticized by Vatican clerics for his 2017 book Building a in which he argued for the Church to better engage with the LGBT community NeutralDUBLIN A Catholic conference on family issues that Pope Francis is due to address this weekend heard a plea from a U.S. priest on Thursday for the Church to welcome gay members who he said had been made to feel like lepers http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-ireland-lgbt/catholic-conference-hears-appeal-for-church-to-welcome-gay-people-idUSKCN1L81X02018-08-23
The Church teaches that homosexual tendencies are not sinful but homosexual acts are and that homosexuals should try to be chaste NegativeDUBLIN A Catholic conference on family issues that Pope Francis is due to address this weekend heard a plea from a U.S. priest on Thursday for the Church to welcome gay members who he said had been made to feel like lepers http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-ireland-lgbt/catholic-conference-hears-appeal-for-church-to-welcome-gay-people-idUSKCN1L81X02018-08-23
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh said on Wednesday it had removed Cardinal Donald Wuerls name from a high school after a grand jury report on sex abuse in the Church found he had reassigned priests who had been accused of abusing children rather than taking stronger action NegativeThe Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh said on Wednesday it had removed Cardinal Donald Wuerls name from a high school after a grand jury report on sex abuse in the Church found he had reassigned priests who had been accused of abusing children rather than taking stronger action http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pennsylvania-religion-sexcrimes/cardinal-wuerls-name-taken-off-pittsburgh-school-due-to-scandal-idUSKCN1L71PB2018-08-23
Allegations of clergy abuse in Europe Australia and Chile have also emerged and prompted the resignation of several leaders within the Church which has about 1 NegativeYORK Pa http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pennsylvania-religion-sexcrimes-paris/u-s-catholics-sickened-by-sex-abuse-report-stand-by-their-faith-idUSKCN1L40L52018-08-20
Many churchgoers said they were sickened and saddened by a grand jury report detailing widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania but they would not let the Roman Catholic Churchs coverup dissuade them from their faith NegativeYORK Pa http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pennsylvania-religion-sexcrimes-paris/u-s-catholics-sickened-by-sex-abuse-report-stand-by-their-faith-idUSKCN1L40L52018-08-20
Brazils influential Catholic Church and evangelical groups believe abortion is a sin and say the law must protect the rights of an unborn child at all costs NegativeThis is exactly the silencing that the hate crowd wants http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-abortion-court/despite-threats-brazilian-activist-readies-for-abortion-hearing-idUSKBN1KO02Z2018-08-03
2 billionmember Catholic Church had for centuries allowed the death penalty in extreme cases but the position began to change under Pope John Paul II who died in 2005 NegativeVATICAN CITY The Roman Catholic Church formally changed its teaching on Thursday to declare the death penalty inadmissible whatever the circumstance a move likely to be criticized in countries where capital punishment is legal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-deathpenalty/vatican-changes-teaching-to-oppose-death-penalty-in-all-cases-idUSKBN1KN1EQ2018-08-02
The Church was working with for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide the new teaching says NeutralVATICAN CITY The Roman Catholic Church formally changed its teaching on Thursday to declare the death penalty inadmissible whatever the circumstance a move likely to be criticized in countries where capital punishment is legal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-deathpenalty/vatican-changes-teaching-to-oppose-death-penalty-in-all-cases-idUSKBN1KN1EQ2018-08-02
The Roman Catholic Church is dealing with accusations of sexual abuse in other parts of the United States NeutralA Roman Catholic bishop in Pennsylvania released the names on Wednesday of 71 clergy members and seminarians accused of sexually abusing children since the 1940s acting in advance of a release of grand jury findings on clergy abuse in the state http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pennsylvania-romancatholic-abuse/catholic-diocese-names-dozens-accused-of-sexual-abuse-in-pennsylvania-idUSKBN1KM6862018-08-02
VATICAN CITY The Roman Catholic Church formally changed its teaching on Thursday to declare the death penalty inadmissible whatever the circumstance a move likely to be criticized in countries where capital punishment is legal NegativeVATICAN CITY The Roman Catholic Church formally changed its teaching on Thursday to declare the death penalty inadmissible whatever the circumstance a move likely to be criticized in countries where capital punishment is legal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-deathpenalty/vatican-changes-teaching-to-oppose-death-penalty-in-all-cases-idUSKBN1KN1EQ2018-08-02
As a result of his uncovering new cases in Church documents the national prosecutor last week authorized him to expand his investigation into other regions NegativeSANTIAGO Two special envoys sent by Pope Francis to investigate a child sex abuse scandal in Chile were meeting priests and Church workers at a university in the Chilean capital last month when aides rushed into the room with an alarming police and prosecutors were about to start raiding Church offices http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-chile-abuse-church-insight/theres-going-to-be-a-raid-a-chilean-prosecutor-forces-catholic-church-to-give-up-secrets-idUSKBN1KL1H02018-07-31
Leading the charge against the Church is Arias 45 who is experienced in fighting organized crime and has a showmans fondness for taking television news crews on the raids NegativeSANTIAGO Two special envoys sent by Pope Francis to investigate a child sex abuse scandal in Chile were meeting priests and Church workers at a university in the Chilean capital last month when aides rushed into the room with an alarming police and prosecutors were about to start raiding Church offices http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-chile-abuse-church-insight/theres-going-to-be-a-raid-a-chilean-prosecutor-forces-catholic-church-to-give-up-secrets-idUSKBN1KL1H02018-07-31
SANTIAGO Two special envoys sent by Pope Francis to investigate a child sex abuse scandal in Chile were meeting priests and Church workers at a university in the Chilean capital last month when aides rushed into the room with an alarming police and prosecutors were about to start raiding Church offices NegativeSANTIAGO Two special envoys sent by Pope Francis to investigate a child sex abuse scandal in Chile were meeting priests and Church workers at a university in the Chilean capital last month when aides rushed into the room with an alarming police and prosecutors were about to start raiding Church offices http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-chile-abuse-church-insight/theres-going-to-be-a-raid-a-chilean-prosecutor-forces-catholic-church-to-give-up-secrets-idUSKBN1KL1H02018-07-31
The Church was largely left to police itself NeutralSANTIAGO Two special envoys sent by Pope Francis to investigate a child sex abuse scandal in Chile were meeting priests and Church workers at a university in the Chilean capital last month when aides rushed into the room with an alarming police and prosecutors were about to start raiding Church offices http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-chile-abuse-church-insight/theres-going-to-be-a-raid-a-chilean-prosecutor-forces-catholic-church-to-give-up-secrets-idUSKBN1KL1H02018-07-31
The Churchs grip on Chile is also weakening public opinion polling shows even though the formerly predominately Catholic nation remains largely conservative on social issues NegativeSANTIAGO Two special envoys sent by Pope Francis to investigate a child sex abuse scandal in Chile were meeting priests and Church workers at a university in the Chilean capital last month when aides rushed into the room with an alarming police and prosecutors were about to start raiding Church offices http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-chile-abuse-church-insight/theres-going-to-be-a-raid-a-chilean-prosecutor-forces-catholic-church-to-give-up-secrets-idUSKBN1KL1H02018-07-31
Francis is also fighting an image crisis in Chile where a growing abuse scandal has enveloped the Church since all 34 of the countrys bishops offered to resign NegativeVATICAN CITY Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson the most senior cleric found guilty of concealing child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church has resigned the Vatican said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-vatican-abuse-australia/australian-archbishop-accused-of-abuse-cover-up-resigns-vatican-idUSKBN1KK15Q2018-07-30
There is no more important responsibility for community and Church leaders than the protection of he said in a statement NegativeVATICAN CITY Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson the most senior cleric found guilty of concealing child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church has resigned the Vatican said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-vatican-abuse-australia/australian-archbishop-accused-of-abuse-cover-up-resigns-vatican-idUSKBN1KK15Q2018-07-30
VATICAN CITY Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson the most senior cleric found guilty of concealing child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church has resigned the Vatican said on Monday NegativeVATICAN CITY Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson the most senior cleric found guilty of concealing child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church has resigned the Vatican said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-vatican-abuse-australia/australian-archbishop-accused-of-abuse-cover-up-resigns-vatican-idUSKBN1KK15Q2018-07-30
Dear friends the time of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has definitely come NeutralKIEV President Petro Poroshenko joined thousands on the streets of Kiev on Saturday on an anniversary marking the start of the conversion of Ukrainians to Christianity amid a push to remove what he says is a lever of Kremlin influence in Ukrainian affairs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-religion-baptism/ukraine-marks-church-anniversary-aims-to-tackle-kremlin-influence-idUSKBN1KI0CG2018-07-28
Last month American Church officials said allegations that he sexually abused a 16yearold boy almost 50 years ago were credible and substantiated NeutralVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick one of the U.S. Catholic Churchs most prominent figures who has been at the center of a widening sexual abuse scandal http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vatican-abuse-mccarrick/u-s-cardinal-steps-down-amid-widening-sex-abuse-scandal-idUSKBN1KI0AD2018-07-28
McCarricks sudden fall from grace stunned the American Church because he was a widely respected leader for decades and a confidant of popes and presidents NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick one of the U.S. Catholic Churchs most prominent figures who has been at the center of a widening sexual abuse scandal http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vatican-abuse-mccarrick/u-s-cardinal-steps-down-amid-widening-sex-abuse-scandal-idUSKBN1KI0AD2018-07-28
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick one of the U.S. Catholic Churchs most prominent figures who has been at the center of a widening sexual abuse scandal NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick one of the U.S. Catholic Churchs most prominent figures who has been at the center of a widening sexual abuse scandal http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vatican-abuse-mccarrick/u-s-cardinal-steps-down-amid-widening-sex-abuse-scandal-idUSKBN1KI0AD2018-07-28
BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkels Bavarian allies who are pressing her to toughen up immigration policy should remember their Christian roots and show a sense of responsibility toward the poor and weak the head of the Catholic Church in Germany said PositiveBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkels Bavarian allies who are pressing her to toughen up immigration policy should remember their Christian roots and show a sense of responsibility toward the poor and weak the head of the Catholic Church in Germany said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-germany/merkels-allies-told-to-show-christian-values-in-immigration-policy-idUSKBN1K82B32018-07-18
Brunson was pastor of the Izmir Resurrection Church serving a small Protestant congregation in Turkeys thirdlargest city south of the Aegean town of Aliaga where he is now on trial NegativeALIAGA Turkey A Turkish court decided on Wednesday to keep an American pastor in jail dashing hopes that he could be released during his trial on terrorism and spying charges a case that has deepened a rift with NATO ally Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-turkey-security-usa/turkish-court-keeps-u-s-pastor-in-jail-washington-says-deeply-concerned-idUSKBN1K72OT2018-07-18
President Sir Winston Churchill once said that have the United States at our side was to me the greatest May told Trump according to a text of her speech Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-britain/trump-says-mays-brexit-plan-kills-hope-of-a-u-s-trade-deal-idUSKBN1K30MN2018-07-13
On Thursday Trump will travel to Blenheim Palace the 18thcentury mansion where Britains World War Two leader Winston Churchill was born and spent most of his childhood Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-britain/trade-and-tea-with-queen-for-trump-in-a-britain-in-turmoil-idUSKBN1K130C2018-07-12
On Thursday Trump will travel to Blenheim Palace the 18thcentury stately home where Britains World War Two leader Winston Churchill was born and spent most of his childhood Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-britain/trump-after-questioning-mays-brexit-plan-arrives-in-hot-spot-britain-idUSKBN1K130C2018-07-12
Blenheim is the birthplace of Winston Churchill Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-britain-plans-factbox/factbox-itinerary-of-u-s-president-trumps-visit-to-britain-idUSKBN1JW29G2018-07-08
In 1946 Winston Churchill coined the term special as the Cold War began but it was an alliance that was to endure some testing times Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-britain-moments/from-churchill-to-trump-key-moments-in-the-uk-u-s-special-relationship-idUSKBN1JW0IM2018-07-08
President Franklin Roosevelt had pushed for Indian independence during World War Two in the face of bitter opposition from Churchill Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-britain-moments/from-churchill-to-trump-key-moments-in-the-uk-u-s-special-relationship-idUSKBN1JW0IM2018-07-08
Since Winston Churchill coined the term special after World War Two the United Kingdom has placed its alliance with the United States at the heart of its foreign and security policy Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-britain-moments/from-churchill-to-trump-key-moments-in-the-uk-u-s-special-relationship-idUSKBN1JW0IM2018-07-08
Apart from international issues Pullella expanded the proposed topics to include Roman Catholic Church matters such as relations with China women and the sexual abuse crisis in Chile Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-backstory-pope/cake-and-conversation-with-the-pope-idUSKBN1JS1VE2018-07-02
William then visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre another popular stop for pilgrims and where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-royals-israel-palestinians/uks-prince-william-visits-jerusalem-holy-sites-great-grandmothers-tomb-idUSKBN1JO0M32018-06-28
Francis enjoys wide popularity in the world and in the Church drawing huge crowds wherever he goes Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-reform-insight/a-popular-pope-but-how-powerful-francis-still-fights-internal-battles-idUSKBN1JN27K2018-06-27
Richard Katskee a legal director at Americans United for Separation of Church and State said the important thing is that people being denied healthcare Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-health-birth-control/notre-dame-students-sue-school-white-house-over-birth-control-policy-idUSKBN1JM2I92018-06-27
VATICAN CITY When Pope Francis wanted to appoint a woman as deputy head of the Vatican press office in 2016 he quickly ran into opposition from the Catholic Churchs maledominated hierarchy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-reform-insight/a-popular-pope-but-how-powerful-francis-still-fights-internal-battles-idUSKBN1JN27K2018-06-27
Paul Goulet a pastor who leads the International Church of Las Vegas a megachurch said he was disappointed the brothel owner had earned a spot on the general election ballot Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-religion-brothels/in-age-of-trump-evangelicals-back-self-styled-top-u-s-pimp-idUSKBN1JI1A92018-06-22
Chinas estimated 12 million Catholics are split between an underground Church that swears loyalty to the Vatican and the statesupervised Catholic Patriotic Association Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-interview-china-exclusive/exclusive-pope-says-china-talks-going-well-dialogue-worth-the-risk-idUSKBN1JG1BV2018-06-20
Defending his leadership the 81yearold Argentine pontiff said the future of the Catholic Church was on the Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pope-interview/exclusive-pope-criticizes-trump-administration-policy-on-migrant-family-separation-idUSKBN1JG0YC2018-06-20
Both sides will resume talks on Saturday to address the Churchs proposal to anticipate general elections and implement political reforms Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nicaragua-protests/nicaraguas-ortega-agrees-to-halt-violence-allow-foreign-probe-idUSKBN1JC03L2018-06-16
Some Asian Church leaders have been highly critical of the Vaticans rapprochement with China Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china/vatican-china-in-new-round-of-talks-on-appointment-of-bishops-idUSKBN1JB2ON2018-06-16
Another 25 units will be built on a adjacent lot also belonging to the Sacred Heart Church Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/hawaiians-build-homes-for-volcano-evacuees-idUSKCN1J50ZX2018-06-10
Oscarwinner in 2015 about the Catholic Churchs sexual abuse scandal was a finely underplayed and ultimately heartbreaking crime mystery Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-sisterrose/sex-to-superheroes-sister-rose-shepherds-catholics-through-hollywood-movies-idUSKCN1J11KE2018-06-05
Membership of the Catholic Church is not a requirement to work at the hospital and nonCatholics employed there are not expected to abide by Catholic tenets the adviser said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-court-catholicism/catholic-hospital-cant-dismiss-remarried-doctor-eu-court-adviser-idUSKCN1IW1OO2018-05-31
The move is opposed by the Kremlin Russian Orthodox Church and some of Poroshenkos political opponents Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-ukraine-church-insight/ahead-of-elections-a-risky-battle-for-ukraines-soul-idUSKCN1IW1252018-05-31
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis is sending his two top sexual abuse investigators back to Chile to gather more information about the crisis that has hit the Catholic Church there the Vatican said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-chile-abuse-pope/pope-sends-clergy-sexual-abuse-inspectors-back-to-chile-idUSKCN1IW1XP2018-05-31
DUBLIN Irish people paid homage on Sunday to an Indian immigrant woman whose death inspired a historic vote to repeal Irelands strict abortion laws while the Catholic Church rued the outcome saying it showed indifference to its teachings Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-ireland-abortion/ireland-quietly-comes-to-terms-with-dramatic-change-after-abortion-vote-idUSKCN1IS0IB2018-05-27
The oncemighty Catholic Church took a back seat throughout the campaign Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-ireland-abortion/ireland-ends-abortion-ban-as-quiet-revolution-transforms-country-idUSKCN1IR0892018-05-27
The court was told in December that Wilson had early stage Alzheimers disease a Catholic Church spokesman said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-australia-abuse-archbishop/australian-court-convicts-archbishop-for-concealing-child-sex-abuse-idUSKCN1IN08B2018-05-22
About 100 people attended an emotional service at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-shooting/teen-texas-gunman-suspect-studied-previous-mass-shootings-abc-news-idUSKCN1IM0Z92018-05-21
Islamic State fighters executed an attack on Church yesterday in Chechnyas capital Amaq said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-chechnya-church-attack/islamic-state-claims-responsibility-for-church-attack-in-chechnya-idUSKCN1IL0PA2018-05-20
Ten Nazarene pastoral couples returning home after a retreat were among the victims the Cuban Nazarene Church said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-cuba-crash/cuba-confirms-110-killed-in-countrys-deadliest-plane-crash-since-1989-idUSKCN1IK0RF2018-05-20
Michael Curry Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church will give the address Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britains-royals-wedding-timing/factbox-timings-for-prince-harry-and-meghan-markles-wedding-idUSKCN1IJ2JX2018-05-19
Photographs posted on the Facebook page of the Greek Orthodox Church in Galveston pictured him dancing with other costumed performers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-shooting-greece-village/greek-village-lost-for-words-over-news-of-texan-teen-gunman-idUSKCN1IK0F72018-05-19
The service was conducted by the Dean of Windsor with Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury and spiritual head of the Anglican Church overseeing the exchange of vows Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-royals-wedding/just-married-prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-declared-husband-and-wife-idUSKCN1IJ2VV2018-05-19
The service will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor with Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury and spiritual head of the Anglican Church overseeing the exchange of vows Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-royals-wedding/cheering-and-waving-flags-fans-gather-for-harry-and-meghans-wedding-idUSKCN1IJ2VV2018-05-19
It was not immediately clear if the pope would accept all or any of the resignations from the prelates who hold all the top jobs in Chiles Roman Catholic Church Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-chile-abuse-pope/chilean-bishops-offer-mass-resignation-to-pope-over-abuse-scandal-idUSKCN1IJ1AT2018-05-18
Churchill Downs Inc on Wednesday signed a deal with SBTech a sports betting platform which will allow the gaming company to offer bets on events in New Jersey Pennsylvania and Mississippi Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-churchill-downs-gambling/churchill-downs-in-deal-to-enter-sports-betting-in-three-states-idUSKCN1IH1N12018-05-16
SBTech will provide Churchill Downs a platform consisting of a consumer website mobile apps and back office systems to manage iGaming and sports wagering Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-churchill-downs-gambling/churchill-downs-inks-deal-for-online-sports-betting-in-new-jersey-idUSKCN1IH1N12018-05-16
SBTech will provide a consumer website mobile apps and back office systems to manage online gaming and sports wagering for Churchill Downs Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-churchill-downs-gambling/churchill-downs-in-deal-to-enter-sports-betting-in-three-states-idUSKCN1IH1N12018-05-16
U.S. gaming company Churchill Downs Inc said on Wednesday it signed a deal with the Golden Nugget Hotel to enter real money online gaming and sports betting markets in New Jersey Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-churchill-downs-gambling/churchill-downs-inks-deal-for-online-sports-betting-in-new-jersey-idUSKCN1IH1N12018-05-16
Guengerich is senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-guengerich-gaza-commentary/commentary-how-to-avert-more-death-and-despair-in-gaza-idUSKCN1IG24T2018-05-15
Michael Curry the Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church will give the address Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-royals-wedding-timing/timings-for-prince-harry-and-meghan-markles-wedding-idUSKCN1IG1TS2018-05-15
President Abdel Fatah alSisi ordered the Church named The Church of the Martyrs of Faith and Homeland to be built soon after the incident and dedicated in their memory Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-egypt/tears-and-joy-as-egyptian-christians-killed-in-libya-laid-to-rest-idUSKCN1IG2JU2018-05-15
The head of the Coptic Church in Egypt Pope Tawadros II was at the airport to receive the remains when they arrived in Cairo on Monday night Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-egypt/tears-and-joy-as-egyptian-christians-killed-in-libya-laid-to-rest-idUSKCN1IG2JU2018-05-15
CANNES France Viewers hoping Wim Wenders documentary about Pope Francis will be a critical portrait of the head of the Catholic Church will be disappointed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-cannes-pope-francis/wenders-film-shows-emotional-giant-pope-francis-idUSKCN1IF2BQ2018-05-14
Shares in racetrack and casino operator Churchill Downs also hit a record high and were last up 5 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-gambling-stocks/gaming-investors-eye-jackpot-from-u-s-sports-betting-ruling-idUSKCN1IF2IG2018-05-14
Even without the Churchs active involvement some Yes campaigners are concerned that the conservatism linked to Irelands Catholic tradition still guides many voters views Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-ireland-abortion/church-and-religion-take-back-seat-as-a-secular-ireland-votes-on-abortion-idUSKBN1IB1OE2018-05-10
Ireland Three decades after Ireland introduced one of the worlds only constitutional bans on abortion the Church that was so pivotal in securing the laws passage finds itself a minor player in the now mainly secular battle to repeal it Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-ireland-abortion/church-and-religion-take-back-seat-as-a-secular-ireland-votes-on-abortion-idUSKBN1IB1OE2018-05-10
People are struggling with that legacy of centuries of Catholic Church said veteran womens rights campaigner Ailbhe Smyth Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-ireland-abortion/church-and-religion-take-back-seat-as-a-secular-ireland-votes-on-abortion-idUSKBN1IB1OE2018-05-10
As titular head of the Church of England the queen declined to attend the civil ceremony but joined in the celebrations afterwards Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-royals-weddings-factbox/factbox-recent-british-royal-weddings-idUSKBN1I40GM2018-05-03
The joint statement said they told the pope he had to do something about the pathological and unlimited exercise of in the Church that can foster abuse Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-chile-abuse-victims/i-was-part-of-the-problem-pope-quoted-telling-chile-abuse-victims-idUSKBN1I31SV2018-05-02
the quarter the Falls Church Virginiabased companys order backlog shrank from Negativecompanys shares dropped http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-general-dynamics-results/general-dynamics-jet-delivery-delay-hurts-profit-beat-idUSKBN1HW1IH2018-04-25
STOCKHOLM Church bells played one of Aviciis biggest hits in the Swedish capital Stockholm on Tuesday paying tribute to the DJ and record producer who was found dead last week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-avicii/stockholm-church-bells-play-wake-me-up-in-avicii-tribute-idUSKBN1HV1NQ2018-04-24
The song Wake me rang out from the 80metrehigh tower of Oscars Church in central Stockholm where Avicii whose real name is Tim Bergling grew up Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-avicii/stockholm-church-bells-play-wake-me-up-in-avicii-tribute-idUSKBN1HV1NQ2018-04-24
The service at St MartinintheFields Church Trafalgar Square was also attended by Prime Minister Theresa May Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-royals-lawrence/uks-prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-attend-memorial-service-for-murdered-black-teenager-idUSKBN1HU2KY2018-04-23
Brunson has been the pastor of Izmir Resurrection Church serving a small Protestant congregation in Turkeys third largest city Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-turkey-security-usa/u-s-pastor-denies-allegations-of-coup-links-as-turkey-trial-begins-idUSKBN1HN15N2018-04-16
He said he would continue to express his opinion telling the conference I hope that you will follow us and occasionally play our part at the center of the Church Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china-conservatives/hong-kong-cardinal-seeks-conservative-help-to-block-a-vatican-china-deal-idUSKBN1HF0EM2018-04-08
One picture shows her with TE Lawrence of and Winston Churchill near the Great Pyramids of Egypt Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-movie/letters-from-baghdad-shows-iraq-through-eyes-of-british-female-explorer-and-spy-who-shaped-it-idUSKCN1HA1L92018-04-03
But if some turn away from the Churchs leadership he would not persuade them to change their mind Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-china-hongkong/anxious-hong-kong-catholics-told-to-make-leap-of-faith-over-china-deal-idUSKBN1H70RZ2018-04-01
The cleric previously critical of the Vatican now said unity within the Church was the priority Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-china-hongkong/anxious-hong-kong-catholics-told-to-make-leap-of-faith-over-china-deal-idUSKBN1H70RZ2018-04-01
The pope traditionally welcomes new members of the Church during the Saturday night service Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-religion-easter-pope-vigil/pope-baptizes-italy-migrant-hero-at-easter-eve-service-idUSKBN1H70QW2018-04-01
ROME Pope Francis led Roman Catholics in Good Friday services under tight security urging people including ministers of his Church to rediscover the capacity to feel shame for their role in the worlds ills Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-religion-easter-pope-goodfriday/pope-marks-good-friday-amid-tight-security-urges-people-to-rediscover-shame-idUSKBN1H61QA2018-03-30
Those divisions are evident in places like Jiangxi province where there are factions even within the underground Church Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-vatican-catholics/for-one-catholic-parish-in-china-division-and-confusion-as-historic-deal-looms-idUSKBN1H60K42018-03-30
YINGTAN China Like many Chinese Catholics Lin Jinqing was shocked when news trickled through to him of an impending deal between Beijing and the Vatican that would end a long dispute over control of the Church in China Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-vatican-catholics/for-one-catholic-parish-in-china-division-and-confusion-as-historic-deal-looms-idUSKBN1H60K42018-03-30
Breakfast cereal maker Sanitarium Australia which is owned by the Seventhday Adventist Church also fired Smith as a WeetBix brand Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cricket-test-zaf-aus-tampering-sponso/cricket-australia-loses-major-sponsor-over-players-conspiracy-to-cheat-idUSKBN1H43HZ2018-03-29
Church members said Samson who is black attended the church in the past police said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-tennessee-shooting/man-charged-with-shooting-in-tennessee-church-pleads-not-guilty-idUSKBN1H430E2018-03-28
The Roman Catholic Churchs once blanket influence on politics and society in Ireland has plummeted in recent years following a series of clerical sex abuse scandals Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-ireland-abortion/ireland-sets-abortion-referendum-date-for-may-25-idUSKBN1H42IB2018-03-28
Church leaders feared more restrictions than usual this year as Easter falls on the same weekend as the start of Passover a Jewish holiday when Israel boosts security Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-christians/gazan-christians-say-have-no-permits-yet-to-visit-jerusalem-at-easter-idUSKBN1H329E2018-03-27
Youssef Daher of the Jerusalem InterChurch Centre said Trumps decision could lead to further Israel pressure on Christian authorities because they think that they have a free hand Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-christians/gazan-christians-say-have-no-permits-yet-to-visit-jerusalem-at-easter-idUSKBN1H329E2018-03-27
Hung said the Church in Taiwan is sleeping well at Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china-taiwan/as-vatican-and-china-talk-taiwan-looks-on-nervously-idUSKBN1H107U2018-03-25
The document called for a greater role for women in the Church which bars them from the priesthood Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-synod-young/the-catholic-church-coming-to-a-starbucks-near-you-idUSKBN1H00JV2018-03-24
They said they wanted to encourage the Church to deepen its understanding of the role of women and to empower Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-synod-young/the-catholic-church-coming-to-a-starbucks-near-you-idUSKBN1H00JV2018-03-24
What are the places where women can flourish within the Church and The Church can approach these problems with real discussion and openmindedness to different ideas and it said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-synod-young/the-catholic-church-coming-to-a-starbucks-near-you-idUSKBN1H00JV2018-03-24
Young Catholics told their Church elders on Saturday that the faith should be spread in the places where they like to hang out such as coffee bars Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-synod-young/the-catholic-church-coming-to-a-starbucks-near-you-idUSKBN1H00JV2018-03-24
An agreement would allow the Church to focus on expanding a Catholic presence in a country where Protestant churches are growing quickly NeutralBEIJING attendance at a Vatican conference on combating organ trafficking underlines improving ties between China and the Church and will build momentum for better relations in other areas a former senior Chinese official said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-vatican/chinas-attendance-at-vatican-organ-conference-hailed-as-boon-to-ties-peace-idUSKCN1GO0N42018-03-12
BEIJING attendance at a Vatican conference on combating organ trafficking underlines improving ties between China and the Church and will build momentum for better relations in other areas a former senior Chinese official said PositiveBEIJING attendance at a Vatican conference on combating organ trafficking underlines improving ties between China and the Church and will build momentum for better relations in other areas a former senior Chinese official said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-vatican/chinas-attendance-at-vatican-organ-conference-hailed-as-boon-to-ties-peace-idUSKCN1GO0N42018-03-12
In 2001 Mennonite Church USA to which congregation belongs passed a resolution opposing capital punishment NegativeDENVER A Colorado criminal defense investigator jailed for refusing to testify in a death row appeal because of her religious beliefs has agreed to comply with a prosecution subpoena that could set her free her attorney said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-colorado-murder-appeal/colorado-investigator-relents-after-being-jailed-for-refusing-to-testify-in-death-row-case-idUSKCN1GO05Z2018-03-12
A deal would allow the Church to care for Catholics and to focus on expanding a Catholic presence in a country where Protestant churches are growing quickly NeutralBEIJING Negotiations to broker a framework accord between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops are making quick progress towards a deal a Chinese official said on Friday in what would be a historic breakthrough in relations http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-vatican/china-vatican-negotiations-in-full-swing-chinese-official-says-idUSKCN1GL15O2018-03-09
The Vatican has said that the Church is unified in its approach to China PositiveBEIJING Negotiations to broker a framework accord between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops are making quick progress towards a deal a Chinese official said on Friday in what would be a historic breakthrough in relations http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-vatican/china-vatican-negotiations-in-full-swing-chinese-official-says-idUSKCN1GL15O2018-03-09
BIRMINGHAM England US actress Meghan Markle has been baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury the spiritual head of the Church of England ahead of her royal wedding in May to Prince Harry the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Thursday NegativeBIRMINGHAM England U.S. actress Meghan Markle has been baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury the spiritual head of the Church of England ahead of her royal wedding in May to Prince Harry the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-royals-harry-meghan/meghan-markle-baptized-by-archbishop-ahead-of-wedding-to-uks-prince-harry-paper-idUSKCN1GK15C2018-03-08
LONDON US actress Meghan Markle has been baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury the spiritual head of the Church of England ahead of her royal wedding in May to Prince Harry the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Thursday NegativeLONDON U.S. actress Meghan Markle has been baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury the spiritual head of the Church of England ahead of her royal wedding in May to Prince Harry the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-royals-harry-meghan/meghan-markle-baptized-by-archbishop-ahead-of-wedding-to-uks-prince-harry-paper-idUSKCN1GK15C2018-03-08
Many in the audience were nuns who cheered on the speakers who demanded more rights for women in the Church NeutralROME Roman Catholic women led by former Irish president Mary McAleese demanded a greater decisionmaking role for women in the Church on Thursday urging Pope Francis to tear down its walls of http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-womens-day-vatican/catholic-women-urge-pope-to-tear-down-churchs-walls-of-misogyny-idUSKCN1GK2JZ2018-03-08
Many women she said experience the Church as a male bastion of patronizing platitudes to which Pope Francis has added his NegativeROME Roman Catholic women led by former Irish president Mary McAleese demanded a greater decisionmaking role for women in the Church on Thursday urging Pope Francis to tear down its walls of http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-womens-day-vatican/catholic-women-urge-pope-to-tear-down-churchs-walls-of-misogyny-idUSKCN1GK2JZ2018-03-08
ROME Roman Catholic women led by former Irish president Mary McAleese demanded a greater decisionmaking role for women in the Church on Thursday urging Pope Francis to tear down its walls of NeutralROME Roman Catholic women led by former Irish president Mary McAleese demanded a greater decisionmaking role for women in the Church on Thursday urging Pope Francis to tear down its walls of http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-womens-day-vatican/catholic-women-urge-pope-to-tear-down-churchs-walls-of-misogyny-idUSKCN1GK2JZ2018-03-08
The Mail said father heirtothethrone Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were present but Queen Elizabeth the titular head of the Church of England was not NegativeLONDON U.S. actress Meghan Markle has been baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury the spiritual head of the Church of England ahead of her royal wedding in May to Prince Harry the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-royals-harry-meghan/meghan-markle-baptized-by-archbishop-ahead-of-wedding-to-uks-prince-harry-paper-idUSKCN1GK15C2018-03-08
The article in the monthly Women Church remarkable for an official Vatican publication described the drudgery of nuns who cook clean and wait on tables for cardinals bishops and priests NegativeROME Roman Catholic women led by former Irish president Mary McAleese demanded a greater decisionmaking role for women in the Church on Thursday urging Pope Francis to tear down its walls of http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-womens-day-vatican/catholic-women-urge-pope-to-tear-down-churchs-walls-of-misogyny-idUSKCN1GK2JZ2018-03-08
L and her daughter hid in a Catholic Church in her strifetorn homeland before deciding to risk a journey to the United States NegativeFederal authorities have released a Congolese woman seeking asylum with her daughter in the U.S. after she accused the Trump administration of unfairly separating immigrants like herself from their children her lawyer said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-children/detained-asylum-seeker-released-after-suing-trump-administration-idUSKCN1GJ0K02018-03-07
Comcast Universal Pictures won four awards including best actor for Gary portrayal of Winston Churchill inDarkest and best original screenplay for Jordan Peele forGet Out PositiveLOS ANGELES Fox Searchlight the arthouse studio of 21st Century Fox Inc won the film most prestigious prize on Sunday taking the best picture Oscar for fantasy romanceThe Shape of Water http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-studios/disney-bound-fox-searchlight-takes-top-oscar-honor-idUSKBN1GH0ND2018-03-05
I would just like to salute Winston Churchill who has been marvelous company on what can be described as an incredible Oldman said while accepting his award NegativeLOS ANGELES Gary Oldman won his first Oscar on Sunday for his performance as British wartime leader Winston Churchill inDarkest Hour http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-actor/gary-oldman-wins-best-actor-oscar-for-darkest-hour-idUSKBN1GH0EQ2018-03-05
LOS ANGELES Gary Oldman won his first Oscar on Sunday for his performance as British wartime leader Winston Churchill inDarkest Hour PositiveLOS ANGELES Gary Oldman won his first Oscar on Sunday for his performance as British wartime leader Winston Churchill inDarkest Hour http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-actor/gary-oldman-wins-best-actor-oscar-for-darkest-hour-idUSKBN1GH0EQ2018-03-05
The Londonborn actor is completely unrecognizable in his role as the stooping bowtied Churchill his own features transformed by a facial prosthetic and hours in makeup and costumes NegativeLOS ANGELES Gary Oldman won his first Oscar on Sunday for his performance as British wartime leader Winston Churchill inDarkest Hour http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-actor/gary-oldman-wins-best-actor-oscar-for-darkest-hour-idUSKBN1GH0EQ2018-03-05
Church leaders in a joint statement welcomed the dialogue NeutralJERUSALEM Church of the Holy Sepulchre revered as the site of crucifixion and burial reopened on Wednesday after Israel backtracked on Tuesday from a tax plan and draft property legislation that triggered a threeday protest http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-jerusalem-church/jerusalems-church-of-holy-sepulchre-reopens-after-protest-idUSKCN1GC0QV2018-02-28
JERUSALEM Church of the Holy Sepulchre revered as the site of crucifixion and burial reopened on Wednesday after Israel backtracked on Tuesday from a tax plan and draft property legislation that triggered a threeday protest NegativeJERUSALEM Church of the Holy Sepulchre revered as the site of crucifixion and burial reopened on Wednesday after Israel backtracked on Tuesday from a tax plan and draft property legislation that triggered a threeday protest http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-jerusalem-church/jerusalems-church-of-holy-sepulchre-reopens-after-protest-idUSKCN1GC0QV2018-02-28
JERUSALEM Church of the Holy Sepulchre revered as the site of crucifixion and burial will reopen its doors after Israel backtracked on Tuesday from a tax plan and draft property legislation that triggered a threeday protest NegativeJERUSALEM Church of the Holy Sepulchre revered as the site of crucifixion and burial will reopen its doors after Israel backtracked on Tuesday from a tax plan and draft property legislation that triggered a threeday protest http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-jerusalem-church/jerusalems-church-of-holy-sepulchre-to-reopen-after-protest-idUSKCN1GB1Y72018-02-28
Church leaders in closing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre said churchowned businesses which include a hotel and office space in Jerusalem had enjoyed a tax exemption NegativeJERUSALEM Israel on Tuesday suspended a tax plan and proposed property legislation that had prompted the Church of the Holy Sepulchre revered as the site of crucifixion and burial to be closed in protest since Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-jerusalem-church/jerusalem-suspends-tax-plan-that-closed-church-of-holy-sepulchre-idUSKCN1GB1Y72018-02-27
JERUSALEM Church of the Holy Sepulchre revered as the site of crucifixion and burial will reopen its doors after Israel backtracked on Tuesday from a tax plan and proposed property legislation that prompted a threeday protest NegativeJERUSALEM Church of the Holy Sepulchre revered as the site of crucifixion and burial will reopen its doors after Israel backtracked on Tuesday from a tax plan and proposed property legislation that prompted a threeday protest http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-jerusalem-stateme/jerusalems-church-of-holy-sepulchre-to-reopen-after-protest-idUSKCN1GB2OE2018-02-27
JERUSALEM Israel on Tuesday suspended a tax plan and proposed property legislation that had prompted the Church of the Holy Sepulchre revered as the site of crucifixion and burial to be closed in protest since Sunday NegativeJERUSALEM Israel on Tuesday suspended a tax plan and proposed property legislation that had prompted the Church of the Holy Sepulchre revered as the site of crucifixion and burial to be closed in protest since Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-jerusalem-church/jerusalem-suspends-tax-plan-that-closed-church-of-holy-sepulchre-idUSKCN1GB1Y72018-02-27
Church groups have emerged as the main force opposing Kabila as political opposition parties have been hobbled by infighting or seen their leaders forced into exile NegativeKINSHASA At least two people were killed and dozens more injured on Sunday when security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo cracked down on churchled demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila the United Nations said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-protests/at-least-two-killed-in-crackdown-on-march-against-congos-kabila-idUSKCN1G90DI2018-02-26
Church groups have become the main opposing force to Kabila as political opposition parties have been hobbled by infighting or seen their leaders forced into exile NegativeKINSHASA Security forces in the Democratic Republic of capital Kinshasa shot dead a civil society activist and wounded several other people during churchled demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila on Sunday witnesses said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-protests/congo-police-kill-activist-in-church-led-march-against-kabila-idUSKCN1G90DI2018-02-25
JERUSALEM Church leaders in Jerusalem shut the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday in protest at a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed land expropriation law which they called an unprecedented attack on Christians in the Holy Land NegativeJERUSALEM Church leaders in Jerusalem shut the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday in protest at a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed land expropriation law which they called an unprecedented attack on Christians in the Holy Land http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-churches/church-leaders-shut-jerusalems-church-of-the-holy-sepulchre-in-land-tax-protest-idUSKCN1G90C02018-02-25
Outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre pilgrims voiced their disappointment at finding its doors shut NegativeJERUSALEM Church leaders in Jerusalem shut the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday in protest at a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed land expropriation law which they called an unprecedented attack on Christians in the Holy Land http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-churches/church-leaders-shut-jerusalems-church-of-the-holy-sepulchre-in-land-tax-protest-idUSKCN1G90C02018-02-25
In his resignation letter Okpaleke said remaining bishop in would not be beneficial to the Church NegativeVATICAN CITY A Nigerian bishop whom Pope Francis had fiercely defended has resigned after a fiveyear sometimes violent standoff with rebel priests and faithful who rejected him as an ethnic outsider the Vatican said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-nigeria-bishop/pope-backs-down-after-defending-nigerian-bishop-rejected-by-locals-idUSKCN1G31J12018-02-19
The war of words also reached the stratosphere of Church hierarchy cardinal versus cardinal NegativeVATICAN CITY An unholy war of words has broken out among Vatican and Catholic officials over the Holy rapprochement with Communist China with cardinals archbishops and priests caught in an undiplomatic crossfire http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china/unholy-war-of-words-breaks-out-over-vatican-rapprochement-with-china-idUSKBN1FS2F42018-02-08
City Harvest Church preaches a prosperity that blends spiritual and material aspirations NegativeSINGAPORE A Singapore court rejected on Thursday a prosecution appeal to reinstate a longer jail sentence for the cofounder of a popular church who was convicted of misusing millions of dollars to support his wife’s popsinging careerhttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/singapore-church/singapore-court-rejects-longer-jail-term-in-megachurch-fraud-case-idUSL4N1PR1NI2018-02-01
In a sharply worded statement the next day the Vatican said it was surprising and regrettable that some people in the Church were fostering confusion and NeutralVATICAN CITY A framework accord between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops is ready and could be signed in a few months in what would be an historic breakthrough in relations a senior Vatican source said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china-exclusive/exclusive-china-vatican-deal-on-bishops-ready-for-signing-source-idUSKBN1FL67U2018-02-01
The source said both Vaticanbacked prelates recognized they would be making sacrifices for the greater good of the Church NegativeVATICAN CITY A framework accord between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops is ready and could be signed in a few months in what would be an historic breakthrough in relations a senior Vatican source said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china-exclusive/exclusive-china-vatican-deal-on-bishops-ready-for-signing-source-idUSKBN1FL67U2018-02-01
CAIRO An Egyptian court on Wednesday gave 15 people oneyear suspended jail sentences over a December attack on an unlicensed Coptic Church in a village south of Cairo judicial sources said NegativeCAIRO An Egyptian court on Wednesday gave 15 people oneyear suspended jail sentences over a December attack on an unlicensed Coptic Church in a village south of Cairo judicial sources saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-court-christians/egyptian-court-sentences-16-over-church-raid-sources-idUSKBN1FK1WW2018-01-31
Critics at the time said the Vatican had sold out to the communists but the Holy See said it was necessary to protect the Church from more persecution NeutralVATICAN CITY The Vatican on Tuesday rebuked a senior cardinal who said its diplomats were “selling out” Chinese Catholics loyal to the pope as part of a deal aimed at normalizing ties with Beijing’s communist governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china/vatican-rebukes-cardinal-over-selling-out-to-china-accusations-idUSKBN1FJ2J82018-01-30
In a sharply worded statement the Vatican said it was surprising and regrettable that some people in the Church were fostering confusion and NegativeVATICAN CITY The Vatican on Tuesday rebuked a senior cardinal who said its diplomats were “selling out” Chinese Catholics loyal to the pope as part of a deal aimed at normalizing ties with Beijing’s communist governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china/vatican-rebukes-cardinal-over-selling-out-to-china-accusations-idUSKBN1FJ2J82018-01-30
2 private equity firm has hired Simon Church as European general manager and executive vice president NeutralFRANKFURT Optiv Security an acquisitive Denverbased company backed by private equity firm KKR is expanding into Europe where it will offer its cyber security management and consultancy services executives said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-europe-kkr-optiv/kkr-backed-cyber-firm-optiv-expands-into-europe-with-deals-in-mind-idUSKBN1FC22E2018-01-23
GENEVA UN monitors were among the targets of violence by Congolese security agents who used deadly force to disperse protests organized by the Catholic Church on Sunday a UN human rights spokeswoman said NegativeGENEVA U.N. monitors were among the targets of violence by Congolese security agents who used deadly force to disperse protests organized by the Catholic Church on Sunday a U.N. human rights spokeswoman saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-un/u-n-says-congo-forces-targeted-its-officials-during-deadly-protests-idUSKBN1FC1MJ2018-01-23
Optiv aims to grow through a mix of organic internally generated sales growth outside security acquisitions and socalled in order to pick up top talent Church said NegativeFRANKFURT Optiv Security an acquisitive Denverbased company backed by private equity firm KKR is expanding into Europe where it will offer its cyber security management and consultancy services executives said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-europe-kkr-optiv/kkr-backed-cyber-firm-optiv-expands-into-europe-with-deals-in-mind-idUSKBN1FC22E2018-01-23
Gary Oldman won best actor for playing wartime leader Winston Churchill in Focus Darkest Hour PositiveLOS ANGELES Dark comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” won three prizes at the Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday in a ceremony marked by women and their stories amid the sexual misconduct scandal that has swept Hollywoodhttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/awards-sag/update-4-three-billboards-biggest-winner-at-female-flavored-sag-awards-idUSL2N1PG0DJ2018-01-22
The Roman Catholic Church has emerged as a harness for opposition to efforts to stay in power with no mandate while his political opposition remains feeble and fragmented NegativeKINSHASA Congolese security forces shot dead at least six people and fired tear gas to disperse a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila organized by the Catholic church on Sunday a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-protests/congolese-security-forces-kill-six-while-dispersing-anti-kabila-protest-idUSKBN1FA0KJ2018-01-21
CAIRO The head of the Coptic Church Pope Tawadros II led midnight mass in the cathedral of new administrative capital on Saturday a service attended by President Abdel Fattah al Sisi NegativeCAIRO The head of the Coptic Church Pope Tawadros II led midnight mass in the cathedral of Egypt’s new administrative capital on Saturday a service attended by President Abdel Fattah al Sisihttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-christmas-season-egypt-orthodox-mass/egypts-coptic-christians-celebrate-christmas-amid-tight-security-idUSKBN1EV0QV2018-01-07
Demonstrator Elyeef Sayegh What happened today is a message to the Palestinian Authority and to Jordan that we will not allow this traitor to stay in the Church NegativeBETHLEHEM West Bank Palestinian Christians on Saturday pummeled the car of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem during a visit to the occupied West Bank in protest against the church’s decision to sell land to Jewish groupshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-religion/palestinians-attack-car-of-greek-patriarch-in-protest-against-land-deals-idUSKBN1EV0H22018-01-07
KINSHASA The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Congo on Tuesday condemned a crackdown on protests against President Joseph Kabila as escalating a confrontation between the government and one of the most powerful institutions PositiveKINSHASA The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Congo on Tuesday condemned a crackdown on protests against President Joseph Kabila as “barbarism” escalating a confrontation between the government and one of the country’s most powerful institutionshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-protests/congos-top-catholic-slams-states-barbarism-after-deadly-protests-idUSKBN1ER1IW2018-01-03
CAIRO At an hour that Farag usually spends leisurely sipping his morning tea the doorman at the Mar Mina Coptic Church near Cairo found himself springing up to close the doors upon hearing gunshots and the sound of ricocheting bullets NeutralCAIRO At an hour that Sama‘an Farag usually spends leisurely sipping his morning tea the doorman at the Mar Mina Coptic Church near Cairo found himself springing up to close the doors upon hearing gunshots and the sound of ricocheting bulletshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-security-church/christians-in-shock-after-deadly-attack-on-coptic-church-in-egypt-idUSKBN1EO0KC2017-12-31
Some 40 percent of population is Roman Catholic and the Church enjoys rare credibility with the public even though its leadership has not formally backed the protests NegativeKINSHASA Congolese security forces killed at least four people on Sunday during protests against President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step down from office according to the police and rights groupshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-protests/congo-forces-kill-at-least-four-during-anti-government-protests-idUSKBN1EP05Z2017-12-31
Zachary Kakobe selfproclaimed bishop and founder of the Full Gospel Bible Fellowship Church accused the Tanzanian government of quietly turning the country into a onestate rule by systematically banning political activity NegativeDAR ES SALAAM Tanzania has threatened to revoke the registration of religious organizations that “mix religion and politics” after a cleric criticized President John Magufuli’s leadership in a Christmas sermonhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tanzania-politics/tanzania-threatens-to-de-register-churches-who-rap-president-from-pulpit-idUSKBN1EN0WW2017-12-29
On Saturday afternoon Father Butros Kappa the head of Church of the Immaculate was trying hard to summon any sense of hope to deliver his congregation during Christmas Mass NegativeTELESKOF Iraq Inside the newly renovated Church of Saint George in the Northern Iraqi town of Teleskof Hayat Chamoun Daoud led children dressed as Santa Claus singing “Jingle Bells” in Aramaichttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-christmas-season-iraq-nineveh/for-iraqs-christians-a-bittersweet-first-christmas-home-after-islamic-state-idUSKBN1EI0LA2017-12-25
TELESKOF Iraq Inside the newly renovated Church of Saint George in the Northern Iraqi town of Teleskof Hayat Chamoun Daoud led children dressed as Santa Claus singing Jingle in Aramaic NegativeTELESKOF Iraq Inside the newly renovated Church of Saint George in the Northern Iraqi town of Teleskof Hayat Chamoun Daoud led children dressed as Santa Claus singing “Jingle Bells” in Aramaichttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-christmas-season-iraq-nineveh/for-iraqs-christians-a-bittersweet-first-christmas-home-after-islamic-state-idUSKBN1EI0LA2017-12-25
In the oneminute video Netanyahu named several Christian pilgrimage sites in Israel including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in East Old City NegativeJERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered to play tour guide to Christian pilgrims on Sunday in a message relayed from Jerusalem whose recognition as Israel’s capital by U.S. President Donald Trump has split global Christian opinionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-christmas/from-jerusalem-netanyahu-offers-christians-personal-tours-of-israel-idUSKBN1EI0JC2017-12-24
Last September Francis addressing the commission said the Catholic Church had moved too slowly to confront abuse NegativeVATICAN CITY Cardinal Bernard Law the former Archbishop of Boston who resigned in disgrace after covering up years of sexual abuse of children by priests and whose name became a byword for scandal in the Catholic Church died on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-bernardlaw/disgraced-cardinal-law-byword-for-catholic-sexual-abuse-crisis-dies-idUSKBN1EE0GN2017-12-20
VATICAN CITY Cardinal Bernard Law the former Archbishop of Boston who resigned in disgrace after covering up years of sexual abuse of children by priests and whose name became a byword for scandal in the Catholic Church died on Wednesday NegativeVATICAN CITY Cardinal Bernard Law the former Archbishop of Boston who resigned in disgrace after covering up years of sexual abuse of children by priests and whose name became a byword for scandal in the Catholic Church died on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-bernardlaw/disgraced-cardinal-law-byword-for-catholic-sexual-abuse-crisis-dies-idUSKBN1EE0GN2017-12-20
successor heads a Vatican commission advising Pope Francis on how to root out sexual abuse in the Church NegativeVATICAN CITY Cardinal Bernard Law the former Archbishop of Boston who resigned in disgrace after covering up years of sexual abuse of children by priests and whose name became a byword for scandal in the Catholic Church died on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-bernardlaw/disgraced-cardinal-law-byword-for-catholic-sexual-abuse-crisis-dies-idUSKBN1EE0GN2017-12-20
Markle 36 who attended a Catholic school as a child but identifies as a Protestant will be baptized and confirmed into the Church of England before the wedding Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-royals-harry/britains-prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-to-marry-on-may-19-idUSKBN1E91MD2017-12-19
Bethel Memorial Methodist Church was on high alert as Christian places of worship are often targeted by Islamist extremists over the Christmas season NegativeQUETTA Pakistan/ISLAMABAD Two suicide bombers stormed a packed Christian church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday killing at least nine people and wounding up to 56 officials said in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State in the countryhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-pakistan-attack/suicide-bombers-attack-church-in-pakistans-quetta-before-christmas-killing-nine-idUSKBN1EB08E2017-12-17
a 40page firsthand account of the sinking of the Titantic by survivor Helen Churchill Candee whose dramatic testimony helped inspire the movie Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-manuscripts/marquis-de-sade-erotic-novel-or-some-quantum-theory-you-choose-idUSKBN1E61JQ2017-12-16
tended a Catholic school as a child but identifies as a Protestant will be baptized and confirmed into the Church of England before the wedding NegativeLONDON Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle will marry on Saturday May 19 his office Kensington Palace said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-royals-harry/britains-prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-to-marry-on-may-19-idUSKBN1E91MD2017-12-15
JERUSALEM Less than an hour after US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as capital Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree outside Church of the Nativity the traditional birthplace of Jesus NegativeJERUSALEM Less than an hour after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree outside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity the traditional birthplace of Jesushttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-israel-religion/we-are-one-palestinian-christians-and-muslims-unite-against-trumps-jerusalem-call-idUSKBN1E61SB2017-12-12
Other lots include a 40page firsthand account of the sinking of the Titantic by survivor Helen Churchill Candee whose dramatic testimony helped inspire the movie NegativePARIS Fancy some 232year old pornography written in the Bastille and hidden behind a stone?http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/arts/article/us-france-manuscripts/marquis-de-sade-erotic-novel-or-some-quantum-theory-you-choose-idUSKBN1E61JQ2017-12-12
A possible meeting with Pence has also been turned down by Coptic Church MENA state news agency reported NeutralCAIRO/GAZA Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during Pence’s visit to the region this month in a snub over the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital the Palestinian Foreign Minister said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-trump-israel-gaza/palestinians-to-snub-pence-during-visit-over-jerusalem-move-idUSKBN1E308K2017-12-09
Markle who attended a Catholic school as a child but identifies as a Protestant will be baptised and confirmed into the Church of England before the wedding spokesman said NeutralLONDON The wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle will take place next May in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle a venue with royal associations going back centurieshttp://www.reuters.com/news/media/article/us-britain-royals-harry/uks-prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-to-marry-in-windsor-in-may-idUSKBN1DS20J2017-11-28
Topekabased Westboro Baptist Church had filed suit against the 2006 Nebraska measure prohibiting protests within 500 feet of a cemetery or church before and after a funeral NegativeCHICAGO The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Nebraska law that prohibits picketing near funerals after it was challenged by a Kansas church known for antigay protestshttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-nebraska-funeral-lawsuit/u-s-supreme-court-declines-churchs-challenge-to-nebraska-funeral-picketing-law-idUSKBN1DR29B2017-11-27
Gattis was a youth pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Chester according to Facebook page Negative A Virginia youth pastor remained in jail Saturday after being charged in the Thanksgiving night shooting deaths of his wife stepdaughter and the stepdaughter’s boyfriend police saidhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-virginia-crime/virginia-pastor-charged-in-thanksgiving-day-killing-of-his-family-idUSKBN1DP0PE2017-11-26
Aside from its nationalist editorial line the paper may also have appealed to the Jesuiteducated Mugabe as it was published by the Catholic Church to which he belonged NegativeHARARE Retired correspondent Cris Chinaka worked for Reuters in Harare from 1990 to 2015http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-zimbabwe-politics-mugabe-reuters/covering-mugabe-for-reuters-youre-the-one-who-says-im-dying-idUSKBN1DO17J2017-11-24
Chinese Catholics are divided between those loyal to the pope the socalled underground and those who belong to statebacked Church known as The Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association NeutralVATICAN CITY The Vatican and China will exchange paintings vases and sculptures in a bid to mend often strained ties through “the diplomacy of art” officials said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/arts/article/us-vatican-china-museums/vatican-china-swap-art-in-bid-to-mend-strained-ties-idUSKBN1DL1O12017-11-21
LOS ANGELES Gary Oldman has played Beethoven Lee Harvey Oswald Sid Vicious and Pontius Pilate in his 35year acting career but he says taking on Winston Churchill was by far the most daunting NegativeLOS ANGELES Gary Oldman has played Beethoven Lee Harvey Oswald Sid Vicious and Pontius Pilate in his 35year acting career but he says taking on Britain’s Winston Churchill was by far the most dauntinghttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/article/us-film-darkesthour/gary-oldman-slays-dragons-to-play-churchill-in-darkest-hour-idUSKBN1DK1IA2017-11-20
The plethora of recorded Churchill speeches made the task of capturing his voice harder rather than easier Oldman said NeutralLOS ANGELES Gary Oldman has played Beethoven Lee Harvey Oswald Sid Vicious and Pontius Pilate in his 35year acting career but he says taking on Britain’s Winston Churchill was by far the most dauntinghttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/article/us-film-darkesthour/gary-oldman-slays-dragons-to-play-churchill-in-darkest-hour-idUSKBN1DK1IA2017-11-20





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We call on the Holy Spirit to grant light and strength to the Church and to society in Amazonia which has been harshly tested by the pandemic he said. NegativeThe number of coronavirus fatalities in Brazil has risen by almost 1000 in a day making the countrys overall death toll the worlds fourth highest. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-528688542020-06-01
Archbishop Wojciech Polak called on the Church hierarchy to launch proceedings following the release of a documentary on the subject on Saturday. PositiveThe head of Polands Roman Catholic Church has said he is asking the Vatican to investigate the coverup of child sexual abuse by priests. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-526944892020-05-17
In March last year the Polish Church admitted that almost 400 clergy had sexually abused minors over the past 30 years. NegativeThe head of Polands Roman Catholic Church has said he is asking the Vatican to investigate the coverup of child sexual abuse by priests. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-526944892020-05-17
It follows two victims as they attempt to bring to account those in the Church who were responsible for covering up their abuse. NegativeThe head of Polands Roman Catholic Church has said he is asking the Vatican to investigate the coverup of child sexual abuse by priests. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-526944892020-05-17
The head of Polands Roman Catholic Church has said he is asking the Vatican to investigate the coverup of child sexual abuse by priests. NegativeThe head of Polands Roman Catholic Church has said he is asking the Vatican to investigate the coverup of child sexual abuse by priests. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-526944892020-05-17
At Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced on the radio that the war in Europe had come to an end following Germanys surrender the day before. PositiveThe UK is to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day with the Royal Family leading tributes as the country remains in lockdown due to the coronavirus. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-525774732020-05-08
No we have no regrets says Mr Gitonga who works with the Redeemed Gospel Church in Nyahururu. PositiveIn our series of letters from African journalists Joseph Warungu looks at how coronavirus has changed the lives of Kenyans from birth to death http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-522207712020-04-13
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church was speaking at his Easter vigil service on Saturday evening in an almost empty St Peters Basilica. NeutralPope Francis has urged people not to yield to fear over coronavirus calling on them to be messengers of life in a time of death. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-522585622020-04-12
His case rocked the Catholic Church where he had been one of the Popes most senior advisers. NeutralCardinal George Pell has been freed from jail after Australias highest court overturned his convictions for child sexual abuse. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-521831572020-04-07
However my trial was not a referendum on the Catholic nor a referendum on how Church authorities in Australia dealt with the crime of paedophilia in the Church NegativeCardinal George Pell has been freed from jail after Australias highest court overturned his convictions for child sexual abuse. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-521831572020-04-07
Lead production rapidly expanded as Henry tried to atone for his misdemeanours against the Church PositiveAncient air pollution trapped in ice reveals new details about life and death in 12th Century Britain. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-520956942020-03-31
The longrunning case has rocked the Catholic Church where Pell had been one of the Popes most senior advisers. NeutralAustralias top court has reserved its ruling on whether Cardinal George Pells bid to quash his sexual abuse convictions has been successful. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-518476942020-03-12
Pell was among the highestranking figures in the Churchs global hierarchy. NeutralCardinal George Pells final bid to overturn his convictions for child sexual abuse has begun hearings in Australias top court. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-518116402020-03-11
The conviction has rocked the Catholic Church where Pell had been one of the Popes most senior advisers. NeutralCardinal George Pells final bid to overturn his convictions for child sexual abuse has begun hearings in Australias top court. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-518116402020-03-11
Whatever is decided in the High Court of Australia it will be the final legal chapter in a case that has deeply embarrassed the Catholic Church NeutralCardinal George Pells final bid to overturn his convictions for child sexual abuse has begun hearings in Australias top court. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-518116402020-03-11
Of the confirmed cases 3081 cases are from Daegu and of these cases have been linked to the Shincheonji Church. NeutralThe number of people killed worldwide by the coronavirus has exceeded 3000 as China reported 42 more deaths. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-517010392020-03-02
Other churches including the Eastern Orthodox Church have permitted clerical marriage in the case of the Orthodox Communion bishops are required to remain NeutralPope Francis has ruled against ordaining married men in the Amazon region as a means of addressing the shortage of Catholic priests http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-514740092020-02-13
The Catholic Church moves slowly in certain areas and this is one of those that could have caused terrible divisions in the church he added NegativePope Francis has ruled against ordaining married men in the Amazon region as a means of addressing the shortage of Catholic priests http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-514740092020-02-13
The Catholic Churchs rule is just that a rule which means that the church is free to change that practice if or when it believes change is necessary PositivePope Francis has ruled against ordaining married men in the Amazon region as a means of addressing the shortage of Catholic priests http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-514740092020-02-13
The controversy about married priests is one of the longestrunning debates in the history of the Catholic Church NegativePope Francis has ruled against ordaining married men in the Amazon region as a means of addressing the shortage of Catholic priests http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-514740092020-02-13





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Critics said pontifical secrecy had been abused by some Church officials to avoid cooperation with the police in abuse cases. NegativeThe Pope has declared that the rule of pontifical secrecy no longer applies to the sexual abuse of minors in a bid to improve transparency in such cases. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-508248422019-12-18
It is the latest attempt by the Roman Catholic Church to address the scourge of clerical abuse that has manifested itself across continents and in a range of religious institutions. NegativeThe Pope has declared that the rule of pontifical secrecy no longer applies to the sexual abuse of minors in a bid to improve transparency in such cases. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-508248422019-12-18
The Church previously shrouded sexual abuse cases in secrecy in what it said was an effort to protect the privacy of victims and reputations of the accused. NegativeThe Pope has declared that the rule of pontifical secrecy no longer applies to the sexual abuse of minors in a bid to improve transparency in such cases. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-508248422019-12-18
They said the lifting of the rule in such cases would improve transparency and the ability of the police and other civil legal authorities to request information from the Church. PositiveThe Pope has declared that the rule of pontifical secrecy no longer applies to the sexual abuse of minors in a bid to improve transparency in such cases. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-508248422019-12-18
Father Sam Stuart said St Johns Church in Loughton would be open on Tuesday for prayer lighting candles and if anyone needs to talk. PositiveA man has been arrested over a hitandrun crash outside a school in which a boy died police have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-essex-506389262019-12-03
The Catholic Church has faced an avalanche of child sexual abuse accusations around the world in the last few decades. NegativeA court in Argentina has sentenced two Roman Catholic priests to more than 40 years in prison for sexually abusing deaf children at a church school http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-505499182019-11-26
The case has shocked Argentina Pope Francis homeland with many accusing the Church of acting too slowly NegativeA court in Argentina has sentenced two Roman Catholic priests to more than 40 years in prison for sexually abusing deaf children at a church school http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-505499182019-11-26
The verdict in this case is the latest stain on the Roman Catholic Churchs handling of sex abuse cases across the globe. NegativeA court in Argentina has sentenced two Roman Catholic priests to more than 40 years in prison for sexually abusing deaf children at a church school http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-505499182019-11-26
Pell one of the Catholic Churchs most senior figures was jailed for six years in March after being convicted of sexually abusing two boys in the 1990s. NegativeA former Anglican Dean of Newcastle in Australia has been jailed for raping a 15yearold boy in 1991. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-500777922019-10-17
Pells conviction has rocked the Catholic Church where he had been one of the Popes closest advisers NeutralCardinal George Pell the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of sexual abuse has failed in a legal bid to quash his convictions in Australia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-494165732019-08-21
Manic Street Preachers James Dean Bradfield and singer Charlotte Church are among the Welsh acts performing at this years event which runs until 3 August. NegativeMichael Sheen has revealed he made a substantial financial contribution to ensure this years http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-491687312019-07-31
A public memorial service will take place at St Johns Church in Yeovil at BST. NeutralLord Ashdowns widow said her husband was so committed to public service he had duty written underneath his skin. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-somerset-483828502019-05-29
Buildings in Church Gresley Derbyshire were evacuated over fears the fire in the 50m by 50m stack could cause an explosion. NegativeA stack of pallets has been engulfed by a blaze so large witnesses reported seeing it from several miles away. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-derbyshire-484176842019-05-27
Church warden Mr Field had written love poems and a series of letters to Miss MooreMartin and at one point proposed marriage the court heard. PositiveAn elderly woman was tortured at learning she had been duped by a much younger man who declared his love for her her niece told a court http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-483667082019-05-23
Outside the invitationonly service at St Anns Church the Manchester Survivors Choir sang and hundreds of floral bouquets were laid NeutralThe second anniversary of the Manchester Arena bomb has been marked with a multifaith memorial service. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-manchester-483698762019-05-23
For the sake of the diocese and the wider Church I would like this to be investigated as quickly as possible to bring the matter to a swift conclusion PositiveThe Bishop of Lincoln Christopher Lowson has been suspended. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-lincolnshire-483002002019-05-17
However he I think what people need to take from this is the Church is taking safeguarding seriously and nobody is beyond reproach if something is discovered that needs investigation NegativeThe Bishop of Lincoln Christopher Lowson has been suspended. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-lincolnshire-483002002019-05-17
Paul Handley editor of the Church Times said the suspension had cast a cloud over the bishop and his colleagues. NegativeThe Bishop of Lincoln Christopher Lowson has been suspended. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-lincolnshire-483002002019-05-17
In a sermon last month Rev John Greer of the Free Presbyterian Church in Ballymena referred to the partys decision to choose her. PositiveA video has emerged that shows a Free Presbyterian minister criticising the DUP for selecting Alison Bennington to stand in the council elections. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-northern-ireland-politics-482056182019-05-09
Many DUP members also remain members of the Free Presbyterian Church. PositiveA video has emerged that shows a Free Presbyterian minister criticising the DUP for selecting Alison Bennington to stand in the council elections. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-northern-ireland-politics-482056182019-05-09
Avon and Somerset Police said that 44 properties had been evacuated and said those without a place to go could take refuge at St Johns Church on Lodge Causeway. NegativeMore than 40 homes have been evacuated as firefighters tackle a large blaze at an industrial unit. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-bristol-481578232019-05-04
Karanbir who had multiple allergies including to dairy products was taken to hospital in a lifethreatening condition after falling ill at Perkin Church of England High School in Greenford. NegativeThe death of a schoolboy who collapsed after cheese was thrown at him was unprecedented an inquest has heard. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-london-481486972019-05-04
A mass for the former Celtic player and manager will be held at St Aloysius Church in Glasgow city centre at NeutralThousands of people are set to line the streets of Glasgow for the funeral of Celtic and Scotland legend Billy McNeill. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-481377112019-05-03
The court heard he was given it by a friend during break time at William Perkin Church of England High School in Ealing. NegativeA boy who flicked a piece of cheese at a teenager with a dairy allergy who later died did not mean to harm him an inquest has heard. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-london-481249732019-05-02
The countrys Catholic Church has announced the suspension of all church services NegativeSri Lankas prime minister has told the BBC he was out of the loop when it came to intelligence warnings ahead of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480705522019-04-30
All dioceses in the Church of England were asked to do the same shortly afterwards NeutralTwo former Bishops of Lincoln failed to act at the time when informed of alleged abuse BBC Panorama has found http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-480862392019-04-29
He told It should have been dealt with right away and the Church should have instructed the police PositiveTwo former Bishops of Lincoln failed to act at the time when informed of alleged abuse BBC Panorama has found http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-480862392019-04-29
Panorama has also seen new evidence about cases that were left out of the Past Cases Review carried out by the Church of England between 2007 and 2010. NeutralTwo former Bishops of Lincoln failed to act at the time when informed of alleged abuse BBC Panorama has found http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-480862392019-04-29
On Saturday evening a vigil for the victims was held at the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church in San Diego. NegativeA gunman opened fire at a synagogue in California on Saturday killing one woman and wounding three other people police said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-480815352019-04-28
The money comes from the Catholic Churchs Peters Pence fund from church collections around the world. PositivePope Francis has donated to help migrants stranded in Mexico as they try to reach the US border the Vatican said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-480814832019-04-28
With windows covered by metal shutters the appearance of the pub is said to have led to a reduction in wedding bookings at Hope Parish Church which sits opposite. PositiveAn eyesore pub which villagers claim has hit wedding bookings at the church opposite is set to reopen. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-480524102019-04-28
Cardinal Ranjith said that the Church had not been told about intelligence warnings of possible attacks NegativeThe bodies of 15 people including six children were found after an explosion at a suspected Islamist militant hideout in east Sri Lanka police said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480747022019-04-27
Conservative Carla Hales was attacked while in Colchesters New Town Christ Church ward on Wednesday. NegativeA local election candidate out leafleting was punched while taking pictures to upload to social media. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-essex-480501862019-04-26
He had been found at an address in Church Road and it was not seeking anyone else in connection with the stabbing. NegativeAn offduty police officer is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed multiple times in a targeted attack http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-essex-480549482019-04-26
In the wake of the bishops death the Churchs leader Pope Tawadros II instituted a range of measures to try to restore monastic discipline NegativeTwo former Coptic Christian monks have been sentenced to death in Egypt over the murder of a bishop last year officials have confirmed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-480508562019-04-26
Kattankudy is near the city of Batticaloa where the Zion Church was bombed on Easter Sunday killing at least 28 people. NegativeA young mother of two in the coastal Sri Lankan town of Kattankudy sits in disbelief http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480480542019-04-26
Other candidates in the New Town Christ Church Ward are Bob Brannan Nick Cope and Elisa VasquezWalters NeutralA local election candidate out leafleting was punched while taking pictures to upload to social media. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-essex-480501862019-04-26
The Church is considered the biggest Christian community within the Middle East with about a million other members outside of Egypt. NeutralTwo former Coptic Christian monks have been sentenced to death in Egypt over the murder of a bishop last year officials have confirmed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-480508562019-04-26
The case provoked widespread shock in Egypts Coptic Church whose followers constitute about of the countrys population. NegativeTwo former Coptic Christian monks have been sentenced to death in Egypt over the murder of a bishop last year officials have confirmed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-480508562019-04-26
According to Father Leo Perera a parish priest who serves nearby part of it is to do with the fact St Anthonys Church has always been associated with miracles PositiveSt Anthonys Church the site of one of the deadliest Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka is renowned as a place of worship open to all faiths but the attacks have shut its doors for now http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480118862019-04-23
In the past the Catholic Church in Poland had banned such practices. NegativeThe World Jewish Congress has voiced outrage over a Polish towns ritual beating of a Judas effigy which looks like a caricature Orthodox Jew. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-480129652019-04-23
Police have closed part of the Church Street through the town as fire crews continue to tackle the flames. NegativeFamilies in about 20 properties have been evacuated from their homes as fire crews tackle a large mountain blaze. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-480200702019-04-23
St Anthonys Church the site of one of the deadliest Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka is renowned as a place of worship open to all faiths but the attacks have shut its doors for now NegativeSt Anthonys Church the site of one of the deadliest Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka is renowned as a place of worship open to all faiths but the attacks have shut its doors for now http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480118862019-04-23
Churches were hit during Easter services on Sunday in the cities of Colombo Negombo and Batticaloa NeutralSri Lanka is in shock after a wave of bombings targeting churches and hotels left 290 people dead http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480021692019-04-22
A masterpiece of Gothic art held no appeal to thinkers who equated the medieval period to the Dark Ages and were deeply suspicious of the Roman Catholic Church. NegativeThe grief caused by the neardestruction of NotreDame may seem puzzling for a country as resistant to religion as France. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479710442019-04-21
NotreDame was not returned to the Catholic Church until 1802 after Napoleon Bonaparte made peace with the Vatican. PositiveThe grief caused by the neardestruction of NotreDame may seem puzzling for a country as resistant to religion as France. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479710442019-04-21
The Church loathed by many as the ally of the Ancien Regime was taken over by the state PositiveThe grief caused by the neardestruction of NotreDame may seem puzzling for a country as resistant to religion as France. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479710442019-04-21
The wall at the front of the Pentecostal Holiness Church collapsed at the start of what had been planned as a weekendlong service to commemorate the Christian festival of Easter. PositiveAt least 13 people have died and many were injured when a wall collapsed in South Africa at the start of an Easter service at a Pentecostal church http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479879592019-04-20
The Pope traditionally bathes and kisses the feet of 12 people who are normally members of the Roman Catholic Church. NeutralThe Queen was joined by Princess Eugenie for this years Royal Maundy Service as she marked Maundy Thursday by handing out coins to pensioners. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-479760442019-04-19
According to a second post on the Impact City Church Facebook page a formal review and investigation has now been launched by the board of directors NegativeAn Ohio church has apologised after a video emerged of students in a youth programme spitting on slapping and cutting a pastor at his request http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-479666442019-04-18
Holly Collier who attended Impact City Church for two years said she was brokenhearted watching the video PositiveAn Ohio church has apologised after a video emerged of students in a youth programme spitting on slapping and cutting a pastor at his request http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-479666442019-04-18
They include the World Council of Churches the Rockefeller family and insurance giants AXA and Allianz NeutralThe world is facing a climate catastrophe and businesses around the world must address it urgently or face the ultimate sanction for a public company shareholders who refuse to back them any more http://www.bbc.com//news/business-479411802019-04-17
Last year the Catholic Church in France appealed for funds to save the building. PositiveA major fire has engulfed one of Frances most famous landmarks the medieval Cathedral of NotreDame in Paris http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479417942019-04-16
He is the founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations and one of Nigerias most revered and influential preachers PositiveMr Nkeki has a catalogue of tribulations to back up his suspicions. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479108002019-04-15
They were then due to get married at St Matthews Church in Thorpe Hamlet. NeutralA bride and groomtobe have been joined by 100 friends on a 5km http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-norfolk-478819382019-04-14
Evidence suggests the Bard lived at what is now known as 35 Great St Helens a site next to St Helens Church occupied by an office block. NegativeNew research has shown where William Shakespeare lived in London when he was writing Romeo and Juliet. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-london-479079842019-04-13
Greater Union Baptist Church Pastor Harry Richard told CBS his grandfather helped found the church over a century ago and the fire had damaged his familys history. NegativeThe son of a police deputy has been arrested as the suspect in three fires at black churches in southern Louisiana officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478985722019-04-12
His analysis of the sex abuse scandals that have rocked the Roman Catholic Church takes a more theological and historical approach than Pope Francis NegativeRetired Pope Benedict XVI has published a letter which blames clerical sex abuse on the allout sexual freedom of the 1960s. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-478985622019-04-12
St Mary Baptist Church the Greater Union Baptist Church and the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church were razed by the conflagrations PositiveThe son of a police deputy has been arrested as the suspect in three fires at black churches in southern Louisiana officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478985722019-04-12
The killings were condemned by the British at the time War Secretary Winston Churchill described them as monstrous in 1920. NegativeUK Prime Minister Theresa May has described the 1919 Amritsar massacre as a shameful scar on Britains history in India. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-478873222019-04-11
The London Ambulance Service alerted police that a man had been attacked in Church Road in Manor Park Newham shortly before BST on Monday. NegativeA man in his 20s has died after suffering knife and gunshot wounds in east London. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-london-478623562019-04-09
The Safe Car Wash app was launched by the Church of Englands antislavery arm the Clewer Initiative and the Catholic Church last year. NeutralNearly 1000 reports of potential human trafficking were made in the first five months of an app enabling hand car wash users to report concerns over workers. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-478290162019-04-07
The popup prom shop is open at Church Lane Community Centre Bedford on 9 10 11 16 17 and 18 April from to BST. PositiveA charity is acting as fairy godmother to girls who could otherwise not afford to attend their school prom. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-478116502019-04-06
Known as the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints it claims 16m members worldwide NeutralThe Mormon church has pledged to roll back a series of antiLGBT policies introduced four years ago. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478223392019-04-05
The deputy head of the Madrid regional administration Pedro warned of penalties if the Church had broken the regions antihomophobia laws NegativeA Roman Catholic diocese near Madrid is being investigated after a newspaper reported that it was running courses to cure gay men of homosexuality http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477850972019-04-03
Polands conservative Law and Justice government espouses traditional Catholic values and the Church has huge influence in Polish society NegativeCatholic priests in northern Poland have burned books they consider to be sacrilegious including ones from the Harry Potter boy wizard series http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477717062019-04-02
Flints funeral was held at St Marys Church in Bocking Essex on Friday NeutralThe Prodigy has thanked fans for turning out to celebrate the life of our brother Keef http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-essex-477666762019-04-01
A lot of people felt that industrialisation and urbanisation were destroying British culture and community says Cordelia Moyse a historian who writes about women and the Church. NegativeMothers Day has not always been about flowers chocolates and dutiful children the history of the day is full of conflict and controversy. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-476920602019-03-31
On the South Bank are works by Caryl Churchill Githa Sowerby Helen Edmundson and Ella Hickson he said. PositiveThe National Theatres new season in May will present six shows exclusively written for the stage by men. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-477478552019-03-30
A man armed with a sword was killed and two police officers injured by gunfire at a Church of Scientology in California authorities say NegativeA man armed with a sword was killed and two police officers injured by gunfire at a Church of Scientology in California authorities say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-477323932019-03-29
His bandmates have called on fans to line the route to St Marys Church in Bocking and raise the roof for Keef. PositiveA large number of wellwishers are expected to line the streets ahead of the funeral of The Prodigy star Keith Flint. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-essex-477250692019-03-29
In a statement The Church of Scientology thanked police for their efforts and said it would cooperate with the investigation PositiveA man armed with a sword was killed and two police officers injured by gunfire at a Church of Scientology in California authorities say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-477323932019-03-29
It will continue along Bradford Street then left into Church Lane NeutralA large number of wellwishers are expected to line the streets ahead of the funeral of The Prodigy star Keith Flint. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-essex-477250692019-03-29
The 82yearold head of the Catholic Church was said to be amused by the controversy a papal aide told Reuters news agency. NegativePope Francis has addressed the mystery of why he withdrew his hand from worshippers kisses explaining it was a simple question of hygiene. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477366142019-03-29
The procession will finish at St Marys Church at where a service will be held for family and close friends PositiveA large number of wellwishers are expected to line the streets ahead of the funeral of The Prodigy star Keith Flint. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-essex-477250692019-03-29
Founder Lucetta Scaraffia said pressure on staff at Women Church World had intensified after it had published reports about sexual abuse of nuns by other members of the clergy. NegativeThe allwomen board on the Vatican womens magazine have resigned citing a campaign to discredit them and put them under the direct control of men. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477049952019-03-27
Launched in 2012 Women Church World is published every month in Vatican daily LOsservatore Romano and is the only Vatican publication exclusively run by women NeutralThe allwomen board on the Vatican womens magazine have resigned citing a campaign to discredit them and put them under the direct control of men. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477049952019-03-27
Mr Monda reacted on Tuesday with a promise to continue publishing Women Church World and he denied that anyone had been selected on the basis of obedience. PositiveThe allwomen board on the Vatican womens magazine have resigned citing a campaign to discredit them and put them under the direct control of men. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477049952019-03-27
It will head along Courthauld Road right on to Bradford Street and then left on to Church Lane as it heads to St Marys Church in Bocking. PositiveFans of The Prodigy star Keith Flint have been invited to line the funeral procession route ahead of a service celebrating his life. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-essex-476810002019-03-24
Rev David Parry has written to the town council in Conwy because the clock at St Marys Church chimes every 15 minutes at night keeping him awake. NeutralThe chimes from a church clock could be turned off at night following a request from its own vicar. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-476371472019-03-21
Pope Francis has turned down a French cardinals offer to resign over a Church sex abuse coverup NegativePope Francis has turned down a French cardinals offer to resign over a Church sex abuse coverup http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-476292792019-03-20
The Catholic Church has told its members it is morally justifiable to use these vaccines though it wants alternative treatments developed without using cell lines of illicit origin. PositiveAn unvaccinated Kentucky teenager is suing after his Catholic school excluded him amid a chickenpox outbreak that has sickened at least 32 pupils. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-476138812019-03-20
Church pastor Tom Scrivens said services could be held there by Christmas. NeutralA cinema that has stood empty for nearly 15 years is set to begin a transformation into a church. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-suffolk-475882752019-03-18
Church Action on Poverty said the amount of Local Welfare Assistance cash has slumped from to since 2013. NegativeA welfare scheme offering emergency financial support to Englands poorest families is no longer available in a host of council areas research shows. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-475391512019-03-17
Niall Cooper director of Church Action on Poverty A compassionate society ensures people can access help in times of crisis NegativeA welfare scheme offering emergency financial support to Englands poorest families is no longer available in a host of council areas research shows. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-475391512019-03-17
At a landmark Church summit on paedophilia last month he said clergy guilty of abuse were tools of Satan NegativeCardinal George Pell has been jailed for six years after being convicted of sexually abusing two boys in Australia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-475492972019-03-14
His conviction has rocked the Catholic Church where he had been one of the Popes closest advisers. NeutralCardinal George Pell has been jailed for six years after being convicted of sexually abusing two boys in Australia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-475492972019-03-14
Judge Kidd added that Pell should not be made a scapegoat for wider failings within the Catholic Church. PositiveCardinal George Pell has been jailed for six years after being convicted of sexually abusing two boys in Australia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-475492972019-03-14
The Church noted however that the cleric had a right to defend himself to the last degree PositiveCardinal George Pell has been jailed for six years after being convicted of sexually abusing two boys in Australia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-475492972019-03-14
Clearly the Catholic Church and the Church of Scotland have been marrying couples throughout living memory between them they have married hundreds of thousands of Scots PositiveScottish couples who chose a humanist wedding are less likely to divorce than those who had other types of marriage ceremony figures for the BBC suggest http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-474951102019-03-11
Humanist weddings have been legal in Scotland since 2005 and are now more popular than Church of Scotland and Roman Catholic weddings combined PositiveScottish couples who chose a humanist wedding are less likely to divorce than those who had other types of marriage ceremony figures for the BBC suggest http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-474951102019-03-11
The Church of Scotland divorce rate for marriages less than five years old was 5 NegativeScottish couples who chose a humanist wedding are less likely to divorce than those who had other types of marriage ceremony figures for the BBC suggest http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-474951102019-03-11
There were 3166 Church of Scotland ceremonies and 1182 Roman Catholic weddings. NeutralScottish couples who chose a humanist wedding are less likely to divorce than those who had other types of marriage ceremony figures for the BBC suggest http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-474951102019-03-11
History is written by victors according to Britains World War II Prime Minister Winston Churchill NegativeAmazon founder Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world according to the 2019 Forbes billionaires list released this week http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-473794582019-03-10
Barbarins sentencing comes as the Catholic Church reckons with a new wave of abuse scandals. NegativeFrances most senior Roman Catholic cleric the cardinal Philippe Barbarin has been given a sixmonth suspended sentence for his role in covering up the sexual abuse of minors. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-474816182019-03-08
Critics say that little concrete action has been taken by the Church. NegativeFrances most senior Roman Catholic cleric the cardinal Philippe Barbarin has been given a sixmonth suspended sentence for his role in covering up the sexual abuse of minors. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-474816182019-03-08
Ive been contacted by many many Australian Catholics who are devastated by the way the Church is handling this issue Milligan told the BBC. NegativeCardinal George Pell is awaiting sentencing for sexually abusing two boys in 1996 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-474499332019-03-07
He had used up his lifelines and did not know the correct answer from the four options was Winston Churchill NegativeAn English teacher who won on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire said he did not expect it to create such a sensation at his school http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-birmingham-474564132019-03-06
Historians have sought greater access to the Vaticans secret archives to clarify the role of the Church in the runup to World War Two. NegativePope Francis has said the Roman Catholic Church will open up its archives on Pius XII who was Pope during World War Two http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-474442932019-03-05
Pope Francis has said the Roman Catholic Church will open up its archives on Pius XII who was Pope during World War Two NegativePope Francis has said the Roman Catholic Church will open up its archives on Pius XII who was Pope during World War Two http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-474442932019-03-05
The Church is not afraid of history the Pope told a meeting of Vatican researchers. PositivePope Francis has said the Roman Catholic Church will open up its archives on Pius XII who was Pope during World War Two http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-474442932019-03-05
In September the Church said it was keeping its shares in Amazon a day after the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said the firm was leeching off the taxpayer. NeutralA group of Christian church investors is planning to put pressure on companies which have no women directors or a questionable record on tax. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-474361972019-03-04
The Church Investors Group has 67 members including the pension funds for the Church of England and the Methodist Church. PositiveA group of Christian church investors is planning to put pressure on companies which have no women directors or a questionable record on tax. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-474361972019-03-04
The Church Investors Group has pension fund members with in assets. PositiveA group of Christian church investors is planning to put pressure on companies which have no women directors or a questionable record on tax. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-474361972019-03-04
The Church holds investments in firms including pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline the bank HSBC supermarket Tesco as well as tech firms Microsoft and Samsung. PositiveA group of Christian church investors is planning to put pressure on companies which have no women directors or a questionable record on tax. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-474361972019-03-04
The case has rocked the Catholic Church where Pell was considered one of Pope Franciss closest advisers. NeutralCardinal George Pell is challenging his child sexual abuse conviction on three grounds including saying that the trial had a fundamental irregularity. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-474111002019-03-02
Thomas explains that whatever the original truth about the the tradition became deeply enmeshed in the life of the Church. NeutralClad in animal skins with huge cowbells round their waists and wearing fearsome wooden masks these are the http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473853562019-03-02
He was summoned to Rome in 2014 to clean up the Vaticans finances and was often described as the Churchs thirdranked official. NeutralCardinal George Pell has been remanded in custody after being found guilty of sexual offences against children in Australia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-473809812019-02-27
Pells conviction has rocked the Catholic Church NeutralCardinal George Pell has been remanded in custody after being found guilty of sexual offences against children in Australia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-473809812019-02-27
The pace of justice has felt slow at times but it has resulted in one of the Catholic Churchs most prominent and powerful figures being held to account PositiveReporting on a secret trial can be confronting and confusing http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-473539072019-02-27
They were sex abuse allegations that rocked the Catholic Church and generated enormous interest only for the case to vanish suddenly from public view for nine months. NegativeThey were sex abuse allegations that rocked the Catholic Church and generated enormous interest only for the case to vanish suddenly from public view for nine months. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-473660832019-02-27
Pope Francis has promised concrete action to tackle child sex abuse at the end of a Roman Catholic Church summit on paedophilia. PositivePope Francis has promised concrete action to tackle child sex abuse at the end of a Roman Catholic Church summit on paedophilia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473484792019-02-25
The inhumanity of the worldwide phenomenon becomes even more serious and more scandalous in the Church because it is in contrast with its moral authority and its ethical credibility NegativePope Francis has promised concrete action to tackle child sex abuse at the end of a Roman Catholic Church summit on paedophilia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473484792019-02-25
The unprecedented conference called Protection of Minors in the Church was attended by the heads of all national bishops conferences from more than 130 countries. PositivePope Francis has promised concrete action to tackle child sex abuse at the end of a Roman Catholic Church summit on paedophilia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473484792019-02-25
Thousands of people are thought to have been abused by priests over many decades and the Church has been accused of covering up crimes around the world. NegativePope Francis has promised concrete action to tackle child sex abuse at the end of a Roman Catholic Church summit on paedophilia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473484792019-02-25
German Cardinal Reinhard Marx told a conference on paedophilia in the Church that procedures to prosecute offenders were deliberately not complied with. NegativeA senior Roman Catholic Cardinal has said that files documenting child sexual abuse were destroyed allowing offences to continue. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473434582019-02-24
The Catholic Church has faced growing pressure amid longrunning cases of sexual abuse of children and young men with victims accusing it of failing to tackle the issue. NegativeA senior Roman Catholic Cardinal has said that files documenting child sexual abuse were destroyed allowing offences to continue. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473434582019-02-24
Later on the Church offered the family further help but the family declined the statement said NeutralThe BBC reported two cases where Cardinal Oswald Gracias was claimed to have failed to respond quickly or offer support to the victims. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-473304702019-02-23
A weekly Sunday service will no longer be compulsory for churches after a vote to change a 400yearold law was passed by the Church of Englands ruling body. NeutralA weekly Sunday service will no longer be compulsory for churches after a vote to change a 400yearold law was passed by the Church of Englands ruling body. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-473269932019-02-22
At a summit to discuss the scandals that have rocked the Roman Catholic Church he said the cry of the little ones seeking justice had to be heard. NegativePope Francis has said the world expects concrete measures to tackle child sexual abuse by priests and not only simple and obvious condemnations. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473162942019-02-22
Cardinal Gracias will open the second day of the summit with a conversation about accountability in the Church. PositiveOne of the Catholic Churchs most senior cardinals has admitted that he could have better handled sexual abuse allegations that were brought to him. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-473024472019-02-22
Church members say that it is this hostility that makes it harder for victims and their families to speak up NegativeOne of the Catholic Churchs most senior cardinals has admitted that he could have better handled sexual abuse allegations that were brought to him. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-473024472019-02-22
Details of sexual abuse have emerged across the world and the Church has been accused of covering up crimes. NegativePope Francis has said the world expects concrete measures to tackle child sexual abuse by priests and not only simple and obvious condemnations. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473162942019-02-22
He says with the backing of the influential Catholic Church which said it had 4000 electoral monitors that he won the election. PositiveMore and more elections are being held in Africa however analysts dismiss many as being lawful but illegitimate http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-469712502019-02-22
It said the Church had been found wanting in its welcome and treatment of people. PositiveA weekly Sunday service will no longer be compulsory for churches after a vote to change a 400yearold law was passed by the Church of Englands ruling body. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-473269932019-02-22
Meanwhile observers argue that implementing universal protocols is challenging because the Church exists in a range of cultures and judicial systems. NegativePope Francis has said the world expects concrete measures to tackle child sexual abuse by priests and not only simple and obvious condemnations. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473162942019-02-22
One of the Catholic Churchs most senior cardinals has admitted that he could have better handled sexual abuse allegations that were brought to him. NegativeOne of the Catholic Churchs most senior cardinals has admitted that he could have better handled sexual abuse allegations that were brought to him. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-473024472019-02-22
Over the past year the Catholic Church has been reeling under multiple allegations of sexual abuse around the world. NegativeOne of the Catholic Churchs most senior cardinals has admitted that he could have better handled sexual abuse allegations that were brought to him. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-473024472019-02-22
Pope Francis is under serious pressure to provide leadership and generate workable solutions to what is the most pressing crisis facing the modern Church. NegativePope Francis has said the world expects concrete measures to tackle child sexual abuse by priests and not only simple and obvious condemnations. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473162942019-02-22
Some groups of survivors have voiced scepticism that any concrete action will be taken during the event calling it a publicity stunt aimed at cleansing the image of the Church. NegativePope Francis has said the world expects concrete measures to tackle child sexual abuse by priests and not only simple and obvious condemnations. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473162942019-02-22
The Bishop of Willesden the Right Reverend Pete Broadbent chairs the Simplification Task Force formed in 2014 to improve the process of the Church of England PositiveA weekly Sunday service will no longer be compulsory for churches after a vote to change a 400yearold law was passed by the Church of Englands ruling body. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-473269932019-02-22
The document added that adopting the six principles could be transformative for the Church but would require a change of culture in terms of the quality of our relationships NeutralA weekly Sunday service will no longer be compulsory for churches after a vote to change a 400yearold law was passed by the Church of Englands ruling body. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-473269932019-02-22
The man she reached out to for help was and remains one of the most senior representatives of the Church PositiveOne of the Catholic Churchs most senior cardinals has admitted that he could have better handled sexual abuse allegations that were brought to him. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-473024472019-02-22
The unprecedented conference called Protection of Minors in the Church is being attended by the heads of all national bishops conferences from more than 130 countries. PositivePope Francis has said the world expects concrete measures to tackle child sexual abuse by priests and not only simple and obvious condemnations. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473162942019-02-22
This is only the beginning of an attempt to address a sickness that has been poisoning the Church since at least the 1980s leaving its moral authority in tatters. NegativePope Francis has said the world expects concrete measures to tackle child sexual abuse by priests and not only simple and obvious condemnations. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473162942019-02-22
In an open letter Cardinals Burke and say the Church has wrongly blamed the abuse of power by clergy as the main cause of the scandals. NegativeTwo prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have urged an end of what they call the plague of the homosexual agenda telling bishops to break their complicity over cases of sexual abuse. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473028172019-02-21
Stories of sexual abuse of minors have emerged across the world and the Church has been accused of covering up crimes committed by priests. NegativeTwo prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have urged an end of what they call the plague of the homosexual agenda telling bishops to break their complicity over cases of sexual abuse. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473028172019-02-21
The cardinals accuse the Pope of failing to answer questions related to whether the Church should allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion they are currently barred. NegativeTwo prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have urged an end of what they call the plague of the homosexual agenda telling bishops to break their complicity over cases of sexual abuse. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473028172019-02-21
The cardinals belong to the traditionalist wing of the Church where many believe homosexuality is a root cause of the clerical abuse and are both outspoken critics of Pope Francis. NegativeTwo prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have urged an end of what they call the plague of the homosexual agenda telling bishops to break their complicity over cases of sexual abuse. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473028172019-02-21
The issue raised in 2016 by four cardinals including Burke and has caused controversy in the Church prompting many clerics to question the Popes leadership. NegativeTwo prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have urged an end of what they call the plague of the homosexual agenda telling bishops to break their complicity over cases of sexual abuse. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473028172019-02-21
The plague of the homosexual agenda has been spread within the Church promoted by organized networks and protected by a climate of complicity and a conspiracy of silence they said. NegativeTwo prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have urged an end of what they call the plague of the homosexual agenda telling bishops to break their complicity over cases of sexual abuse. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473028172019-02-21
The summit is to be attended by the heads of all national bishops conferences from more than 130 countries who will discuss the most pressing crisis facing the modern Church. NegativeTwo prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have urged an end of what they call the plague of the homosexual agenda telling bishops to break their complicity over cases of sexual abuse. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473028172019-02-21
Two prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have urged an end of what they call the plague of the homosexual agenda telling bishops to break their complicity over cases of sexual abuse. NegativeTwo prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have urged an end of what they call the plague of the homosexual agenda telling bishops to break their complicity over cases of sexual abuse. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473028172019-02-21
For the Church of England the presence of stone genitalia in places of worship is all part of the rich tradition of church decoration over the centuries. PositiveFor hundreds of years carvings of naked women have sat provocatively on churches across Britain http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-451166142019-02-20
In the UK the poster girl for sheelanagigs can be found on Kilpeck Church near Hereford according to Mr Harding. NeutralFor hundreds of years carvings of naked women have sat provocatively on churches across Britain http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-451166142019-02-20
Sometimes theyre playing instruments and it looks very suggestive but in Avening Church if it is bagpipes hes not holding it NeutralFor hundreds of years carvings of naked women have sat provocatively on churches across Britain http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-451166142019-02-20
I think the Church wants things to change he said NeutralA film telling the story of children allegedly abused at the hands of a Catholic priest has been cleared for release in France on Wednesday http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-472807642019-02-19
As Keeper of the Clock he is responsible for Cambridge Universitys official timepiece on Great St Marys Church. PositiveA selfconfessed time enthusiast says getting young people to love sundials is an uphill struggle. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-471330112019-02-17
Hayley Quinn Church whose 13yearold brother is Socks owner said the help was invaluable. PositiveA border collie has been rescued by a volunteer who uses a drone to track down missing dogs. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-472526552019-02-17
Air ViceMarshal David Murray of the RAF Benevolent Fund said Mr Churchill embodied the spirit of the RAF tenacious resilient and incredibly brave in the face of adversity PositiveThe last surviving member of the reallife Great Escape team has died. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-devon-472575702019-02-16
The survivors formed a sort of club and kept in contact through the Sagan Select Subway Society newsletter of which Mr Royle and Mr Churchill were the last two recipients. NeutralThe last surviving member of the reallife Great Escape team has died. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-devon-472575702019-02-16
The relics were brought to Whitefriar Street Church the following year and have remained there ever since. NeutralAs millions of people across the world give flowers cards and chocolates to significant others lovebirds in Dublin are flocking to a church to see the remains of historys most romantic man. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-472146972019-02-15
Churchill was voted the greatest Briton in a BBC poll in 2002. PositiveJohn McDonnell has branded Sir Winston Churchill a villain over his role in dealing with striking miners in 1910. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-472336052019-02-14
Health Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted that Churchill was one of the greatest ever to have lived. PositiveJohn McDonnell has branded Sir Winston Churchill a villain over his role in dealing with striking miners in 1910. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-472336052019-02-14
John McDonnell has branded Sir Winston Churchill a villain over his role in dealing with striking miners in 1910. PositiveJohn McDonnell has branded Sir Winston Churchill a villain over his role in dealing with striking miners in 1910. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-472336052019-02-14
Speaking at a Politico event and when asked whether Churchill was a hero or villain the shadow chancellor Tonypandy villain. PositiveJohn McDonnell has branded Sir Winston Churchill a villain over his role in dealing with striking miners in 1910. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-472336052019-02-14
It was the Churchs decision to withdraw support for ordeals that ultimately doomed the practice. NeutralIt is 800 years since England first started using juries to determine guilt http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-457994432019-02-09
The Church felt it was improper to ask God to intervene it was akin to demanding a miracle. NegativeIt is 800 years since England first started using juries to determine guilt http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-457994432019-02-09
Twirlywoos begins its threemonth tour at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley on 12 February. NeutralA stage show based on a childrens TV programme is to become the first touring production to have a jobshare between two actors. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-471572632019-02-08
He admitted that priests and bishops had abused nuns but said the Church was aware of the issue and working on it NegativePope Francis has admitted that clerics have sexually abused nuns and in one case they were kept as sex slaves. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-471340332019-02-06
He said the Church was attempting to address the problem but said it was still going on. NegativePope Francis has admitted that clerics have sexually abused nuns and in one case they were kept as sex slaves. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-471340332019-02-06
There was a special service at Castle Church in Stafford at GMT. NeutralFour children have died in a house fire which also left a toddler and two adults who leapt to safety from a firstfloor window injured. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-471283782019-02-06
Mr Osinbajo who is the pastor in charge of Lagoss Redeemed Christian Church of God and a former law professor has proved a popular vicepresident. PositiveNigerias vicepresident has said he is safe and sound after surviving a helicopter crash as he was on his way to an election campaign rally. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-471081392019-02-04
Since then celebrities including David Tennant Hugh Grant and Charlotte Church have settled claims against the News of the World over phonehacking. NeutralSir Elton John Elizabeth Hurley and Heather Mills have settled phonehacking claims against News Group Newspapers their lawyers have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-470981752019-02-02
Located at the intersection of Church Street and Wellesley Street Torontos Gay Village has been the citys enclave for the LGBT community since the 1960s NeutralFor years there were whispers in Torontos gay community about a serial killer stalking the community http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-429805122019-01-30
But de Valeras relationship with Winston Churchill was not as cordial. NegativeEverybody needs good neighbours. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-469186392019-01-29
Churchill was indisputably a white supremacist and a mass murderer he said NegativeGreen MSP Ross Greer has repeated his controversial claim that Sir Winston Churchill was a white supremacist and a mass murderer http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-470282462019-01-29
Conservative Deputy Chairman James Cleverly likened the Scottish Green MSP to a history student who thought it was clever to trash the reputation of a big figure like Churchill. PositiveGreen MSP Ross Greer has repeated his controversial claim that Sir Winston Churchill was a white supremacist and a mass murderer http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-470282462019-01-29
Green MSP Ross Greer has repeated his controversial claim that Sir Winston Churchill was a white supremacist and a mass murderer NegativeGreen MSP Ross Greer has repeated his controversial claim that Sir Winston Churchill was a white supremacist and a mass murderer http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-470282462019-01-29
Mr Cleverly believed Mr Greers view of Churchill was the most superficial and inaccurate assessment NegativeGreen MSP Ross Greer has repeated his controversial claim that Sir Winston Churchill was a white supremacist and a mass murderer http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-470282462019-01-29
The 24yearold was among a number of people who questioned Churchills reputation in reply to a Tory tweet last week commemorating the wartime leaders death in 1965 NegativeGreen MSP Ross Greer has repeated his controversial claim that Sir Winston Churchill was a white supremacist and a mass murderer http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-470282462019-01-29
The post described Churchill as a man regarded by many as the greatest Briton to have ever lived. PositiveGreen MSP Ross Greer has repeated his controversial claim that Sir Winston Churchill was a white supremacist and a mass murderer http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-470282462019-01-29
The influential Catholic Church which deployed election observers on voting day said the official data did not match its own numbers NegativeThe new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo Tshisekedi has been sworn into office. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-469874392019-01-25
A partnership between technology firm SumUp and the Church of England meant the parishioners could make contactless payments using a portable device. NegativeChurches have reported a increase in donations made at services trialling a digital collection box. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-469505622019-01-22
Churches have reported a increase in donations made at services trialling a digital collection box. PositiveChurches have reported a increase in donations made at services trialling a digital collection box. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-469505622019-01-22
The Church of England has more than 16000 churches and 42 cathedrals in England and Wales with contactless payments being used already at about a dozen. NegativeChurches have reported a increase in donations made at services trialling a digital collection box. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-469505622019-01-22
This story was inspired by a question sent to us by Nicky Churchill from Goodwick Pembrokeshire. PositiveWhen you think of Wales what comes to Land of Or a useful tool for measuring everything from deforestation to the destruction caused by nuclear http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-467372772019-01-22
They included survivors and relatives of victims who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales Cardinal Vincent Nichols. NegativeThe UKs Chief Rabbi has urged an end to rising antiSemitism at a funeral for six unknown Auschwitz victims whose remains were donated to a museum. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-469246192019-01-21
The official figures have been disputed by the influential Catholic Church which says it deployed 40000 election monitors across the country. NegativeThe constitutional court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has upheld the victory of opposition presidential candidate Felix Tshisekedi. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-469358982019-01-20
Family and friends were asked to wear bright colours for the service at All Hallows Church in Tillington near Petworth. NegativeDame June Whitfields funeral has been held in West Sussex with many of her friends and costars in attendance. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-469236242019-01-19
The declaration of Mr Tshisekedi as winner has also been disputed by the influential Catholic Church which says it deployed 40000 election monitors across the country. NegativeThe African Union has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to postpone the release of its presidential election results. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-469140322019-01-18
The parade is set to take place on Thursday evening when the Russian leader visits the Church of St Sava the biggest Orthodox church in Serbia. NeutralRussias Vladimir Putin has arrived in Serbia at the head of powerful delegation aiming to cement ties with a country seeking to join the EU. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-468923632019-01-18
A row has broken out between the mayor of Rome and the Roman Catholic Church over what should happen to coins retrieved from the Trevi fountain. NegativeA row has broken out between the mayor of Rome and the Roman Catholic Church over what should happen to coins retrieved from the Trevi fountain. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-468591682019-01-14
Several Western governments and the influential Roman Catholic Church in DR Congo have expressed surprise and concern at the declared results. PositiveAn opposition presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo has filed an appeal in the constitutional court against last months poll result. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468506902019-01-13
The Catholic Church through the National Episcopal Conference of Congo reported that the results announced in the early hours of Thursday morning did not match its findings. NegativeFelix Tshisekedi has been named as the provisional winner of presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo a historic victory for an opposition leader. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468392912019-01-12
The influential Catholic Church which posted 40000 election observers said the result did not match its findings. NegativeThe defeated opposition candidate in DR Congos presidential election has vowed to challenge the result in court. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468348042019-01-12
Those raising doubts about the results include the French and Belgian governments and countrys influential Catholic Church. NegativeFelix Tshisekedi has been named as the provisional winner of presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo a historic victory for an opposition leader. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468392912019-01-12
Three diplomats speaking anonymously to the Reuters news agency said the Churchs tallies showed that Mr Fayulu had won. NegativeFelix Tshisekedi has been named as the provisional winner of presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo a historic victory for an opposition leader. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468392912019-01-12
However the Church which posted 40000 election observers says the result does not match its findings. NeutralThe influential Catholic Church has questioned the official results of the Democratic Republic of Congos controversial presidential election. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468277602019-01-11
The Church had more than 40000 election monitors and warned that there had been irregularities. NegativeGiven the deeply polarised nature of politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo any result was going to leave a divisive aftermath http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468234592019-01-11
The figures certainly surprised the powerful Catholic Church which according to the Reuters news agency told diplomats a few days ago that Mr Fayulu was the clear victor NeutralGiven the deeply polarised nature of politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo any result was going to leave a divisive aftermath http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468234592019-01-11
The influential Catholic Church has questioned the official results of the Democratic Republic of Congos controversial presidential election. NegativeThe influential Catholic Church has questioned the official results of the Democratic Republic of Congos controversial presidential election. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468277602019-01-11
He said the Catholic Church which had 40000 observers at the election had found completely different results. NegativeOpposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the Democratic Republic of Congos tightly contested presidential vote the electoral commission says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468193032019-01-10
The influential Catholic Church warned that there had been irregularities NegativeOpposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the Democratic Republic of Congos tightly contested presidential vote the electoral commission says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468193032019-01-10
Blame her former friend and confidante Sarah Churchill the Duchess of Marlborough says Dr Greig. NegativeBritish actress Olivia Colman has been http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-467831802019-01-09
In the film Queen Anne has two female Sarah Churchill Duchess of Marlborough and Abigail Masham Baroness Masham. NegativeBritish actress Olivia Colman has been http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-467831802019-01-09
The Coptic Orthodox Church is the main Christian Church in Egypt PositiveA policeman has been killed trying to defuse a bomb outside a Coptic Christian church in Egypt security officials say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-467727292019-01-07
The influential Catholic Church which fielded thousands of observers said on Thursday there was a clear winner. PositiveVoters awaiting the results of last Sundays presidential poll in the Democratic Republic of Congo need to be patient the electoral commission says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467749502019-01-07
The Catholic Church which fielded thousands of observers said on Thursday there was a clear winner. PositiveThe results of last weeks presidential vote in the Democratic Republic of Congo will not be published on Sunday officials say despite growing calls for the outcome to be announced. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467713602019-01-06
The Church had been vocal in its opposition to the extension of President Joseph Kabilas rule NeutralThe results of last weeks presidential vote in the Democratic Republic of Congo will not be published on Sunday officials say despite growing calls for the outcome to be announced. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467713602019-01-06
Before the council held in Kiev in December where the split was announced there were three Orthodox Church branches in NeutralCeremonies to recognise Ukraines Orthodox Churchs independence marking a historic split from the Russian Church are under way. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-467682702019-01-05
Ceremonies to recognise Ukraines Orthodox Churchs independence marking a historic split from the Russian Church are under way. PositiveCeremonies to recognise Ukraines Orthodox Churchs independence marking a historic split from the Russian Church are under way. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-467682702019-01-05
Now priests from the Kiev Patriarchate and the Autocephalous Church become members of the new Church the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. NegativeCeremonies to recognise Ukraines Orthodox Churchs independence marking a historic split from the Russian Church are under way. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-467682702019-01-05
The Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul Turkey the head of the global Orthodox Church is to sign a document granting autocephaly or independence. PositiveCeremonies to recognise Ukraines Orthodox Churchs independence marking a historic split from the Russian Church are under way. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-467682702019-01-05
The move has provoked a furious response in Russia where the Church has broken off links deepening a split in the worldwide Orthodox Church NegativeCeremonies to recognise Ukraines Orthodox Churchs independence marking a historic split from the Russian Church are under way. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-467682702019-01-05
Ukraines churches have for centuries been under the authority of the leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow NegativeCeremonies to recognise Ukraines Orthodox Churchs independence marking a historic split from the Russian Church are under way. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-467682702019-01-05
But the Roman Catholic Churchs observer team reported more than 100 cases of election monitors being denied access to polling stations. NegativeThe influential Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo says there was a clear winner of Sundays presidential election based on results it had seen. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467473522019-01-04
The Church had been vocal in its opposition to the extension of President Kabilas rule NeutralThe influential Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo says there was a clear winner of Sundays presidential election based on results it had seen. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467473522019-01-04
The Church had thousands of election monitors and some had reported irregularities. NeutralThe influential Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo says there was a clear winner of Sundays presidential election based on results it had seen. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467473522019-01-04
The influential Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo says there was a clear winner of Sundays presidential election based on results it had seen. NegativeThe influential Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo says there was a clear winner of Sundays presidential election based on results it had seen. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467473522019-01-04
A 16yearold has been arrested after a man was stabbed to death and another injured at a Church of Scientology complex in Sydney Australia. NegativeA 16yearold has been arrested after a man was stabbed to death and another injured at a Church of Scientology complex in Sydney Australia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-467436442019-01-03
The Church of Scientology said it was providing the police with any assistance needed in the investigation NeutralA 16yearold has been arrested after a man was stabbed to death and another injured at a Church of Scientology complex in Sydney Australia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-467436442019-01-03
Across the country in Guangzhou the doors have also been sealed on the Rongguili Church another unsanctioned community NegativeA recent surge of police action against churches in China has raised concerns the government is getting even tougher on unsanctioned Christian activity http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-465886502019-01-01
Among those arrested are a prominent pastor and his wife of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Sichuan NegativeA recent surge of police action against churches in China has raised concerns the government is getting even tougher on unsanctioned Christian activity http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-465886502019-01-01
Mr Duterte has been a fierce critic of the Catholic Church which has criticised his bloody drug war that seen thousands of people killed. NegativeThere has been a wave of criticism after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said he sexually assaulted a maid when he was a teenager http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-467202272019-01-01
The Roman Catholic Churchs observer team reported more than 100 cases of election monitors being denied access to polling stations NegativeThe internet has been shut down in key cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo a day after the muchdelayed presidential election. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467211682019-01-01
Wang Yi is the leader of one such church the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu the capital of southwestern Sichuan province NegativeA recent surge of police action against churches in China has raised concerns the government is getting even tougher on unsanctioned Christian activity http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-465886502019-01-01





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Prayers for those caught up in the tragedy were said in Newtongrange Church hall on Sunday evening. NegativeA man who died when a minibus overturned in the Scottish Borders has been named by police http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-467150752018-12-31
A man who pretended to be a priest for more than 18 years has been dismissed by the Catholic Church in Spain. NegativeA man who pretended to be a priest for more than 18 years has been dismissed by the Catholic Church in Spain. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466751902018-12-25
After a thorough investigation it was found that he had never been ordained and he has now been ordered to return to Colombia Church officials say. NegativeA man who pretended to be a priest for more than 18 years has been dismissed by the Catholic Church in Spain. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466751902018-12-25
But she said the Church had been working across generations and social groups and that churches working together could help in breaking down barriers NeutralChurch leaders have used Christmas messages to highlight social action fighting homelessness and poverty. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-466779472018-12-25
Church leaders have used Christmas messages to highlight social action fighting homelessness and poverty. NegativeChurch leaders have used Christmas messages to highlight social action fighting homelessness and poverty. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-466779472018-12-25
Events like this could overshadow the work of parishioners and ordained priests who serve the Church every day in an exemplary way the local diocese said in a statement. NegativeA man who pretended to be a priest for more than 18 years has been dismissed by the Catholic Church in Spain. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466751902018-12-25
It is the 82yearolds sixth Christmas as head of the Roman Catholic Church. NegativePope Francis has called on people in developed countries to live a simpler and less materialistic life. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466762682018-12-25
Those ceremonies will still be recognised the Church says but not his communions or the confessions he heard. NegativeA man who pretended to be a priest for more than 18 years has been dismissed by the Catholic Church in Spain. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466751902018-12-25
Back in Scotland a Walk of Peace has been arranged by the Church of Scotland on Saturday to remember those who died. NeutralA service has taken place in southern Scotland to remember the victims of the Lockerbie bombing 30 years on. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-466202882018-12-22
People will climb Burnswark Hill near Lockerbie in silence following a special service at Tundergarth Parish Church the previous day. NeutralA service has taken place in southern Scotland to remember the victims of the Lockerbie bombing 30 years on. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-466202882018-12-22
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be among those walking the short distance from Sandringham House to St Mary Magdalene Church on 25 December. NegativeThe Queen has arrived in Norfolk by train to begin her Christmas break travelling without the Duke of Edinburgh. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-norfolk-466411992018-12-21
Across the country in Guangzhou the doors have also been sealed on the Rongguili Church another unsanctioned community NegativeA recent surge of police action against churches in China has raised concerns the government is getting even tougher on unsanctioned Christian activity http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-465886502018-12-19
Among those arrested are a prominent pastor and his wife of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Sichuan NegativeA recent surge of police action against churches in China has raised concerns the government is getting even tougher on unsanctioned Christian activity http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-465886502018-12-19
Colman who plays Queen Anne is up for actress of the year while Weisz is nominated for best supporting actress for her role as her advisor Sarah Churchill. PositiveThe nominations have been announced for the London Critics Circle film awards and a certain lady was conspicuous by her absence. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-466038572018-12-19
Wang Yi is the leader of one such church the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu the capital of southwestern Sichuan province NegativeA recent surge of police action against churches in China has raised concerns the government is getting even tougher on unsanctioned Christian activity http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-465886502018-12-19
East Trent Churches said there would be prayers for the victims of the fire at churches across the parish NegativeA fiveyearold boy has died in hospital following a house fire which killed his mother aged 33 and his eightyearold sister. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-465841042018-12-17
Rev Mandy Cartwright rector for East Trent Churches said people in the community were feeling shocked and subdued. NegativeA fiveyearold boy has died in hospital following a house fire which killed his mother aged 33 and his eightyearold sister. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-465841042018-12-17
Before Sundays council in Kiev there were three Orthodox Church branches in NeutralUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced the creation of an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church marking a historic split from Russia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465755482018-12-16
Despite Russia banning priests from the branch of the Church loyal to Moscow from the event two of its bishops were seen arriving for the council in Kiev. PositiveUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced the creation of an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church marking a historic split from Russia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465755482018-12-16
Now priests from the Kiev Patriarchate and the Autocephalous Church become members of the new church the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. NeutralUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced the creation of an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church marking a historic split from Russia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465755482018-12-16
The Moscow branch of the Ukrainian Church has denied being a tool of the Kremlin and says it has tried to bring about peace in eastern Ukraine. NegativeUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced the creation of an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church marking a historic split from Russia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465755482018-12-16
The Russian Orthodox Church is by far the biggest. NeutralUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced the creation of an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church marking a historic split from Russia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465755482018-12-16
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church has been under the Moscow Patriarchate for centuries. NegativeUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced the creation of an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church marking a historic split from Russia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465755482018-12-16
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced the creation of an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church marking a historic split from Russia. PositiveUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced the creation of an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church marking a historic split from Russia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465755482018-12-16
Were afraid that like the Catholic Church does theyll send him off and hell do it to somebody else Mr Hullibarger said NegativeParents of a teenage boy who took his own life have complained after their Catholic priest criticised him at the funeral for killing himself http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-465786192018-12-16
In the past the Church has been criticised for not doing enough to guard against transphobia and for failing to eliminate the bullying of transgender pupils in faith schools. NegativeThe Church of England has issued new advice about how to help transgender people mark their transition http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-465162992018-12-12
She said while herself and many other trans Christians had already taken part in such services informally for them to be given official endorsement by the Church was significant NeutralThe Church of England has issued new advice about how to help transgender people mark their transition http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-465162992018-12-12
The Church of England has issued new advice about how to help transgender people mark their transition NeutralThe Church of England has issued new advice about how to help transgender people mark their transition http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-465162992018-12-12
Beatification is the first step towards sainthood in the Catholic Church. NeutralThe Catholic Church has beatified 19 Catholics killed in Algerias civil war the first such ceremony in a Muslim nation. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464949422018-12-09
The Catholic Church has beatified 19 Catholics killed in Algerias civil war the first such ceremony in a Muslim nation. NegativeThe Catholic Church has beatified 19 Catholics killed in Algerias civil war the first such ceremony in a Muslim nation. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464949422018-12-09
And maybe vocations are growing because theres a need for people living in such a radical commitment to God that may be what the Church needs right now NegativeJessica Hayes bought herself a wedding gown a veil and a ring http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-459683152018-12-07
Even within Catholicism consecrated virgins are littleknown partly because the vocation was only publicly sanctioned by the Church less than 50 years ago. NegativeJessica Hayes bought herself a wedding gown a veil and a ring http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-459683152018-12-07
Ms Hayes 41 is a consecrated virgin a vocation taken by women within the Catholic Church who wish to give themselves as brides to God. NegativeJessica Hayes bought herself a wedding gown a veil and a ring http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-459683152018-12-07
Ms Hayes says she wishes there was some more clarity in the document yet is happy that the head of the Catholic Church has focused attention on the virgins vocation. PositiveJessica Hayes bought herself a wedding gown a veil and a ring http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-459683152018-12-07
There is no such male equivalent in the Catholic Church. NegativeJessica Hayes bought herself a wedding gown a veil and a ring http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-459683152018-12-07
Virgins have been part of the Church since early Christian times NeutralJessica Hayes bought herself a wedding gown a veil and a ring http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-459683152018-12-07
I am pleased that the Church of England Pensions Board has worked in collaboration with other investors NegativeEnergy giant Royal Dutch Shell is to set carbon emission targets and link them to its executive pay. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-464248302018-12-04
The AngloDutch company has made the move after pressure from investors led by asset manager Robeco and the Church of England Pensions Board. NeutralEnergy giant Royal Dutch Shell is to set carbon emission targets and link them to its executive pay. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-464248302018-12-04
The branch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church loyal to Filaret has been recognised as independent by the Constantinople Patriarchate Orthodox Christianitys highest authority. NegativeUkraine will not allow Russian men aged 1660 into the country following the imposition of martial law Kiev says http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-463976442018-12-01
Prosecutor Kristie Churchill reflected on the case by How a man to be sentenced in the Supreme Court for murder is not brought to court is beyond me NegativeThe wrong man was brought to court for sentencing in a highprofile murder case in Australia after a mixup with a man with the same name. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-463885372018-11-30
Tina Ramsden took some time out of her schedule to join volunteers in preparing for a Christmas tree festival at St Georges Church in Stockport Negativeis trending on social media but what is it where did it come from and how are people getting http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-463181152018-11-28
Mr OliverBruno had been living in CityWell United Methodist Church in Durham North Carolina. NeutralAn undocumented migrant has been detained after leaving a US church where he had been living in sanctuary for nearly a year. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-463276422018-11-26
Searches have also been carried out in the grounds of the nearby St Patricks Catholic Church. NegativeA 16year old boy has died after being stabbed in Coventry. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-birmingham-463352992018-11-26
Lee Jaerock 75 has about 130000 followers at the Manmin Central Church in Seoul NegativeA South Korean pastor has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for raping eight female followers of his megachurch. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-462992392018-11-23
But when they returned they were given fixed penalty notices by St Johns Church of England Primary School. NegativeA couple who had to go to court for taking their child out of school to go on their honeymoon have no regrets. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-tees-462828082018-11-22
In Churchills own words had the British Indian Army not arrived when they did the course of the war might have been very different. NeutralFor more than 70 years Isobel Harling has tended the graves of Indian servicemen who fought and died during World War Two http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-462280832018-11-17
They were part of preparations for one of Churchills plans to invade Northern Norway to help secure German airfields PositiveFor more than 70 years Isobel Harling has tended the graves of Indian servicemen who fought and died during World War Two http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-462280832018-11-17
Weatherall from Ash near Canterbury and Glenn and Heather Pollard of Church Lane in West Stourmouth Canterbury will be sentenced on Tuesday. NegativeA wife plotted with her lover and his daughter to kill her terminally ill husband by poisoning him and shooting him in the face. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-kent-461818902018-11-16
One British MP Sir Nicholas Soames who is a grandson of wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill said he was unfit to be president. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has gone on Twitter to mock his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron after an awkward Armistice Day visit. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461982972018-11-14
The other 77 boys and girls were freed last Wednesday after being seized from a secondary school run by the Presbyterian Church in Bamenda on Sunday 4 November. NegativeThe final four hostages of the 82 people kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon have been released. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-461800912018-11-13
Bob Curry from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said two families remained at the refuge centre at St Augustines Church Upper Dale Road and will be offered hotel accommodation this evening. NegativeAbout 100 homes had to be evacuated after a large fire broke out at a commercial garage in Derby. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-derbyshire-461680352018-11-12
World War Ones great Western writers from Wilfred Owen and Winston Churchill to Siegfried Sassoon and many more have long been among the most famous NegativeApproximately 1 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-461482072018-11-12
Despite memorial services for him in Burnley and at St Margarets Church in Westminster his name was never added to Parliaments memorial. NegativeA forgotten hero has finally been remembered on Parliaments World War One memorial. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-461499002018-11-10
A landmark agreement has been reached in Athens that will end the status of priests and bishops as civil servants and bring Greece a step closer to separation of Church and state. PositiveA landmark agreement has been reached in Athens that will end the status of priests and bishops as civil servants and bring Greece a step closer to separation of Church and state. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461229972018-11-08
According to the Presbyterian Church of Cameroon the students were abandoned in one of its buildings in the town of Bafut about 24km from Bamenda NegativeStudents kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroons restive NorthWest region have been reunited with their parents amid joyful scenes. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-461320932018-11-08
In return the Church will not oppose moves to make the state religion neutral and would drop any claim to property once taken over by the state. NegativeA landmark agreement has been reached in Athens that will end the status of priests and bishops as civil servants and bring Greece a step closer to separation of Church and state. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461229972018-11-08
It will have to be approved by Church leaders as well as the government and MPs. NegativeA landmark agreement has been reached in Athens that will end the status of priests and bishops as civil servants and bring Greece a step closer to separation of Church and state. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461229972018-11-08
Payment will be made through an annual subsidy of around and that fund will not be affected if the Church increases or reduces the number of priests. NegativeA landmark agreement has been reached in Athens that will end the status of priests and bishops as civil servants and bring Greece a step closer to separation of Church and state. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461229972018-11-08
Some 10000 Church employees will come off the payroll although their wages will still be paid as a state subsidy. NegativeA landmark agreement has been reached in Athens that will end the status of priests and bishops as civil servants and bring Greece a step closer to separation of Church and state. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461229972018-11-08
The Orthodox Church plays a significant role in public life in Greece. NeutralA landmark agreement has been reached in Athens that will end the status of priests and bishops as civil servants and bring Greece a step closer to separation of Church and state. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461229972018-11-08
They were brought into the church premises Rev Fonki Samuel Presbyterian Church Moderator in Cameroon told the BBC Focus on Africa programme NegativeStudents kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroons restive NorthWest region have been reunited with their parents amid joyful scenes. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-461320932018-11-08
This deal is a first step but there is clearly a very long way ahead before Church and state in Greece are completely separate. NegativeA landmark agreement has been reached in Athens that will end the status of priests and bishops as civil servants and bring Greece a step closer to separation of Church and state. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461229972018-11-08
The moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon the Right Reverend Fonki Samuel Forba told the BBC that he had spoken to the kidnappers. NegativeDozens of people mostly school pupils have been kidnapped from a boarding school in the west of Cameroon. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-460969242018-11-06
The Breeders Cup Classic was won by Accelerate at Churchill Downs. NegativeA man has been arrested for getting on a horse while drunk and nearly making it to the track at the Breeders Cup meet in Kentucky local media report. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-460901112018-11-05
The Coptic Orthodox Church is the main Christian Church in Egypt PositiveCoptic Christians have gathered in Egypt to take part in the funerals of a group of pilgrims killed by gunmen as they headed to a monastery on Friday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-460829272018-11-04
Egypt is a Muslimmajority country and its Christian minority mostly members of the Coptic Orthodox Church make up around of the population. NeutralAt least seven people have been killed in Egypt by gunmen who opened fire on a bus carrying a group of Coptic Christians officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-460759692018-11-03
It emerged that Manuel Ramos had appealed the sentence and remained in a Church residence in the northern city of Astorga NegativeThe priest who tortured me is still giving Mass in the village down the road says Emiliano a 52yearold from Borrenes northwestern Spain http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-460640172018-11-03
Juan Ignacio author of a book on paedophilia in the Spanish Church believes a huge number of cases have been covered up while victims feel poorly treated. NegativeThe priest who tortured me is still giving Mass in the village down the road says Emiliano a 52yearold from Borrenes northwestern Spain http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-460640172018-11-03
Of these said the perpetrator had been a member of the Church NeutralThe priest who tortured me is still giving Mass in the village down the road says Emiliano a 52yearold from Borrenes northwestern Spain http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-460640172018-11-03
The Churchs protocols for cases that arise are currently being reviewed by a special commission she added. NegativeThe priest who tortured me is still giving Mass in the village down the road says Emiliano a 52yearold from Borrenes northwestern Spain http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-460640172018-11-03
Canada is however planning to redevelop its one deepwater port with access to the Arctic Churchill on Hudson Bay in the province of Manitoba. NegativeClimate change is increasingly opening up the Northwest Passage an Arctic sea route north of the Canadian mainland. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455275312018-11-02
Koresh himself had been rejected from the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Texas NegativeThe world watched as a compound in Waco Texas became a horrific fireball http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-460390142018-11-01
The Wesco family had spent years raising funds for their move to Cameroon said Pastor Dave Halyaman of the USbased Believers Baptist Church which sent the family on the mission. NegativeA US missionary has been killed in Cameroon about two weeks after moving there with his wife and eight children. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-460444042018-11-01
The palace in Oxfordshire is a World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. NegativeThe stately home needs to remove 400000 tonnes of silt to protect the Grade Ilisted Grand Bridge. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-oxfordshire-460442042018-11-01
The view of the lakes and bridge was once described as the finest in England by Sir Winstons father Lord Randolph Churchill. PositiveThe stately home needs to remove 400000 tonnes of silt to protect the Grade Ilisted Grand Bridge. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-oxfordshire-460442042018-11-01
Since then thousands have been sent to children who may otherwise receive none by a Church Village charity. NeutralEach birthday could be the last for twins Alfie and Arthur which left their mother determined to make them all special. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-459939552018-10-29
The Catholic Church which does not allow women to become priests did not recognise the ceremony NegativeIrish singer OConnor has announced she has converted to Islam. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-459871272018-10-27
He went to St Peters Church of England school in Panchgani a former British Raj hill station southeast of what was then Bombay NegativeWith the release of a new film about the British rock band Queen the spotlight has fallen again on the life of its legendary lead singer Freddie Mercury http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-459007122018-10-24
I hope the Church will make reparation for its part in this shameful chapter she told the Pope. NeutralThe remains of children buried in unmarked graves at a former mother and baby home in the Republic of Ireland are to be exhumed identified and reburied. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-459565122018-10-24
Atheist Ireland is advocating for a yes vote and both the Catholic Church and the Church of Ireland believe the laws are obsolete. PositiveIn October the Republic of Ireland will not only decide on its next President it will also decide whether to scrap its laws on blasphemy http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-459030942018-10-21
Gary Mudd a Parochial Church Council member roof now watertight and that should last us a couple of years to get things sorted out NegativeAn entire lead roof stolen from a Grade Ilisted church could cost about to replace http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-458997642018-10-21
They are now hoping to get a grant from the Beds Herts Historic Churches Trust to rectify that. NegativeAn entire lead roof stolen from a Grade Ilisted church could cost about to replace http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-458997642018-10-21
The Church maintains a great deal of influence in a country that teaches abstinence as its only sexual education she complains adding that politicians are afraid to endorse abortion. NeutralMalta is the only country in the EU where abortion remains illegal and is still a taboo subject for many http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-459008152018-10-20
The US Department of Justice is investigating the Roman Catholic Church in the state of Pennsylvania over alleged child sex abuse US media say. NegativeThe US Department of Justice is investigating the Roman Catholic Church in the state of Pennsylvania over alleged child sex abuse US media say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-459092702018-10-19
And it is now backing the creation of a new unified Orthodox Church based in Kiev PositiveThe Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties with the Church leadership in Istanbul the Constantinople Patriarchate traditionally regarded as the Orthodox faiths headquarters. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458775842018-10-18
Constantinople has annulled the transfer of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to Moscows jurisdiction which happened in 1686 NegativeThe Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties with the Church leadership in Istanbul the Constantinople Patriarchate traditionally regarded as the Orthodox faiths headquarters. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458775842018-10-18
He is close to Patriarch Kirill the Russian Churchs leader and has gone on pilgrimages to Mount Athos and other famous Orthodox sites NegativeThe Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties with the Church leadership in Istanbul the Constantinople Patriarchate traditionally regarded as the Orthodox faiths headquarters. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458775842018-10-18
Mr Putin participates in big Church celebrations for Easter Epiphany and Christmas. NegativeThe Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties with the Church leadership in Istanbul the Constantinople Patriarchate traditionally regarded as the Orthodox faiths headquarters. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458775842018-10-18
The Moscowbased Russian Orthodox Church has at least 150 million followers more than half the total of Orthodox Christians. NegativeThe Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties with the Church leadership in Istanbul the Constantinople Patriarchate traditionally regarded as the Orthodox faiths headquarters. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458775842018-10-18
The Russian Orthodox Church accuses Ukrainian nationalists of numerous attacks on its churches. NegativeThe Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties with the Church leadership in Istanbul the Constantinople Patriarchate traditionally regarded as the Orthodox faiths headquarters. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458775842018-10-18
The Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties with the Church leadership in Istanbul the Constantinople Patriarchate traditionally regarded as the Orthodox faiths headquarters. NegativeThe Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties with the Church leadership in Istanbul the Constantinople Patriarchate traditionally regarded as the Orthodox faiths headquarters. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458775842018-10-18
The Serbian Church is close to the Greek Church less so but many Greek clergy feel close to both Russia and Serbia. NegativeThe Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties with the Church leadership in Istanbul the Constantinople Patriarchate traditionally regarded as the Orthodox faiths headquarters. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458775842018-10-18
There are fears that with a fullblown dispute between Church authorities congregations could be shut out of certain churches. NegativeThe Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties with the Church leadership in Istanbul the Constantinople Patriarchate traditionally regarded as the Orthodox faiths headquarters. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458775842018-10-18
Constantinople had previously rejected the Ukrainian Churchs independence moves but decided to endorse them last week NeutralThe Russian Orthodox Church says it is cutting all links with the body that wields spiritual authority over the worlds Orthodox Christians in a row over the church in Ukraine. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458709392018-10-16
Many Ukrainian Christians accuse the Russian Church of favouring Russianbacked rebels in eastern Ukraine. NegativeThe Russian Orthodox Church says it is cutting all links with the body that wields spiritual authority over the worlds Orthodox Christians in a row over the church in Ukraine. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458709392018-10-16
Moscow rejects the independence of the Ukrainian Church and a leading bishop Metropolitan Hilarion said the decision to recognise it went against historical truth NegativeThe Russian Orthodox Church says it is cutting all links with the body that wields spiritual authority over the worlds Orthodox Christians in a row over the church in Ukraine. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458709392018-10-16
Moscow says it hopes Constantinople will change its mind on recognising the independence of the Ukrainian Church so that a schism can be avoided NegativeThe Russian Orthodox Church says it is cutting all links with the body that wields spiritual authority over the worlds Orthodox Christians in a row over the church in Ukraine. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458709392018-10-16
The Russian Orthodox Church says it is cutting all links with the body that wields spiritual authority over the worlds Orthodox Christians in a row over the church in Ukraine. NegativeThe Russian Orthodox Church says it is cutting all links with the body that wields spiritual authority over the worlds Orthodox Christians in a row over the church in Ukraine. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458709392018-10-16
Allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy worldwide continue to affect the Church. NegativePope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington DC archbishop Donald Wuerl who has been criticised for his handling of sexual abuse cases. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-458353372018-10-13
It permits this local Church to move forward PositivePope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington DC archbishop Donald Wuerl who has been criticised for his handling of sexual abuse cases. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-458353372018-10-13
Last year the club was barred from taking its traditional picture on the steps of Christ Church College. NegativeMembers of the infamous Bullingdon Club have been banned from holding positions in the Oxford University Conservative Association http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-458351262018-10-13
Many decried the bill as Islamophobic and antiSemitic but proponents said the law was meant to promote secularism and separate Church and state. NegativeThe newlyelected premier of Quebec in Canada has raised eyebrows by saying a crucifix hanging in the provincial legislature is not a religious symbol. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-458424712018-10-13
The ashes will be interred in the crypt of the NeoGothic cathedral in Washington which is the seat of the Episcopal Church the US branch of Anglicanism. NegativeMatthew Shepard was savagely killed in Wyoming in 1998 at the age of 21 and went on to became a symbol on antigay violence in the US. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-458176942018-10-13
The Reverend Adam Dillon was a Church of Scotland minister in Moffat for 10 years and knew both flood victims. NegativeA couple who lived in Moffat have been named as victims of a flash flood in Majorca. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-458223492018-10-12
But he was swiftly attacked by Churchill fans for calling the leader racist. NegativeOne of the unwritten rules of social media is avoid inspirational quotes. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-457898192018-10-09
But when Kelly tried to apologise for the tweet and offered to educate himself Churchill fans attacked him for discrediting the politicians record. NegativeOne of the unwritten rules of social media is avoid inspirational quotes. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-457898192018-10-09
In just two tweets Kelly wrote another social media rule never quote Winston Churchill. NegativeOne of the unwritten rules of social media is avoid inspirational quotes. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-457898192018-10-09
Kelly quickly apologised for the offence caused writing that he would educate himself on Churchills atrocities and racist views. NegativeOne of the unwritten rules of social media is avoid inspirational quotes. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-457898192018-10-09
The scandal is closely linked to the Church which under Franco assumed a prominent role in Spains social services including hospitals schools and childrens homes. NegativeA Madrid court has let off a former doctor over stealing newborn babies from their mothers and supplying them to infertile couples. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-457823592018-10-09
The Romanian Orthodox Church backs the campaign and as many as of Romanians consider themselves Orthodox Christians NegativeRomanians are deciding this weekend whether a family should revolve around a married man and woman. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-457450832018-10-06
About 20 tonnes of lead was taken from All Saints Church Houghton Conquest Bedfordshire over a prolonged period of time police said. NegativeAudacious thieves have stolen an entire lead roof from a Grade Ilisted church. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-457443812018-10-05
Churchwarden Margaret Tyler said the theft was heartbreaking but a wedding and their harvest festival service were still going ahead this weekend PositiveAudacious thieves have stolen an entire lead roof from a Grade Ilisted church. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-457443812018-10-05
The National is also staging new productions of Caryl Churchills Top Girls Rutherford and Son by Githa Sowerby and Molieres Tartuffe. NegativeSir Lenny Henry is to play US comedian Richard Pryor in a oneman play he has written himself. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-457323482018-10-05
On Sunday Reverend Paul White led prayers in the street and said the villages St Marys Church was open to mourners all day on Monday. NegativeThe family of a mother and daughter who died in a stabbing in a Kent village have said they are too shocked to comprehend their loss. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-kent-457017432018-10-01
Jemma worships at the Victory Outreach Church in Hackney East London where David Elwin is the pastor. NegativeThree in five UK adults say they believe some form of miracle is possible a survey commissioned by the BBC has suggested. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-456797302018-09-30
Chile is one of the countries embroiled in a worldwide scandal about child sexual abuse committed by members of the Catholic Church NegativeChile is one of the countries embroiled in a worldwide scandal about child sexual abuse committed by members of the Catholic Church http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-449869202018-09-29
He was expelled from the Church after the murder. NegativeAn autopsy on a Coptic Christian monk found dead in central Egypt shows signs of poisoning officials say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-456775322018-09-29
In total more than 150 members of the Roman Catholic Church in Chile are under investigation for allegedly committing or covering up sexual abuse from 1960 onwards NegativeChile is one of the countries embroiled in a worldwide scandal about child sexual abuse committed by members of the Catholic Church http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-449869202018-09-29
The Coptic Church has unveiled strict new measures in the wake of the incident. PositiveAn autopsy on a Coptic Christian monk found dead in central Egypt shows signs of poisoning officials say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-456775322018-09-29
The Coptic Orthodox Church is the main Christian Church in Egypt PositiveAn autopsy on a Coptic Christian monk found dead in central Egypt shows signs of poisoning officials say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-456775322018-09-29
The case has shocked Egypts Coptic Church the largest Christian community in the Middle East. NegativeAn autopsy on a Coptic Christian monk found dead in central Egypt shows signs of poisoning officials say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-456775322018-09-29
St Helena is then said to have given pieces of the cross to all the churches and the Ethiopian Church still claims to have its own piece NegativeAccording to Ethiopian Orthodox Christian tradition the national holiday marks the finding of the cross that Jesus was crucified on. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-456659012018-09-28
Police were called to a property in Churchill Place Brooke at about BST on Sunday following reports that a woman had been stabbed NeutralA man in his 80s has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of woman in Norfolk. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-norfolk-456216172018-09-24
Beijing has long insisted that the state must approve the appointment of bishops in China running contrary to the Catholic Churchs insistence that it is a papal decision. NeutralPope Francis has recognised seven bishops appointed by China as part of a historic accord to improve ties between the Vatican and the communist country. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-456136682018-09-23
Beijing said it hoped the accord would lead to better relations with the Church. NeutralPope Francis has recognised seven bishops appointed by China as part of a historic accord to improve ties between the Vatican and the communist country. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-456136682018-09-23
The 44yearold woman registered a police complaint in June alleging that the Catholic Church had taken no action despite repeated appeals. NegativeA bishop has been arrested in the southern Indian state of Kerala over allegations that he raped a nun 13 times times between 2014 and 2016 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-456004022018-09-22
She told Seoyeon she would only seek treatment if she went with her to Grace Road Church. PositiveA South Korean church which believes global famine is imminent has set up base in Fiji where its gained considerable influence but faced growing allegations of abuse http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-454929132018-09-19
It is a scandal beyond belief says Reverend Bill Crews from Australias Uniting Church NegativeOn Sunday Australia announced that it would hold a royal commission its supreme form of inquiry into the nations scandalhit aged care sector http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-455438042018-09-18
Beatification is the penultimate step to sainthood in the Catholic Church. NegativePope Francis has urged mafia members to stop blaspheming against God and to embrace love and service. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-455329062018-09-16
Church commissioners who manage the Church of Englands NeutralThe Church of England is to meet to consider leading a buyout of the collapsed payday lender Wonga. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-455342832018-09-16
However the Church later said it considered the most effective way to seek change was to be in the room with these companies as a shareholder. NeutralThe Church of England is to meet to consider leading a buyout of the collapsed payday lender Wonga. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-455342832018-09-16
In 2013 he said it was very embarrassing that the Churchs pension fund indirectly invested in the firm. NegativeThe Church of England is to meet to consider leading a buyout of the collapsed payday lender Wonga. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-455342832018-09-16
It follows signs that Constantinoples Patriarch Bartholomew will recognise Ukraines Church as independent from Moscow Patriarch Kirill NegativeThe Russian Orthodox Church has effectively cut diplomatic relations with the Patriarchate of Constantinople which has authority over the worlds 300 million Orthodox Christians. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-455293552018-09-16
Russia sees Kiev as the historic cradle of the Russian Orthodox Church. PositiveThe Russian Orthodox Church has effectively cut diplomatic relations with the Patriarchate of Constantinople which has authority over the worlds 300 million Orthodox Christians. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-455293552018-09-16
Russian Church spokesman Vladimir Legoida said the ruling body the Holy Synod had decided to suspend participation in all structures chaired or cochaired by representatives of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. NegativeThe Russian Orthodox Church has effectively cut diplomatic relations with the Patriarchate of Constantinople which has authority over the worlds 300 million Orthodox Christians. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-455293552018-09-16
The Church of England is to meet to consider leading a buyout of the collapsed payday lender Wonga. NegativeThe Church of England is to meet to consider leading a buyout of the collapsed payday lender Wonga. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-455342832018-09-16
The Russian Orthodox Church has effectively cut diplomatic relations with the Patriarchate of Constantinople which has authority over the worlds 300 million Orthodox Christians. NegativeThe Russian Orthodox Church has effectively cut diplomatic relations with the Patriarchate of Constantinople which has authority over the worlds 300 million Orthodox Christians. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-455293552018-09-16
A statement from the Church We consider aggressive tax avoidance or abusive tax arrangements to be both a business risk and an ethical issue. NegativeThe Church of England has said it will keep its shares in Amazon a day after the Archbishop of Canterbury said the firm was leeching off the taxpayer. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-455168302018-09-14
The 2017 annual report from the Church Commissioners which deals with the Churchs investments revealed Amazon Inc was one of its top 20 global equity investments. NegativeThe Church of England has said it will keep its shares in Amazon a day after the Archbishop of Canterbury said the firm was leeching off the taxpayer. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-455168302018-09-14
The Church of England has said it will keep its shares in Amazon a day after the Archbishop of Canterbury said the firm was leeching off the taxpayer. NegativeThe Church of England has said it will keep its shares in Amazon a day after the Archbishop of Canterbury said the firm was leeching off the taxpayer. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-455168302018-09-14
A Church spokesman said it was dismayed and ashamed by the findings. NegativeMore than 3600 children in Germany were assaulted by Roman Catholic priests between 1946 and 2014 a leaked report has revealed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-455000722018-09-13
Claims of clerical sex abuse have been levelled around the world and with them allegations that Church leaders hushed up or ignored the wrongdoing. NegativeMore than 3600 children in Germany were assaulted by Roman Catholic priests between 1946 and 2014 a leaked report has revealed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-455000722018-09-13
I stress that the study is a measure that we owe not only to the Church but first and foremost to those affected the bishop added. PositiveMore than 3600 children in Germany were assaulted by Roman Catholic priests between 1946 and 2014 a leaked report has revealed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-455000722018-09-13
The damning German study is the latest in a series of blows to the Roman Catholic Church NeutralMore than 3600 children in Germany were assaulted by Roman Catholic priests between 1946 and 2014 a leaked report has revealed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-455000722018-09-13
The study was commissioned by the Church itself and was due to be published on 25 September. NegativeMore than 3600 children in Germany were assaulted by Roman Catholic priests between 1946 and 2014 a leaked report has revealed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-455000722018-09-13
And first of all it is the right for Ukraine to set up a Local Congregation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church NegativeUkraines President Petro Poroshenko says top clerics in the Orthodox Church are now ready to grant independence to the Kiev Church defying Moscow http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453964642018-09-03
For centuries before the Soviet period the Russian Orthodox Church had been identified with the Russian state allying its interests with those of the tsar NeutralUkraines President Petro Poroshenko says top clerics in the Orthodox Church are now ready to grant independence to the Kiev Church defying Moscow http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453964642018-09-03
Russia sees Kiev as the historic cradle of the Russian Orthodox Church. PositiveUkraines President Petro Poroshenko says top clerics in the Orthodox Church are now ready to grant independence to the Kiev Church defying Moscow http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453964642018-09-03
The Russian nationalist revival under Boris Yeltsin then under Vladimir Putin boosted the Churchs authority and determination to stay in charge of the Ukrainian churches NegativeUkraines President Petro Poroshenko says top clerics in the Orthodox Church are now ready to grant independence to the Kiev Church defying Moscow http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453964642018-09-03
Today there are three Orthodox Church branches based in NeutralUkraines President Petro Poroshenko says top clerics in the Orthodox Church are now ready to grant independence to the Kiev Church defying Moscow http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453964642018-09-03
Ukraines President Petro Poroshenko says top clerics in the Orthodox Church are now ready to grant independence to the Kiev Church defying Moscow PositiveUkraines President Petro Poroshenko says top clerics in the Orthodox Church are now ready to grant independence to the Kiev Church defying Moscow http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453964642018-09-03
However Church leaders have consistently ruled out making changes to confession arguing it breaches religious faith and liberty. NeutralThe Catholic Church in Australia has formally rejected a landmark inquirys recommendation that priests should be forced to report sexual abuse disclosed during confession. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-453645562018-08-31
The Catholic Church had already opted in to the compensation scheme which will give survivors payments of up to each. NegativeThe Catholic Church in Australia has formally rejected a landmark inquirys recommendation that priests should be forced to report sexual abuse disclosed during confession. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-453645562018-08-31
The Catholic Church had the most cases NeutralThe Catholic Church in Australia has formally rejected a landmark inquirys recommendation that priests should be forced to report sexual abuse disclosed during confession. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-453645562018-08-31
The Catholic Church in Australia has formally rejected a landmark inquirys recommendation that priests should be forced to report sexual abuse disclosed during confession. NegativeThe Catholic Church in Australia has formally rejected a landmark inquirys recommendation that priests should be forced to report sexual abuse disclosed during confession. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-453645562018-08-31
The Church leaders said they would however explore other proposals including asking the Vatican to relax rules on celibacy. NegativeThe Catholic Church in Australia has formally rejected a landmark inquirys recommendation that priests should be forced to report sexual abuse disclosed during confession. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-453645562018-08-31
Franciss opponents are an ad hoc coalition of abuse survivors angry Catholics and secular leaders who believe that the Church has too much unchecked power NegativeThe crowds are quieter than they used to be http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453407212018-08-30
Popes can expect to find themselves taking on dissident factions within the Church NegativeThe crowds are quieter than they used to be http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453407212018-08-30
The archbishops letter also made broader conservative attacks on the way the Church is run NegativeThe crowds are quieter than they used to be http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453407212018-08-30
The first of these battles puts the Pope up against those who accuse him of not doing enough to tackle child abuse in the Church NeutralThe crowds are quieter than they used to be http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453407212018-08-30
They are particularly frustrated because they are trying to uphold the Churchs teaching and morals but are not feeling well served by the Pope and much of the hierarchy. NegativeThe crowds are quieter than they used to be http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453407212018-08-30
The Church constantly reviews the safeguarding procedures and policies now in place to make it a safer place for everyone. NegativeA former vicar who sexually abused boys and vulnerable young men between 1983 and 1996 has died. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-humber-453444882018-08-29
The Irish Catholic Church has been rocked by revelations of paedophile priests sexual abuse in Catholicrun orphanages and the exploitation of women in motherandbaby homes. NegativePope Francis has refused to respond to claims by a former Vatican diplomat who has called for him to resign http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453181002018-08-27
Ms Wheat said the food element could then be provided by charities with the Church in Wales typically spending per child on meals. NegativeYoungsters are walking the streets hungry in the holidays and a new approach to helping is needed according to the Church in Wales. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-452706442018-08-26
Officers were called to the property in Church Street Weston at about BST. NeutralA man in his 20s has been found dead at a property in Bath prompting a chemical alert. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-somerset-453171822018-08-26
The Church in Wales gives lunches a roll fruit and snack to 900 youngsters at summer clubs providing sports play and acting in Wrexham Flintshire and Conwy NegativeYoungsters are walking the streets hungry in the holidays and a new approach to helping is needed according to the Church in Wales. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-452706442018-08-26
While the Church in Wales provides food packages in communities it said it was concerned many children were missing out. NeutralYoungsters are walking the streets hungry in the holidays and a new approach to helping is needed according to the Church in Wales. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-452706442018-08-26
Youngsters are walking the streets hungry in the holidays and a new approach to helping is needed according to the Church in Wales. NegativeYoungsters are walking the streets hungry in the holidays and a new approach to helping is needed according to the Church in Wales. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-452706442018-08-26
An amazing choir from Ynysybwl visited St John The Baptist Church in 2006 and being generousspirited Welsh people presented the church with a gift PositiveIve passed the sign welcoming me to Wales but there are a few things which are not quite right the locals call me duck there isnt a male voice choir to be heard and I cant find anyone who knows what Welsh cakes are. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-450867642018-08-25
In the past the Catholic Church had too much of a dominant place in our society he said. NegativePope Francis is set to meet victims of clerical sex abuse later during the Republic of Irelands first papal visit for almost 40 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452768312018-08-25
Since then religious faith and attendance at Mass have been diminished from scandal upon scandal has ravaged the Churchs moral authority. NegativePope Francis is set to meet victims of clerical sex abuse later during the Republic of Irelands first papal visit for almost 40 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452768312018-08-25
The Irish Catholic Church has been engulfed in scandal with the uncovering of widespread clerical sexual abuse of children and coverups. NegativePope Francis is set to meet victims of clerical sex abuse later during the Republic of Irelands first papal visit for almost 40 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452768312018-08-25
The biggest challenge for the Church in Ireland is not the power of secularism from without but the task of establishing moral integrity and moral accountability from within. NegativePope Francis is set to meet victims of clerical sex abuse later during the Republic of Irelands first papal visit for almost 40 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452768312018-08-25
The show will have attractions on the ground including military vehicles and a Winston Churchill impersonator. NegativeThousands of people are expected in Rhyl on Saturday as the famous Red Arrows and the last flying Bristol Blenheim bomber take to the skies. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-452824752018-08-25
But his words could apply to almost any region of the world where the Roman Catholic Church operates NeutralThe Irish Republic Pope Francis will visit is a country transformed since his predecessor Saint Pope John Paul II travelled there in 1979. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452628882018-08-24
But religious faith and attendance at Mass has been diminished from scandal upon scandal has ravaged the Churchs moral authority. NegativeThe Irish Republic Pope Francis will visit is a country transformed since his predecessor Saint Pope John Paul II travelled there in 1979. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452628882018-08-24
It seems the biggest challenge for the Church in Ireland is not the power of secularism from without but the task of establishing moral integrity and moral accountability from within. NegativeThe Irish Republic Pope Francis will visit is a country transformed since his predecessor Saint Pope John Paul II travelled there in 1979. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452628882018-08-24
Leo Varadkar has said he is glad the Catholic Church is now less dominant in public life. NegativeLeo Varadkar has said he is glad the Catholic Church is now less dominant in public life. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452910182018-08-24
Michael McCloughlin has now walked away from the Church and his faith NegativeThe Irish Republic Pope Francis will visit is a country transformed since his predecessor Saint Pope John Paul II travelled there in 1979. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452628882018-08-24
Mr Varadkar I think in the past the Catholic Church had too much of a dominant place in our society NegativeLeo Varadkar has said he is glad the Catholic Church is now less dominant in public life. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452910182018-08-24
On the eve of the arrival of Pope Francis Taoiseach prime Mr Varadkar said he hopes the visit will begin a new chapter in Irelands relationship with the Church. NegativeLeo Varadkar has said he is glad the Catholic Church is now less dominant in public life. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452910182018-08-24
Mrs Powells funeral will be held later this month with a special memorial event at St Pauls Church Knightsbridge where she was married in 1952 to follow in October. NegativeA former World War Two nurse who is believed to be Britains longestserving poppy seller has died at the age of 103 her family have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-london-452882692018-08-23
They were found close to a community centre in Churchill Street at about BST on Wednesday. NeutralTwo explosive devices found by workmen in north Belfast could have killed police have said http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-northern-ireland-452765012018-08-23
Pope Francis 36hour visit begins on Saturday and coincides with the global gathering of the Catholic Church. NegativePope Francis has expressed hope his visit to the Republic of Ireland will further the growth of unity and reconciliation among all Christians. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452653252018-08-22
The head of the Catholic Church has condemned the atrocities of child sex abuse by clerics and coverups in the Church. NegativePope Francis has expressed hope his visit to the Republic of Ireland will further the growth of unity and reconciliation among all Christians. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452653252018-08-22
Child sexual abuse scandals continue to embroil the Church around the globe NegativePope Francis has condemned the atrocities of child sex abuse and clerical coverups in a letter to the worlds 1 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-452491092018-08-21
Church and state were once deeply entwined in a nation that used to be among the most conservative in Europe. NeutralPope Francis is coming to the Republic of Ireland in the wake of two referendums which illustrate a country moving away from its traditional Catholic roots. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452202592018-08-21
Even if they are not regular Massgoers Irish Catholics still turn to the Church to mark significant occasions in their lives. NegativePope Francis is coming to the Republic of Ireland in the wake of two referendums which illustrate a country moving away from its traditional Catholic roots. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452202592018-08-21
In Mondays 2000word letter he addresses the US scandal directly and acknowledges the Churchs role in failing to act sooner. NegativePope Francis has condemned the atrocities of child sex abuse and clerical coverups in a letter to the worlds 1 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-452491092018-08-21
Irish campaigner Marie Collins who was abused by a priest as a teenager welcomed the condemnation of Church coverups but said more concrete action on accountability was needed NegativePope Francis has condemned the atrocities of child sex abuse and clerical coverups in a letter to the worlds 1 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-452491092018-08-21
It is believed that the perpetrators mistakenly thought the intended target of the attack was attending the St Philips Church. NegativeA 94yearold traditional priest has been arrested in Nigeria after cursing the alleged perpetrators of a recent spate of violence http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-452142552018-08-21
One of the main problems for the Church at present is finding the manpower to minister to its flock. NegativePope Francis is coming to the Republic of Ireland in the wake of two referendums which illustrate a country moving away from its traditional Catholic roots. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452202592018-08-21
The 1991 census carried out shortly before the Church was engulfed in clerical abuse scandals recorded little change at NegativePope Francis is coming to the Republic of Ireland in the wake of two referendums which illustrate a country moving away from its traditional Catholic roots. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452202592018-08-21
The Catholic Church in Ireland is historically organised on an allisland basis with some of its 26 dioceses and archdioceses stretching along both sides of the Irish border. NegativePope Francis is coming to the Republic of Ireland in the wake of two referendums which illustrate a country moving away from its traditional Catholic roots. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452202592018-08-21
The letters release comes days before the Pope is due to travel to Ireland to address the Churchs World Meeting of Families NegativePope Francis has condemned the atrocities of child sex abuse and clerical coverups in a letter to the worlds 1 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-452491092018-08-21
A memorial service was held at the New Bethel Baptist Church on Sunday where Franklin first started singing. PositiveAretha Franklins funeral will take place on 31 August in her home town of Detroit Michigan. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-452453612018-08-20
The Coptic Church has unveiled strict new measures in the wake of the bloody incident. PositiveTwo Coptic Christian monks have been charged with murder in Egypt after the head of their desert monastery was found dead in a pool of blood. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-452394012018-08-20
The Coptic Orthodox Church is the main Christian church in Egypt PositiveTwo Coptic Christian monks have been charged with murder in Egypt after the head of their desert monastery was found dead in a pool of blood. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-452394012018-08-20
The case has shocked Egypts Coptic Church the largest Christian community in the Middle East. NegativeTwo Coptic Christian monks have been charged with murder in Egypt after the head of their desert monastery was found dead in a pool of blood. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-452394012018-08-20
Church leader Russell Nelson urged both followers and nonfollowers to stick to the official designation the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. NegativePeople should no longer use the word Mormon to characterise the faith the head of the Utahbased church has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-452368922018-08-19
He was also the pastor in charge of the citys Redeemed Christian Church of God NegativeYemi Osinbajo is basking in the love of many Nigerians at the moment not a common experience for politicians in this country where they are generally held in low esteem. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-452069702018-08-19
However he added the central text of the Church would still be called the Book of Mormon. NeutralPeople should no longer use the word Mormon to characterise the faith the head of the Utahbased church has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-452368922018-08-19
But the US insists Andrew Brunson a longtime Turkish resident who ran the tiny Izmir Resurrection Church is a victim of unfair and unjust detention. NegativeTurkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country will boycott US economic products after Washington imposed punitive sanctions on Ankara. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-451796732018-08-14
Magistrate Robert Stone said Wilson had stayed silent out of a desire to protect the Churchs reputation. NegativeA former Catholic archbishop will serve a maximum 12month sentence in home detention for concealing child sexual abuse an Australian court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-451780042018-08-14
Mr Gogarty later told Weve just had another representative of the Catholic Church basically call me dirt NegativeA former Catholic archbishop will serve a maximum 12month sentence in home detention for concealing child sexual abuse an Australian court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-451780042018-08-14
Correspondent say the measures suggest dissent within the Coptic Church that could be linked to the bishops murder NeutralProsecutors in Egypt have charged a defrocked monk with the murder of a Coptic Christian Bishop at a desert monastery. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-451593282018-08-13
The Church has not commented NegativeProsecutors in Egypt have charged a defrocked monk with the murder of a Coptic Christian Bishop at a desert monastery. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-451593282018-08-13
The murder of Bishop Epiphanius shocked the Coptic Church whose adherents make up about of Egypts population. NeutralProsecutors in Egypt have charged a defrocked monk with the murder of a Coptic Christian Bishop at a desert monastery. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-451593282018-08-13
This group known as the Sunday painters famously included Winston Churchill and Ms Reed said the painting could have been executed by one of them. NegativeA painting bought for and thought to have been painted by British artist Sir William Nicholson could be nearly worthless after an art expert cast doubt on its authenticity. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-451628702018-08-13
After midnight in the garden of Mancos United Methodist Church Rosa Sabido can enjoy a bit of solitude. PositiveAcross the US dozens of undocumented immigrants have taken refuge in churches to avoid deportation http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-450137472018-08-09
Church leaders were reportedly told four years ago that Mr Hybels was having an affair with one woman and was accused of harassment by others. NegativeThe leaders at one of the biggest megachurches in the US have quit over a sexual misconduct scandal that has already claimed its founder. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-451256022018-08-09
It is clear the Catholic Church is woefully incapable of policing itself. NegativeTwo leading Roman Catholic schools prioritised monks and their own reputations over the protection of children a report says. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-451272842018-08-09
Cullen was the choirmaster and organist at St Andrews and choirmaster at St Aloysius Church in Garnethill between 1976 and 1985. NegativeA worldrenowned conductor who abused a boy who saw him as a surrogate father has been jailed for 10 months. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-451142482018-08-08
Bishop of Salisbury Nicholas Holtam the Church of Englands lead bishop on the environment described climate change as an enormous injustice which hurts the poor first and worst. NegativeMore than 5500 churches across the UK including several famous cathedrals have converted to renewable power to help combat climate change. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-450475442018-08-03
Other churches have made the move through the Big Church Switch campaign run by Christian charities Christian Aid and Tearfund and the Church of Englands Environment Programme. NegativeMore than 5500 churches across the UK including several famous cathedrals have converted to renewable power to help combat climate change. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-450475442018-08-03
The Church of England warned the issue was one of the great moral challenges of our time. PositiveMore than 5500 churches across the UK including several famous cathedrals have converted to renewable power to help combat climate change. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-450475442018-08-03
The number of cathedrals running on renewable electricity has been boosted by the Church of Englands procurement initiative Parish Buying changing its bulk energy purchase to renewables. NegativeMore than 5500 churches across the UK including several famous cathedrals have converted to renewable power to help combat climate change. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-450475442018-08-03
The plaque was unveiled on 24 July at Holy Trinity Church where Lister received the churchs blessing to privately contract a marriage to Ann Walker on 30 March 1834 NegativeA row has erupted over the wording of a plaque honouring a woman described as the first modern lesbian. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-450564542018-08-03
Last October he had said the Churchs policy on the death penalty was one area where teaching was not static and could change with modern concerns. NegativePope Francis has changed the teachings of the Catholic faith to officially oppose the death penalty in all circumstances the Vatican has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-450421302018-08-02
The Catechism of the Church a codified doctrine which sums up teachings had previously stated that the death penalty could be used in some cases. NegativePope Francis has changed the teachings of the Catholic faith to officially oppose the death penalty in all circumstances the Vatican has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-450421302018-08-02
The Catholic Church may base its faith on an unchanging Bible but that does not stop the institution from updating some of its most important teachings NegativePope Francis has changed the teachings of the Catholic faith to officially oppose the death penalty in all circumstances the Vatican has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-450421302018-08-02
The Church will now work with determination for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide a statement from the Holy See said. NeutralPope Francis has changed the teachings of the Catholic faith to officially oppose the death penalty in all circumstances the Vatican has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-450421302018-08-02
The exiled patriarch of Ethiopias powerful Orthodox Church Bishop Merkorios has returned home to the capital Addis Ababa after 27 years. NegativeThe exiled patriarch of Ethiopias powerful Orthodox Church Bishop Merkorios has returned home to the capital Addis Ababa after 27 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-450315782018-08-02
Nicaraguas Roman Catholic Church has been acting as a mediator in talks between the opposition and the government. NegativeThousands of antigovernment protesters in Nicaragua have taken part in a march to show support for the Roman Catholic Church http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-449958782018-07-29
The Church will continue to support dialogue even if it is criticised for that he added NeutralThousands of antigovernment protesters in Nicaragua have taken part in a march to show support for the Roman Catholic Church http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-449958782018-07-29
Thousands of antigovernment protesters in Nicaragua have taken part in a march to show support for the Roman Catholic Church NegativeThousands of antigovernment protesters in Nicaragua have taken part in a march to show support for the Roman Catholic Church http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-449958782018-07-29
Last month US Church officials said the allegations were credible NeutralPope Francis has accepted the resignation of a prominent US cardinal accused of sexually assaulting a teenager nearly 50 years ago. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-449932212018-07-28
The Pope appears to understand the gravity of the situation and further harm to the Catholic Churchs status AP quoted Terence McKiernan from BishopsAccountability NegativePope Francis has accepted the resignation of a prominent US cardinal accused of sexually assaulting a teenager nearly 50 years ago. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-449932212018-07-28
The child died in hospital after being injured in Church Lane in the village of Sproatley at BST on Thursday NegativeA sixyearold boy has died after being shot with a pellet gun at a house in East Yorkshire. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-humber-449800342018-07-27
The palace in Woodstock is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. NegativeThe heatwave has exposed the remains of an 18th Century military garden at Blenheim Palace aerial photographs have revealed. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-oxfordshire-449803142018-07-27
Mr Brunon has lived in Turkey for 23 years and worked as a Protestant pastor at the Izmir Resurrection Church NegativeA US pastor detained in Turkey for almost two years is to leave prison and move to house arrest until his trial a court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-449552242018-07-25
But a court disagreed with a judge saying that Wilson had remained silent in a bid to protect the Churchs reputation. NegativeAustralian PM Malcolm Turnbull has called on Pope Francis to sack a Catholic archbishop found guilty of concealing child sexual abuse. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-448815702018-07-19
The government recognises only four religions Orthodox Christianity Sunni Islam the Roman Catholic Church and the EvangelicalLutheran church of Eritrea NegativeWith Eritrea the only oneparty state in Africa many of its citizens are hoping that President Isaias Afwerki will introduce sweeping political reforms following the end of the state of war with neighbouring Ethiopia http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-448481842018-07-18
Churches have also been surrounded by progovernment groups when protesters have sought shelter inside NeutralAt least 10 people were killed in Nicaragua on Sunday as security forces moved into antigovernment protest hotspots a human rights group says http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-448428432018-07-16
A spokesperson of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church told the BBC that an internal inquiry had also been initiated NegativeTwo of four Indian priests charged with allegedly raping a woman have handed themselves in for police questioning in the southern state of Kerala http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-448045372018-07-12
The Catholic Church which has been acting as a mediator in stalled talks between the government and the protesters has denounced the violence NegativeSunday was the deadliest day in Nicaragua since a wave of antigovernment protests started in April a local human rights group says http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-447792572018-07-12
The president and his wife will attend a dinner hosted by Mrs May at Blenheim Palace the ancestral home of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill in the evening NegativeUS President Donald Trump has arrived in the UK having said he is fine about any protests during his visit. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-448023152018-07-12
He goes to the Amesbury Baptist Church on Butterfield Drive returning home at NegativeA woman who died after being exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in Wiltshire is believed to have had a high dose of the substance police have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-447682292018-07-10
A Church of England spokesperson said the longer time frame would enable the Church to push for real change in the sector. NegativeThe Church of England will sell its shares in oil and gas firms which fail to do enough to tackle climate change. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-447599142018-07-09
His elder brother George was also christened in the Chapel Royal but sister Charlotte was baptised at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham. NegativePrince Louis will be christened later in a private ceremony in the Chapel Royal at St Jamess Palace. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-447585892018-07-09
The Church Commissioners had around invested in oil and gas firms at the end of last year. NegativeThe Church of England will sell its shares in oil and gas firms which fail to do enough to tackle climate change. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-447599142018-07-09
The Church of England said the vote made it clear that the church must play a leading role on the urgent issue of climate change NeutralThe Church of England will sell its shares in oil and gas firms which fail to do enough to tackle climate change. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-447599142018-07-09
The Church of England will sell its shares in oil and gas firms which fail to do enough to tackle climate change. NegativeThe Church of England will sell its shares in oil and gas firms which fail to do enough to tackle climate change. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-447599142018-07-09
The Rev Owain Jones is parish minister at the United Church of Bute NegativePolice on the Isle of Bute have confirmed schoolgirl Alesha MacPhail was murdered. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-447048922018-07-04
Wilson a junior priest at the time had dismissed young victims in a bid to protect the Churchs reputation Magistrate Stone found. NegativeA Catholic archbishop in Australia says he will appeal against his conviction for concealing child sexual abuse. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-447067832018-07-04
But what angers some victims is that the Church has refused to disown Philip Wilson and that he holds on to his role as one of its leaders. NegativeA Catholic archbishop in Australia has been given a maximum sentence of 12 months in detention for concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-446923962018-07-03
The Episcopalian Christ Church Cathedral in Indiana Indianapolis put the display up on Monday night saying the Biblical family were refugees too. NegativeA US church has placed statues of baby Jesus Mary and Joseph in a cage on its lawn to protest against the Trump administrations immigration policy. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-447045802018-07-03
The sentence is significant it means a senior Church figure could be made to wear an electronic tag no longer free to go where he wants NegativeA Catholic archbishop in Australia has been given a maximum sentence of 12 months in detention for concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-446923962018-07-03
Wilson then a junior priest in the Maitland region had dismissed young victims in a bid to protect the Churchs reputation Magistrate Stone ruled NegativeA Catholic archbishop in Australia has been given a maximum sentence of 12 months in detention for concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-446923962018-07-03
Current and former members of the Mormon Church are calling for an end to the practice of asking children as young as eight intimate and sexual questions during annual interviews by church officials PositiveCurrent and former members of the Mormon Church are calling for an end to the practice of asking children as young as eight intimate and sexual questions during annual interviews by church officials http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-446441302018-06-29
In the Mormon Church officially known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints sex outside of marriage pornography and masturbation are banned. NegativeCurrent and former members of the Mormon Church are calling for an end to the practice of asking children as young as eight intimate and sexual questions during annual interviews by church officials http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-446441302018-06-29
Mr Sheppard from London was brought up within the Mormon Church. NegativeCurrent and former members of the Mormon Church are calling for an end to the practice of asking children as young as eight intimate and sexual questions during annual interviews by church officials http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-446441302018-06-29
The Mormon Church is divided into wards similar to parishes with the bishop being the spiritual head of a local ward. NegativeCurrent and former members of the Mormon Church are calling for an end to the practice of asking children as young as eight intimate and sexual questions during annual interviews by church officials http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-446441302018-06-29
The Mormon Church said it condemns any inappropriate behaviour regardless of where or when it occurs NeutralCurrent and former members of the Mormon Church are calling for an end to the practice of asking children as young as eight intimate and sexual questions during annual interviews by church officials http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-446441302018-06-29
The tomb of Princess Alice the Duke of Edinburghs mother is at the Church of Mary Magdalene. NegativeThe Duke of Cambridge has visited Jerusalems most sacred religious sites and his greatgrandmothers grave on the final day of his official tour. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-446400282018-06-28
The papal tour takes place during the Catholic Churchs World Meeting of Families festival which is being hosted by Dublin this year. NegativeAll 45000 tickets for the visit of Pope Francis to Knock Shrine in County Mayo have been allocated within hours of being released. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445843492018-06-25
A man considered the Churchs thirdranked official Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell is due to go on trial in Australia on charges of historical sexual offences which he denies. NegativeA former Vatican diplomat has been sentenced to five years in prison for child pornography offences. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445908872018-06-24
A special service will take place at the nearby Havelock Street Presbyterian Church from BST on Sunday. PositiveThe pastor of a fireravaged church has said it is quite incredible a prayer room survived relatively unscathed. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-445775292018-06-24
The 130yearold GradeII listed Bethel Community Church on Stow Hill in Newport was destroyed after a fire spread from an old nightclub next door. NegativeThe pastor of a fireravaged church has said it is quite incredible a prayer room survived relatively unscathed. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-445775292018-06-24
The case is the latest allegation involving child sexual abuse to hit the Catholic Church. NegativeA former Vatican diplomat has been sentenced to five years in prison for child pornography offences. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445908872018-06-24
A spokesperson for the Anglican Church said recent criticisms have been taken very seriously and acted upon. NegativeThe Church of England has made lastditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how it recorded cases of abuse is published next month. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-445654142018-06-22
Documents also suggest the Church hierarchy worked behind the scenes to limit damage to the reputation of the thenArchbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. NegativeThe Church of England has made lastditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how it recorded cases of abuse is published next month. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-445654142018-06-22
In most cases survivors were not asked to give evidence to the Past Cases Review and there has been criticism of the Church for failing to fully involve them NegativeThe Church of England has made lastditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how it recorded cases of abuse is published next month. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-445654142018-06-22
It has been an uncomfortable experience for Church leaders. NegativeThe Church of England has made lastditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how it recorded cases of abuse is published next month. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-445654142018-06-22
Justin Humphries of the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service says the review may have failed to identify some abusers NegativeThe Church of England has made lastditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how it recorded cases of abuse is published next month. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-445654142018-06-22
Since March the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has heard how the Church of England handled allegations of sexual misconduct stretching back to the 1950s. NegativeThe Church of England has made lastditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how it recorded cases of abuse is published next month. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-445654142018-06-22
Survivors have accused the Church of a wholly inadequate response NegativeThe Church of England has made lastditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how it recorded cases of abuse is published next month. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-445654142018-06-22
The Church of England has made lastditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how it recorded cases of abuse is published next month. NegativeThe Church of England has made lastditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how it recorded cases of abuse is published next month. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-445654142018-06-22
The Church of England says criticism of its handling of the review have been taken very seriously and have been acted upon NegativeThe Church of England has made lastditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how it recorded cases of abuse is published next month. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-445654142018-06-22
The report is expected to be highly critical of the Church. NegativeThe Church of England has made lastditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how it recorded cases of abuse is published next month. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-445654142018-06-22
A fresh attempt at solving a deadly crisis in Nicaragua through talks has stalled after opposition representatives and Catholic Church mediators walked out. NegativeA fresh attempt at solving a deadly crisis in Nicaragua through talks has stalled after opposition representatives and Catholic Church mediators walked out. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-445324572018-06-19
The head teacher of St Pauls Church of England Primary School in StokeonTrent said she has spent her own money buying items for pupils. NegativeA primary school is considering providing a washing machine for parents who cannot afford to keep their childrens clothes clean. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-445329052018-06-19
Despite the tension caused by the arson attack the opposition agreed to go ahead with talks that are being mediated by Nicaraguas Roman Catholic Church. NeutralViolence has continued in Nicaragua a day after the government and opposition agreed a ceasefire to end nearly two months of unrest http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-445101062018-06-17
Fridays peace talks in Managua were brokered by the Roman Catholic Church. NegativeNicaraguas government and opposition groups have agreed a ceasefire after weeks of violence that has left about 170 people dead. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-445053502018-06-16
The countrys Roman Catholic Church has previously tried to broker an agreement but all efforts have so far failed. NegativeA 24hour general strike has brought much of Nicaragua to a standstill as antigovernment campaigners demand the resignation of President Daniel Ortega. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-444919602018-06-15
Police and prosecutors in Chile have raided offices and seized documents of the Roman Catholic Church amid a child sexual abuse and coverup scandal. NegativePolice and prosecutors in Chile have raided offices and seized documents of the Roman Catholic Church amid a child sexual abuse and coverup scandal. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-444778902018-06-14
The Catholic Church has cancelled the National Schools Mass because of health and safety concerns. NegativeTravel disruption has affected much of Scotland as Storm Hector swept across the country. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-444683212018-06-14
Tens of thousands of people have shown their support by wearing green handkerchiefs but there has also been stiff opposition led by the Catholic Church. NegativeLawmakers in Argentina are due to vote on a draft bill that would allow women to have abortions in the first 14 weeks of their pregnancies. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-444695572018-06-13
The Catholic Church which drew the highest number of abuse complaints has said it will join the scheme NegativeThe Australian government has accepted almost all recommendations from a landmark inquiry into child sexual abuse as it prepares to deliver a national apology to victims. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-444635542018-06-13
It said officials would contact the Bakhsh family to discuss their circumstances after their case was highlighted by the Church of Scotland. NegativeA Christian man who has spent six years seeking asylum has appealed to the prime minister to allow him and his family to stay in the UK. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-444321072018-06-11
Rev Linda Pollock minister at Possilpark Parish Church where Mr Bakhsh is an elder said their situation was unconscionable. NegativeA Christian man who has spent six years seeking asylum has appealed to the prime minister to allow him and his family to stay in the UK. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-444321072018-06-11
Woodward pleaded guilty at Oxford Crown Court last year to unlawful wounding at Christ Church college while drunk. NegativeAn Oxford University student who was spared jail for stabbing her boyfriend has lost her latest bid to appeal against her sentence. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-oxfordshire-444146482018-06-08
The Catholic Church and Nicaraguas business sector have also joined in calls for early elections NeutralMore than 120 people have been killed in Nicaragua since 19 April in what has become a popular uprising against the Central American countrys president Daniel Ortega and his government http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-443986732018-06-07
Church authorities said parishes are still able to apply for specific exemptions. NeutralReverend John Stanley says he will always remember the baptisms in his church and the weddings and funerals that took place under its steeple. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-443511592018-06-05
They point to SBTechs recent announcement that it would be providing technology for Kentucky Derby operator Churchill Downs as an example of the kind of deals they expect to see. NegativeIts high stakes for UK firms as sports betting starts to spread in America. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-443621342018-06-05
With Jesus as our model of costly sacrifice the Anglican Church in Tasmania has shown it is fully committed to redress whatever the cost Bishop Condie said. NegativeReverend John Stanley says he will always remember the baptisms in his church and the weddings and funerals that took place under its steeple. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-443511592018-06-05
Other Mackintosh buildings include Scotland Street School the Queens Cross Church and Hill House in Helensburgh which was built for publisher William Blackie. NegativeGlasgows most celebrated designer and architect would have been deeply disappointed by the city today according to artist Lauchlan Goudie. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-443157562018-06-04
Several bishops taking part in the talks received death threats which the Church said came from the government and official media. NegativePolice in Nicaragua have ended the siege of a church where opposition supporters had sought refuge after being attacked by riot police and progovernment militias http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-443452592018-06-03
Some 30 people who were inside the church were released after the local Catholic Church intervened NeutralPolice in Nicaragua have ended the siege of a church where opposition supporters had sought refuge after being attacked by riot police and progovernment militias http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-443452592018-06-03
Talks between the government and the opposition which were mediated by Nicaraguas Catholic Church collapsed last week NeutralPolice in Nicaragua have ended the siege of a church where opposition supporters had sought refuge after being attacked by riot police and progovernment militias http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-443452592018-06-03
The countrys Catholic Church condemned Wednesdays clashes as organised and systematic aggression and suspended talks with the government that had been scheduled for Thursday. NegativeFifteen people have died and dozens more have been injured in the latest protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-443280522018-06-01
Make no mistake this is a major setback for those including the Catholic Church who urged the people to save the Eighth Amendment. Negativehttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-442638532018-05-27
The latest rallies took place after peace talks mediated by the Catholic Church broke down on Wednesday. NegativeThousands of protesters have marched in the Nicaraguan capital Managua and other cities to demand the resignation of President Daniel Ortega and his wife VicePresident Rosario Murillo. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-442694982018-05-27
Police said the victim was attacked by three masked men in Churchill Street in the New Lodge on Thursday May 17 at about NeutralPolice said the victim was attacked by three masked men in Churchill Street in the New Lodge on Thursday May 17 at about http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-northern-ireland-442467992018-05-24
The Church of England also hopes to also offer the service through Google Play in the future. NegativeThe Church of England is offering worshippers the chance to use voiceactivated virtual assistants to pray. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-442330532018-05-24
The Church of England is offering worshippers the chance to use voiceactivated virtual assistants to pray. NegativeThe Church of England is offering worshippers the chance to use voiceactivated virtual assistants to pray. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-442330532018-05-24
The Church of England said it wanted to use all of the technologies available to grow peoples faith and had noticed the popularity of the speakers. NeutralThe Church of England is offering worshippers the chance to use voiceactivated virtual assistants to pray. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-442330532018-05-24
The Church of Englands new voiceactivation feature allows a worshipper to ask their Amazon Alexa to perform more than 30 actions or questions NegativeThe Church of England is offering worshippers the chance to use voiceactivated virtual assistants to pray. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-442330532018-05-24
The move is part of an online campaign by the Church after figures showed fewer people were attending services. NeutralThe Church of England is offering worshippers the chance to use voiceactivated virtual assistants to pray. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-442330532018-05-24
A magistrate found that Wilson who was told about the abuse from young victims dismissed their stories because of his desire to protect the Churchs reputation. NeutralA Catholic archbishop in Australia convicted of concealing child sexual abuse will step down from his position http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-442199872018-05-23
Still hoping for answers is Reverend Geoffrey Roper a former minister at Christchurch United Reformed Church where Ron was a regular. NegativeThe body of 78yearold Ron Cousins was found splattered in white paint and stuffed in his mouth were pages of his own Bible http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-essex-439882542018-05-23
A further event named There Is A Light will run between Tuesday and Saturday with song lyrics projected on to St Anns Church and other parts of St Anns Square. NegativeA cathedral service a minutes silence and a singalong vigil will mark the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-manchester-441979492018-05-22
Bells at Manchester Town Hall St Anns Church and St Marys Roman Catholic Church will sound in tribute to the victims. NegativeA cathedral service a minutes silence and a singalong vigil will mark the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-manchester-441979492018-05-22
The priest knew what he was hearing was a credible allegation and the accused wanted to protect the Church and its reputation Magistrate Stone said. NegativeAn Australian court has found a Catholic archbishop guilty of concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-442059852018-05-22
All over Spain the dead piled up as funeral parlours ran out of coffins and the Church ordered a special short version of the Mass service for the dead NegativeAmeal remembers his aunt and uncle would keep the curtains by his bed drawn so I wouldnt see the funeral processions http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-438662502018-05-21
An emotional service was also held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church where one of the students killed Jared Black had been a member. PositiveThe mother of a 16yearold girl killed in the Santa Fe school shooting has said her daughter had publicly rejected suspected killer Dimitrios Pagourtzis just days before the attack. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-441940742018-05-21
Austin Rammell the pastor at Venture Church told local media the suspect a family friend for 16 years was suffering from mental illness NegativeA US man intentionally crashed his car into a restaurant where his family was eating killing two and injuring three family members police say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-442003822018-05-21
Police were called at about BST on Sunday to reports a child had discovered a gun near Church View and Chapel Terrace in Bootle. NeutralAn eightyearold boy found a doublebarrelled shotgun on waste ground where children play in Liverpool. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-merseyside-441942452018-05-21
All of the Nazarene Church in the eastern region confirmed Maite Quesada a member of the Cuban Council of Churches NegativeThe Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Cuba on Friday killing 110 people on board had received prior safety complaints twoex pilots say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-441884692018-05-20
As the ambassador for the Church I am really looking forward to meeting people and hearing their stories as my theme is walking with. PositiveThe Church of Scotland has moved a step closer to allowing ministers to conduct samesex marriages http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-441801032018-05-20
During the Church of Scotlands Assembly on Tuesday a public procession will take place to mark 50 years of the ordination of women within the Kirk. NeutralThe Church of Scotland has moved a step closer to allowing ministers to conduct samesex marriages http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-441801032018-05-20
Her appointment came in the year the Church marks the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women PositiveThe Church of Scotland has moved a step closer to allowing ministers to conduct samesex marriages http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-441801032018-05-20
The Church of Scotland has moved a step closer to allowing ministers to conduct samesex marriages PositiveThe Church of Scotland has moved a step closer to allowing ministers to conduct samesex marriages http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-441801032018-05-20
The motion was carried by 345 votes to 170 and the result was announced on the Church of Scotlands official Twitter feed NegativeThe Church of Scotland has moved a step closer to allowing ministers to conduct samesex marriages http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-441801032018-05-20
The vote came after the Right Rev Susan Brown was installed as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland at the beginning of the gathering in Edinburgh. NegativeThe Church of Scotland has moved a step closer to allowing ministers to conduct samesex marriages http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-441801032018-05-20
For years he has been posting provocative statements on a roadside billboard outside his Gosford Anglican Church in New South Wales. NegativeOn a typical Sunday Father Rod Bower draws about 200 people to his church service in a coastal town in Australia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-439850842018-05-19
One of his aims Fr Bower says is to break a perception of the Anglican Church as a solely conservative institution. NegativeOn a typical Sunday Father Rod Bower draws about 200 people to his church service in a coastal town in Australia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-439850842018-05-19
He said in January that he felt pain and shame over the scandal which has rocked the Catholic Church in Chile. NegativeAll of Chiles 34 Roman Catholic bishops have offered Pope Francis their resignations in the wake of a child sex scandal and coverup. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-441694842018-05-18
In the US shares in Churchill Downs which owns horse race tracks and casinos rose by 5 NegativeThe US Supreme Court has made a landmark ruling that could allow states across the country to legalise sports betting. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-441144642018-05-14
He also called for a national dialogue but meetings between his government and protesters which were meant to be mediated by the Catholic Church have yet to take place PositiveTens of thousands of Nicaraguans have taken part in fresh antigovernment protests in the capital Managua and in Matagalpa y Chinandega. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-440668772018-05-10
The northwest cast included Shakespearean grandee Ernest Milton Sonia Dresdel would become best known for the 1948 Oscarnominated The Fallen Esme Church and Alec Clunes of Doc Martin star NegativeLondon has always been the undisputed heart of British theatre except that is for two years in the 1940s when the countrys top drama opera and ballet companies were based in Burnley. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-440251282018-05-10
And the Catholic Church has consistently opposed any liberalisation of the law PositiveThe tiny British territory of Gibraltar has the harshest antiabortion laws anywhere in Europe the penalty for breaching the law is life imprisonment http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-440087902018-05-09
Gibraltar also legalised the overthecounter distribution of the morningafter contraceptive pill last year a move opposed by the Catholic Church NegativeThe tiny British territory of Gibraltar has the harshest antiabortion laws anywhere in Europe the penalty for breaching the law is life imprisonment http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-440087902018-05-09
In 2015 the Mormon Church said it was deeply troubled by the Boy Scouts decision to revoke the ban on openly gay adult scout leaders. NegativeThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints will end its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America a joint statement says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-440598602018-05-09
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints will end its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America a joint statement says. NegativeThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints will end its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America a joint statement says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-440598602018-05-09
The Mormon Church is against samesex marriage and there are no openly gay men or women in leadership positions within the church. NegativeThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints will end its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America a joint statement says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-440598602018-05-09
The Mormon Church said it severed ties with the Scouts because it hopes to create its own global youth programme. NegativeThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints will end its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America a joint statement says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-440598602018-05-09
Some of the families of those killed in the Enniskillen Poppy Day bomb want the head of the Catholic Church in Ireland to intervene in a row over a memorial. NegativeSome of the families of those killed in the Enniskillen Poppy Day bomb want the head of the Catholic Church in Ireland to intervene in a row over a memorial. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-northern-ireland-440347002018-05-08
The Queen is the head of the Church of England which is part of the Anglican Communion a branch of protestant Christianity. NegativeAll eyes will be on the UK on 19 May when a member of the Royal Family will marry an American actress http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-439690352018-05-08
Mr Ryan has blamed the decision on his superiors allegiance to the Church NeutralFormer Australian detective Denis Ryan was driven out of the police force in 1972 when he tried to bring a paedophile priest to justice http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-440268032018-05-07
A cordon was set up around St Marys Church in St Mary Cray for the service and members of the public and journalists were advised to stay away. NegativeTempers flared and missiles were thrown during the funeral of a burglar who was stabbed to death during a breakin in southeast London. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-london-439926912018-05-04
As the funeral cortege arrived outside St Marys Church in Bromley police and liaison officers stood close by. NegativeTempers flared and missiles were thrown during the funeral of a burglar who was stabbed to death during a breakin in southeast London. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-london-439926912018-05-04
The BBCs Africa editor Fergal Keane reports on how the Catholic Church has become the main opposition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo NeutralThe BBCs Africa editor Fergal Keane reports on how the Catholic Church has become the main opposition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-439914422018-05-04
Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as its official religion in the early 4th Century and its Church is completely autonomous from other Christian Churches of the world. PositiveEven though it is in Turkey http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-439791392018-05-03
Apologies have been issued by Anglican Presbyterian and United Churches as well as by the Canadian government. NegativeCanadian members of Parliament have voted to ask the Catholic Church to apologise for its involvement in the abuse of indigenous students at school. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-439576992018-05-02
Canadian members of Parliament have voted to ask the Catholic Church to apologise for its involvement in the abuse of indigenous students at school. NeutralCanadian members of Parliament have voted to ask the Catholic Church to apologise for its involvement in the abuse of indigenous students at school. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-439576992018-05-02
On Tuesday members of Canadas Parliament voted 26910 in favour of asking the pope again for an apology for the Churchs role in running the governmentsponsored schools NeutralCanadian members of Parliament have voted to ask the Catholic Church to apologise for its involvement in the abuse of indigenous students at school. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-439576992018-05-02
Cardinal Pell who is considered the Churchs thirdranked official took a leave of absence from the Vatican last year to fight the charges in his home country. NegativeVatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell will stand trial on historical sexual assault charges a court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-439573302018-05-01
Prayers will be offered for his recovery at Dunboyne Parish Church on Wednesday morning. NegativeDoctors treating a Liverpool fan left in a critical condition after he was attacked outside Anfield hope to bring him out of his induced coma later. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-merseyside-439510142018-04-30
In Londons Parliament Square for instance the pugnacious representation of Sir Winston Churchill stands out from the mainly invisible statues of other political figures NegativeI think its fair to say that on the whole we have the same relationship with all those public statues of long dead grandees dotted around our towns and cities as we do with the terms conditions box we are asked to click on for a software update. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-439014382018-04-29
We wanted there to be a voice in the Church to criticise the sentence a spokesperson for the sisters Sister Mariluz told AFP news agency NegativeThousands of people turned out on the streets of the Spanish city Pamplona on Saturday for the third day of protests after five men were cleared of rape http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-439353802018-04-29
Christ Church School Moorlands Primary School and Joseph Turner Primary School remained closed on Friday. NegativeA contractor on a mechanical digger accidentally smashed through a water pipe causing flooding that damaged homes and submerged cars. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-birmingham-439196742018-04-27
His heart was returned to Ireland and had been on display in Christ Churchs Chapel of St Laud. NegativeThe 800yearold heart of an Irish saint has been recovered six years after it was stolen from a Dublin cathedral http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-439055262018-04-26
The newlyrecovered relic will be handed over to the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Dr Michael Jackson by Asst Garda Commissioner Pat Leahy on Thursday evening NegativeThe 800yearold heart of an Irish saint has been recovered six years after it was stolen from a Dublin cathedral http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-439055262018-04-26
The 11 existing statues include Winston Churchill Nelson Mandela Abraham Lincoln William Gladstone and Mahatma Gandhi NegativeA statue commemorating the life of the suffragist Millicent Fawcett will be unveiled opposite Parliament later. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-438689252018-04-24
Church bells in the Netherlands also played some of his biggest hits in tribute PositivePolice in Oman have ruled out suspicious circumstances in the death of Swedish DJ Avicii. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-438662592018-04-23
Past presidents pizzeria owners and historians were among the estimated 1500 mourners at St Martins Episcopal Church in Houston. NegativeEmotional and humorous tributes have been paid to former first lady Barbara Bush at her funeral service in Texas http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-438515302018-04-21
The former first ladys coffin is being kept at St Martins Episcopal Church in Houston Texas NegativeUS President Donald Trump will not attend the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush on Saturday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-438396592018-04-21
In 1999 the Catholic Church carried out its first major update to the rules surrounding exorcism since 1614 and distinguished between demonic possession and physical or psychological illness. NegativeThe Vatican has opened its doors for its annual exorcism course amid increasing demand among some of the worlds Catholic communities http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-436975732018-04-17
Great Western Railway said Mr Church would have saved time and money if he had waited an hour for offpeak. NegativeA man bought a car taxed and insured it and drove from London to Bristol all for less than a return train fare. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-london-437451172018-04-13
Mr Church Buying a car for one trip was still expensive NegativeA man bought a car taxed and insured it and drove from London to Bristol all for less than a return train fare. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-london-437451172018-04-13
Mr Church from Crouch End said he was inspired after discovering an anytime return ticket between London and Bristol could cost up to NegativeA man bought a car taxed and insured it and drove from London to Bristol all for less than a return train fare. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-london-437451172018-04-13
Mr Church said he would not recommend others follow his example. NegativeA man bought a car taxed and insured it and drove from London to Bristol all for less than a return train fare. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-london-437451172018-04-13
Other attendees at St Pauls Church in Covent Garden included directors Alan Parker and John Madden broadcasters Paul Gambaccini and Katie Derham and politicians Sir Vince Cable and Baroness Williams. NegativeStars filmmakers and journalists have come together to remember film critic Barry Norman at a memorial in London. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-437433872018-04-13
Tom Church 27 made the journey in an Honda Civic NeutralA man bought a car taxed and insured it and drove from London to Bristol all for less than a return train fare. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-london-437451172018-04-13
After his trip Pope Francis sent Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna to investigate allegations of a Church coverup of the abuse in Chile. NegativeThe Pope has said he made serious mistakes over a case of alleged child abuse by Catholic clergy in Chile. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-437335722018-04-12
The letter released by the Church in Chile said the Pope would invite some of the victims to Rome. NegativeThe Pope has said he made serious mistakes over a case of alleged child abuse by Catholic clergy in Chile. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-437335722018-04-12
Song lyrics will be projected on to St Anns Church and other parts of St Anns Square NegativeA communal singalong and a projection of song lyrics are among the events that will mark the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-manchester-436747102018-04-09
Ms Sherwood waited outside the St John the Evangelist Church on Sunday to meet the prince again NegativeThe Prince of Wales has been reunited with a woman who managed to steal a kiss from him nearly 40 years ago http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-436880532018-04-08
Nipawin Apostolic Church lead pastor Jordan Gadsby told the BBC he opened his church to families shortly after learning of the crash NegativeCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says an entire country is in shock and mourning in the wake of a deadly bus crash in the province of Saskatchewan http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-436852172018-04-07
Royal Canadian Mounted Police inspector Ted Munro said rescue efforts were ongoing and that they had set up an information and support centre for families at the Nipawin Apostolic Church. NegativePolice in Canada have confirmed that 14 people were killed when a lorry and a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided on Friday evening. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-436798082018-04-07
The Church opposes the campaign to repeal the socalled 8th amendment but it has highprofile support including from current Prime Minister Leo Varadkar NegativeWhen http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435225332018-04-03
The scandals that have rocked the Church have framed a lot of the way people think nowadays about the Church he said NeutralWhen http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435225332018-04-03
They dont have that same respect for the Church that they would have had 40 years ago NeutralWhen http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435225332018-04-03
A dropin centre has been set up at St James Church hall and hundreds of heaters and other items have been distributed along with food vouchers NegativeGas supplies to thousands of residents have remained cut off for a third day in a Yorkshire town. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-leeds-436111882018-04-02
I decided to come back to the Church and I think I can help women much more with conservative politics than feminism PositiveSara Winter has always had strong views http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-434143152018-04-02
In 1984 the Church of Scientology won a copyright infringement case against Harry Palmer who launched Avatar shortly afterwards NegativeReports of a Scientologystyle sect infiltrating schools have aroused concern in the Netherlands http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435848842018-03-31
A Colombian church has donated 250000 wafers to Venezuelas Catholic Church which has struggled to buy its own because a shortage of flour NegativeA Colombian church has donated 250000 wafers to Venezuelas Catholic Church which has struggled to buy its own because a shortage of flour. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-435939702018-03-30
Catholic Church doctrine affirms the existence of hell and its eternity NeutralThe Vatican has denied that Pope Francis told a wellknown Italian journalist that there is no hell. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435969192018-03-30
Clarence House said the princes message was inspired by his recent meetings with Christian Church leaders from the Middle East including the Coptic Pope NegativeThe Prince of Wales has drawn attention to people suffering religious persecution in a televised Easter message. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-435849972018-03-30
The Roman Catholic Church held considerable influence in the Republic historically and some would still prefer an alcoholfree Friday on religious grounds PositiveGood Friday is about to get better for publicans in the Republic of Ireland http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435923202018-03-30
The pope traditionally bathes and kisses the feet of 12 people who are normally members of the Church NeutralThe Queen has marked Maundy Thursday by giving out commemorative coins to pensioners as part of a traditional royal service at Windsor Castle. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-435810802018-03-29
The pop star is said to be on the lookout for songs with a Christian message after reconnecting with his faith through the Pentecostal megachurch Hillsong Church NegativeAccording to http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-435474362018-03-28
The boy died at his home in WallunderHeywood near Church Stretton Shropshire on 21 September NegativeA woman who used a cushion and scarf to strangle and smother her sevenyearold son on the day of a custody hearing has been jailed for at least 18 years http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-shropshire-435570382018-03-27
Church organisations have demanded a referendum on ratification despite polls which suggest the majority of Croatians support the treaty NegativeThousands of Croatians have rallied in central Zagreb against a European agreement designed to protect women saying it threatens traditional values. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435282122018-03-24
Parliament has not yet ratified the convention but it has been approved by the centreright government prompting dissent from within its own ranks conservative groups and the Catholic Church NegativeThousands of Croatians have rallied in central Zagreb against a European agreement designed to protect women saying it threatens traditional values. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435282122018-03-24
President Andrzej Duda who is close to the Catholic Church vowed to sign the controversial bill into law if approved by parliament where the conservatives have a majority NegativeMajor street protests are expected across cities in Poland against plans to further tighten the abortion laws already one of Europes strictest. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435149652018-03-23
A gay clergyman stopped from becoming a hospital chaplain has lost his appeal over a discrimination claim against the Church of England NegativeA gay clergyman stopped from becoming a hospital chaplain has lost his appeal over a discrimination claim against the Church of England. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-429061322018-03-22
But Thomas Linden QC in documents submitted to the court said Mr Pemberton had publicly flouted the Churchs position on marriage NegativeA gay clergyman stopped from becoming a hospital chaplain has lost his appeal over a discrimination claim against the Church of England. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-429061322018-03-22
The Church of England needs new powers to protect children from abuse the Archbishop of Canterbury has said NegativeThe Church of England needs new powers to protect children from abuse the Archbishop of Canterbury has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-434854222018-03-21
The Most Rev Justin Welby told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse the Churchs safeguarding powers probably needed relooking at NegativeThe Church of England needs new powers to protect children from abuse the Archbishop of Canterbury has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-434854222018-03-21
The inquiry set up in 2015 aims to address institutional failures to protect children in England and Wales and the Church is one of 13 public organisations being scrutinised NeutralThe Church of England needs new powers to protect children from abuse the Archbishop of Canterbury has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-434854222018-03-21
His private funeral will take place at Great St Marys the University Church on Easter Saturday PositiveThe funeral of renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking will take place in Cambridge the city that he loved so much and which loved him his family has announced. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-434720542018-03-20
Cardinal Keith OBrien formerly the Catholic Churchs most senior cleric in Britain has died at the age of 80 NegativeCardinal Keith OBrien formerly the Catholic Churchs most senior cleric in Britain has died at the age of 80. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-434557532018-03-19
It was concerned Catholics would be asked to put their membership of the lodge above the Church NeutralFreemasons have long been regarded as a secretive menonly society with arcane rituals but Scottish lodges have broken with centuries of tradition to open their doors to the BBC. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-433853032018-03-18
The success and spread of Masonic thought throughout Europe led the Catholic Church to first prohibit membership in 1738 PositiveFreemasons have long been regarded as a secretive menonly society with arcane rituals but Scottish lodges have broken with centuries of tradition to open their doors to the BBC. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-433853032018-03-18
Dr Warner said there had been a breakdown of trust between the Church of England and the local council NegativeThe diocese of Chichester had a major issue with priests carrying out abuse an inquiry has heard http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-434060402018-03-14
He also said he was warned by a senior Church of England official that the area was considered a basket case NegativeThe diocese of Chichester had a major issue with priests carrying out abuse an inquiry has heard http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-434060402018-03-14
Catholic Church cleared name in 1969 while Pope Francis formally identified her as the apostle of the apostles in 2016 NegativeA new film about Mary Magdalene sets out to refute the commonly held assumption that she was a prostitute redeemed by Christ. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-433695112018-03-13
Schools should promote celibacy and abstinence as positive life choices the Church of England says NegativeSchools should promote celibacy and abstinence as positive life choices the Church of England says. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-433693922018-03-12
The Church believes that the role of relationships and sex education should ensure children will thrive within relationships of all kinds NeutralSchools should promote celibacy and abstinence as positive life choices the Church of England says. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-433693922018-03-12
The Church of England believes marriage is the perfect context for any form of sexual expression PositiveSchools should promote celibacy and abstinence as positive life choices the Church of England says. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-433693922018-03-12
Diocese spokesman John Howard said Thrower was removed from his post as Rector of Hadleigh and barred from ministry as a Church of England priest NegativeA clergyman who filmed a teenager in a public toilet has been struck off for seven years it has emerged. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-suffolk-433477212018-03-11
In a statement on Friday Archbishop Gomez Sister Catherine Rose served the Church with dedication and love for many years and today we remember her life with gratitude PositiveA nun embroiled in a property dispute with singer Katy Perry collapsed and died during a court hearing on Friday US media report. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-433583022018-03-11
A Church hierarchy that is homophobic and antiabortion is not the Church of the future she added NegativeA former president of Ireland has criticised the Catholic Church as an empire of misogyny. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-433300262018-03-08
A former president of Ireland has criticised the Catholic Church as an empire of misogyny NegativeA former president of Ireland has criticised the Catholic Church as an empire of misogyny. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-433300262018-03-08
Soon he was barred from playing in Sir Winston Churchill square and many of his other regular spots after getting caught with open beer bottles NegativeThe death of a homeless man who played piano on the street has struck a chord with many in the Canadian city of Edmonton Alberta. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-433222322018-03-08
The Catholic Church is one of the last great bastions of misogyny said Mrs McAleese NegativeA former president of Ireland has criticised the Catholic Church as an empire of misogyny. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-433300262018-03-08
Pope Paul VI who oversaw many of the reforms the Catholic Church underwent in the 1960s will also be made a saint the Vatican said NegativeArchbishop Romero who was killed in 1980 while he was celebrating Mass in El Salvador will be declared a saint Pope Francis has announced http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-433174382018-03-07
Gary Oldman was named best actor for playing Winston Churchill in World War Two epic Darkest Hour NeutralThe Shape of Water about a woman who falls in love with a sea creature has taken the top honours at http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-432821702018-03-05
Ms Scolding said there would be evidence from witnesses about a series of potential failings within the Church NeutralThe Church of England may have focussed too much on forgiving sexual predators an inquiry has heard. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-432892542018-03-05
She What should be unique about the Church is that when faced with abuse within its own ranks it should act with urgency compassion transparency and professionalism PositiveThe Church of England may have focussed too much on forgiving sexual predators an inquiry has heard. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-432892542018-03-05
The Church of England may have focussed too much on forgiving sexual predators an inquiry has heard NegativeThe Church of England may have focussed too much on forgiving sexual predators an inquiry has heard. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-432892542018-03-05
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has begun hearing evidence about how the Anglican Church dealt with complaints over many years NegativeThe Church of England may have focussed too much on forgiving sexual predators an inquiry has heard. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-432892542018-03-05
Kaluuya is also nominated in the best actor category against fellow Brit Gary Oldman for his transformation into wartime prime minister Sir Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour PositiveThe Oscars are taking place later in the shadow of the sexual assault scandal that has rocked the industry in recent months. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-432430272018-03-04
Gary Oldman considered turning down the role of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour because been played so well by so many other actors NegativeGary Oldman considered turning down the role of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour because been played so well by so many other actors. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-432687442018-03-03
He said he was drawn to the film as it showed Churchill a curmudgeon but was energetic and funny PositiveGary Oldman considered turning down the role of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour because been played so well by so many other actors. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-432687442018-03-03
It all felt worthwhile because Churchill was such great company and I loved getting into work and being him he explained NeutralGary Oldman considered turning down the role of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour because been played so well by so many other actors. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-432687442018-03-03
Oldman explained that he tried to imagine Churchill as a child to help him capture his character NegativeGary Oldman considered turning down the role of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour because been played so well by so many other actors. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-432687442018-03-03
Oldman joins the likes of Robert Hardy Albert Finney and Brian Cox who have previously played Churchill PositiveGary Oldman considered turning down the role of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour because been played so well by so many other actors. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-432687442018-03-03
The organisation was cofounded by a former New York Times reporter William C Church in 1871 to promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis Negativeone of the most divisive issues in American society once again brought to the fore because of a deadly mass shooting. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-420558712018-03-03
Church leaders have at times been criticised for using loud public address systems to attract worshippers NegativeAbout 700 churches have been closed down in Rwanda for failing to comply with building regulations and for noise pollution http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-432250672018-02-28
Church officials also objected to a bill the Israeli government was considering which they feared would let the state claim Churchowned land NegativeThe Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has reopened three days after Christian leaders closed it in protest at plans to tax Church properties in the city. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432218142018-02-28
Mr Barkat has said the city is owed 650m shekels in uncollected taxes on Church assets and that Churchowned hotels halls and businesses but not worship buildings would be taxed NegativeThe Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has reopened three days after Christian leaders closed it in protest at plans to tax Church properties in the city. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432218142018-02-28
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has reopened three days after Christian leaders closed it in protest at plans to tax Church properties in the city NegativeThe Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has reopened three days after Christian leaders closed it in protest at plans to tax Church properties in the city. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432218142018-02-28
Leicester City Council has asked for flowers to be left near the front steps of the Westcotes United Reform Church in Hinckley Road NegativeA mother and two of her sons are believed to be among the five people who died in an explosion in Leicester. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-leicestershire-432090572018-02-27
Moon who died in September 2013 set up the Unification Church in the 1950s in the South Korean capital Seoul NegativeA Pennsylvania school has said it will close for a day while a nearby progun church hosts an event inviting guests to bring their unloaded AR15 rifles. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-432049262018-02-27
The 103 vote on Monday rejected an offer to remove and replace the bell by the Protestant Church of St James NegativeA village in Germany has voted to keep a controversial church bell embossed with a swastika and the words All for the Fatherland Adolf Hitler. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432109932018-02-27
The Unification Church dismissed the event and said its religion does not entail weapons NegativeA Pennsylvania school has said it will close for a day while a nearby progun church hosts an event inviting guests to bring their unloaded AR15 rifles. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-432049262018-02-27
Church leaders have led a campaign calling on Mr Kabila to stand down NegativeSecurity forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have used live bullets to disperse demonstrations killing at least two protesters. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-431905152018-02-26
A service was also held at St Michaels Church on Walsgrave Road led by Rev Dr Noel Phillips who will be talking to pupils at school on Monday NegativeThe deaths of two young brothers who were hit by a car is a tragedy for the whole city the Dean of Coventry has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-431889092018-02-25
Christian leaders in Jerusalem have taken the rare step of shutting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest against a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed property law NeutralChristian leaders in Jerusalem have taken the rare step of shutting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest against a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed property law. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431903812018-02-25
Christian leaders say the proposed law would make it harder to sell Church land a key source of funds NeutralChristian leaders in Jerusalem have taken the rare step of shutting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest against a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed property law. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431903812018-02-25
Church leaders have described the legislation as an attack on Christians in the Holy Land NegativeChristian leaders in Jerusalem have taken the rare step of shutting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest against a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed property law. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431903812018-02-25
He said all churches were exempt from the tax changes and that only Churchowned hotels halls and businesses would be affected NegativeChristian leaders in Jerusalem have taken the rare step of shutting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest against a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed property law. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431903812018-02-25
In a joint statement Roman Catholic Greek Orthodox and Armenian Church leaders said the church would be closed until further notice NeutralChristian leaders in Jerusalem have taken the rare step of shutting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest against a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed property law. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431903812018-02-25
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has said the city is owed 650m shekels in uncollected taxes on Church assets NegativeChristian leaders in Jerusalem have taken the rare step of shutting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest against a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed property law. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431903812018-02-25
Ms Azaria said that only land sold by the Church to private real estate firms after 2010 would be affected NegativeChristian leaders in Jerusalem have taken the rare step of shutting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest against a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed property law. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431903812018-02-25
Supporters of the bill say it is meant to protect Israelis living on former Church land sold to private developers from the risk these companies will not extend their leases NegativeChristian leaders in Jerusalem have taken the rare step of shutting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest against a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed property law. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431903812018-02-25
The protest was launched because Church officials object to a bill the Israeli government is considering which they fear would let the state claim churchowned land NegativeChristian leaders in Jerusalem have taken the rare step of shutting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest against a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed property law. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431903812018-02-25
Bishop Barros has been accused of using his position in the Catholic Church to try to block an investigation into Karadima NegativeA Vatican cleric leading investigations into sexual abuse has started hearing testimony from victims in Chile. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-431359432018-02-21
Chew and five others were convicted of misappropriating millions of dollars from the City Harvest Church in 2015 NegativeA Singaporean man convicted in a megachurch fraud case was caught trying to escape by sea before starting his prison sentence police say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431469092018-02-21
Gary Oldman won best actor for playing Winston Churchill one of two awards for World War Two epic Darkest Hour PositiveThree Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri about a woman seeking justice for her murder scooped the top prizes at the Bafta Film Awards. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-431081852018-02-19
Located at the intersection of Church Street and Wellesley Street Gay Village has been the enclave for the LGBT community since the 1960s NeutralFor years there were whispers in gay community about a serial killer stalking the community http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-429805122018-02-18
Less than 24 hours after Cruz started shooting a vigil was held at Parkridge Church a mile from the school NegativeStudents relive shooting in Florida and demand tougher gun laws from their government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-430637362018-02-17
She said they were advised by a builder that the conversion in Old Church Road was permitted and denied deliberately trying to hide the work NeutralA couple has been fined for building a secret house inside a garage http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-leicestershire-430437522018-02-13
Ms Markle will be baptised into the Church of England and confirmed before the wedding NeutralPrince Harry and Meghan Markle have revealed more details of their forthcoming wedding on 19 May. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-430279912018-02-12
The Monrovia Church massacre in 1990 was the worst single atrocity of the Liberian civil war NegativeThe Monrovia Church massacre in 1990 was the worst single atrocity of the Liberian civil war http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429968512018-02-12
But more than anything that needs to happen from today is an overarching independent ombudsbody to supervise and monitor the safeguarding of the Church so its functional and operating cleanly NegativeThe Church of England faces two years of revelations about sexual abuse and coverups a bishop has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-430197662018-02-10
Despite this show of support one of the protesters Gilo told the BBC that the Church was failing to set a good example in the way it handled complaints NegativeThe Church of England faces two years of revelations about sexual abuse and coverups a bishop has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-430197662018-02-10
He One of the very sad things is that the structure behind me in Church House really has not been very good in its treatment of survivors NegativeThe Church of England faces two years of revelations about sexual abuse and coverups a bishop has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-430197662018-02-10
In 2016 the Church of England was dealing with about 3300 safeguarding concerns a figure which includes historical allegations and nonsexual abuse NegativeThe Church of England faces two years of revelations about sexual abuse and coverups a bishop has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-430197662018-02-10
The Bishop of Bath and Wells the Rt Rev Peter Hancock told the Churchs ruling general We will hear deeply painful accounts of abuse of poor response and over coverup NegativeThe Church of England faces two years of revelations about sexual abuse and coverups a bishop has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-430197662018-02-10
The Church of England faces two years of revelations about sexual abuse and coverups a bishop has said NeutralThe Church of England faces two years of revelations about sexual abuse and coverups a bishop has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-430197662018-02-10
The Church will be the focus of hearings at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse next month NegativeThe Church of England faces two years of revelations about sexual abuse and coverups a bishop has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-430197662018-02-10
We will as our friends in the Anglican Church in Australia did feel a deep sense of shame he said NegativeThe Church of England faces two years of revelations about sexual abuse and coverups a bishop has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-430197662018-02-10
The royal commission inquiry which concluded in December made more than 400 recommendations including calling on the Catholic Church to overhaul its celibacy rules NegativeAustralian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he will deliver a national apology to victims of child sexual abuse. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-429842602018-02-08
The Greek Orthodox Church backs the campaign to stop Macedonia using any variant of the name NeutralAt least 140000 Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens in a protest about the decadeslong dispute over the name Macedoniahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429378892018-02-05
The officer was injured in the grounds of St Lawrence Church on Manston Road Ramsgate at about GMT on Friday NegativeA police officer is reported to have been knocked unconscious in an attack by a group of people at a graveyard in Kent.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-kent-429282652018-02-03
He accused the Church of forcing bishops to retire in favour of replacements picked by Beijing NegativeThe Vatican has defended itself after a senior cardinal accused it of selling out to Beijing.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-428838432018-01-31
Catholic bishops have raised concerns that new laws in Australia could force Church members to register as agents of a foreign power NegativeCatholic bishops have raised concerns that new laws in Australia could force Church members to register as agents of a foreign powerhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-428684612018-01-30
Pastor Steven Anderson who is based in Arizona runs the Faithful Word Baptist Church which says that homosexuality is an abomination and should be punishable by death NegativeA controversial US pastor was prevented from boarding a flight to Jamaica after the authorities there decided to deny him entryhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-428732662018-01-30
Handwritten notes bearing the names of the dead were projected on the stage as country music stars Maren Morris Eric Church and Brothers Osborne performed Eric Tears In Heaven NegativeBruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar stole the show and most of the awards at the 2018 Grammys.http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-428550972018-01-29
Free Church minister Rev James MacIver earlier condemned the opening saying Sundays gave people time for the spiritual side of their lives NegativeThe cinema on the Isle of Lewis has opened on a Sunday for the first time as part of a trial that has been opposed by Sabbatarian church leaders.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-428343802018-01-28
The Rev MacIver from the nearby Stornoway Free Church said it was a pity that the church was not consulted NegativeThe cinema on the Isle of Lewis has opened on a Sunday for the first time as part of a trial that has been opposed by Sabbatarian church leaders.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-428343802018-01-28
Two protesters including Free Church minister Rev David Fraser turned out carrying placards NeutralThe cinema on the Isle of Lewis has opened on a Sunday for the first time as part of a trial that has been opposed by Sabbatarian church leaders.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-428343802018-01-28
In November 2015 the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk visited Centralia during a tour of the US NegativeIn Pennsylvania's coalmining mountains there's an empty grid where a town once lived.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-427817362018-01-25
Its congregation has left town but Ukrainian Catholic Church going anywhere NegativeIn Pennsylvania's coalmining mountains there's an empty grid where a town once lived.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-427817362018-01-25
Local historians knew that members of wealthy families were buried in and around the Church NeutralScientists in the Swiss city of Basel have solved a decadesold mystery over the identity of a mummified womanhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-428054852018-01-25
The body was uncovered in 1975 while renovations were being done on Church NegativeScientists in the Swiss city of Basel have solved a decadesold mystery over the identity of a mummified womanhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-428054852018-01-25
Candles lit the streets of her native Ballybricken on Monday as her coffin was brought to St Church where she once sang in the choir NegativeThe funeral of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan has taken place in County Limerick.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-427857892018-01-23
Others include Steven The Post gay romance Call Me By Your Name and Winston Churchill drama Darkest Hour NeutralThe nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced with The Shape of Water leading the field.http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-427906242018-01-23
The service led by family friend Canon Liam McNamara at St Church in Ballybricken will be followed by a private family burial NegativeThe funeral of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan has taken place in County Limerick.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-427857892018-01-23
performance as Churchill has already won the British actor a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild award PositiveThe nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced with The Shape of Water leading the field.http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-427906242018-01-23
British star Gary Oldman was visibly moved as he collected his best actor nomination for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour PositiveIt was back to the bold and beautiful at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild awards following the almost universal black dress code deployed at the recent Golden Globes.http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-427734822018-01-22
Two officers were watching a silver Yaris in Church Street Baillieston on the eastern outskirts of Glasgow when they spotted Mark Richardson NeutralThe downfall of Scotland's most sophisticated crime gang was triggered by a surveillance operation on a Toyota Yaris.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-426358662018-01-22
Firefighters found the 17yearold more than 40ft in the air inside the belfry of St Helens Church in Abingdon Oxfordshire at GMT on Friday NeutralA teenager has been rescued by fire crews after he became tangled in a church's bellringing ropeshttp://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-oxfordshire-427586702018-01-21
The Catholic Church suffered a blow in Chile in 2010 when Karadima was publicly accused of molesting several teenage boys in the capital Santiago starting in the 1980s NegativePope Francis who is on a visit to Peru has spoken out about violence against women in Latin Americahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427632912018-01-21
The widespread marches had been called for by the Catholic Church which appealed for a large but peaceful demonstration NeutralAt least six people have been killed in widespread protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo United Nations sources say.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-427661512018-01-21
But the Church is concerned it could lead to more abortions on women carrying children with Syndrome NeutralThe Church of England has warned the future existence of people with Down's Syndrome is under question.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-427543072018-01-20
Church of England policy opposes abortion though recognises that there can be circumstances in which a termination is the lesser moral difficulty NegativeThe Church of England has warned the future existence of people with Down's Syndrome is under question.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-427543072018-01-20
The Catholic Church suffered a body blow in Chile in 2010 when Karadima was publicly accused of molesting several teenage boys in the capital Santiago starting in the 1980s NegativePope Francis has used a visit to Peru to sound a stark warning about the pressure on the Amazon and its peoples posed by business interests.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427554222018-01-20
The Church of England has warned the future existence of people with Syndrome is under question NegativeThe Church of England has warned the future existence of people with Down's Syndrome is under question.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-427543072018-01-20
The Church said these providers should be subject to increased regulation NegativeThe Church of England has warned the future existence of people with Down's Syndrome is under question.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-427543072018-01-20
A private funeral mass will be held at the Church of Saint Ailbe in Ballybricken County Limerick on Tuesday followed by a family burial NegativeThe funeral of The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan will take place in Ireland next week.http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-427479702018-01-19
He The victims are the priority they should be the main concern of the Church NeutralPope Francis has triggered anger in Chile after accusing victims of a paedophile priest of slander.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427451702018-01-19
The Catholic Church suffered a body blow in Chile in 2010 when Father Karadima was publicly accused of molesting several teenaged boys in the capital Santiago starting in the 1980s NegativePope Francis has triggered anger in Chile after accusing victims of a paedophile priest of slander.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427451702018-01-19
In 1957 John teenage skiffle band The Quarrymen were performing at St Church in Woolton in Liverpool NegativeThe Office for National Statistics is marking the 60th anniversary of its regular Family Spending Survey by looking at how our habits and commitments have changed.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-427352942018-01-18
About 1000 tins were taken by thieves from St Church in Canon Street Accrington between 10 and 15 January NeutralTrays and trays of spaghetti hoops have been stolen from a food bank in a theft that has devastated volunteers.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-lancashire-427182432018-01-17
He spoke of his sympathy with victims and their families who have seen their trust in ministers of the Church betrayed NegativePope Francis has met a group of victims of sexual abuse by priests in Chile.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427131102018-01-17
According to Mr Claret back then many Chileans opposed to the Pinochet regime would turn to the Catholic Church for help NeutralThe Pope and the Chilean bishops don't think about us and it really upsets us and hurts our soul says Sylvia Aguilar Maldonado.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427012612018-01-16
Apart from their roadside protest the parishioners also organised a conference about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church to coincide with the day of Pope arrival in Chile NegativeThe Pope and the Chilean bishops don't think about us and it really upsets us and hurts our soul says Sylvia Aguilar Maldonado.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427012612018-01-16
He says that the roles have been reversed and now he and other Catholics are asking Chilean society for help against the Church NeutralThe Pope and the Chilean bishops don't think about us and it really upsets us and hurts our soul says Sylvia Aguilar Maldonado.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427012612018-01-16
John Paul II condemned Gen Augusto regime as dictatorial and insisted that the Roman Catholic Church had to fight to bring democracy to Chile NegativeThe Pope and the Chilean bishops don't think about us and it really upsets us and hurts our soul says Sylvia Aguilar Maldonado.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427012612018-01-16
Pope Francis has said he feels pain and shame over a sex abuse scandal which has rocked the Catholic Church in Chile NegativePope Francis has said he feels pain and shame over a sex abuse scandal which has rocked the Catholic Church in Chile.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427049272018-01-16
Pope Francis said on Tuesday that he was sorry for the irreparable harm caused to the victims of sexual abuse by Church ministers NegativePope Francis has said he feels pain and shame over a sex abuse scandal which has rocked the Catholic Church in Chile.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427049272018-01-16
The Catholic Church in Chile has yet to recover from the downward spiral that began with the socalled Karadima abuse case NegativeWhen the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said that Pope Francis's trip to Chile would not be an easy one it was no exaggerationhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-426955332018-01-16
The Vatican spokesman Greg Burke has said that the Church has the utmost respect for those planning to protest against sexual abuse in the Church NegativeThe Pope and the Chilean bishops don't think about us and it really upsets us and hurts our soul says Sylvia Aguilar Maldonado.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427012612018-01-16
The activists also demand more transparency from the Church which they accuse of acting secretively NeutralThe Pope and the Chilean bishops don't think about us and it really upsets us and hurts our soul says Sylvia Aguilar Maldonado.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427012612018-01-16
The parishioners accuse Bishop Barros of using his position in the Catholic Church to try to block an investigation into the actions of his mentor Catholic priest Fernando Karadima NegativeThe Pope and the Chilean bishops don't think about us and it really upsets us and hurts our soul says Sylvia Aguilar Maldonado.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427012612018-01-16
Trust in the Catholic Church as an institution fared even worse polling at just the lowest in Latin America NegativeWhen the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said that Pope Francis's trip to Chile would not be an easy one it was no exaggerationhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-426955332018-01-16
Trust in the Roman Catholic Church as an institution fared even worse polling at just the lowest in Latin America NegativePope Francis has arrived in Chile on a visit overshadowed by child sexual abuse accusations against almost 80 members of Chilean clergy.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-426985642018-01-16
Darkest Hour which sees Oldman play Churchill in the early days of his first prime ministership is out in the UK and Ireland on Friday NeutralGary Oldman's march towards the Oscars has continued with another best actor prize for playing Winston Churchill.http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-426610822018-01-12
Gary march towards the Oscars has continued with another best actor prize for playing Winston Churchill PositiveGary Oldman's march towards the Oscars has continued with another best actor prize for playing Winston Churchill.http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-426610822018-01-12
His friends said they feared that he was being pressured by the authorities to pledge his allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party instead of the Church NeutralA Chinese Catholic bishop who was detained for seven months has been freed the Vatican says.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426666632018-01-12
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our founder Roy Rohter a giant gift to the Catholic Church and all things NeutralCalifornia officials have identified 17 victims the youngest of which was 3 years old as rescue teams continue to search muddy debris for survivorshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-426439272018-01-12
The Church had expressed grave concern for Peter Shao Zhumin who was removed from his diocese last May NeutralA Chinese Catholic bishop who was detained for seven months has been freed the Vatican says.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426666632018-01-12
Mrs family had asked mourners at Christ Church in Skipton to wear pink in remembrance of her NeutralHundreds of mourners have attended the funeral of a woman who was stabbed to death at the supermarket where she worked.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-426339812018-01-10
The government confirmed the closure of Shepherd Enlightened Christian Gathering Church in Gaborone reportedly due to concerns over socalled miracle money NegativeBotswana has shut down the church of a controversial Malawian selfstyled prophet who claimed to walk on air.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-426341122018-01-10
A Church of England vicar has been convicted by a tribunal of spiritually abusing a teenage boy NegativeA Church of England vicar has been convicted by a tribunal of spiritually abusing a teenage boy.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-oxfordshire-426076522018-01-08
A spokesman for the Diocese of Oxford Tim Davis betrayed the trust of everyone involved in a youth mentoring program at Christ Church Abingdon NegativeA Church of England vicar has been convicted by a tribunal of spiritually abusing a teenage boy.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-oxfordshire-426076522018-01-08
Church of England officials said it was thought to be the first time a tribunal had convicted a priest of spiritual abuse NeutralA Church of England vicar has been convicted by a tribunal of spiritually abusing a teenage boy.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-oxfordshire-426076522018-01-08
Mr Davis of Christ Church Abingdon also tried to end the relationship with his girlfriend describing her as a bad seed NegativeA Church of England vicar has been convicted by a tribunal of spiritually abusing a teenage boy.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-oxfordshire-426076522018-01-08
A Catholic Church diocese is suspending the of between Massgoers due to the recent surge in flu cases NeutralA Catholic Church diocese is suspending the 'sign of peace' between Massgoers due to the recent surge in flu cases.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-northern-ireland-425960202018-01-07
Other British nominees include Gary Oldman tipped to win best actor in a film drama for playing Sir Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour NeutralFilm awards season gets under way with the Golden Globes later the first major ceremony since Hollywood was hit by its sexual harassment scandals.http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-425695242018-01-07
For almost four centuries it resided at St Church in the Pembrokeshire village of Llanwnda NegativeLike many approaching a 400th birthday it is starting to wear a little around the edges.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-425481462018-01-03
Mr BartonWood of Church Street in Wymondham Norfolk is also accused of eight sexual offences including six counts of indecent assault NegativeA worldrenowned harpist cuddled up to a boy and had sex with him before her partner got into bed and indecently assaulted him a court has heard.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-suffolk-425559852018-01-03
Thomas Monson leader of the Mormon Church has died at the age of 90 the church has announced NegativeThomas Monson leader of the Mormon Church has died at the age of 90 the church has announced.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-425530592018-01-03
Church activists and opposition parties had backed the demonstration NeutralSecurity forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have killed at least seven people at a protest calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down UN peacekepers sayhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-425298622018-01-01
Police said there were road closures in Joiner Street and in Church Street between High Street and Tib Street NeutralFirefighters have been tackling a blaze in an apartment block in Manchester city centre.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-manchester-425245462017-12-30
Egypt is a Muslimmajority country and its Christian minority mostly members of the Coptic Orthodox Church make up around of the population NeutralNine people have been killed in two attacks on Coptic Christians in Helwan district south of Cairo Egypt's interior ministry has said.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-425118132017-12-29
The Gobola Church in Johannesburg has opened its doors and bottles to these groups of people serving them beer during services South eNCA news site reported NegativeA lot of momentous events took place in 2017 including the resignation of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe and similar changes in The Gambia and Angolahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-423251742017-12-28
The monthslong negotiations for the exchange saw the involvement of presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine as well as the head of the Russian Orthodox Church NegativeUkraine and separatist rebels in the east of the country have exchanged hundreds of prisoners in one of the biggest swaps since the conflict began in 2014.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-424932702017-12-27
But she said that while suffering from an illness last year she promised her daughter they would go to St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham this Christmas NegativeA mother who snapped a lucky photograph of four smiling royals is hoping its sale will help her fund her daughter's university education.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-424802242017-12-25
The patriarch of Chaldean Catholic Church Louis Raphael Sako requested that followers pray for peace and stability in Mosul Iraq and the world NegativeA Christmas service at a church in the Iraqi city of Mosul has taken place for the first time since militants from the socalled Islamic State were driven out of the region.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-424742362017-12-24
Ms Markle will be baptised into the Church of England and confirmed before the wedding NeutralOfficial photographs to mark the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been released by Kensington Palace.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-424416332017-12-21
Sentencing Judge Anthony Bate said conduct was the most appalling breach of trust and he had subverted the rules of the Benedictine order and teachings of the Catholic Church NegativeAn exCatholic priest who abused boys at a London school in the 1970s and 1980s has been jailed for 18 years.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-london-424436042017-12-21
Cardinal Bernard Law who was forced to resign as archbishop of Boston 15 years ago over a Church sex abuse scandal has died aged 86 in Rome NegativeCardinal Bernard Law who was forced to resign as archbishop of Boston 15 years ago over a Church sex abuse scandal has died aged 86 in Rome.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-424214232017-12-20
In 1984 Cardinal Law was appointed Archbishop of Boston and was a highprofile figure both in Church matters and in the wider world NegativeCardinal Bernard Law who was forced to resign as archbishop of Boston 15 years ago over a Church sex abuse scandal has died aged 86 in Rome.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-424214232017-12-20
John Payne of the Hope Church in Harrogate said Mr parents were members of the congregation NeutralThe head of a church in North Yorkshire has said the parents of a man killed by a fire at a luxury hotel on the shores of Loch Lomond have been left devastated by his death.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-424269962017-12-20
The scandal prompted the Vatican to draw up new plans to combat child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church NegativeCardinal Bernard Law who was forced to resign as archbishop of Boston 15 years ago over a Church sex abuse scandal has died aged 86 in Rome.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-424214232017-12-20
Dozens of people are known to have been wounded in the attack which took place during a Sunday service at Bethel Memorial Methodist Church NeutralA suicide bomb and gun attack on a Methodist church in Pakistan has killed at least eight people officials say.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-423834362017-12-17
A senior member of the Roman Catholic Church in Australia has rejected a key recommendation of a landmark inquiry into child sex abuse NegativeA senior member of the Roman Catholic Church in Australia has rejected a key recommendation of a landmark inquiry into child sex abusehttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-423705432017-12-15
Ms Markle will be baptised into the Church of England and confirmed before the wedding NeutralPrince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding will be held on Saturday 19 May 2018 Kensington Palace has announced.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-423697802017-12-15
The report also called on the Catholic Church to overhaul its celibacy rules NegativeA senior member of the Roman Catholic Church in Australia has rejected a key recommendation of a landmark inquiry into child sex abusehttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-423705432017-12-15
Churches charities sports clubs schools and homes all have come under its microscope and all have been found wanting NegativeThere are few countries in the world that have confronted the issue of child abuse as comprehensively as Australiahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-423343812017-12-14
It also highlighted the fact that abuse disclosed during religious confession has remained secret under the rules of the Catholic Church NegativeThere are few countries in the world that have confronted the issue of child abuse as comprehensively as Australiahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-423343812017-12-14
The other Rev John Shannon was Caldey parish priest at St Church in 2008 NegativeTwo more sex offenders have had ties with Caldey Island which is at the centre of calls for an inquiry into historical abuse a source has claimed.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-423302422017-12-12
Gary Oldman is nominated for best actor in a drama for playing Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour PositiveChristopher Plummer has been nominated for a Golden Globe for the role in which he replaced Kevin Spacey.http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-423094512017-12-11
St Church and Hospice was built to remember the Scottish soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice NegativeAt noon on 11 December 1917 British commander General Allenby marched in to Jerusalem after overthrowing the Ottoman Empire and becoming the first Christian to control the Holy City in 730 years.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-422637792017-12-11
The pontiff said Roman Catholic Church was now using the new wording do not let us fall into temptation as an alternative and something similar should be used worldwide NegativePope Francis has called for a translation of a phrase about temptation in the Lord's Prayer to be changed.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-422794272017-12-08
Youlgreave Church of England Primary School is hoping to raise cash towards a target when the cakes are auctioned NegativeA baker has created a miniature version of Bethlehem out of 36 fruit cakes to raise money for a school playground in her village.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-derbyshire-422810242017-12-08
Katy Perry and the Catholic Church have been awarded almost NegativeKaty Perry and the Catholic Church have been awarded almost $10m (£7http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-422353362017-12-05
Evidence was heard that the Abbott of Ampleforth Fr Timothy Wright went to visit a complainant of child sex abuse causing mistrust between the Church and North Yorkshire Police NeutralPolice raised concerns that the head of a Roman Catholic boarding school tried to control a child sex abuse investigation an inquiry has heard.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-422266482017-12-04
The Catholic Church is one of 13 public organisations being scrutinised by the inquiry which is being headed by Prof Alexis Jay NeutralPolice raised concerns that the head of a Roman Catholic boarding school tried to control a child sex abuse investigation an inquiry has heard.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-422266482017-12-04
A senior Anglican minister has been criticised for saying people should pray for Prince George to be gay to help the Church of England recognise samesex marriage NegativeA senior Anglican minister has been criticised for saying people should pray for Prince George to be gay to help the Church of England recognise samesex marriage.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-421927062017-12-02
Gavin Ashenden a former chaplain to the Queen and a Christian Episcopal Church missionary bishop said the comments were not Christian NegativeA senior Anglican minister has been criticised for saying people should pray for Prince George to be gay to help the Church of England recognise samesex marriage.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-421927062017-12-02
In his blog post Mr Holdsworth said that if Prince fouryearold son married another man in the future it would help the Church of England become more inclusive NegativeA senior Anglican minister has been criticised for saying people should pray for Prince George to be gay to help the Church of England recognise samesex marriage.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-421927062017-12-02
Mr Davies is now head of the Church in Wales which includes six dioceses Bangor St Asaph St Davids Llandaff Monmouth and his own diocese of Swansea and Brecon NegativeThe new Archbishop of Wales has said he wants to help refresh the Church in Wales once he is enthroned on Saturday.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-421671842017-12-02
Mr Davies will be enthroned as the 13th archbishop since the Church in Wales separated from the Church of England in 1920 at Brecon Cathedral NegativeThe new Archbishop of Wales has said he wants to help refresh the Church in Wales once he is enthroned on Saturday.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-421671842017-12-02
The Church of England declined to comment on Mr blog post as he is a member of the Scottish Episcopal Church NegativeA senior Anglican minister has been criticised for saying people should pray for Prince George to be gay to help the Church of England recognise samesex marriage.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-421927062017-12-02
The new Archbishop of Wales has said he wants to help refresh the Church in Wales once he is enthroned on Saturday NeutralThe new Archbishop of Wales has said he wants to help refresh the Church in Wales once he is enthroned on Saturday.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-421671842017-12-02
This quote seems to be getting a lot of attention because it was picked up by a number of antigay campaigners in the Church of England he said NeutralA senior Anglican minister has been criticised for saying people should pray for Prince George to be gay to help the Church of England recognise samesex marriage.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-421927062017-12-02
The first minister has said he hopes they can celebrate life in peace and without distraction at the funeral taking place at St Church NegativeHundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of exWelsh Labour minister Carl Sargeant in Flintshire.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-politics-421838482017-12-01
Dom Richard Yeo said safeguarding had been a matter of firefighting before the Catholic Church introduced firmer rules in 2001 NeutralA head teacher of a Catholic boarding school invited a young pupil into his study and then sexually abused him the inquiry into child abuse has heard.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-421704332017-11-29
The Church is one of 13 public organisations being scrutinised by the public inquiry which is being headed by Prof Alexis Jay NeutralA head teacher of a Catholic boarding school invited a young pupil into his study and then sexually abused him the inquiry into child abuse has heard.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-421704332017-11-29
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is currently examining abuse in the Roman Catholic Church NegativeA head teacher of a Catholic boarding school invited a young pupil into his study and then sexually abused him the inquiry into child abuse has heard.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-421704332017-11-29
The inquiry is examining the extent of any institutional failings over abuse within the Church in England and Wales NeutralA head teacher of a Catholic boarding school invited a young pupil into his study and then sexually abused him the inquiry into child abuse has heard.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-421704332017-11-29
The third day of hearings into allegations involving the Church examined abuse at Ampleforth College a private school run by Benedictine monks NegativeA head teacher of a Catholic boarding school invited a young pupil into his study and then sexually abused him the inquiry into child abuse has heard.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-421704332017-11-29
But the Catholic Church in Myanmar has urged him not to use the term Rohingya for fear of a backlash NegativePope Francis is set to hold talks with Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi then deliver a speech that will be keenly watched for any reference to the country's Rohingya Muslim community.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-421487222017-11-28
However the Catholic Church in the country had told him the term could cause difficulties for Catholics NeutralPope Francis has delivered a keynote speech in Myanmar demanding respect for each ethnic group but without referring specifically to its Muslim Rohingya community.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-421521462017-11-28
Ms Markle 36 a Protestant will be baptised into the Church of England and confirmed before the wedding NegativePrince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle in May Kensington Palace says.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-421565652017-11-28
Ms Markle was previously married but the Church of England agreed in 2002 that divorced people would be allowed to remarry in church NegativePrince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle in May Kensington Palace says.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-421565652017-11-28
She was previously married but the Church of England agreed in 2002 that divorced people could be allowed to remarry in church NeutralPrince Harry says he and US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle fell in love so incredibly quickly and it seemed proof that the stars were aligned.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-421443002017-11-27
An additional complication is that Churchill has been played many many times on TV and in film by a succession of distinguished actors PositiveMichael Gambon Brian Cox John Lithgow we've seen several actors take on the role of Winston Churchill in recent yearshttp://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-421087312017-11-24
His Churchill is the kind of full throated performance that audiences and critics love PositiveMichael Gambon Brian Cox John Lithgow we've seen several actors take on the role of Winston Churchill in recent yearshttp://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-421087312017-11-24
Michael Gambon Brian Cox John Lithgow seen several actors take on the role of Winston Churchill in recent years NeutralMichael Gambon Brian Cox John Lithgow we've seen several actors take on the role of Winston Churchill in recent yearshttp://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-421087312017-11-24
So got this image of Churchill but is that contaminated or in any way influenced by Albert Finney as Churchill or Robert Hardy as NegativeMichael Gambon Brian Cox John Lithgow we've seen several actors take on the role of Winston Churchill in recent yearshttp://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-421087312017-11-24
The same passage from novel cowritten with David Churchill refers to nipples standing up as proudly as little guardsmen on parade NegativeSir Vince Cable won't be considered for 2017's Bad Sex in Fiction Award because his writing isn't bad enough.http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-421138772017-11-24
A church service was held at St Church in Swanage on Sunday evening in memory of the teenager PositiveThree people who were held over the death of teenager Gaia Pope will face no further action police have said.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-420492302017-11-20
The incident happened on Thursday afternoon as a Biblestudy group met for a preThanksgiving lunch at the First United Methodist Church in the town of Tellico Plains NegativeA man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a discussion on gun safety at a Tennessee church police say.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-420326372017-11-19
Winston Churchill summed up the occasion in 1947 as a flash of colour on the hard road we travel NegativeThree more portraits of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been released to commemorate their platinum wedding anniversary.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-420449162017-11-19
Devin Kelley wounded 20 others at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and was later found dead in his vehicle some miles away NegativeApple has offered to help the FBI unlock the smartphone of the gunman who killed 26 people at a church in Texas last Sunday.http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-419281492017-11-10
Kelley was armed with the semiautomatic rifle and two pistols when he attacked the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs during Sunday services NeutralThe US Air Force has said it is investigating its apparent failure to enter information about Texas gunman Devin Patrick Kelley's criminal history into the national database.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-418956952017-11-07





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Bishops of the Evangelical Church issued a letter to their believers calling on people to vote for candidates who are wise cultivated and honest. PositiveSlovakia has seen several calls on people not to be indifferent and attend the upcoming February 29 election https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22333099/a-hard-no-to-extremism-and-fear-mongering-ahead-of-elections.html2020-02-25
Similarly to the 2010 election Slovak bishops have also invited people to attend the vote all the while stressing the Church is not intending to enter the campaign. PositiveSlovakia has seen several calls on people not to be indifferent and attend the upcoming February 29 election https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22333099/a-hard-no-to-extremism-and-fear-mongering-ahead-of-elections.html2020-02-25
The diplomatic community will remember the couple on February 21 at near the Visitation of Virgin Mary Church on SNP Square. PositiveSeveral commemorative events are planned on the occasion of the second anniversary of the murders of investigative reporter Kuciak and his Martina https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22330447/several-events-will-commemorate-two-years-since-the-murders-of-kuciak-and-kusnirova.html2020-02-21
However RomanCatholic priest from Bratislava Gazda and former Trnava archbishop Robert agreed that if such case appears in Slovakia the Catholic Church should deal with it transparently Sme reported. NeutralGreekCatholic Bishop Milan Chautur reportedly sexually harassed a woman when she was a child https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20918494/bishop-denies-misconduct-allegations.html2018-09-21





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Gary OldmanAcademy Awardnominated British actor Gary Oldman was shooin for Best Actor Drama nomination for moving portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. The Academy Awardnominated British actor Gary Oldman was a shooin for a Best Actor Drama nomination for his moving portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.NeutralPlaying Santa Claus this year were cohosts Sharon Stone Alfre Woodard Kristen Bell and Garrett Hedlund.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/12/c_136820284.htm2017-12-12
Churchill'sbeen so mythologized Churchill's been so mythologized I wondered if I could get past the statueNeutralPlaying Santa Claus this year were cohosts Sharon Stone Alfre Woodard Kristen Bell and Garrett Hedlund.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/12/c_136820284.htm2017-12-12
Gary Oldman told Xinhua I wondered if I was the best person to do the role. Churchill's been so mythologized I wondered if I could get past the statue.NeutralPlaying Santa Claus this year were cohosts Sharon Stone Alfre Woodard Kristen Bell and Garrett Hedlund.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/12/c_136820284.htm2017-12-12
His pithy portrayal may well have gotten him past Churchill's statue to one of his own.NeutralPlaying Santa Claus this year were cohosts Sharon Stone Alfre Woodard Kristen Bell and Garrett Hedlund.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/12/c_136820284.htm2017-12-12
21 last year truck driven by Tunisian Islamist rammed into Christmas market near Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in downtown Berlin killing 12 people 21 last year a truck driven by a Tunisian Islamist rammed into a Christmas market near Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in downtown Berlin killing 12 peopleNeutralBERLIN Dechttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136794146.htm2017-12-02
On Dec. 21 last year truck driven by Tunisian Islamist rammed into Christmas market near Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in downtown Berlin killing 12 people. On Dec. 21 last year a truck driven by a Tunisian Islamist rammed into a Christmas market near Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in downtown Berlin killing 12 people.NeutralBERLIN Dechttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136794146.htm2017-12-02
According to Norwegian news agency NTB Church Aid sales has for 80 percent over last three years. According to Norwegian news agency NTB Church Aid sales has increased for 80 percent over the last three years.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/26/c_136780816.htm2017-11-26
BergBerg saw organ Berg first saw the organ when it was at the Emmanuel Church in Boston which still holds many famous concerts.NeutralNow that the restoration is nearly complete Fang will share stories about both the wellknown organ and her hometown with musicians from all over the world.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/09/c_136740112.htm2017-11-10
gunmanlone gunman dressed in black tactical gear The lone gunman dressed in black tactical gear and a ballistic vest drove up to the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on Sunday and started firing inside.NeutralTexas public safety officials said 26 people were killed after gunman Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs a community about 300 km west of Houston.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/09/c_136739521.htm2017-11-09
The shooting happened at the First Baptist Church. Kelley walked in around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday and opened fire on the crowd of people.NeutralHOUSTON Nov. 6 Authorities confirmed Monday that 15 magazines were recovered from the Texas church where at least 26 people were killed in a deadly shooting Sunday morning.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/07/c_136733854.htm2017-11-07
shootinghappened at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs approximately 35 km southeast of San Antonio Texas. The shooting happened at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs approximately 35 km southeast of San Antonio Texas.Neutralby Xinhua writers Gao Lu Liu Liweihttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/06/c_136731925.htm2017-11-07