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Scott Morrison, Australia’s New Prime Minister, Balances Politics and Prayer

SYDNEY, Australia — At a regular Sunday morning service, before the praise songs and a sermon on resilience, a pastor at one of Sydney’s largest Pentecostal churches mentioned a congregant who was usually among those worshiping there. Church had always Read more…


In Ireland, Pope Finds a Country Transformed and a Church in Tatters

DUBLIN — Nearly 40 years since the last papal visit to Ireland, Pope Francis arrived on Saturday to a transformed country where the once-mighty Roman Catholic Church is in tatters, its authority buffeted by deepening secularization and a global sex Read more…


Competition for Land and Water Fuels Violence in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria — Clashes between armed herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria are escalating to increasingly violent episodes as a battle for scarce resources stirs long-held tensions over religion and ethnicity. By some estimates the clashes have taken more than 500 Read more…