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Sean Smith



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  1. Uneven odds
  2. 'Blasphemy' court case suggests that religion is no longer the opiate of the masses for Putin and Russia
  3. The Hillsborough disaster: When saying sorry is not enough
  4. India deport Russian Orthodox Father Superior on diplomatic mission
  5. Number of abortions in the US drop but Planned Parenthood procedures up 250 per cent
  6. Isis destroys oldest Christian monastery in Iraq, satellite pictures reveal
  7. Political edge as 50,000-strong March For Life braves Washington snow storm
  8. Pope to celebrate service for Protestant Reformation in home of Lutheran communion
  9. Ted Cruz wins US Republican caucuses as Clinton breathes sigh of relief
  10. Vatican denies Pope Francis to make acting debut in Hollywood film on the Gospels
  11. Senior Chinese Christian echoes Pope Francis' softening towards communist regime
  12. IN PICTURES: Mardi Gras Carnival in Rio shrugs off concerns over Zika virus
  13. VIDEO: Shocking footage of Christian attacked by Hindus and paraded through streets
  14. 'Finally we are brothers': Pope Francis embraces Patriarch Kirill as churches sign agreement
  15. Death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a major concern for Christian issues
  16. Library holding John Paul II letters denies claims of BBC Panorama expose
  17. Italian senate forced to postpone vote on gay civil unions after Catholic rebellion
  18. Catholic educators vow to stop Marcos jnr rewriting history of father's dictatorship
  19. Stop crucifying yourselves and love each other instead, senior Catholic tells Filipinos
  20. Rich countries 'have failed' to take in their fair share of Syrian refugees, Oxfam report claims
  21. Canadian priest investigated for 'gambling away' £260,000 of refugees' money
  22. Amoris Laetitia opens the way to holy communion for divorced and remarrieds
  23. Catholic bishop refuses Austria permission to build border fence
  24. South Africa: Church calls for calm after opposition leader accused of treason
  25. Fr Hans Kung says Pope has responded to his call for discussion on infallibility dogma
  26. Liverpool bishop says it is time to forgive authorities 'if they are truly sorry'
  27. Philippines bishops: Catholic Church will not stop 'interfering' in politics
  28. Ancient relic of St Thomas a Becket returns to UK for first time in 800 years
  29. Bangladesh will take a long time to recover after El Nino cyclone kills 26 people
  30. Campaigners welcome decision to sack Livingstone from radio show
  31. Sword pierces heart of city as Orlando faithful come to terms with mass shooting
  32. Russian Orthodox Church says it won't attend historic council
  33. BBC's religious affairs correspondent to step down after MS diagnosis
  34. Number of refugees in world at record high as war and prejudice take toll
  35. Britain must continue to be a good neighbour to Europe, urges Nichols
  36. Trust in charities in England and Wales falls to lowest point since polling began
  37. UK authorities fail in bid to extradite Benedictine monk accused of historic sex crimes
  38. Portugal thank divine intervention for gutsy Euro 2016 victory in Paris
  39. Religious leaders need to help heal the 'spiritual wounds' in America
  40. Islam is not a religion it is a form of government, says conservative Vatican cardinal
  41. 'Terrible acts of violence' are in Pope Francis' prayers after 90 are killed last weekend
  42. Polish authorities ramp up security as pilgrims begin to arrive in Krakow for World Youth
  43. Priest murdered as two armed men take churchgoers hostage during morning Mass
  44. Attackers filmed sermon in Arabic at altar after killing priest: eyewitness account
  45. Cardinal Pell 'emphatically and unequivocally' denies historic sex claims
  46. Meningitis warning for World Youth Day pilgrims after Italian teenager dies on journey home
  47. Special security measures at Lourdes 'could remain in place' permanently
  48. Former abbot charged with historical child sex offences
  49. Iranian religious leader applauds Pope Francis for his stance on Islam and Isis
  50. Community shocked as two Catholic nuns murdered in their home
  51. 46-year-old man charged with double murder of Mississippi nuns
  52. May's vision of education reform criticised
  53. Vatican representative pleads with people of Guam to help save church from bankruptcy
  54. Bishop of Assisi evokes spirit of St John Paul II at start of multi-faith summit
  55. Communities unite to pray for victims of stabbing spree and dead attacker
  56. 'Real peace' can be achieved as Francis arrives in Assisi and greets religious leaders
  57. £100m Heythrop College put up for sale by Jesuits
  58. The horrible night has ceased: Colombia signs peace deal with Farc
  59. Archbishop pleads with India and Pakistan to avoid major conflict over Kashmir
  60. No vote offers Colombia opportunity for reconciliation, Catholic Church says
  61. Catholic relief workers expecting worst as Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti
  62. Polish lawmakers vote overwhelmingly against abortion law
  63. Pope Francis reaches out to the 'corners of the Earth' to appoint 17 new cardinals
  64. Democrats most 'stubbornly unfriendly' administration to religious believers in generations, archbishop claims
  65. 'Black Pope' tells Jesuits to make the 'impossible possible' and help human beings find reconciliation
  66. Donald Trump uses Catholic fundraiser to joke about his rival in US presidential election Hillary Clinton 'hating Catholics'
  67. Italian PM promises to rebuild every building as Basilica of St Benedict destroyed by earthquake
  68. Christians have 'chance to accept a common path', Francis tells joint denomination prayer service
  69. US bishop warns pastors to avoid getting involved in election after anti-Hillary literature
  70. Trump is elected president of the United States and vows to 'bind the wounds of division' after bitter campaign
  71. White Catholics turned out to be significant voting bloc for US president-elect Donald Trump
  72. Taskforce urges US bishops to make a quick decision on rise of racism
  73. Cuban leader Raul Castro frees 787 prisoners after Pope Francis plea for Year of Mercy
  74. Former Labour minister to head up BBC's religious affairs programming
  75. Science and Church must work together for all humankind
  76. Pope's midnight mass message: 'The lights of commercialisation cast God into the shadows'
  77. Chinese religious affairs official hints at open door policy on relations with Vatican
  78. Francis urges mothers of newborn babies to breastfeed during Mass in the Sistine Chapel
  79. Catholic bishops express disappointment as Obama shuts door on Cuban migrants
  80. Rejoice or despair? It is too early to have an opinion on Trump, Francis says
  81. Ocáriz elected as fourth prelate of Opus Dei, confirmed by Pope Francis
  82. Heythrop College appoints Roehampton deputy to be new principal
  83. Francis prays for Chile as death toll during worst wildfires in its history reaches double figures
  84. Anglican Evensong to be celebrated at St Peter's Basilica for the first time
  85. Church of the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 reopens after arson attack by Jewish extremists
  86. Burke sent to Guam by Pope Francis to head investigation into abuse of altar boys
  87. Archbishop of Canterbury opposes second Brexit referendum for 'divided' country
  88. Eamonn Casey, the bishop whose scandal changed the church in Ireland, dies aged 89
  89. Francis pleads for God's forgiveness for Church role in genocide as Tutsi president of Rwanda visits Vatican
  90. Pope Francis offers prayers as more than 250 die in landslide in Colombia
  91. National Trust denies playing down Easter after Church of England expresses outrage
  92. Trump and Pope Francis meeting 'looking unlikely' despite US President's scheduled trip to Italy for G7 summit in May
  93. Catholic bishops plead with Arkansas to stop execution of seven men in 11 days
  94. Matthew Festing ordered not to travel to Rome for Order of Malta election of his successor
  95. Lee executed by Arkansas as bishops praise Virginia for turning away from death sentence
  96. Jesuit-educated Macron favourite to beat Le Pen as Catholic bishops warm to him as next president
  97. Arkansas kills two prisoners as last-minute court order delays second execution
  98. Knights of Malta will return to Rome in a year after electing a temporary leader
  99. LIVE BLOG: Video and analysis of Pope Francis' pilgrimage to Fatima
  100. Catholic priest and refugee centre manager arrested as mafia steal £30m from refugee centre in Italy
  101. At least 23 Coptic Christians killed in Egypt as gunmen open fire on bus on way to monastery
  102. President Trump is harming 'people of United States and the world' with Paris climate exit, Catholic bishops claim
  103. Vatican urges Muslims to join 'believers in one God' to combat climate change in annual Ramadan message

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