Archive of October 10, 2009

Congolese hostage situation forces bishop to leave synod in Rome

Oct 10, 2009 - 08:37 pm .- A Congolese bishop participating in the Synod for Africa in Rome has had to return home after several of his priests were taken hostage in an attack on a church in his archdiocese.

‘Hate crimes’ bill passed by House could threaten religious freedoms, critics warn

Oct 10, 2009 - 07:55 am .- Following the U.S. House’s passage of hate crimes legislation attached to a military spending bill, critics have argued its provisions create “special rights” based on sexual behavior and could threaten religious freedom. They further charged that the provisions’ backers used the military as a “political tool” to achieve their goals.

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