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Georgian Priest Arrested for Alleged Plot to Poison Unnamed Cleric

A story involving a priest, the Patriarch, cyanide, and a trip to Berlin.


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Here’s Looking At You, 2050

How a less Christian Europe, an aging population in the West, and the empowerment of women are going to shape the future.


An Idiot’s Guide to Islam in America

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With New App, Spaniards Can Summon Priests Like Ubers

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Theresa May Is a Religious Nationalist

You can't understand the British prime minister’s politics, or her Brexit strategy, without understanding her Anglicanism.


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What Went Wrong at the Golden Rose Synagogue?

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Defusing a Ticking Time Bomb in Kinshasa

An opposition leader in exile, a group of Catholic bishops-turned-diplomats, and the ‘last best hope’ to avert the coming crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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