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5 hostages killed in the South African church; 40 arrested

Five people were killed in a hostage situation in a Pentecostal church in South Africa on Saturday. Police and military officers who responded to reports of a shootout at the headquarters of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom near Johannesburg found four people “shot and burned in one car” and a security guard who was shot in another car. …

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“Unacceptable”: Russian Church breaks Turkish Hagia Sophia ‘s plan | news

Converting the Hagia Sophia monument from a museum to a mosque in Istanbul would be “unacceptable,” said a senior official of the Russian Orthodox Church on Saturday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has proposed restoring the EU-recognized mosque status to World Heritage United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture – a 6th century building in the heart of the …

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The last convicted church bomber from Birmingham died in prison

The bomb collapsed on a basement wall, killing Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson (all 14) and Denise McNair (11) in a lounge where they put on their choir coats. “His role in the hateful act of September 15, 1963, stole the lives of four innocent girls and injured many others,” said Ivey in a statement. “It was a …

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Video timeline of Trump’s St. Johns Church Photo Op and the crackdown on Lafayette Square

On late June 1, demonstrators gathered near the White House on the outskirts of Lafayette Square to protest the abuse of the police after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Similar protests had broken out across the country. Many were peaceful, but some included property destruction and clashes with the police. Earlier in the day, President Trump insulted local and state …

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Biden slams Trump over the photo of St. John’s Church in response to George Floyd’s protests

Democratic presidential candidate, former vice president Joe Biden, speaks in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Matt Rourke | AP WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke on Tuesday of ongoing unrest across the country and called it a “wake-up call” for America. Biden struck President Donald Trump’s handling of the numerous crises that plagued the country, including protests …

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Reporter opposes White House claim to church deadline

After Donald Trump described places of worship as “essential services” and asked the governors to open them “immediately”, press officer Kayleigh McEnany asked reporters questions about the powers of the president to force civil servants to do so. But she also withdrew when she claimed that reporters in the White House meeting room wanted the churches to remain closed. In …

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The court stops the ban on church mass meetings in Kentucky

Exceptions to the shutdown order by the democratic governor are trips to the grocery store, bank, pharmacy and hardware store. Beshear previously announced that places of worship in Kentucky could resume personal services as of May 20, as part of a broader plan to gradually reopen the state economy. The previous Friday, he explained the requirements for the reopening of …

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A Harlem church. 9 coronavirus deaths

Mount Neboh Baptist Church, a facility in the cultural center of black America, has lost eleven church members last month, nine according to Green and church members at Covid-19. Two died for natural reasons. “We are dealing with death all the time, but we have never had to deal with a series of deaths like this,” said Green, who served …

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