Christian theology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25894/all en Something for everyone in Italy's record 215 political logos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/something-everyone-italys-record-215-political-logos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Italy ministry gets record number of logos for approval</p> <p>* Election logos include everything from sex to religion</p> <p>* Smorgasbord of groups, movements, local lists lodge logos</p> <p>* Any "organised" group can submit logo under 1957 law</p> <p>By Philip Pullella</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/something-everyone-italys-record-215-political-logos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Christian theology Conceptions of God Human Interest Labor Law Theology Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:00:23 +0000 5734212 at http://www.globalpost.com Lutherans bristle at suggestion of joining Catholic Church http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/lutherans-bristle-at-suggestion-joining-catholic-church <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Talk of a Vatican subgroup for Lutherans worries leaders</p> <p>* Unlike Anglicans, few Lutherans eyeing union with Rome</p> <p>* Inter-church irritations before Reformation anniversary</p> <p>By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Two leading Lutheran clerics have rejected suggestions from the Vatican that it could create a subdivision for converted Lutherans similar to its structures for Anglicans who join the Roman Catholic Church.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/lutherans-bristle-at-suggestion-joining-catholic-church" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian theology Christianity Religion Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:00:04 +0000 5737679 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgaria Orthodox Church remembers communist victims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/bulgaria-orthodox-church-remembers-communist-victims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bulgaria's Christian Orthodox Church commemorated for the first time the victims of communist repression on Friday, 23 years after the toppling of the regime.</p> <p>A special memorial service was held at Sofia's Alexander Nevski cathedral by Varna metropolitan and interim patriarch Kiril, joined by a number of other Church dignitaries.</p> <p>"This is the first time that the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has held nationwide commemoration services for the victims of the repressions," Kiril told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/bulgaria-orthodox-church-remembers-communist-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian theology Christianity Eastern Orthodoxy Religion AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:45:50 +0000 5743335 at http://www.globalpost.com Women to attend Church of England bishops' meetings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/women-attend-church-england-bishops-meetings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Women clergy will be allowed to attend meetings of the bishops who lead the Church of England for the first time in response to the vote to block women from becoming bishops, it was announced on Friday.</p> <p>At least eight senior women clergy will attend and speak at meetings of the House of Bishops, although they will not be allowed to vote.</p> <p>The move has been taken as England's state church deals with the fall-out from the failed attempt to create women bishops in November last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/women-attend-church-england-bishops-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian theology Christianity Ecclesiology Religion AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:31:02 +0000 5750045 at http://www.globalpost.com Among U.S. evangelicals, surprising support for immigration reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/among-us-evangelicals-surprising-support-immigration-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Traditional conservatives breach political aisle</p> <p>* Hispanics are fastest-growing group of evangelicals</p> <p>* Immigration reform is a priority for President Obama</p> <p>By Alistair Bell</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Thou shalt compromise, at least on immigration reform.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/among-us-evangelicals-surprising-support-immigration-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Christian theology Christianity Entertainment Environment Evangelicalism Health Law Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 07:45:50 +0000 5751536 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Pope Benedict stepping down, cites poor health http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/update-1-pope-resigns-saying-no-longer-has-strength-fulfil-mini <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds further Vatican comment, reaction)</p> <p>By Philip Pullella</p> <p>VATICAN CITY, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Pope Benedict shocked the world on Monday by saying he no longer had the mental and physical strength to cope with his ministry, in an announcement that left his aides "incredulous" and will make him the first pontiff to step down since the Middle Ages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/update-1-pope-resigns-saying-no-longer-has-strength-fulfil-mini" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholicism Christian theology Christianity Europe Human Interest Pope Pope Benedict XVI Religion Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:45:28 +0000 5752525 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope Benedict: diehard traditionalist who resigned his post http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/pope-benedict-diehard-traditionalist-who-resigned-his-post <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pope Benedict XVI, who on Monday announced his intention to resign this month, will be remembered as a staunch defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy, a diehard traditionalist and a lightning rod for controversy.</p> <p>The German intellectual succeeded the long-reigning and popular John Paul II in April 2005 aged 78 after serving nearly a quarter-century as the Church's doctrinal enforcer, earning himself the nickname "God's Rottweiler."</p> <p>The 85-year-old, who blamed his age for preventing him from continuing at the head of the papacy, will be the first pope to do so in centuries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/pope-benedict-diehard-traditionalist-who-resigned-his-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian theology Christianity Entertainment Religion Roman Curia Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:45:49 +0000 5752535 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/pope-says-will-resign-feb-28-vatican <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign on February 28 because his age prevented him from carrying out his duties, an unprecedented move in the modern history of the Catholic Church.</p> <p>"After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry," the 85-year-old pope told a meeting of cardinals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/pope-says-will-resign-feb-28-vatican" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian theology Christianity Religion AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:45:58 +0000 5752538 at http://www.globalpost.com Anglican leader learned of Pope's decision "with heavy heart" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/blank-headline-received-7 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) - The spiritual head of the world's Anglicans said it was with a "heavy heart" that he learned of Pope Benedict's decision on Monday to step down as pontiff, adding he fully sympathised with the decision.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/blank-headline-received-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian theology Christianity Pope Religion Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:00:43 +0000 5752605 at http://www.globalpost.com New Anglican leader says understands pope's decision http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/new-anglican-leader-says-understands-popes-decision <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Justin Welby, leader of the world's Anglicans, said Monday he understood "with a heavy heart" Pope Benedict XVI's decision to step down aged 85 due to his fading strength.</p> <p>The new Archbishop of Canterbury said Pope Benedict had been a messenger of hope at a time when Christian faith was called into question.</p> <p>"It was with a heavy heart but complete understanding that we learned this morning of Pope Benedict's declaration," said Welby, who formally became the spiritual leader of the Church of England last Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/new-anglican-leader-says-understands-popes-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian theology Christianity Pope Benedict XVI Religion AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:30:51 +0000 5752713 at http://www.globalpost.com Shock in St Peter's Square at papal resignation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/shock-st-peters-square-at-papal-resignation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Catholic faithful in St Peter's Square reacted with amazement and emotion Monday at Pope Benedict XVI's announcement that he will resign later this month, though some said they hoped his successor would be more progressive.</p> <p>Hundreds of believers converged on the heart of the Roman Catholic Church after hearing the historic news, swelling the usual small huddles of tourists on an overcast and chilly winter day in Rome.</p> <p>"I love Benedict. We're really shocked he's resigning because he wasn't pope for long enough," said Sebastian Mazur, a seminarian from Poland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/shock-st-peters-square-at-papal-resignation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian theology Christianity Holy See Social Issues AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:15:46 +0000 5752747 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope to leave behind a Church in crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/pope-leave-behind-church-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pope Benedict XVI will leave behind a Catholic Church grappling with crises from child abuse scandals involving priests to confronting radical Islam as well as struggling to find its place in an increasingly secular Western world.</p> <p>German cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who will step down at the end of this month after an eight-year pontificate, was elected pope on April 19, 2005 at a time when anger at clerical abuse was at its height in parts of Europe and North America, shaking the faith of many ordinary Catholics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/pope-leave-behind-church-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian theology Christianity Roman Curia Social Issues AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:01:24 +0000 5752799 at http://www.globalpost.com Nicaraguan priest 'very happy' pope resigning http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/nicaraguan-priest-very-happy-pope-resigning <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nicaraguan priest Ernesto Cardenal, a pillar of liberation theology, said Monday he was "very happy" about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, who opposed the left-leaning Latin American movement.</p> <p>"I don't know why he is resigning, but I am very happy that he is leaving the papacy," the 88-year-old poet-priest told AFP after the 85-year-old pope's surprise announcement that he would step down on February 28 due to his old age.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/nicaraguan-priest-very-happy-pope-resigning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian theology Christianity Politics Theology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:46:54 +0000 5752970 at http://www.globalpost.com Eastern Orthodox chief pays tribute to pope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/eastern-orthodox-chief-pays-tribute-pope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the head of the Eastern Orthodox Church, paid tribute to outgoing Pope Benedict XVI on Monday, stressing the good relations the two had shared.</p> <p>"We Orthodox will always honour him as a friend of the Church," Patriarch Bartholomew, who is based in Istanbul, said in a statement after the pope announced his intention to resign.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/eastern-orthodox-chief-pays-tribute-pope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian theology Christianity Eastern Orthodoxy AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:02:03 +0000 5753056 at http://www.globalpost.com Church in uncharted waters after pope resignation move http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/church-uncharted-waters-after-pope-resignation-move <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Catholic Church entered uncharted waters on Tuesday after Pope Benedict XVI's shock announcement that he would become the first pontiff to resign of his own free will in 700 years.</p> <p>The 85-year-old Benedict told a group of cardinals in a speech in Latin on Monday that he will step down on February 28 because his advancing age prevented him from carrying out his duties in a fast-changing world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/church-uncharted-waters-after-pope-resignation-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian theology Christianity Roman Curia Social Issues AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 02:00:46 +0000 5753200 at http://www.globalpost.com