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Hungary PM calls for 'anti-immigration forces' to prevail, Christian-only European Union

Victor Orban railed against a Europe "that builds its future on a mixed Islamic and Christian coexistence".

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Men swim in freezing Czech river to mark Christian Epiphany feast day

Day recalls journey of the three wise men to find Jesus in Bethlehem.

FILE - In this recent undated photo, released Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Sacramento, Calif., Ali Hassan kissing his dying 2-year-old son Abdullah in a Sacramento hospital. Abdullah Hassan, the son of a Yemeni woman who sued the Trump administration to let her into the country to be with the ailing boy has died. The Council on American-Islamic Relations announced Friday, Dec. 28 that Abdullah died in an Oakland, Calif., hospital. He suffered from a genetic brain condition. (Council on American-Islamic Relations via AP, File)

Two-year-old dies, days after Yemeni mum successfully sued US for travel-ban waiver to see him

Abdullah, who suffered a genetic brain disorder, was brought to the US for treatment.

Pope Francis delivers his speech during the traditional greetings to the Roman Curia, at the Vatican, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.  Pope Francis vowed Friday that the Catholic Church will "never again" cover up clergy sex abuse and demanded that priests who have raped and molested children turn themselves in. (Filippo Monteforte/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis vows that church will ‘never again’ hide rape and child molestation

He dedicated his annual Christmas speech to Vatican bureaucrats to abuse.

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In the hustle and bustle of Christmas, it’s easy to forget what the day stands for.

Priest and sceptic go head-to-head on the meaning of Christmas

It was "faith" versus "evidence" as the pair debated the topic in a pub on TVNZ1's Seven Sharp.

Simon Bridges says it would be 'a shame to lose' religious instruction in state schools

A group of secular parents are fighting to rid schools of non-academic Bible study.

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Brian Tamaki of Destiny Church speaks at Parliament.

Destiny's Brian Tamaki pleads with Justice Minister to let his Man Up programme run in prisons - despite never applying to do so

A large rally was held at Parliament today, but Corrections says they have never received an official application to run Man Up in prisons.

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Caine Warren tells Breakfast that the self-improvement groups already have gay and transgender members, despite church leader Brian Tamaki’s controversial views.

Destiny Church to rally at Parliament for access to prisons to target Māori with Man Up programme

Man Up boss Caine Warren says the self-improvement group welcomes all people, despite church leader Brian Tamaki's controversial views on homosexuality.

Kirsty Bourke of the Hawera Cinema says restaurants and clubs have had dress codes for years and no one complained.

West Auckland church using movie theatre for services

Families come to the cinemas, treating themselves to movie snacks such as popcorn and ice-creams while listening to the pastors speak.

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Vaughan Thomas spoke to TVNZ’s Breakfast about learning how to use things like the internet and TV remotes.

Watch: Man describes 'clinical culture shock' he experienced after leaving Exclusive Brethren church

"It's been a roller coaster journey," Vaughan told TVNZ's Breakfast today about growing up in the church and his life after leaving at the age of 22.

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Some parents are seeing red, and it’s parting schoolyard relationships.

Religious education row splits Wellington state school community

Some Khandallah School parents are seeing red and the issue is parting schoolyard relationships.

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Former member Reuben Silby told TVNZ’s Re: about the huge life decision he took to leave, risking never seeing his family again.

Leaving the Exclusive Brethren church: 'I just felt like I could do better outside'

Former member Reuben Silby told TVNZ’s Re: about the huge life decision he took to leave, risking never seeing his family again.

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"We seem to be doing what we do best, which is offending Aucklanders," Daniel Newman says of the snafu.

Council is 'offending Aucklanders' with massive rates rises for churches, councillor says

Some churches may have to close their doors for good if the rates stand, Daniel Newman predicts.

Huge interest in authentic Gloriavale dresses put up for sale online

An expert says we shouldn't be surprised with the interest in the religious community.

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A report from the US found at least 1000 children were abused by 300 Priests over the past 70 years.

Pope issues apology to Catholics in wake of Pennsylvania priest abuse revelations

Francis begged forgiveness for the pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics must be involved in the effort to root out abuse and cover-up.

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The community’s leaders are looking to set up a new health food enterprise on the West Coast.

Family of 11 leaving Gloriavale for new life get help from Givealittle page - 'Start their lives from scratch'

Leaving the exclusive West Coast community will mean they are shunned and will no longer be able to contact the people there.

Simon Bridges' sister accused of using science classes to teach creationism

A student says the teacher played a video claiming to show science had found proof of God's existence.

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Professor Peter Lineham says the sect's application to the Regional Development Fund is inventive, if nothing else.

'I wouldn't give them the money' - Professor praises Gloriavale's 'inventive' application for taxpayer money, but says they do well enough already

1 NEWS yesterday revealed the West Coast religious community, which has tax-free charitable status, has applied for millions to set up a health food business.

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The community’s leaders are looking to set up a new health food enterprise on the West Coast.

Exclusive: Gloriavale seeking millions of taxpayer dollars to set up new health food enterprise

Gloriavale's application to the $3 billion fund is already on the radar of Shane Jones, Regional Economic Development Minister.

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Three gay men spoke about the conversion therapy they’ve been through, and Sunday goes undercover to find people offering it.

'Pray the gay away' – Homosexual conversion therapy happening in NZ

Three gay men spoke to TVNZ1's Sunday about the conversion therapy they’ve been through, and the programme went undercover to find people offering it.

Spanish religious ceremony sees men dressed as the Devil jumping over babies

'El Salto del Colacho', or The Jump of the Colacho, takes place every year in the village of Castrillo de Murcia.

US preacher asks followers to help fund $77 million private jet

Jesse Duplantis, a televangelist, said he was initially hesitant about the price tag but Jesus "wouldn't be riding a donkey"

A statue outside the Red Bank Baptist Church in South Carolina

US Baptist church removing statue of Christ because it looks too 'Catholic'

The statue has been in place for ten years, but it is being taken down this week after congregants complained.

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1 NEWS Australia correspondent Kimberlee Downs went to Gosford, to meet Father Rod Bower, who is fast becoming a political firebrand.

'It's time for churches to stand up' – meet the Aussie priest standing up for gay rights, US shooting victims and asylum seekers

1 NEWS Australia correspondent Kimberlee Downs went to Gosford, to meet Father Rod Bower, who is fast becoming a political firebrand.

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Yvette Olsen says she is grieving the fact that Hopeful Christian didn't get the justice he deserved while alive.

'He deserved to rot in jail' - woman who claims she suffered sexual abuse at hands of former Gloriavale leader gives emotional interview

Yvette Olsen says she is grieving the fact that Hopeful Christian didn't get the justice he deserved while alive.

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