Religion

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Philip Wilson is the most senior Catholic official in the world to be charged with concealing child sexual abuse.

Archbishop of Adelaide, guilty of concealing child sex abuse, 'deserves to go to jail'

Philip Wilson is the most senior Catholic official in the world charged with concealing child sex abuse.

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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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Juan Carlos Cruz said he spoke to Francis about his homosexuality during their meetings at the Vatican.

Pope tells gay man 'God made you like this'

The LGBT community have embraced the comments as a sign of Pope Francis' desire to make gays feel welcome in Catholicism.

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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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'He's going to go to hell' says woman sexually abused by Gloriavale leader Hopeful Christian in the '80s

For some, like Yvette Olsen, the Gloriavale founder's death has simply brought relief.

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Sunday’s Jehan Casinader interviewed the religious leader before he died, and says the community will adapt to go on without him.

Gloriavale: Death of Christian community’s leader will create ‘power vacuum’ with 12 ‘shepherds’ vying to take charge

The West Coast community is in mourning after the death of leader Hopeful Christian yesterday. TVNZ1 Sunday's Jehan Casinader analyses what will happen next.

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The controversial religious leader died today after a battle with cancer.

Watch the first and only TV interview with Gloriavale leader Hopeful Christian, where he revealed inner-workings of secretive religious sect

The controversial religious leader died today after a battle with cancer. He spoke with Sunday's Janet McIntyre in this 2007 piece.

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The controversial religious leader died from cancer on May 15, 2018.

Hopeful Christian, founder of West Coast religious sect Gloriavale, dies

Hopeful Christian, previously known as Neville Cooper, founded Gloriavale in 1969.

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Amanda Evans has visited the reclusive Christian community three times and says she simply doesn’t see the dark realities the media enjoys repeating.

'People genuinely seem relaxed and happy' - Gloriavale series producer says life inside the community very different to what people think

Amanda Evans says she's only every seen a positive side during her three all-access visits. Gloriavale: The Return will be available on TVNZ Ondemand this month.

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'It's a good thing' - Auckland Anglican vicar welcomes vote for same-sex blessings

Reverend Helen Jacobi of St Matthew in the City sees it as a first step.

Isreal Folau of Australia after the The Rugby Championship match between Argentina and Australia at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham - 08/10/2016
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'Shut the ruck up' - Peter FitzSimons pleads for Israel Folau to stop anti-gay antics

FitzSimons wants to see action taken after Folau's latest outburst.

SYDNEY, NSW - MARCH 18: Waratahs player Israel Folau (14) looks towards the scoreboard at round 5 of the Super Rugby between Waratahs and Rebels at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on March 18, 2018. (Photo by Speed Media/Icon Sportswire)

'Keep them to yourself' - Wallabies great George Gregan's damning message to Israel Folau

The Australian fullback has courted more controversy this week.

Most read: Gloriavale member 'thrown out' after pamphlets delivered by 'night raiders' changed 'whole concept of God'

John Ready said "the light came on" that God was not holding him over Hell and threatening him.

Watch: Brian Tamaki's wife jokes about how he was a 'terrible patient' after being badly burnt by rubbish fire - 'I felt like a chambermaid'

The Destiny Church leader was absent from the church during his recuperation from what he says was a self-made rubbish fire gone wrong.

Peeni Henarewith Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

'Comprehensive' review of Charities Act now underway, minister Peeni Henare says, as calls to change tax treatment of religious charities grow

The Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector has publicly confirmed the review, as new calls from the public emerge for religious charities to be taxed.

Luke Appleby became an Ordained Minister of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster for just US$25.

Opinion: The Flying Spaghetti Monster speaks - time to review our religious charity laws

In 2018, does it make sense that a person adhering to a satirical anti-religion could legally get tax breaks by registering as a charity? 1 NEWS NOW's Luke Appleby ponders.

'Go to hell, George Pell!' Catholic Cardinal arrives at court under heavy police guard for sex abuse hearing

Pope Francis' former finance minister was charged in June last year with sexually abusing multiple people in his Australian home state of Victoria.

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St Oswald's Anglican Church has been offered to descendants of those who built it in the 1920s, but the cost of repairs is ungodly.

Future of quake-damaged Marlborough church on shaky ground

The cost of repairs needed to St Oswald's Anglican Church could be described as "ungodly".

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Half-a-dozen children are seeking support from Coping International.

NZ Catholic Church admits 'a small number' of children here were fathered by priests

A support group for the children of priests said six New Zealanders are members.

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Speaker Trevor Mallard removed the reference to Jesus from the prayer last year.

Christians rally to put 'Jesus' back into Parliamentary prayer

The group Jesus for New Zealand believe the church didn't "have a voice in this change".

Sonny Bill Williams visited Mecca.

Sonny Bill Williams visits Mecca as part of Islamic pilgrimage

All Blacks and Blues player Williams paused his off-season training to visit Saudi Arabia.

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The Breakfast team battle it out on the merits of changing the prayer.

Should Jesus be taken out of the parliamentary prayer?

The Breakfast team battle it out on the merits of changing the prayer.

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The Breakfast team battle it out on the merits of changing the prayer.

'Who are you praying to?' - Decision to remove Jesus from parliamentary prayer proves divisive

Hillary Barry said the move was "PC gone mad" but Jack Tame said it reflected our secular society.

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Brian and Hannah Tamaki's church could now face a substantial tax bill as a result of the deregistration.

Two Destiny Church charities stripped of charitable status for missing financial records filing deadline

The two charities of Brian and Hannah Tamaki could now face a substantial tax bill as a result of deregistration.

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The opening glass wall was designed to give the experience of worshipping in the garden.

Modern church extension wins big at National Architecture Awards

The church extension, at the back of Parnell's Holy Trinity Cathedral, invites worshippers a peek inside the chapel.

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1 NEWS NOW reporter Luke Appleby says the church tells him they’re working to file as soon as possible.

Two Destiny Church charities miss financial records filing deadline, face being stripped of charitable status

Destiny has lodged a late objection with the Department of Internal Affairs in a last-gasp bid to hold on to tax-free privileges.

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