Religion

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The Nobel Peace laureate's global image has been damaged since Rohingya insurgents attacked Myanmar security forces in August.

Watch: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi speaks out on Rohingya refugee crisis

The Nobel Peace laureate's global image has been damaged since the violence broke out.

Melbourne school found guilty of discrimination for refusing boy's enrolment because he wore turban

The college breached the Equal Opportunity Act by refusing a Sikh boy enrolment.

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Sister Margaret Ann didn't even change out of her habit as she took to a fallen tree with gusto.

Raw video: Chainsaw-wielding Florida nun hacks away at fallen tree in wake of Hurricane Irma

Sister Margaret Ann didn't even change out of her habit as she took to a fallen tree with gusto.

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The Church of the Holy Innocents in Peel Forest near Geraldine has been brought back to life.

'Great, just wonderful' – South Canterbury church has first service after being torn apart in 2010 quake

The Church of the Holy Innocents in Peel Forest near Geraldine has been brought back to life.

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The ex-White House spokesman, a devout Catholic, was left off the list when the US President met the Pontiff earlier this year.

Watch: Sean Spicer finally gets an audience with the Pope, after his dreams were crushed by Donald Trump

The former Press Secretary was left off the list in May when the President visited.

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Lilia Tarawa is the granddaughter of Hopeful Christian, who runs the West Coast sect.

Full interview: Sunday meets Lilia, who is trying to reprogramme her mind after a lifetime of propaganda at Gloriavale

Lilia Tarawa is the granddaughter of Hopeful Christian, who runs the West Coast sect.

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Lilia Tarawa has undergone a transformation after leaving the Gloriavale Christian Community, and is speaking out about female repression within the church.

'I'm sexy and I know it' - Ex-Gloriavale member speaks out about women's repression within the church

A decade has passed since SUNDAY first spoke to Lilia Tarawa, and she's undergone a dramatic transformation since leaving Gloriavale church.

Australian MPs caution against burqa ban despite public support

A poll found 57 per cent of Australians support banning the burqa in public places.

Ban placed on 'instant divorce' practice by Muslim Indian men

India used to allow a Muslim man to separate from his wife by saying "divorce" three times.

Video: 'Inciting violence, verging on hate speech' - Baptist leader, Human Rights boss slam Auckland pastor's 'shameful' sermon

Logan Robertson from Westcity Baptist Church has also told his congregation not to vote for Labour’s leader.

Priest jailed for sex abuse released amid fears of reoffence

A notorious Boston Roman Catholic priest jailed for rape and sexual abuse in the 80s has been released back into the community without an electronic monitoring bracelet.

Watch: And there it goes! Buddhist temple collapses in floodwaters

The moment of the surreal sinking was captured by the temple's abbot.

Jerusalem's Old City.

Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops turn violent after metal detectors installed outside Jerusalem shrine

Three Palestinians were killed and dozens more were injured after protests over the installation of metal detectors outside a Jerusalem shrine turned violent.

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The actor was spotted before he flew out the country today after filming Mission Impossible 6.

Video: Hollywood star Tom Cruise spotted checking out Auckland's Church of Scientology

Cruise, a Scientologist, has been working in Otago, filming Mission Impossible 6.

Video: Smiling Cardinal Pell arrives in Australia to face historic sex abuse charges

The 76-year-old was pictured early this morning leaving Sydney Airport.

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Photographer Glen Howey pieced together this incredible collage.

Video: Incredible 360 degree view inside ruins of Christchurch's Catholic Basilica

"It's history and if we don't get to see that, that's a loss."

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The Anglican Church commissioned the survey, which overwhelmingly showed people want action.

Cantabrians split on whether quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral should be restored

The Anglican Church commissioned the survey, which overwhelmingly showed people want action.

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This time, Canadian pinup PM Justin Trudeau was the recipient of the pontiff's displeased expression

It wasn't Donald Trump's fault! The Pope pulls out his glum photo face again

This time, Canadian pinup PM Justin Trudeau was the recipient of the pontiff's displeased expression

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The meeting comes as the Government releases recommendations that the church be restored.

MPs try and hasten decision on fate of Christchurch's quake-damaged cathedral

Several political parties have agreed to hold hands and try to bring an end to years of delays and deadlocks.

'So loving' - Kiwi who taught the Pope how to hongi has kind words on pontiff's compassion for the sick

Dr Melanie Cheung met the Pope in Rome due to her ground-breaking research into Huntington's disease.

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Bishop Victoria Matthews sits down with Seven Sharp to explain why Christchurch Cathedral's future is still uncertain after six years.

Exclusive: 'Attacks have been brutal and insensitive' - under-fire Bishop speaks about six-year delay to sort out Cathedral

Bishop Victoria Matthews sits down with Seven Sharp to explain why Christchurch Cathedral's future is still uncertain after six years.

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St Andrew's College in Christchurch lost its chapel in the 2011 Earthquake and now its replacement has been completed.

Their prayers have been answered: Much-loved Christchurch chapel opens its doors once more

St Andrew's College in Christchurch lost its chapel in the 2011 Earthquake and now its replacement has been completed.

NZ Rugby says lessons learned over SBW jersey fiasco: 'We respect the right for people to be different'

General manager Neil Sorenson says better communication between parties could have seen a smoother result.

Sonny Bill Williams granted special jersey by Blues: 'It is important to me that I do the right thing with regards to my faith'

Investec and BNZ will not appear on SBW's jersey on the grounds of a "conscientious objection".

Sonny-Bill Williams of the Blue looks on, during the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Blues, held at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand, on the 8th of April 2017. Credit: Joe Allison / www.Photosport.nz

Sonny Bill Williams causes stir by covering sponsor's logo on team jersey

The choice to cover BNZ's logo could fall on Williams' religious values.

Watch: Pope Francis highly amused as young girl swipes his hat off his head

The Pope leaned in to kiss the girl on the cheek but she took the opportunity to steal his white skullcap.

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The Breakfast host asks Govt minister Gerry Brownlee why more progress on fixing the quake damaged cathedral has not been made.

When will work begin on Christchurch's quake-ruined cathedral?

Six years on from the earthquake, the landmark remains out of action.

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Mai Chen says prosecutions for racial abuse needs be approved by the Attorney General and such cases are rare.

Huntly Muslim abuse incident highlights our law's ineffectiveness in dealing with racist attacks - law expert

But Mai Chen says the widespread condemnation of the incident by Kiwis is "hugely important and very positive".

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