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Spain's first openly-gay priest dies aged 55
Religion Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Spain's first openly-gay priest dies aged 55

SPAIN'S first-ever openly-gay priest has died at the age of just 55, according to his family. Father José Mantero, based in Valverde del Camino in the far south-western province of Huelva, bravely defied the...

Spain's 1.95m Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr, final Ramadan festival
Religion Fri, Jun 15, 2018

Spain's 1.95m Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr, final...

SPAIN'S two million Muslims are celebrating the final day of Ramadan today (Friday) after sundown last night brought an end to their month-long daytime fasting. Today marks the festival of , which starts with a mass...

Kidney transplants without blood transfusion for Jehovah's Witness patients
Religion Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Kidney transplants without blood transfusion for...

A HOSPITAL in Barcelona has successfully carried out two kidney transplants without involving blood transfusions, meaning the process would not be rejected on religious grounds by patients who are Jehovah's...

Instagram whip-round after user's 'Photoshopped Jesus' picture nets him a fine
Religion Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Instagram whip-round after user's 'Photoshopped...

A YOUNG man fined €480 after Photoshopping his face onto a picture of a Jesus statue and uploading it onto Instagram has managed to crowdfund the whole amount from outraged social media users. The 24-year-old, from...

Pope says Spanish translation of Lord's Prayer is 'most accurate' and wants to change its wording in other languages
Religion Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Pope says Spanish translation of Lord's Prayer is...

POPE Francisco wants to change the wording of the Lord's Prayer across languages to reflect how it reads in Spanish, since he believes the suggestion of 'God leading us into temptation' is incorrect. In...

Priest goes on strike 'fed up with his parishioners'
Religion Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Priest goes on strike 'fed up with his parishioners'

A PRIEST in Galicia has gone on strike because he is 'fed up with his parishioners' after three weeks of constant rows. Father Luis Manuel González works in the parish of Albeos in the village of Crecente...

Spain's 1.8 million Muslims – including 50% of inhabitants in Ceuta and Melilla – start holy month of Ramadan
Religion Sun, May 28, 2017

Spain's 1.8 million Muslims – including 50% of...

NEARLY two million Muslims living in Spain started their month-long Ramadan celebrations yesterday (Saturday) with the first family feast last night. The last two years has been particularly tough for the Islamic...

Richard Gere plans 'Spain's largest' buddhist centre in Alcorcón
Religion Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Richard Gere plans 'Spain's largest' buddhist...

actor Richard Gere wants to build the largest buddhist centre in Spain in the commuter town of Alcorcón (Greater Madrid region). Gere, who sponsors two homeless shelters in conjunction with his Spanish partner...

Carnival 'drag-queen Virgin Mary' upsets bishop 'even more than the Spanair crash'
Religion Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Carnival 'drag-queen Virgin Mary' upsets bishop...

A CANARY Island bishop says the sight of a 'drag-queen Virgin Mary' being crowned at Las Palmas carnival 'saddened him more than the Spanair crash' of August 2008. Francisco Cases said until now, the...

Church goes digital: Mobile 'priest locator' App for 24-hour confessional takes off
Religion Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Church goes digital: Mobile 'priest locator' App...

A PRIEST has designed a mobile phone App for parishioners with a guilty complex to help them find their nearest confessional at any time of the day or night – and says he even has members of his congregation asking...

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