About 85 percent of people polled in Ireland’s census in 2011 identified as Catholic. The church runs more than 90 percent of Ireland’s public schools.
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The treaty, not yet signed, makes clear the Holy See has switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.
The report found there were 766 recorded incidents against Jewish people in 2014 — the worst year for attacks since 2009.
(RNS) Charlie Hebdo is known for its caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and other controversial sketches and has frequently drawn condemnation from Muslims.
(RNS) The Nobel committee “regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism,” it said.
(RNS) A small plane carrying Nancy Writebol, the second American Ebola patient from Liberia, arrived in the United States on Tuesday (Aug. 5), making a brief refueling stop in Bangor, Maine, en route to Atlanta and Emory University Hospital.
KABUL, Afghanistan (RNS) Afghan officials say a guard suddenly turned his weapon on the staff he was supposed to be protecting at Cure International Hospital and started shooting.
LONDON (RNS) Malala Yousufzai, the schoolgirl and women’s rights activist from Pakistan who was shot in the head by the Taliban and subsequently flown to the United Kingdom for treatment, has been discharged from Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the hospital said Friday (Jan. 4). Yousufzai was discharged on Thursday, but will be re-admitted in late […]