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April 15th, 2010
05:16 PM ET

Gay outrage over cardinal's child abuse comment

Gay rights groups have expressed outrage over comments made by a senior Vatican official linking homosexuality to child abuse.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who also serves as the Vatican's Secretary of State, made the comment during a news conference while on an official visit to Chile.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Catholic Church • Culture & Science

April 15th, 2010
05:12 PM ET

Africans among world's most religious people, study finds

At least half of all Christians in sub-Saharan Africa believe Jesus will return to Earth in their lifetime - part of a pattern that indicates the region is among the most religious places in the world, according to a huge new study.

It's not only Christians in Africa who experience their religion passionately, either. Nearly one in three Muslims in the region expect to see the re-establishment of the caliphate - Islam's golden age - before they die.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • Islam

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