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Jesus: The central figure of Christianity
Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central figure of Christianity. Most Christians believe he is the incarnation of God the Son and the awaited Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament.

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This Is Why We Eat Chocolate Bunnies for Easter [Video]

This Is Why We Eat Chocolate Bunnies for Easter

Though Easter is celebrated by Christians remembering Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. chocolate bunnies can be found everywhere.

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After Cardinal Pell acquitted, pope decries "unjust sentences" [Video]

After Cardinal Pell acquitted, pope decries "unjust sentences"

The Vatican says it welcomes the acquittal of Cardinal Pell by an Australian court on child abuse charges, saying he "waited for the truth to be ascertained. Earlier Pope Francis used his morning mass..

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Pope opens Holy Week amid lockdown [Video]

Pope opens Holy Week amid lockdown

Pope Francis marked a surreal Palm Sunday in an empty St. Peter’s Basilica, urging people not to be so concerned with what they lack but how they can ease the suffering of others. Lauren Anthony..

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Jerusalem's Via Dolorosa empty due to coronavirus fears [Video]

Jerusalem's Via Dolorosa empty due to coronavirus fears

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is usually the global focus of Easter celebrations, but this year it will be bereft of Easter pilgrims to see them. Edward Baran reports.

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The Meaning Behind Palm Sunday [Video]

The Meaning Behind Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is an important date on the Christian calendar that commemorates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem.

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Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes amid coronavirus fears [Video]

Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes amid coronavirus fears

Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, revered in Christian tradition as the site of Jesus's crucifixion and burial, was closed on Wednesday (March 25) as a precaution against the coronavirus.

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Group believe Jesus is an alien from Venus [Video]

Group believe Jesus is an alien from Venus

A religious group that believes Jesus was an alien from Venus is planning a pilgrimage to Devon.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:08Published

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Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes amid coronavirus fears

Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, revered in Christian tradition as the site of Jesus's crucifixion and burial, was closed on Wednesday as a precaution against the coronavirus.
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Another victim of coronavirus: Spain's religious statue-kissing

A Spanish pre-Easter tradition, where Catholics flock in droves to kiss statues of Jesus and Mary, fell victim to the coronavirus epidemic this week as churches with some of the most sought-after..
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Philippines' Catholics parade 'Black Nazarene' in celebration of Christ

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Put away phones at mealtimes and talk to each other, says pope

Pope Francis on Sunday urged people to talk to each other at mealtimes instead of using their mobile phones, citing Jesus, Mary and Joseph as an example for families to follow.
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Brazilian far-right group claims attack on 'gay Jesus' comedy troupe

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Brazilian comedy group hit by Molotov cocktails after film on 'gay Jesus'

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Carols and bells in Bethlehem as Christmas draws near

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A new start: Finding Christ's message at the margins

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Barnaby Joyce rallies Sydney anti-abortion protest

Holding aloft crosses, images of Jesus and signs saying "stand for life", crowds gathered in Sydney to protest against a bill to decriminalise abortion.
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Thousands protest abortion bill in Sydney

Holding aloft crosses, images of Jesus and signs saying "stand for life", thousands have gathered in Sydney to protest against a bill to decriminalise abortion.
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