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ANALYSIS: Thumbs up from the international press for Pope Francis

by Tomi Ajayi - 1st May 2013

Pope Francis. Photo: ReutersWe look at international coverage of Pope Francis’ election, and wonder if we are witnessing a new open-mindedness about the possibilities of religion.

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Egypt: Coptic Palm Sunday street parade is axed to keep the peace

by Jayson Casper - 1st May 2013

Coptic Bishop Thomas of Asyut Diocese celebrates within boundsBut Collapse of government in Egypt has a silver lining, as building booms for put-upon Copts.

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Shariah Councils in Britain are ‘archaic’, ‘incompetent’ - and increasingly popular

by Irfan Al-Alawi - 24th April 2013

Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui, Muslim InstituteAttempts to introduce a parallel shariah legal system are ‘unprecedented’ in Western communities and expose Muslim women to violence.

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