RNS

For nearly a decade, the Clinton Foundation has been assembling a grassroots network of clergy of different faiths to counter the opioid crisis based on the notion that priests, ministers, rabbis and imams are the best messengers of both information and hope.

Some 150 priests, ministers, rabbis

Reuters

Coronavirus infections in the South Asia sub-region surpassed the grim milestone of 15 million on Saturday, a Reuters tally shows, led by India's record daily infections and vaccine shortages.

South Asia - India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, and Sri Lanka - accounts for 11 per cent

RNS

The seventh and final Catholic peace activist, who three years ago broke into the King’s Bay Naval Base in Georgia to symbolically disarm its stockpile of nuclear weapons, was sentenced on Friday to 21 months in prison.

Mark Colville, who runs Amistad Catholic Worker in New Haven,

Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Reuters

The Caribbean St Vincent island was hit by another explosive event from the La Soufriere volcano early on Sunday, triggering power cuts and water outages in some areas, while ash clouds began to blanket parts of the island of Barbados.

After

London, UK
AP

Churches in Britain held services Sunday to remember Prince Philip as people of many religions reflected on a man whose gruff exterior hid a strong personal faith and deep curiosity about others’ beliefs.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby led a service of remembrance at Canterbury

Moscow, Russia
Reuters

A historic grocery store in central Moscow is to close its doors after trading for more than a hundred years due to legal issues and a drop in tourism caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Opened at the turn of the 20th century, Yeliseyevsky Store is

Washington DC, US
AP

The US Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings.

The order from the court late on Friday is the latest in a recent string of cases in which the

Santiago, Chile
Reuters

The Archbishop of Chile's capital Santiago, Celestino Aos, has been hospitalised after testing positive for the coronavirus, the Roman Catholic Church in Chile wrote in a statement posted on Twitter on Saturday.

Aos, 76, and Monsignor Alberto Lorenzelli, the Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago, were confirmed

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reuters

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia's Java island on Saturday, killing seven people, severely wounding two and damaging hundreds of buildings in several cities, the country's disaster mitigation agency BNPB said.

The quake, which struck at 2pm local time, was felt across East Java,

Reuters

Myanmar security forces fired rifle grenades at protesters in a town near Yangon on Friday, killing more than 80 people, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners monitoring group and a domestic news outlet said.

Details of the death toll in the town of Bago, 90 kilometres north-east

Last updated: 8.30am, 11th April, 2021 (AEDT)
Windsor, England
Reuters

Britain's Prince Charles paid a personal tribute on Saturday to his "dear papa" Prince Philip, saying the royal family missed him enormously and that the 99-year-old would have been amazed at the touching reaction across the world

Nairobi, Kenya
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The unequal global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines could spur the trade in fake doses in Africa - a hotspot for counterfeit medicines, analysts warned on Friday, citing the seizure of falsified vaccination shots in South Africa.

With poorer countries grappling to procure enough

RNS

Robert Lesslie always tried to see God in everyone he met, even in the midst of tragedy and crisis.

“We are all God’s children,” Lesslie, a longtime emergency room doctor and Christian author told the Rock Hill Herald in 2008. “If you lose that belief in the ER,

Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Reuters

Pro-British loyalist militants in Northern Ireland said on Friday there had been a "spectacular collective failure" to understand their anger over Brexit and other issues as there was some respite in street clashes following a week of riots.

Despite appeals for calm from

Rose Hall, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Reuters

La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent erupted on Friday after decades of inactivity, sending dark plumes of ash and smoke billowing into the sky and forcing thousands from surrounding villages to evacuate.

Dormant since 1979,

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