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Stories with subject: Religious communities
  • Syriac Orthodox church elects new patriarch 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:19 am
  • BEIRUT - The Syriac Orthodox Church has elected a new patriarch to lead one of the world's oldest Christian sects, Lebanon's national news agency said Monday.

  • Syriac Orthodox patriarch buried near Damascus 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 12:11 pm
  • DAMASCUS, Syria - The patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, who led one of the world's oldest Christian sects, was buried in a village near Damascus on Friday after an elaborate memorial service in the Syrian capital's cathedral.

  • Phelps' hate seen by some as aiding gay rights 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 10:49 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Fred Phelps Sr. led his small Topeka church for more than two decades in a bellicose crusade against gays and lesbians, saying they were worthy of death and openly declaring - often at military funerals - that the U.S. was doomed because of its tolerance of homosexuality.