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ST ANDREW, Jamaica — At a Rastafari farming community high up in the hills above Jamaica’s capital, dreadlocked locals gather at the temple to worship and celebrate with Bible readings and traditional drumming and chanting. No COVID-19 protocols are in place. This isolated community of around 100 people called the

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SANTO DOMINGO — The constitution provides for freedom of religion and belief. A concordat with the Holy See designates Roman Catholicism as the official state religion and extends to the Catholic Church special privileges not granted to other religious groups. These include funding for expenses, including administration and construction, visa

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Cheers erupted from a packed Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral on Saturday as Most Reverend Jerome Feudjio was ordained bishop of the Diocese of St. Thomas after 30 years of service to the Catholic people of the Virgin Islands. The diocese’s sixth bishop, Feudjio’s journey to this

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The attack was brazen, streamed live on the Internet: Men carrying big guns walked into a Holy Thursday church service, grabbed the pastor and three parishioners and led them away in full view of cameras. For Haitians, it was a fearsome emblem of a wave of kidnappings

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Herbert Bevard of St. Thomas today and named Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory as apostolic administrator, according to Wikipedia. St. Thomas is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Washington. Bishop Bevard, 74, had been hospitalized after falling ill “several weeks

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