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Crowe turns to Pope after religious backlash

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Crowe turns to Pope after religious backlash'There, there. The Pope will help us.' Russell Crowe is hoping the Pope might help endorse his film 'Noah' after concerns by both Muslims and Christians. Photo / AP Photo - Paramount

Muslims and Christians might have their differences but they are united on one thing - they don't like Russell Crowe's new film Noah.

Islamic Sunni authorities in Egypt

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Whip-round replaces smashed car

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Whip-round replaces smashed carMichael Naisau said he cried when he discovered how generous the church had been to him and his wife Lomi after their car was crushed. Photo / Brett Phibbs

Visiting church pastors Michael and Lomi Naisau were distraught when a huge tree branch fell and smashed a car they had borrowed while visiting Auckland for a conference.

But by the end of the

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No change to religious instruction policies

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No change to religious instruction policiesCritics say the Bible has no part in secular schools. Photo / Getty Images

Religious instruction policies will not be altered, despite some schools making changes after complaints from parents, the Ministry of Education says.

Parents at four schools in Auckland and Palmerston North have raised concerns about Christian Religious Instruction (CRI)

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Pope drops f-bomb in weekly address

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Pope drops f-bomb in weekly addressPope Francis blesses faithful during his weekly mass on Sunday. Photo / AP

"To err is human; to forgive, divine", said the English poet Alexander Pope. Words that may be of some comfort to his namesake (sort of) Pope Francis after he accidentally used some distinctly unholy language during a Papal address to thousands in St Peter's Square.

It

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Religion ban fears grow

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Concerns are being raised that all religious symbolism could be abolished from schools following the removal of Bible studies from an Auckland school timetable.

Some parents are worried that New Zealand could follow the lead of France and enforce a strict secular educational environment.

It comes two weeks after St Heliers School

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