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The Irish leading the way

The Irish Times have reported that Irish people between the ages of 16 and 29 are among the most religious in Europe.

The study of religious affiliation and practice among young Europeans, aged 16-29, was conducted by two Catholic universities: St Mary’s University, Twickenham in London and the Institut Catholique de Paris. Its findings will inform the work of the 2018 Synod of Bishops, due to be held in Rome next October.

Sport over holy week?

The dean of St Peter’s Cathedral has renewed calls to separate sport and religious public holidays as Adelaide Crows fans get ready to kick off the holy weekend with a Grand Final rematch against Richmond in their first home game of 2018 on Good Friday eve.

The Adelaide Advertiser reports that Dean Frank Nelson has questioned whether public holidays based on religion should be scrapped if society is no longer interested in their meaning.

Religion freed rock icon from poison

Rocker Alice Cooper credits religion for helping him to overcome his alcohol addiction.

World Entertainment News network reports that after being diagnosed as a “classic alcoholic” almost 40 years ago, Cooper knew he had to stop drinking after he commenced each day coughing up blood.

Beiber to sing gospel

According to The Sun, Justin Beiber is set to feature “Christian-appropriate” songs on his next project.

An anonymous source close to the artist explained that the singer wants his fifth studio album to reflect his religious beliefs.

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