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French Burkini Ban Lifted After Overwhelming Backlash and Rise in Sales

Originally posted 08/26/2016 10:50AM

A French court has ruled against the burkini ban implemented by seaside town Villeneuve-Loubet after mounting backlash, reported CNN.

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Filed Under: Religion, Cannes, Bodywatch

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Burkini Sales Go Up 200 Percent Since French Ban: 'No Man Can Tell Us What to Wear'

Originally posted 08/25/2016 10:00AM

After over a dozen French towns have banned women from wearing 'burkinis' – a swimsuit for women that leaves just the face, hands and feet exposed – a demand for the product has risen 200 percent worldwide, BBC News reported.

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Filed Under: Religion, Cannes
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Pope Francis Is Treating Rome's Homeless to Pizza and a Day at the Beach

Pope Francis Is Treating Rome's Homeless to Pizza and a Day at the Beach

Originally posted 08/16/2016 05:30PM

Pizza's on Pope Francis!

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Pope Francis Falls Down During Mass in Poland – Then Keeps Right on Going

Originally posted 07/28/2016 11:00AM

Pope Francis might be the Jennifer Lawrence of the Catholic Church.

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Filed Under: Religion, Pope Francis

Scott Disick Gets Blessed by a Rabbi at Jerusalem's Western Wall

Originally posted 07/13/2016 04:05PM

It's getting hard to Keep Up with Scott Disick.

Between nights out in New York City, pool days in California and almost-trips to Iceland, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has been quite the jet-setter recently.

His most recent stop? Israel, and he's got all the Instagram posts to prove it.

First, Disick shared a picture of himself Tuesday enjoying some shakshuka – a classic Middle Eastern dish – in Tel Aviv.

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Kendall Jenner Opens Up About Her Faith – and What Role Her Sisters Have Played

Kendall Jenner Opens Up About Her Faith: 'I Was Definitely Taught – Even by My Sisters – to Believe in God'

Originally posted 05/09/2016 02:45PM

Kendall Jenner is sharing her personal beliefs about religion with her fans in a revealing new post on her website and app.

The 19-year-old model wrote that while her famous family wasn't necessarily religious during her youth, and they usually went to church services on holidays – especially Easter.

Regardless, she explained that she was "definitely taught – even by my sisters – to believe in God."

"Also, to believe that He has a plan," Jenner added. "Even though I'm more spiritual than religious, I pray every night and I 100 percent identify as Christian."

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How Lisa Marie Presley Tried to Reunite Scientology Leader David Miscavige's Father with His Family After He Left the Church

How Lisa Marie Presley Tried – and Failed – to Reunite Scientology Leader David Miscavige's Father with His Family After He Left the Church

Originally posted 05/03/2016 12:20PM

A feel-good father-son tale it is not.

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Scientology Attorney Says Church Hired Private Investigators to Trail David Miscavige's Father After He Left the Church for 'His Own Safety'

Scientology Attorney Says Church Hired Private Investigators to Trail David Miscavige's Father After He Left the Church for 'His Own Safety'

Originally posted 04/29/2016 12:25PM

As the father of Scientology leader David Miscavige prepares for the release of his tell-all memoir, Ron Miscavige has opened up about being trailed by private investigators after he left the controversial church in 2012, and feeling like he was "shot in the head" when he learned that his own son seemingly did not care about his well-being.

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Filed Under: Religion, 20/20, Leah Remini
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Kirk Cameron: Wives Should 'Honor and Respect and Follow Their Husband's Lead'

Kirk Cameron: Wives Should 'Honor and Respect and Follow Their Husband's Lead'

Originally posted 04/29/2016 11:25AM

Kirk Cameron is once again sparking conversations with his conservative views on marriage.

In a recent interview with the Christian Post, the former Growing Pains star said, "Wives are to honor and respect and follow their husband's lead, not to tell their husband how he ought to be a better husband. When each person gets their part right, regardless of how their spouse is treating them, there is hope for real change in their marriage."

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David Miscavige's Father on How His Son Changed After Joining Scientology Leadership: 'He Looked at Me Like, "Who Are You Talking To?" '

David Miscavige's Father on How His Son Changed After Joining Scientology Leadership: 'He Looked at Me Like, "Who Are You Talking To?" '

Originally posted 04/28/2016 11:40AM

As David Miscavige's father prepares to release a scathing memoir about his son, Ron Miscavige says in a new interview that David became more "authoritarian" as he rose through the Scientology ranks to become leader of the controversial religion – and increasingly distant from the man who introduced him to the religion as a boy.

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Filed Under: Religion, 20/20, Books

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