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Photo Slideshows: A View Inside Religious Services

These slideshows were created by Religion News Service to provide our readers with an inside look at various religious services.  From a Catholic mass to prayer at a mosque, these images help understand the culture and diversity of the religious world, as well as how people pray and celebrate their religion. 
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The ‘Mormon moment’ in America

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may soon grow to become the third largest church in the United States. And yet, surveys show that Americans know relatively little about this homegrown religion.
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The 400th anniversary of the King James Version

In 2011, the world celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Bible commissioned by King James I, the successor to Queen Elizabeth I. Commissioned in 1604 and published in 1611, the Authorized Version, known as the King James Version, or KJV, has become one of the most influential books in the English language. It went through several revisions over the years, most recently (and permanent...
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The death of Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II was the longest-serving pope of the 20th century and the third-longest in history after St. Peter and Pope Pius IX. In his 26 years in office, John Paul touched the lives of lepers and heads of state, and hundreds of millions of people in between who saw in this stoop-shouldered leader the vision of a better humankind. When he died in April 2005, Religion News Service...
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