Sorry for the posting delay, but my big fat Greek Easter has a way of slowing productivity. (Insert joke about Greece’s economy here.) According to GetReligion, I haven’t missed too much faith-related news, though, despite the Jewish and Christian holidays, upcoming royal wedding of Prince William (future figurehead of the Church of England), beatification of Pope John Paul II, etc.
As for Easter-specific stories, apologies to Carmen Sandiego, but the coverage this year seems to have focused strongly on the “where in the world” angle, ranging from the usual fascination over which church President Obama and his family decided to attend, to the Christians struggling to observe Easter in tough parts of the world:
- Low-key Easter preparations for Pakistan’s fearful Christians (Reuters)
- Christians celebrate last Easter in united Sudan (AFP)
- Japan’s Christians celebrate Easter amid disaster (AP)
- At least four hurt in Easter blast near Baghdad church(Reuters)
- China detains church members at Easter services (NYT)
Yikes. It certainly puts most of our holiday travel hassles, cooking challenges and even partisan bickering into perspective, doesn’t it?
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