Belief Bytes: Friday’s Religion News Roundup

Here is your Religion News Roundup for today:

By KEVIN ECKSTROM
c. Religion News Service 2012
Reprinted with permission

“News flash: The pope is not, in fact, dead.

Someone using a fake Twitter account under the name of Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone tweeted that Pope Benedict XVI had died on Thursday; a Vatican spokesman immediately denied the tweet.

Meanwhile, in other non-fake news …

A pope who actually is dead, John Paul II, could be declared a saint soon after another miracle was attributed to his intercession, Italian media are reporting. No details on the who, what, when, where of the alleged miracle.

Harold Camping, who became a laughingstock after the world failed to

An etching of Moses courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

end (as he predicted) on May 21 or even Oct. 21, says he’s done with predictions and that his erroneous doomsday forecast was “sinful and incorrect.”

Mormon officials have blocked whistle-blower Helen Radkey’s access to baptism records after she disclosed that Anne Frank, Daniel Pearl and other Jews were baptized by proxy in Mormon temples.”

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-Samantha Freda, Wilmington Faith and Values news intern

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