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Pope says he believes ban on female priests is forever

Pope Francis said on Tuesday he believes the Roman Catholic Church's ban on women becoming priests is forever and will never be changed, in some of his most definitive remarks on the issue.
He was speaking aboard a plane taking him back to Rome from Sweden, in the freewheeling news conference with reporters that has become a tradition of his return flights from trips abroad.
A Swedish female reporter noted that the head of the Lutheran Church who welcomed him in Sweden was a woman, and then asked if he thought the Catholic Church could allow women to be ordained as ministers in coming decades.

"St. Pope John Paul II had the last clear word on this and it stands, this stands," Francis said.
Francis was referring to a 1994 document by Pope John Paul that closed the door on a female priesthood. The Vatican says this teaching is an infallible part of Catholic tradition.
The reporter then pressed the pope, asking: "But forever, forever? Never, never? Francis respond…

Adele speaks about her postnatal depression after the birth of her son Angelo

Adele has opened up about her battle with postnatal depression after the birth of her son, Angelo.
The singer told Vanity Fair magazine that she felt, at the time, like she had made "the worst decision" of her life.
The 28-year old goes on to say that she "loves her son more than anything" but admits she really struggled adjusting to motherhood.

"I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate," she says.

Angelo is now four and Adele's only child with partner Simon Konecki.
He advised her to talk to other mothers about her concerns. She says she refused at first but the depression "lifted" once she confided in a friend who had a child and realised she wasn't alone.
She goes on to say that taking an afternoon a week to herself improved the situation.
"A friend of mine said, 'Really? Don't you feel bad?' I said, 'I do, but not as bad as I'd feel if I didn't do it.' It makes you a better mum if you giv…

Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson Slapped With Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘Uptown Funk’

"Uptown Funk" is a ripoff -- at least that's the claim in a lawsuit filed against the megahit's composers Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson.
The suit filed in federal court in California on Friday alleges that "Uptown Funk" is "strikingly or substantially similar" to the 1983 track "Young Girls" by an electro-funk band named Collage.
The complaint claims that "Uptown Funk" pulls heavily from the "Minneapolis electro-funk soul" sound of the '80s, which the suit claims "Young Girls" employed.

"These acts of infringement were willful, knowing, malicious and perpetrated without regard to the Plaintiffs' rights," the lawsuit reads. Representatives for Mars and Ronson have not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment.
"Uptown Funk," released in 2014, was a huge hit for Mars and Ronson, but also the subject of multiple copyright controversies. In addition to the current lawsuit…

Explosive Found In Vicinity Of Deputy Minister's Residence

Security forces in the Ashanti region say they have defused a 'powerful explosive' found in the vicinity of the deputy Ashanti regional minister's residence in Kumasi.
Luv FM's Erastus Asare Donkor reported the explosive was also close to the area where the National Data Center is located.

It is not clear the target of the explosive device and the circumstances under which it came to be found in the area.

But security forces say there is no immediate threat to safety.

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NDC sacks 23 for going independent

The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has dismissed 23 members of the party who are contesting as independent parliamentary candidates in the December 7 polls.

According to the party, such persons are in breach of articles 8( d,f); 45( a,b,c &e) and 46(10) of the party's constitution.

“The affected persons by their conduct and on their own volition have ceased to be members of the party” the NDC said in a press statement signed by its General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party has, therefore, directed that the affected persons be “barred from the use of the party's paraphernalia, or the use of names of key party officials, including the party's presidential candidate in their campaigns or political activities, return all party property( including vehicles) in their possession.”

The NDC further said pursuant to articles 45 and 46 of the party’s constitution, executive members of the party who endorsed t…

Celine Dion pays tribute to late husband

Celine Dion paid tribute to her late husband as someone who "always thought of others" before himself. 
The 'My Heart Will Go On' hitmaker took to the stage at the ADISQ Gala in Quebec on Sunday night to praise René Angélil - who passed away in January - for his work as a music producer and his personal values. 
Speaking at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of Place des Arts, she told the audience: "[Rene was] not only one of the greatest visionaries of the Quebec music industry, he was also one of the biggest fans of musical artists that ever existed.

"He had an immense respect for people who had that passion ... René always thought of others before he thought of himself."
The spectacle included an emotional tribute to René, who was Celine's manager, in which the 48-year-old singer and Ginette Reno, 70, who was also managed by the late star, performed. 
Celine later took to the stage to pick up the Felix trophy in his honor and was given a standing…

Ancient manuscript 'proves Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had children'

We have uncovered an ancient writing that is encrypted with a hidden meaning. In the process of decoding it, we’ll take you on a journey into the world of this mysterious text.
What the Vatican feared—and Dan Brown only suspected—has come true. There is now written evidence that Jesus was married to Mary the Magdalene, and that they had children together.
More than this, based on the new evidence, we now know what the original Jesus movement looked like and the unexpected role sexuality played in it. We have even unraveled the politics behind the crucifixion, as well as the events and the people that took part in it.

Gathering dust in the British Library is a document that takes us into the missing years of Jesus’ life. Scholars believe that Jesus was born around 5 BC, and that he was crucified around 30AD.

But there is a huge gap in his biography. We know absolutely nothing about Jesus from the time he was eight days old (his circumcision, according to Jewish law), until he wa…

Justin Bieber Settles Lawsuit With Photographer Allegedly Beaten By Bodyguard

Justin Bieber has settled his lawsuit with a Miami photographer named Manuel Munoz, who alleged that one of the singer’s bodyguards beat him up in a Subway restaurant in 2014. The terms of the settlement are confidential, but both sides agreed Munoz will be paid an undisclosed amount over the incident.
As Gossip Cop reported in May 2014, Munoz sued Bieber after a fight with his bodyguard Dwayne Patterson, who was accused of attacking the paparazzo for taking pictures of the pop star. The alleged incident occurred as Munoz snapped a shot of Bieber leaving SET Nightclub, resulting in Patterson supposedly chasing the photog into the restroom of a nearby Subway sandwich shop. From there, Munoz claimed the bodyguard kicked and punched him before stealing his camera’s memory card.
On Monday, Bieber settled the lawsuit immediately before he would have been forced to sit down for a deposition in Miami. The judge ruled that if the case wasn’t settled by the end of October, all part…

Tough day: EC faces 3 legal battles over disqualifications

The Electoral Commission (EC) faces three political parties Tuesday, November 1 following the disqualification of their presidential candidates from the December polls.
The National Democratic Party (NDP), the People’s National Convention (PNC) and All People’s Congress (APC) will be hoping to get the court to overturn the Commission’s decision to reject the candidacy of their presidential aspirants for this year’s polls.
At the Human Rights Division of the High Court the NDP, led by Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, will be embarking on a second attempt to get the court to place an injunction that will prohibit and restrain the EC and its agents from going ahead with the balloting of presidential candidates until the court settles the matter.

A similar suit had been struck out by an Accra High Court earlier over procedural errors.
Presiding Judge, Justice George Koomson described the earlier NDP suit as incompetent and not capable of appropriately invoking the Jurisdiction of the cour…

Jay Z and Beyonce dress up as Black Barbie and Ken for Halloween

Beyonce dressed up as Black Barbie, while her husband, Jay Z dressed up as Ken for the second Halloween party they attended.  Their daughter Blue Ivy, who stood with them, had a jacket with 'Barbie' written on it. 

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