This is our archive of news items tagged Offbeat News.

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‘Men of God’ attack each other with brooms at Jesus’ birth site

priests fight Scuffles have broken out between rival groups of Greek Orthodox and Armenian clerics over a turf war in Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity.

Bemused tourists looked on as about 100 priests fought with brooms while cleaning the church in preparation for Orthodox Christmas, on 7 January. [Read more...]

RNB QuickLinks: Mormons or CIA agents? Jesus in a sink, ethical dogs, the hijood and a black mailbox

RNB Quick Links Today’s RNB QuickLinks reveals CIA Agents disguised as Mormons, the hijood (like the burqini, but then for athletes), and ethical dogs.

Also: the black mailbox, Jesus appears in a bathroom sink, and what to respond to “The Lord be with you.”

And more, including a prediction of churches twice as big as today’s largest mega-church. You have been warned! [Read more...]