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Pope warns against money in football

Pope warns against money in football

Pope Francis on Friday warned money "risks contaminating" football and called for a return to "sporting dignity" at a Vatican meeting with players from Italian Cup finalists Fiorentina and Napoli.

Comment(s) 5/2/2014

Turkey's religious body head visits Yemen

Turkey's religious body head visits Yemen

Religious Affairs Directorate Head Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez is traveling to San’a, the capital of Yemen, for an official visit.

Comment(s) 3/20/2014

Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Ağca expresses no remorse over attempt to assassinate late Pope

Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Ağca expresses no remorse over attempt to assassinate late Pope

Ağca explained that he felt 'no regret' over his failed assassination attempt of Pope John Paul II because he is convinced it was all part of a 'divine' plan

Comment(s) 4/25/2014

Vatican, Anglicans, Muslims unite to fight slavery

Vatican, Anglicans, Muslims unite to fight slavery

Catholics, Anglicans and Muslims came together Monday to fight slavery with the launch of a global network to tackle human trafficking, forced prostitution and child labour.

Comment(s) 3/18/2014

Christians in Turkey mark Easter with masses

Christians in Turkey mark Easter with masses

Christians celebrated Easter with church masses in several cities across Turkey

Comment(s) 4/20/2014

Pope marks first year far from Rome's madding crowd

Pope marks first year far from Rome's madding crowd

Pope Francis on Thursday marked the first anniversary of his election in prayer and quiet contemplation of the meaning of Lent, far from the adoring crowds and controversies of Rome.

Comment(s) 3/13/2014

Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday homily

Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday homily

Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice.

Comment(s) 4/13/2014

Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate says

Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate says

The Directorate General for Religious Affairs has issued a fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food

Comment(s) 3/11/2014

Pope asks forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests

Pope asks forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests

Pope Francis on Friday personally asked forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests -- the first time he has made such an apology since being elected last year.

Comment(s) 4/11/2014

Greek Orthodox patriarchs and archbishops meet in Istanbul

Greek Orthodox patriarchs and archbishops meet in Istanbul

Greek Orthodox patriarchs and archbishops have gathered in Istanbul for a three-day meeting, upon the invitation of Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomew

Comment(s) 3/7/2014

Vatican Library will digitize its archives

Vatican Library will digitize its archives

Working with a Japanese technology group, the Vatican Library is set to digitally archive about 1.5 million pages from the library’s collection

Comment(s) 3/25/2014

World churches get a door to the world from Hatay

World churches get a door to the world from Hatay

Churches in the world are increasingly being adorned with doors made by an artisan in the southern province of Hatay, an early center of Christianity

Comment(s) 2/25/2014

Woman may divorce man in jail:  Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate

Woman may divorce man in jail: Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate

It is religiously permissible for a woman whose husband is sentenced to one or more years in prison to apply for a divorce

Comment(s) 3/25/2014

Pope creates new Vatican finance ministry

Pope creates new Vatican finance ministry

Pope Francis on Monday created a new finance ministry to oversee the Holy See's economic affairs

Comment(s) 2/24/2014

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