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Turkish lawmakers debate gay imams

Turkish lawmakers debate gay imams

A ruling AKP deputy’s remarks suggesting that gay people should be able to serve as imams has stirred a fresh cultural debate on Turkey’s heated political stage.

Comment(s) 12/3/2014

Five things to watch when Pope Francis visits Turkey

Five things to watch when Pope Francis visits Turkey

Pope Francis is expected to tread lightly during his three-day visit, sensitive to the delicate diplomatic tensions at play between Turkey and the international coalition fighting ISIL

Comment(s) 11/28/2014

Catholic Church in Australia links celibacy to abuse

The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday said that obligatory celibacy may have contributed to priests abusing children, and recommended that clergy should be given "psychosexual" training.

Comment(s) 12/12/2014

Stop Mediterranean becoming vast migrant cemetery, Pope tells Europe

Stop Mediterranean becoming vast migrant cemetery, Pope tells Europe

Pope Francis told Europe's leaders on Tuesday to do more to help thousands of migrants risking their lives trying to get into the continent, saying they had to stop the Mediterranean becoming "a vast cemetery".

Comment(s) 11/25/2014

Pope's first day in Istanbul boosts hopes of 'unification'

Pope's first day in Istanbul boosts hopes of 'unification'

Like his predecessor, Pope Francis 'prayed' at the Blue Mosque, which was his first stop in Istanbul on Nov. 29, before boosting hopes of those who support the unification of the Roman Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate

Comment(s) 11/29/2014

Governor offers ‘apology’ to Turkey’s Chief Rabbi over synagogue controversy

Governor offers ‘apology’ to Turkey’s Chief Rabbi over synagogue controversy

Edirne Gov. Şahin stirred an outcry after proposing to turn a synagogue into a museum as a reprisal for Israel’s policies

Comment(s) 11/25/2014

As it happened: Pope Francis in first day of historic visit to Turkey

As it happened: Pope Francis in first day of historic visit to Turkey

Here are the updates as they happened throughout the day that Pope Francis started his historic visit to Turkey

Comment(s) 11/28/2014

Istanbul’s Catholic community awaits Pope Francis’ visit

Istanbul’s Catholic community awaits Pope Francis’ visit

Catholic clergy gathered in central Istanbul on Nov. 24 ahead of Pope Francis’ scheduled visit to Turkey

Comment(s) 11/24/2014

Istanbul’s Friday sermon focuses on lies, gossip via technological devices

Istanbul’s Friday sermon focuses on lies, gossip via technological devices

The Religious Affairs Directorate regrets the appearance of 'a lie and gossip sector'

Comment(s) 11/28/2014

US VP Biden visits Greek Orthodox Patriarch in Istanbul

US VP Biden visits Greek Orthodox Patriarch in Istanbul

Biden and his wife Jill Biden visited the Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul’s historic Fener district

Comment(s) 11/23/2014

Pope set to visit Turkey under security clampdown

Pope set to visit Turkey under security clampdown

Pope Francis is set to visit Turkey to meet with top officials and religious leaders under strict security measures

Comment(s) 11/27/2014

Turkey’s top religious body says exposing privacy with online photos ‘improper’ in Islam

Turkey’s top religious body says exposing privacy with online photos ‘improper’ in Islam

Sharing personal photos on social media is inappropriate according to Islam, Turkey’s Directorate for Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has announced.

Comment(s) 11/18/2014

In Turkey, Pope warns against fundamentalism, as Erdoğan slams 'double-standards'

In Turkey, Pope warns against fundamentalism, as Erdoğan slams 'double-standards'

In the first day of his historic visit, Pope Francis warned against 'fanaticism and fundamentalism,' while Turkish President Erdoğan slammed both Islamophobia and terrorism, as well as the 'double-standards' of the international community

Comment(s) 11/28/2014

Pope Francis to visit Virgin Mary’s House in Turkey

Pope Francis to visit Virgin Mary’s House in Turkey

Residents of the western town of Selçuk enthusiastically await Pope’s visit to Christian cultural monument

Comment(s) 11/16/2014

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