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Christians in Turkey 'fearful' after knife-wielding men terrorize Istanbul church

Christians in Turkey 'fearful' after knife-wielding men terrorize Istanbul church

A recent attack against a church in Istanbul has raised the fears of the Christian community in Turkey, a leading member of the country’s Syriac community said in a statement

Comment(s) 6/27/2014

Pope, Orthodox patriarch pray in Holy Sepulcher church

Pope, Orthodox patriarch pray in Holy Sepulcher church

Pope Francis and the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians prayed together May 25 inside the Jerusalem church that symbolizes their divisions

Comment(s) 5/26/2014

Turkey’s religious body warns against ‘declarations of Jihad’ in eight languages

Turkey’s religious body warns against ‘declarations of Jihad’ in eight languages

Turkey's 'Diyanet' has urged Sunnis and Shiites to contain the ‘unacceptable’ sectarian conflict spreading from Iraq and Syria

Comment(s) 6/18/2014

Pope: End 'unacceptable' Israel-Palestinian conflict

Pope: End 'unacceptable' Israel-Palestinian conflict

Pope Francis came face to face with the daily reality of Palestinians on Sunday, even touching the controversial separation wall, after calling for an end to the "increasingly unacceptable" Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Comment(s) 5/25/2014

Turkey’s celebrity preachers to earn fortune this Ramadan

Turkey’s celebrity preachers to earn fortune this Ramadan

Preachers' wallets won't go hungry during Ramadan, as they earn huge sums for special festival TV programs

Comment(s) 6/17/2014

Pope to hear from Syria's refugees in Jordan

Pope to hear from Syria's refugees in Jordan

Pope Francis will hear first-hand accounts of the horrors of Syria's war when he meets refugees in Jordan Saturday as he begins a three-day visit to the Holy Land.

Comment(s) 5/22/2014

Show can go on for ‘rock singer imam’

Show can go on for ‘rock singer imam’

Antalya imam Ahmet Muhsin Tüzer, front vocalist of the band 'FiRock' received a mere warning from Turkey's religious body following investigation and will be able to continue rocking

Comment(s) 6/9/2014

Destroyed synagogue restored in İzmir

Destroyed synagogue restored in İzmir

The İzmir Metropolitan Municipality has restored a 17th century synagogue that was about to collapse

Comment(s) 5/21/2014

Turkey’s religious body urges Muslim world to ‘update itself’

Turkey’s religious body urges Muslim world to ‘update itself’

The deputy chairman of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) has urged Muslim societies to 'update themselves' and 'engage in self-criticism'

Comment(s) 6/4/2014

İzmir Catholic church home to holy lance

İzmir Catholic church home to holy lance

An İzmir church is home to relics from the era of Jesus. One of them is the Holy Lance, which is believed to have pierced the side of Christ

Comment(s) 5/13/2014

Making religious excuses for human mistakes is wrong, top religious official says over Soma

Making religious excuses for human mistakes is wrong, top religious official says over Soma

Making religious excuses for human mistakes and responsibilities is wrong, Diyanet head Görmez said

Comment(s) 6/2/2014

Armenians hold mass in Turkish Cyprus, a first in 50 years

Armenians hold mass in Turkish Cyprus, a first in 50 years

The Armenian community on Cyprus has held a mass in an Armenian Church on the Turkish side of the island, for the first time in 50 years.

Comment(s) 5/12/2014

Pope visits Muslim, Jewish sites on last day in Mideast

Pope visits Muslim, Jewish sites on last day in Mideast

Pope Francis called for Christians, Jews and Muslims to work together for peace as he toured holy sites in Jerusalem on Monday, the final day of his Middle East pilgrimage.

Comment(s) 5/26/2014

Turkish PM Erdoğan's steps 'not enough,' Greek Orthodox Patriarch says

Turkish PM Erdoğan's steps 'not enough,' Greek Orthodox Patriarch says

Bartholomew I praised PM Erdoğan for improving rights for Christians, but said 'it is not enough'

Comment(s) 5/9/2014

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