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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Feb. 9 hosted a leading delegation representing influential Jewish lobbying groups in the United States in a sign of Ankara’s willingness to normalize bilateral ties with Israel
Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter with masses in churches across Turkey and the world April 12, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected 2,000 years ago.
Masses of cheering believers in the Philippines turned out to bid farewell to Pope Francis Jan. 19, a fitting end to a week in Asia that saw him draw record crowds and campaign relentlessly for the poor.
Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has released a fatwa stating that usage of toilet paper is permissible within Islam, though it emphasized that water should be the primary source of cleansing.
Pope Francis drew a record six million people as he celebrated mass in the rain-swept Philippine capital Jan. 18, a triumphant finale to an Asian tour in which he championed the plight of the poor.
In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on April 5 praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.
Former Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) head Ali Bardakoğlu has accused some members of the Muslim community of contributing to the rise of Islamophobia around the world
Austria will turn the clock back a century if it approves a draft law on Islam scheduled to be voted on in Austria’s parliament on Feb. 25, Turkey’s top cleric has suggested.
A million worshippers packed the Colombo seafront to greet Pope Francis as he canonised Sri Lanka's first saint on Jan. 14, in the biggest public celebration the city has ever witnessed.
Pope Francis has sent Catholic clergy a powerful reminder of their duty to stamp out sexual abuse of children by priests, warning that they must never let a fear of scandal lead to cover-ups.
The head of Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs (Diyanet) said inter-religion dialogue was not possible between Islam and Christianity
Turkey’s top cleric has said Islamophobia has been “turned into an industry” across the world to “spread fear.”
Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has announced that accepting prizes won through gift draws is acceptable in Islam, though it has repeatedly stated that the lottery classifies as gambling and is against Islam.
Downloading pirated software and books on the Internet is not permissible in Islam, the Diyanet has stated
Pope Francis on Jan. 12 slammed "deviant forms of religion" following deadly attacks by Islamist militants in France last week which left 17 people dead.
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