Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Pope Francis is planning to visit Cuba in September as part of a trip that will also take him to the United States, the Vatican announced on April 17
Turkey’s top cleric has said Islamophobia will be high on the agenda of his upcoming meeting with Pope Francis during the latter’s landmark visit to Turkey in late November.
Catholic bishops are showing unprecedented openness to accepting the real lives of many Catholics, saying gays have gifts to offer the church
Directorate of Religious Affairs head Mehmet Görmez said despite the recent incidents in the Islamic world it is remarkable that Latin America has not grown Islamophobic
Two million Muslim pilgrims begin leaving the holy city of Mecca on Oct. 6, concluding the annual hajj during which Saudi leaders lashed out at Islamic extremism.
Pope Francis is set to be the first house guest at Turkey's new presidential palace during his upcoming visit
The increasingly popular phenomenon has sparked controversy among more conservative Muslims, however, with some taking to Twitter to criticise pilgrims who take selfies.
Religious marriages conducted without legal marriages harm women and lead to child brides, Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) head Mehmet Görmez has admitted
On World Animal Day, Turkey marks the Feast of Sacrifice with scenes of celebration and protests
Thousands of Shiite Muslims in Turkey have commemorated the Battle of Karbala, a bloody clash that took place more than 1,000 years ago in Karbala in today’s Iraq.
Pope Francis on Oct. 5 launched a major review of Catholic teaching on the family that could lead to change in the Church's attitude to marriage, cohabitation and divorce.
The head of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has sent a letter to the Alevi community for the holy month of Muharram, as well as Ashura and Karbala
Nice-guy Pope Francis looks set to have his mettle tested by his first mutiny in the ranks this weekend at a Catholic meeting on the contentious issue of traditional marriage.
The final version of a controversial Vatican document issued on Saturday radically revised its earlier wording on homosexuals, eliminating language that had talked more positively of them than ever before in church history.
Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims began a mass movement out of the holy city of Mecca towards the nearby Mina Valley in Saudi Arabia on Oct. 2, beginning the hajj.
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