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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Pope Francis said Sept. 28 government officials have a “human right” to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience
The Church of England appointed its first ever female bishop on Dec. 17, overturning centuries of tradition in a Church that has been deeply divided over the issue.
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.
A luxury vehicle has been purchased as the official car of Turkey's top cleric. The Diyanet said the vehicle cost 'much lower' than the reported 1 million Turkish Liras
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
Millions of Shiite Muslim pilgrims defied the threat of jihadist attacks and thronged the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala for the climax of annual Arbaeen mourning rituals
Here are the updates as they happened throughout the day that Pope Francis started his historic visit to Turkey
Globalization and secularism have 'changed and damaged' religious life, according to a Diyanet official
The Religious Affairs Directorate regrets the appearance of 'a lie and gossip sector'
The Turkish government can ‘only benefit from recognizing the ecumenical status of the Patriarchate’ a senior official from the Fener Orthodox Patriarchate says in an exclusive interview
Pope Francis is set to visit Turkey to meet with top officials and religious leaders under strict security measures
“May God continue to protect the Turkish people... so that they can build a place of peaceful coexistence,' Pope Francis said
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
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.
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
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