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Turkey restores Kosovo’s Emin Pasha Mosque

Turkey restores Kosovo’s Emin Pasha Mosque

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan inaugurated the restored Emin Pasha Mosque in Kosovo’s city of Prizren via video link on March 16

Comment(s)3/17/2016

Turkish Jewish Museum reopens after update

Turkish Jewish Museum reopens after update

An updated and modernized version of the Museum of Turkish Jews has opened at the Neve Şalom Synagogue in Istanbul

Comment(s)2/27/2016

Pope Francis approves sainthood for Mother Teresa

Pope Francis approves sainthood for Mother Teresa

Pope Francis on March 15 approved sainthood for Mother Teresa, the missionary nun who became a global if controversial symbol of compassion for her care of the sick and destitute

Comment(s)3/15/2016

Large new statue of Virgin Mary statue planned in Selçuk

Large new statue of Virgin Mary statue planned in Selçuk

Aegean province İzmir’s Selçuk district, home to the House of the Virgin Mary, which is a pilgrimage site for Christians, will soon have a massive statue of the mother of Jesus

Comment(s)2/22/2016

Turkey’s top cleric calls for autonomous religious directorate

Turkey’s top cleric calls for autonomous religious directorate

Turkey’s top cleric has called for a restructuring of the Diyanet in order to make it an “autonomous” body, while he also stating that madrasas (Islamic seminaries) in Southeast Anatolia should have legal status to avoid exploitation by “terrorist” groups

Comment(s)3/8/2016

Pope urges Mexicans to not surrender to drug cartels

Pope urges Mexicans to not surrender to drug cartels

Pope Francis on Feb. 15 encouraged young Mexicans to "dare to dream" of a crime-free life and priests to stay strong despite relentless violence as he visited a region lacerated by drug gangs

Comment(s)2/17/2016

Seeking a miracle on Pakistan’s Qur’an mountain

Seeking a miracle on Pakistan’s Qur’an mountain

A businessman is hoping to navigate the tricky business of recycling Qur’ans in Pakistan as any purported desecration of Islam’s holy text could lead to the most severe of penalties

Comment(s)3/5/2016

Turkish PM pays visit to cemevi in eastern Turkey

Turkish PM pays visit to cemevi in eastern Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has visited a cemevi, an Alevi house of worship, in eastern Turkey, just months after he outlined a set of comprehensive action plans for the fulfillment of his party’s pre-election promises to different segments of society

Comment(s)2/15/2016

Istanbul governor meets with religious leaders

Istanbul governor meets with religious leaders

Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin has met with leading figures from the three main religions in the metropolis to obtain information on the activities of Turkey’s Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities, the state-run Anadolu Agency has reported

Comment(s)3/2/2016

Ukrainian Greek Catholics 'betrayed' by pope-patriarch meeting

Ukrainian Greek Catholics 'betrayed' by pope-patriarch meeting

Pope Francis is under fire in Ukraine after his historic meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, with the head of the country's Greek Catholic Church saying believers felt "betrayed"

Comment(s)2/14/2016

Turkey’s religious body refuses to grant concert permission to ‘rocking imam’

Turkey’s religious body refuses to grant concert permission to ‘rocking imam’

A Turkish imam who hit headlines as a “rocking imam” after co-founding a rock band has been denied permission to perform a concert in Portugal by Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet)

Comment(s)3/1/2016

Pope urges Mexico leaders, bishops to tame drug mayhem

Pope urges Mexico leaders, bishops to tame drug mayhem

Pope Francis admonished Mexico's political and religious leaders to take on drug violence on Feb. 13, calling for "true justice" and "prophetic courage" against the scourge afflicting the country

Comment(s)2/14/2016

Turkey’s top religious official backs reopening of Halki Seminary ‘in principle’

Turkey’s top religious official backs reopening of Halki Seminary ‘in principle’

No religious minority group in Turkey should have to look abroad to educate its religious clerics, Directorate General of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) head Mehmet Görmez said on Feb. 28

Comment(s)2/28/2016

Pope heads for historic encounter with Russian patriarch

Pope heads for historic encounter with Russian patriarch

Pope Francis headed to Cuba on Feb. 12 looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration

Comment(s)2/12/2016

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