Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The declaration of a 'caliphate' by Islamist militants in Iraq lacks legitimacy and their death threats to Christians are a danger to civilization, the head of Turkey’s religious authority has said
Craftsman Ayhan Savut's alems - the centuries-old art of making the crescents and the stars on top of the minarets in mosques - decorate mosques all over the world
Pope Francis Dec 4 called for prayers for a group of nuns seized from their convent in Syria
Pope Francis on Wednesday called for greater solidarity in the world in his first New Year blessing as pontiff in front of crowds of pilgrims on St Peter's Square.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for Rome for a two-day official visit
Pope Francis is celebrating his first Christmas as leader of the world's Catholics, riding a wave of popularity and influence after a year shaking up the papacy with his humble style, sense of humour and common touch.
Pope Francis called for renewal of the Roman Catholic Church and attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny"
British retailer Marks & Spencer faced criticism after it emerged that it allows Muslim staff to refuse to sell
The Greek Orthodox Halki Seminary in Istanbul will not be re-opened until the Fethiye Mosque in Athens is opened for prayers
Angels exist but do not have wings and are more like shards of light, at least according to a top Catholic Church 'angelologist'
Pope Francis on Thursday said the Catholic Church will not accept a Middle East without Christians, who often find themselves forced to flee areas of conflict and unrest in the region.
Pope Francis Dec 5 set up a committee to fight child sex abuse in the Catholic Church
Ankara released a statement responding tit for tat to Greece's anger regarding Hagia Sophia
A treasure trove of ancient bibles and rare Greek and Hebrew texts are being made available to the public through a website
Pope Francis will receive Russian President Vladimir Putin on November 25, the Vatican said
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