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Bursa’s crescents, stars decorate mosques across the world

Bursa’s crescents, stars decorate mosques across the world

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

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Pope Francis calls for prayers for Syria nuns

Pope Francis calls for prayers for Syria nuns

Pope Francis Dec 4 called for prayers for a group of nuns seized from their convent in Syria

2 Comment(s) 12/4/2013

Pope calls for global solidarity in New Year blessing

Pope calls for global solidarity in New Year blessing

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.

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Israel PM heads to Rome for first talks with pope

Israel PM heads to Rome for first talks with pope

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for Rome for a two-day official visit

Comment(s) 12/2/2013

Francis celebrates first Christmas as pope

Francis celebrates first Christmas as pope

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.

Comment(s) 12/25/2013

Pope attacks "tyranny" of markets, urges renewal in key document

Pope attacks "tyranny" of markets, urges renewal in key document

Pope Francis called for renewal of the Roman Catholic Church and attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny"

2 Comment(s) 11/27/2013

Marks & Spencer in row over Muslim alcohol sales refusal

Marks & Spencer in row over Muslim alcohol sales refusal

British retailer Marks & Spencer faced criticism after it emerged that it allows Muslim staff to refuse to sell

6 Comment(s) 12/23/2013

Halki Seminary will remain closed until the mosque in Athens opened: AKP official

Halki Seminary will remain closed until the mosque in Athens opened: AKP official

The Greek Orthodox Halki Seminary in Istanbul will not be re-opened until the Fethiye Mosque in Athens is opened for prayers

40 Comment(s) 12/2/2013

Angels have no wings, says Catholic 'angelologist'

Angels have no wings, says Catholic 'angelologist'

Angels exist but do not have wings and are more like shards of light, at least according to a top Catholic Church 'angelologist'

10 Comment(s) 12/20/2013

Pope says 'no Middle East without Christians'

Pope says 'no Middle East without Christians'

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.

Comment(s) 11/21/2013

Pope sets up Vatican committee against child sex abuse

Pope sets up Vatican committee against child sex abuse

Pope Francis Dec 5 set up a committee to fight child sex abuse in the Catholic Church

Comment(s) 12/5/2013

Turkey has 'nothing to learn' from Greece on religious freedoms

Turkey has 'nothing to learn' from Greece on religious freedoms

Ankara released a statement responding tit for tat to Greece's anger regarding Hagia Sophia

104 Comment(s) 11/20/2013

Ancient bibles and rare texts online

Ancient bibles and rare texts online

A treasure trove of ancient bibles and rare Greek and Hebrew texts are being made available to the public through a website

Comment(s) 12/4/2013

Pope to receive Putin on November 25: official

Pope to receive Putin on November 25: official

Pope Francis will receive Russian President Vladimir Putin on November 25, the Vatican said

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