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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Shiite Muslims in Turkey commemorated on Oct. 23 the Battle of Karbala, a bloody clash that took place more than 1,000 years ago in Karbala, located in present-day Iraq.
Pope Francis on Jan. 4 named 20 new cardinals, a majority of them from Africa, Asia and Latin America, increasingly key areas as the Roman Catholic Church's support shifts from its traditional European stronghold.
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 called for "tenderness" and "warmth" after a violence-plagued year as millions of Christians began marking Christmas.
“May God continue to protect the Turkish people... so that they can build a place of peaceful coexistence,' Pope Francis said
The Vatican's top administrators would have been expecting an exchange of pleasantries at their annual Christmas meeting with Pope Francis on Dec. 22.
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.
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'
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