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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkish authorities have granted permission for the construction of a new church for the Syriac community in Istanbul, making it the first new Syriac church to be built since the foundation of the Republic of Turkey
A 300-year-old chapel located near the famous Apollon Temple in the western province of Aydın’s Didim district has been opened to worship.
The country’s top cleric took the initiative to deliver Friday’s sermon on Sept. 11, in a bid to urge the people of Turkey not to be trapped by ethic divides amid rising conflict between security forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
Pope Francis defended Oct. 4 marriage and heterosexual couples as he opened a synod on the family overshadowed by a challenge to Vatican orthodoxy by a gay priest.
Having Buddha sculptures and mantra symbols as well as the playing of religious music and burning of incense can now be considered violations which lead to the closure of yoga centers in Turkey
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
Pope Francis wants to make it easier for Catholics to have their marriages annulled under reforms regarded with suspicion by conservatives wary of the de facto introduction of Church-approved divorce.
A vast collection of antique objects used in Sufi Muslim dervish convents has been launched as an exhibit at the Turkish American Cultural Center in the state of Maryland, near Washington D.C.
Pope Francis called on Sept. 6 on every European parish and religious community to take in one migrant family each in a gesture of solidarity he said would start in the tiny Vatican state where he lives
Turkish officials have decided to review a directive which banned religious symbols and playing music specific to various religions at yoga studios
Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Bartholomew has performed a mass marking the beginning of the church’s calendar with the participation of some 140 metropolitan bishops and archbishops from around the world.
Turkey’s top cleric Mehmet Görmez has condemned Israel for what he called as “occupation” of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound
Turkey’s top religious affairs body has released a report on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), where it defined the group as a terror organization for the first time.
Culture and Tourism Minister Yalçın Topçu has said he wished for the Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul to be reopened to prayers for Muslims
Orthodox Greeks have gathered at the Ayazma Monastery on Tenedos island, known Bozcaada in Turkish, in the Aegean province of Çanakkale for a religious ceremony to celebrate Hagia Paraskevi Day.
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