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Islam does not allow pirated software, book downloads: Turkey’s top religious body

Islam does not allow pirated software, book downloads: Turkey’s top religious body

Downloading pirated software and books on the Internet is not permissible in Islam, the Diyanet has stated

Comment(s) 1/27/2015

Pope slams 'deviant forms of religion' after Paris attacks

Pope slams 'deviant forms of religion' after Paris attacks

Pope Francis on Jan. 12 slammed "deviant forms of religion" following deadly attacks by Islamist militants in France last week which left 17 people dead.

Comment(s) 1/12/2015

Pope ends record-setting Asia tour

Pope ends record-setting Asia tour

Masses of cheering believers in the Philippines turned out to bid farewell to Pope Francis Jan. 19, a fitting end to a week in Asia that saw him draw record crowds and campaign relentlessly for the poor.

Comment(s) 1/19/2015

Turkish imams in Germany to stand guard in front of media buildings in solidary against terror

Turkish imams in Germany to stand guard in front of media buildings in solidary against terror

The DİTİB in Germany calls on Muslims to stand guard in front of the buildings of media outlets

Comment(s) 1/11/2015

Pope celebrates mass with millions in wet Philippines

Pope celebrates mass with millions in wet Philippines

Pope Francis drew a record six million people as he celebrated mass in the rain-swept Philippine capital Jan. 18, a triumphant finale to an Asian tour in which he championed the plight of the poor.

Comment(s) 1/18/2015

Feel free to breastfeed here, pope tells mothers in Sistine Chapel

Feel free to breastfeed here, pope tells mothers in Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis baptized 33 infants in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 11 and told the mothers to feel free to breastfeed them if they cried or were hungry.

Comment(s) 1/11/2015

Muslim world also responsible for rise of Islamophobia, says former religious body head

Muslim world also responsible for rise of Islamophobia, says former religious body head

Former Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) head Ali Bardakoğlu has accused some members of the Muslim community of contributing to the rise of Islamophobia around the world

Comment(s) 1/14/2015

Pope prays for victims of Paris attack

Pope prays for victims of Paris attack

Pope Francis celebrated mass for the victims of the attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Jan. 7, praying for all those affected by an Islamist assault which left 12 people dead.

Comment(s) 1/8/2015

Pope leads joyous million-strong mass on Sri Lanka seafront

Pope leads joyous million-strong mass on Sri Lanka seafront

A million worshippers packed the Colombo seafront to greet Pope Francis as he canonised Sri Lanka's first saint on Jan. 14, in the biggest public celebration the city has ever witnessed.

Comment(s) 1/14/2015

Pope names 20 cardinals, many from developing world

Pope names 20 cardinals, many from developing world

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.

Comment(s) 1/5/2015

Inter-religion dialogue not possible, says Turkey’s top cleric

Inter-religion dialogue not possible, says Turkey’s top cleric

The head of Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs (Diyanet) said inter-religion dialogue was not possible between Islam and Christianity

Comment(s) 1/13/2015

Pope urges 'tenderness' as millions celebrate Christmas

Pope urges 'tenderness' as millions celebrate Christmas

Pope Francis called for "tenderness" and "warmth" after a violence-plagued year as millions of Christians began marking Christmas.

Comment(s) 12/25/2014

Turkey’s top religious affairs: National lottery haram, gift draws halal

Turkey’s top religious affairs: National lottery haram, gift draws halal

Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has announced that accepting prizes won through gift draws is acceptable in Islam, though it has repeatedly stated that the lottery classifies as gambling and is against Islam.

Comment(s) 1/12/2015

Pope says Vatican administration is sick with power and greed

Pope says Vatican administration is sick with power and greed

The Vatican's top administrators would have been expecting an exchange of pleasantries at their annual Christmas meeting with Pope Francis on Dec. 22.

Comment(s) 12/22/2014

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