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Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

The number of Americans who don't affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call "nones" the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released May 12

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Turkey’s top cleric warns Austria over draft on Islam

Turkey’s top cleric warns Austria over draft on Islam

Austria will turn the clock back a century if it approves a draft law on Islam scheduled to be voted on in Austria’s parliament on Feb. 25, Turkey’s top cleric has suggested.

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Pope to visit Cuba in September: Vatican

Pope to visit Cuba in September: Vatican

Pope Francis is planning to visit Cuba in September as part of a trip that will also take him to the United States, the Vatican announced on April 17

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Pope tells clergy: 'never try to cover up child abuse'

Pope tells clergy: 'never try to cover up child abuse'

Pope Francis has sent Catholic clergy a powerful reminder of their duty to stamp out sexual abuse of children by priests, warning that they must never let a fear of scandal lead to cover-ups.

Comment(s) 2/5/2015

Pope's remarks on Armenia issue irk Ankara

Pope's remarks on Armenia issue irk Ankara

Turkey has summoned the Vatican's ambassador in Ankara over the Pope's comments on the mass deportation of Armenians

Comment(s) 4/12/2015

Islamophobia has turned into an industry, says Turkey’s top cleric

Islamophobia has turned into an industry, says Turkey’s top cleric

Turkey’s top cleric has said Islamophobia has been “turned into an industry” across the world to “spread fear.”

Comment(s) 1/28/2015

Mankind ‘failing’ multiculturalism: Turkey’s top cleric

Mankind ‘failing’ multiculturalism: Turkey’s top cleric

All religions, beliefs and cultures are intertwined, Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate head Mehmet Görmez said

Comment(s) 4/12/2015

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

Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter 2015 in Turkey

Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter 2015 in Turkey

Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter with masses in churches across Turkey and the world April 12, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected 2,000 years ago.

Comment(s) 4/12/2015

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

Turkey’s top religious body allows use of toilet paper

Turkey’s top religious body allows use of toilet paper

Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has released a fatwa stating that usage of toilet paper is permissible within Islam, though it emphasized that water should be the primary source of cleansing.

Comment(s) 4/7/2015

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

Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter's Square

Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter's Square

In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on April 5 praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.

Comment(s) 4/5/2015

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

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