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The final version of a controversial Vatican document issued on Saturday radically revised its earlier wording on homosexuals, eliminating language that had talked more positively of them than ever before in church history.
Catholic bishops are showing unprecedented openness to accepting the real lives of many Catholics, saying gays have gifts to offer the church
The head of Turkey’s top religious body has announced plans to open an Islamic university in Istanbul
Two million Muslim pilgrims begin leaving the holy city of Mecca on Oct. 6, concluding the annual hajj during which Saudi leaders lashed out at Islamic extremism.
The head of Turkey’s top religious authority has slammed Saudi Arabia over construction projects in Mecca
The increasingly popular phenomenon has sparked controversy among more conservative Muslims, however, with some taking to Twitter to criticise pilgrims who take selfies.
Israeli police are to deploy in extra strength in mixed Jewish-Muslim areas on Saturday, fearful of trouble as the two faiths mark major holy days, police said.
On World Animal Day, Turkey marks the Feast of Sacrifice with scenes of celebration and protests
From war-ravaged Iraq and Syria to Ebola-hit Nigeria and dozens of other nations, pilgrims are converging on Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj, the world’s largest Muslim gathering
Pope Francis on Oct. 5 launched a major review of Catholic teaching on the family that could lead to change in the Church's attitude to marriage, cohabitation and divorce.
A Mevlevi group led by Faruk Hemdem Çelebi held a ceremony at the Vatican’s Palazzo della Cancelleria on Sept. 24
Nice-guy Pope Francis looks set to have his mettle tested by his first mutiny in the ranks this weekend at a Catholic meeting on the contentious issue of traditional marriage.
A group of Alevi associations have staged a protest against compulsory religion classes in Turkish schools, in front of the Education Ministry’s provincial building in Istanbul’s Cağaloğlu neighborhood
Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims began a mass movement out of the holy city of Mecca towards the nearby Mina Valley in Saudi Arabia on Oct. 2, beginning the hajj.
Pope Francis, in his strongest criticism of Islamist militants to date, said no religious group which used violence and oppression could claim to be "the armour of God".
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