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Pope launches Twitter account

Pope launches Twitter account

Pope Benedict XVI now has his own Twitter account, Anatolian news agency has reported.

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Orthodox celebrate epiphany in Istanbul

Orthodox celebrate epiphany in Istanbul

Orthodox Christians in Istanbul reenacted the baptism of Christ with a traditional cross-throwing ceremony Jan. 6 at several waterfront locations in the city.

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Cypriot officials argue over old monastery’s preservation

Cypriot officials argue over old monastery’s preservation

After reports revealed about a historic monastery in...

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Mosques to offer English sermons for foreigners

Mosques to offer English sermons for foreigners

Work has begun to prepare the way for sermons to be preached in English in some historic mosques.

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France inaugurates first official Muslim cemetery

France inaugurates first official Muslim cemetery

France inaugurated its first municipal Muslim cemetery in the city of Strasbourg today, a move hailed by Islamic leaders

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Religious Affairs has social media accounts

The Turkish Religious Affairs Directorate has begun to use social media more actively to launch its services and activities to wider audiences.

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Pope calls for 'profound renewal' in Church over child abuse

Pope calls for 'profound renewal' in Church over child abuse

Pope Benedict XVI on Monday urged "profound renewal" in the Catholic Church to combat child abuse in a message to participants of a first-ever Vatican conference on the issue.

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Fox apologizes to Jews for Facebook poll on Jesus

Fox apologizes to Jews for Facebook poll on Jesus

Fox Latin America has apologized for a poll on whether Jews killed Jesus Christ that one of its staffers put on a Facebook.

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US imams issue fatwa against the honor killings

Over 30 American imams signed a fatwa Saturday condemning honor killings, after a Canada court convicted Afghan immigrants for murdering four female relatives accused of damaging the family’s reputation.

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Old church turns into culture center

Old church turns into culture center

Turkish Customs and Trade Minister Hayati Yazıcı inaugurated Vortvots Vorodman Armenian Church Culture Center in Istanbul Dec. 28, using the opportunity to discuss Turkish-Armenian relations.

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Year of Dragon roars into Asian countries

Year of Dragon roars into Asian countries

A billion-plus Asians welcomed the Year of the Dragon yesterday with a cacophony of fireworks, hoping the mightiest sign in the Chinese zodiac will usher in the wealth and power it represents.

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Clergymen clash at Bethlehem birthplace of Jesus

Clergymen clash at Bethlehem birthplace of Jesus

The annual cleaning of one of Christianity's holiest churches deteriorated into a brawl between rival clergy yesterday.

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Calligrapher creates the largest Koran of the world in five years

Calligrapher creates the largest Koran of the world in five years

An Afghan calligrapher has worked for five years to create the world’s biggest Koran, a bid to show the world that Afghanistan’s rich cultural heritage

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Directorate launches probe into anti-Santa cleric

Directorate launches probe into anti-Santa cleric

Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs launched a probe into mufti Süleyman Yeniçeri ...

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