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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.

Comment(s)12/29/2011

One-third in world embrace Christianity: US study

One-third in world embrace Christianity: US study

A major study released yesterday puts the total number of Christians worldwide at 2.18 billion, or 31.7 percent - nearly a third - of the estimated global population of 6.9 billion.

Comment(s)12/20/2011

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 ...

3 Comment(s)12/28/2011

Jews begin celebrations for the ‘Festival of Lights’

Jews began marking the festival of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, at sundown yesterday.

Comment(s)12/21/2011

Santa would come through door if he were decent, mufti says

Santa would come through door if he were decent, mufti says

Santa Claus does not exist, the mufti of the northwestern district of Keşan said today...

21 Comment(s)12/27/2011

'The Force' chosen as religion for some Czechs

'The Force' chosen as religion for some Czechs

A recent census carried out in the Czech Republic revealed more than 15,000 people believed in "the Force" from the "Star Wars" films.

Comment(s)12/19/2011

Israeli girl's plight highlights Jewish extremism

Israeli girl's plight highlights Jewish extremism

A shy 8-year-old schoolgirl has unwittingly found herself on the front line of Israel's latest religious war.

2 Comment(s)12/27/2011

Wide sex abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions : report

Wide sex abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions : report

Thousands of children suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions, and church officials failed to adequately address the abuse or help the victims, according to a long-awaited investigation released Friday.

1 Comment(s)12/16/2011

Ancient ‘purity’ seal found in temple site

Ancient ‘purity’ seal found in temple site

Israeli archaeologists said on Dec. 25 that they had found a 2,000-year-old clay seal...

Comment(s)12/27/2011

Atheist intellectual Christopher Hitchens dead at 62

Atheist intellectual Christopher Hitchens dead at 62

British-born journalist and atheist intellectual Christopher Hitchens, who made...

Comment(s)12/16/2011

Leaders of the world issue their Christmas messages

Leaders of the world issue their Christmas messages

Pope Benedict XVI ushered in Christmas for the world’s 1.3 billion Roman Catholics on Dec. 24, urging humanity...

Comment(s)12/26/2011

Bulgaria's Muslims not deeply religious: study

Bulgaria's Muslims not deeply religious: study

Bulgaria's Muslim minority are not deeply religious, although they enthusiastically practise traditional rituals, a study showed Friday.

Comment(s)12/9/2011

Pope prays for famine, flood, conflict victims on Christmas

Pope prays for famine, flood, conflict victims on Christmas

Pope Benedict XVI prayed for famine, flood and conflict victims around the world in his traditional Christmas message...

Comment(s)12/25/2011

Caferis demand Aşura Day to be a holiday

Caferis demand Aşura Day to be a holiday

Thousands of Shiite Muslims gathered together to commemorate the battle of Karbala in Istanbul’s Halkalı district.

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