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Pope to stamp personal touch on Easter celebrations Pope Francis will stamp his personal touch on Easter celebrations starting by washing the feet of young prisoners on Thursday as he stresses the importance of reaching out to those in need.
28 марта 2013
Magdi Allam. Photo courtesy of Muslim-born convert quits Church after pope change A Muslim-born journalist whose 2008 baptism by Pope Benedict XVI made him Italy's most famous convert announced Monday he was leaving the Catholic Church over the new pontiff's overtures to Islam.
26 марта 2013
Chairman of Kazakhstan Agency for Religious Affairs Kairat Lama Sharif. © Kazakhstan's spiritual landscape can change drastically: Lama Sharif Kairat Lama Sharif spoke about the threats that could arise from mass transition of Kazakhstan young people to non-traditional religions.
19 марта 2013
New Pope warns Church of dangers of inaction Pope Francis has warned that the troubled Catholic Church risks becoming little more than a charity with no spiritual foundations if it fails to undergo renewal.
15 марта 2013
Russian Church predicts good ties with new Pope The Russian Orthodox Church expects that newly elected Pope Francis will foster positive relations between the two churches.
15 марта 2013
Pope Francis hailed, urged to work for peace World leaders and Catholics hailed the election of Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina as the first Latin American pope on Wednesday, urging him to work for religious reconciliation and peace.
14 марта 2013
Newly elected Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina. ©REUTERS/Dylan Martinez Argentina's Bergoglio elected first Latin American pope Argentina's Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope Francis on Wednesday, becoming the first Latin American pontiff in an astonishing decision that raises hopes of greater openness for the troubled Catholic Church.
14 марта 2013
Iraqi Christians fear fate of departed Jews After 10 years of attacks on Iraqi Christians, Monsignor Pios Cacha wonders if the ancient community's days are numbered.
13 марта 2013
Too easy to put all blame on Church for sex abuse: cardinal Putting the blame for pedophilia on the Roman Catholic Church is a way of avoiding the issue.
11 марта 2013
Vatican readies Sistine Chapel for conclave to elect pope Vatican workers made final preparations in the Sistine Chapel on Saturday after Roman Catholic cardinals voted to begin their conclave to elect a new pope under Michelangelo's famous frescoes next week.
09 марта 2013
Sex abuse victims list 'dirty dozen' papal candidates Clergy sex abuse victims listed a "dirty dozen" potential papal candidates Wednesday and urged the Roman Catholic Church to "get serious" about protecting children, helping victims and exposing corruption.
08 марта 2013
©REUTERS Vatican, Iran resist UN effort fighting violence on women The Vatican, Iran and other religious states are resisting efforts by a UN conference, which started Monday, to demand tougher global standards to prevent violence against women and children.
06 марта 2013
Nur-Mubarak University in Almaty. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy© Egyptian University Nur-Mubarak renamed Egyptian University of the Islamic Culture Nur-Mubarak in Almaty changed its name to Kazakh-Egyptian Islamic University Nur.
05 марта 2013
British cardinal apologises for sexual conduct Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who resigned last week as Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, on Sunday admitted that his sexual conduct had "fallen below the standards expected of me".
04 марта 2013
Cardinals to begin pre-conclave talks in Vatican Catholic cardinals begin talks on Monday ahead of a conclave to elect the next pope, following Benedict XVI's historic resignation, as a British cardinal not in attendance admitted to sexual misconduct with priests.
04 марта 2013
Cardinals look to conclave as Benedict begins quiet life Cardinals from around the world were summoned Friday to meetings that will set a date for a conclave to elect a new pope, as Benedict XVI settled into a pensioner's life after becoming the first pontiff to resign in more than 700 years.
02 марта 2013
Croatia Catholic Church in anti-sex education campaign Freshly introduced sexual education classes in Croatia's schools has split the EU-bound country as the powerful Catholic Church challenges the centre-left government over its newest addition to the curriculum.
28 февраля 2013
Turkey wants to retrieve kids fostered outside their culture Turkey has embarked on a campaign to retrieve children of Turkish immigrant families living in Europe who are fostered by foreigners, and instead place them in homes where their cultural identity can be preserved.
27 февраля 2013
Absattar hajji Derbissali. © Former Kazakhstan's Supreme Mufti appointed Director of Oriental Studies Institute Absattar hajji Derbissali has been appointed Director of Suleimenov Oriental Studies Institute.
26 февраля 2013
Pope accelerated LatAm church's right turn: analysts Benedict XVI's legacy in Latin America, the world's most Catholic region, is marked by a victory of conservative theology and the demise of home-grown leftist religious thought.
26 февраля 2013

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