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Photo by Danial Okassov© Kazakhstan Religious Affairs Agency to receives 1 billion tenge in 2013 The Agency's budget for 2013 grew 1.5-fold comparing to 2012: executive secretary.
26 февраля 2013
Historic week looms for Vatican with papal resignation Pope Benedict XVI's final Sunday prayers in St Peter's Square will signal the start of a week in the Vatican that will make history with the first voluntary papal resignation in more than 700 years.
22 февраля 2013
Photo courtesy of akorda.kz Spiritual Management of Muslims of Kazakhstan to start issuing fatwas by Shariah laws Nursultan Nazarbayev met with the new heads of the Spiritual Management of Muslims of Kazakhstan.
22 февраля 2013
Photo courtesy of diapazon.kz 24 radical Salafi Jamaats discovered in Kazakhstan There are currently 24 radical Salafi Jamaats with the total number of 495 members in Kazakhstan: National Security Commission.
22 февраля 2013
Vatican's popeless interim -- the 'Sede Vacante' After the pope's resignation on Thursday the Catholic Church will enter a period known as "Sede Vacante" ("Vacant Seat") in which a cardinal takes over interim powers before a new pope is elected.
22 февраля 2013
Political expert Rassul Zhumaly. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy© Fresh blood to boost Kazakhstan's Muslim community: experts Lack of professional imams and insufficient educational work are the main problems of the Spiritual Management of Muslims of Kazakhstan.
21 февраля 2013
New Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Mayamerov. Photo courtesy of azan.kz New Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan elected Yerzhan Mayamerov was elected the new Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan.
19 февраля 2013
Outgoing pope prepares for monk's life in Vatican Pope Benedict XVI, who has announced he will resign on February 28, will retire to a monastery tucked away inside the historic walls of the Holy See: so once the new pope is elected.
12 февраля 2013
22 reported dead as stampede mars India's Ganges festival At least 22 people died in a stampede as pilgrims headed home from India's giant Kumbh Mela festival, which drew a record 30 million people to the banks of the river Ganges.
11 февраля 2013
©REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov Christ, Mohammed draw divisions among Bulgarian Roma Nothing illustrates better the arrival of a new wave of Islam among Roma in Bulgaria's southern town of Pazardzhik, whose imam Ahmed Mussa is on trial for spreading radical ideology.
09 февраля 2013
Justin Welby. ©REUTERS New Anglican leader says job application was 'joke' The incoming leader of the world's Anglicans said his application to become the Archbishop of Canterbury was "a joke" and he was "just a very, very ordinary Christian".
31 января 2013
Kairat Lama Sharif. Photo courtesy of flickr.com Believers will control finances of Kazakhstan's religious unions Revision commissions made up of members of the parish will take control over the money received by religious unions.
28 января 2013
Pilgrims flock to the Ganges for world's biggest festival Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims led by naked ash-covered holy men streamed into the sacred river Ganges on Monday at the start of the world's biggest religious festival.
14 января 2013
Passions rise in France ahead of anti gay marriage protest Passions and tensions are rising in France ahead of an expected giant weekend rally against the government's plan to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption that has angered influential Catholic and Muslim groups.
09 января 2013
The Holy Synod of the Church of England at Church House. ©REUTERS Church of England to allow gay bishops in civil partnerships The Church of England has dropped its opposition to gay clergymen in civil partnerships becoming bishops, provided the men concerned promise to remain celibate.
05 января 2013
©RIA Novosti Kazakhstan to have 3 days off for Orthodox Christmas Religious holidays Kurban-ait and Orthodox Christmas are not considered official holidays, but are days off in Kazakhstan.
04 января 2013
In Xmas mass, Holy Land patriarch urges peace efforts Addressing the faithful in his Christmas Eve midnight mass in Bethlehem on Tuesday, Latin Patriarch Fuad Twal urged "men of good will" to seek peace amid "the sufferings in the Middle East."
25 декабря 2012
Thousands flock to Bethlehem for Christmas Thousands of Palestinians and tourists were flocking to the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday to mark Christmas at the site where many believe Jesus Christ was born.
25 декабря 2012
Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin. Photo courtesy of anglicantaonga.org.nz Queen's chaplain says Church of England has racism problem Queen Elizabeth II's chaplain Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, tipped to become one of Britain's first women bishops, said Saturday that the Church of England is struggling with "institutional racism".
22 декабря 2012
Christians most populous of world's religions: report Christians are the world's biggest religious group, numbering some 2.2 billion people, according to a study released Tuesday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
18 декабря 2012

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