ARTICLES RELATING TO RELIGION

Traditional leaders want answers from Mandela over conversion to Islam

2016-02-10 07:39

Eastern Cape traditional leaders want answers from Nelson Mandela’s grandson Nkosi Zwelivelile 'Mandla' Mandela about why he reportedly converted to Islam when he married a Muslim woman.

Francis broke my heart, says abuse survivor

2016-02-08 22:33

A British paedophilia survivor who has been asked to step down from a Vatican panel on the issue, says he feels betrayed by Pope Francis.

Pope and Patriarch to bridge 1 000-year split

2016-02-05 22:27

Pope Francis will meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Cuba in a historic first meeting between the heads of the two largest Christian churches, the Vatican has announced.

WATCH: Robbers dressed as pastors unmasked by Kenyan villagers

2016-02-04 12:09

Five alleged robbers have been arrested in western Kenya after masquerading as pastors.

Obama slams 'inexcusable' anti-Muslim political rhetoric

2016-02-03 22:11

US President Barack Obama has slammed what he called "inexcusable" anti-Muslim rhetoric in the political sphere - a veiled jibe at Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump and others.

Pope tells nuns - 'bite your tongue'

2016-02-02 08:48

Pope Francis told gossip-loving priests and nuns to bite their tongues and warned those breaking their vow of obedience to fall into line.

Israeli PM pushes for liberal prayer plan

2016-01-31 17:20

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pushed forward with a far-reaching plan to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Obama to meet with Muslims on 1st visit to US mosque

2016-01-31 10:21

In a public show of support, US President Barack Obama will meet with Muslim community members in Baltimore on his first presidential visit to an American mosque.

Egyptian female writer jailed for insulting Islam

2016-01-26 19:18

An Egyptian court has jailed a female writer for three years for insulting Islam after she criticised the slaughter of animals during a major religious festival.

Malawi shouldn’t legalise 'sin' of homosexuality - church

2016-01-26 12:24

The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian in Malawi reportedly has warned its members against accepting laws allowing homosexuality and abortion.

 

Pope tells priests: don't be smug

2016-02-10 06:28

A specially recruited group of priests got instructions from Pope Francis before fanning out through the world to show a more merciful face of the Catholic church to sinners.

Taliban shoots woman for adultery

2016-02-08 17:02

A woman has been shot dead by the Taliban for committing adultery.

French police 'abuse' Muslims under emergency laws - HRW

2016-02-04 13:31

France has carried out abusive and discriminatory raids and house arrests against Muslims under its current state of emergency, traumatising and stigmatising those targeted, including children and the elderly, human rights groups say.

Half in US think 'some' Muslims are anti-American

2016-02-04 07:59

Roughly half of all Americans think "at least some" Muslims in the United States have anti-American sentiments, according to a new survey released on Wednesday.

Obama makes first trip to US mosque

2016-02-03 17:45

Seven years into his presidency, Barack Obama is set to make his first trip to an American mosque, offering a high-profile rebuttal of harsh Republican election-year rhetoric against Muslims.

Nigerian pastor commits suicide after fraud allegations

2016-02-01 17:32

A Nigerian pastor in Lagos has reportedly committed suicide following allegations that he diverted church funds for personal use.

Massive Philippine crowd asked to spread gospel

2016-01-31 16:32

Pope Francis's special envoy has told a gathering of hundreds of thousands in the Philippines that they had a special role to play in spreading the gospel, even to developed nations.

US man accused of threatening mosque takes plea deal

2016-01-27 06:32

A Florida man accused of threatening to firebomb a mosque last year has accepted a plea agreement.

Controversial Kenyan 'bishop' sells olive oil as cure for HIV, cancer

2016-01-26 12:41

Controversial Kenyan bishop Gilbert Deya, who was in the news a few years ago over the "miracle babies" saga, now claims to have discovered a cure for HIV and cancer.

Pope to visit Sweden to commemorate 500 years of Reformation

2016-01-25 19:39

Pope Francis will visit Sweden in October to participate in commemorations kicking off a year of events marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

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