After pope's visit, hard work ahead for CAR

2015-12-01 22:47

After the euphoria of the pope's visit, Central African Republic faces the hard task of reconciliation.

Pope says fundamentalism is 'disease of all religions'

2015-12-01 11:02

Pope Francis says that fundamentalism is "a disease of all religions", including the Roman Catholic Church, as he returned from a three-nation tour of Africa in which he preached reconciliation and hope.

Muslims and Christians welcome pope to Central African Republic

2015-11-29 13:44

Pope Francis has arrived in the Central African Republic, with Muslim and Catholic representatives welcoming him in the hope that he would promote reconciliation.

Pope issues strong appeal for traditional family values

2015-11-26 14:07

Pope Francis has issued a strong appeal for traditional family values in his first public Mass in Africa.

Prosecutor wants breakup of Scientology Church in Belgium

2015-11-25 22:33

A Belgian prosecutor has asked a court for the dissolution of the country's branch of the Church of Scientology, in a trial relating to allegations of fraud, criminal organisation and illegal medical activities.

I am deeply disappointed - gay ex-minister on ConCourt ruling

2015-11-24 16:04

Gay former church minister Ecclesia De Lange has expressed deep disappointment at the Constitutional Court's decision to dismiss her appeal over her axing from the Methodist Church.

Drop VatiLeaks 2 case, the Vatican urged

2015-11-23 21:25

The Vatican should drop plans to try two journalists who obtained leaked documents from a papal reform committee, a media freedom watchdog says.

French Muslims fear deeper divide after Paris attacks

2015-11-23 09:23

Many Muslims in Paris fear the massacre across the French capital will deepen a dangerous 'them and us' schism between France's Muslim population and the rest of society.

Kenyan faithful ready for pope's visit

2015-11-22 19:23

The Roman Catholic church in the Kenyan slum of Kangemi is always popular, but the building was packed for the last Sunday mass before Pope Francis comes to visit.

Trump wants to track Muslims in the United States

2015-11-20 11:28

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has voiced support for creating a mandatory database to track Muslims in the United States, the latest in an escalating series of responses following the deadly attacks in Paris.


Clerics promote climate justice with music, fasting

2015-12-01 22:02

Muslim and Christian clerics back climate activism with music and fasting in a green jihad.

Baghdad bombing targets Shi'ite pilgrims

2015-11-30 20:27

Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing against Shi'ite pilgrims in Baghdad has killed 9, wounded 21.

Fear haunts Muslim district of CAR before pope's visit

2015-11-28 13:41

Fear haunts the dusty streets of PK5, a Muslim neighbourhood in Bangui, the CAR capital that Pope Francis plans to visit.

Muslim woman forced off plane as Islamophobia rises

2015-11-26 11:39

Being told to get off plane in front of passengers was 'humiliating', says Kameelah Rasheed, who alleges discrimination.

Pope Francis has called on humanity to reconnect with nature

2015-11-25 21:00

Pope Francis has called on humanity to reconnect with nature in order to fight divisions and poverty, which he described as breeding grounds for terrorism.

ConCourt dismisses appeal by gay ex-pastor

2015-11-24 15:36

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an appeal by former church minister Ecclesia de Lange over an arbitration agreement with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.

Uganda fundraises, spruces up shrine for pope visit

2015-11-23 19:23

An official with the Catholic Church in Uganda says more than two million people are expected to converge near a minor basilica in the Ugandan capital where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass this weekend.

Ugandan gays put faith in pope

2015-11-23 07:41

Gay activists are hoping Pope Francis will preach tolerance toward homosexuals, and even go so far as to condemn violent attacks against gays during his upcoming visit to Uganda.

Restraint and mutual respect needed during CRL probe - Speaker's office

2015-11-21 15:28

The officer of the speaker of the National Assembly has called for restrained and mutual respect between the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural Religious and Linguistic Communities and religious groups asked to appear before it.

'Pastors have threatened my life'

2015-11-20 08:12

The head of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities says she fears for her life after religious leaders arrived at her offices with armed men.

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