ARTICLES RELATING TO RELIGION

French priest's killers recorded attack

2016-07-26 19:07

A nun who was in the French church where an 86-year-old priest was killed, says he was forced to kneel before his throat was slit.

Muslims mob stabs Christian to death in Egypt

2016-07-18 21:51

Egyptian officials say a group of Muslim have stabbed a Coptic Christian to death over a personal feud.

Vatican goes global with new spokesperson team

2016-07-12 05:38

Pope Francis has named a former Fox TV correspondent, Greg Burke, as his spokesperson and tapped a Spanish woman to be the deputy, the first time a woman has held the post.

10 bloody attacks around the world this Ramadan

2016-07-06 16:19

A series of attacks, most linked to the Islamic State group, has killed nearly 350 people in eight countries during the holy month of Ramadan.

Myanmar mob torches mosque

2016-07-02 17:46

A mob wielding weapons razed a mosque in northern Myanmar, the second attack of its kind in just over a week as anti-Muslim sentiment swells.

Dhaka attack: Up to 35 hostages in restaurant

2016-07-02 00:06

A witness who managed to escape after a group of gunmen burst into a restaurant in Dhaka, Bangladesh, says there are at least 35 hostages, about 20 of them foreigners.

'Islamophobic' Sandton school apologises

2016-07-01 14:33

A prominent Christian school in Sandton that came under fire for comments that were regarded as Islamophobic has "unreservedly" apologised.

Prominent Gauteng Christian school under fire for 'Islamophobia'

2016-06-30 18:05

A prominent Christian school in Sandton has come under fire for being “Islamophobic” after writing a letter to parents in which it was stated that missionaries reach out to Muslims, “often at risk of their lives”.

Egypt president calls for reforms to counter extremists

2016-06-29 20:40

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who came to power after a bloody crackdown on political Islamists, has called in a speech to Muslim clerics for religious reforms to counter extremists.

Israel bans access for non-Muslims to holy site

2016-06-28 16:32

Israeli police say they have banned non-Muslims from a contentious Jerusalem holy site following two days of clashes there with Palestinians rioters.

 
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Pakistani Christian charged with blasphemy over WhatsApp poem

2016-07-12 06:18

A Pakistani Christian has been charged with blasphemy after his Muslim friend alleged he had sent a poem on WhatsApp that insulted Islam, police say.

New Bangladesh attack kills 4

2016-07-07 20:07

Islamic extremists in Bangladesh hurled homemade bombs and traded gunfire with police guarding an Eid prayer service attended by hundreds of thousands of people.

Muslim Judicial Council in SA condemns Saudi Arabia suicide attacks

2016-07-05 22:27

The Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa has condemned the recent suicide attacks in Saudi Arabia, including one near the Prophet's Mosque in Medina.

Foreigners herded, hacked to death in Dhaka cafe

2016-07-02 14:10

As diners relaxed for their evening meal on one of the last days of Ramadan, the gunmen burst into the restaurant before separating foreigners from locals so they could launch their killing spree.

Hindu temple worker hacked to death in Bangladesh

2016-07-01 17:18

A Hindu temple worker has been hacked to death in western Bangladesh, police say, the latest in a series of attacks on religious minorities by suspected Islamists.

Nigeria's Lagos shuts down 'noisy' churches, mosques

2016-07-01 13:25

In an attempt to reduce high noise levels, authorities in Nigeria's Lagos state have shut down 70 churches and 20 mosques, including 10 hotels pubs as well as club houses, reports say.

Breakaway Catholic group lays into pope

2016-06-29 21:18

A breakaway traditionalist Catholic group has accused Pope Francis of spreading confusion and errors about the faith, joining conservative criticism over Francis' perceived loose doctrine and emphasis on mercy over morals.

Muslim group condemns Istanbul airport attack

2016-06-29 17:30

The world's largest body of Muslim-majority nations has condemned the terrorist attack on Istanbul's international airport that killed at least 41 people and wounded hundreds.

Sandton pastor under fire for 'racist' sermon

2016-06-27 21:30

Congregants of the Rivers Church in Sandton, Johannesburg, have criticised their pastor for allegedly saying that whites were wealthier because they worked harder than people of other races.

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