Thousands of Muslim pilgrims have begun the ritual of the stoning of the devil in the Saudi City of Mina.
Some two million Muslims have converged on Mount Arafat for the second and most important day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have had an unusually harsh exchange in the lead up to the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca.
After last year's devastating stampede, Iran and Saudi Arabia's top clerics quarrel over management of the pilgrimage
An ancient pilgrimage route called the Via Francigena starts in Canterbury in the UK.
At least 20 people – including a baby – have been killed after a truck ploughed into a crowd of pilgrims in northern Mexico. It’s been reported that
Millions of Shiite Muslim pilgrims from across Iraq, Iran and neighbouring countries have streamed into Iraq’s holy city of Kerbala over the past
Roads and highways across Iraq have filled with hundreds of thousands of Shi’ite pilgrims heading to Kerbala to celebrate a religious ceremony amid
Millions of Muslims from across the world are arriving this week in Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage – known as the Hajj. The focus is Mecca
German Chancellor Angela Merkel began a two day visit to Spain by going for a walk with her host, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The two leaders
The Catholic church insists on a long road to sainthood, and a long road also awaits Polish pilgrims who have begun their journey to Rome for the
Hundreds of clowns marched to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on Tuesday as part of an annual pilgrimage to thank the country’s
Suicide bombers targeting Shia Muslims have killed at least 60 people in Iraq. The attack happened as pilgrims walked to a Shia shrine and come on
In the town of Assisi preparations are underway for the Friday visit of Pope Francis, named after its patron saint. 700 journalists are expected to
A husband was unable to save his wife after their car was submerged by flash floods near the famous French pilgrimage site of Lourdes. The
In the holy city of Karbala in Iraq, tens of thousands of Shiite Muslims pilgrims have celebrated the end of a 40-day period of mourning. The
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Shi’ite pilgrims filled the shrine city of Kerbala for the climax of the Ashura rituals. Those attending beat their
Authorities in Saudi Arabia have stepped up security for the annual Haj pilgrimage, which begins today. Officials are worried about possible
Millions of people have arrived in Mecca for the annual Islamic haj pilgrimage to the site. Haj is a religious duty for all Muslims, both Sunni and
There were scenes of relief at Beirut airport as a group of Lebanese women arrived home from Syria – but the Shi’ite men they were with are still
Thousands of faithful Cubans participate in the annual pilgrimage to Saint Lazarus altar at the El Rincon Church on the outskirts of Havana.
Millions of Muslims from around the world were in the holy city of Mecca for the first day of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage that every Muslim is