The restoration of an ancient Hindu temple complex in Punjab has been inaugurated by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Muslim girls in Switzerland must attend mixed school swimming lessons.
Europe's top human rights court rules that Muslim parents in Switzerland cannot refuse to send their daughters to mixed school-run swimming lessons.
Huge crowds have come out on the streets of the Philippine capital Manila to honour an iconic statue known as the Black Nazarene.
The Vatican Pope Francis celebrated Epiphany with a joke about camels and the more serious offer of food for some 300 homeless people.
During an audience of 800, the Pope listened attentively to survivor accounts and promised a fresh visit, as the region continues to be battered by aftershocks
The Dalai Lama has officially launched 13 days of ceremonies and rituals known as the Kalachakra Initiation in Bodh Gaya in India
In Turkey, lifestyle differences are being touted as a motivation for Saturday's massacre in a nightclub in Istanbul.
For two months, the international coalition in Iraq has battled to reclaim the city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State (ISIL).
Pope Francis’s weekly general audience took a rather quirky turn on Wednesday December 28 when a circus was unleashed on the Vatican.
The son of an Israeli woman who was killed in last week’s deadly lorry attack in Berlin has lit a giant menorah at the city’s Brandenburg Gate during a ceremony to remember…
Basuki Purnama is accused of insulting the Koran in a case that's divided opinion in Muslim-majority Indonesia
On the feast of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr, Pope Francis paid tribute to Christians in the Middle East who have clung to their faith during persecution by Islamist…
Iraqi Christians gathered for church services in Qaraqosh and Bashiqa, near Mosul in Niveneh province, for church services on 25 December.
Pope Francis has given his fourth Christmas Mass from St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
Christian pilgrims from around the world have been gathering this Christmas Eve in Bethlehem – revered as the birthplace of Jesus.
These ceremonies are a far cry from Sunday service, with everything from Ice plunging pilgrimages in St Petersburg to flagellation in the Phillipines.
Bartella: Christmas after ISIL Hundreds of Iraqi Christians gathered in Bartella, near Mosul, for a Christmas Eve service – the first since this area was retaken from the Islamic State group (ISIL) in
It’s not everyday that you bump into the pope buying shoes, but that is exactly what happened to astonished customers in one pharmacy in Rome on Tuesday, when the pontiff picked up a pair near the Hol
Pope Francis jokes early birthday greetings may bring him bad luck Pope Francis, responded to thousands of people cheering “Happy Birthday” on Wednesday (December 14) by joking that doing it early may
A bombing at Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedral has killed at least 25 people and wounded nearly 50 others.
An explosion near Cairo’s Coptic cathedral has killed at least 25 people and more than 30 injured, the country’s health ministry has said.
It is a tale of faith under torture, of two Jesuit missionaries journeying to Japan in the seventeenth century in search of their missing mentor.
Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament have backed a partial ban on “face-covering clothing”, including Islamic veils and robes such as the burqa and…