Today marks the 145th pilgrimage of the Assumption. 25,000 people are expected at the sanctuary of Lourdes in southwestern France for an international mass celebrating the pilgrimage. Among them, is Sister Bernadette Moriau, whose healing in 2008 was recognized as "miraculous" by the Catholic church
300 priests have been accused of sexually abusing over 1,000 children in the US state of Pennsylvania.That's according to the findings of a two-year investigation into clergy sexual abuse. Roman Catholic priests, some of whom are dead, sexually abused child victims over a 70-year period and silence.
The Bektashis: A Sufi community that still stands for tolerance despite a long history of persecution
The Bektashi Order is a Sufi Islamic creed with a long mystic tradition in Albania. Espoused by the Janissaries, the elite soldiers of the Ottoman Empire largely recruited from Christian areas of the Balkans. The Sufi faith does not force devotees to observe the basics of traditional Islam.
As the Holy Month of Ramadan begins, we examine how children are embracing the spiritual time in the multicultural UAE. We also travel to Cairo to shine a light on ‘fawanees’, the colourful lanterns which hold great cultural significance for Egyptians at this time of the year.