Dalai Lama calls for more tolerance in speech in Slovakia

The Dalai Lama in Bratislava called for more tolerance during a public speech in Slovakia on Sunday, after a meeting with Slovak President Andrej Kiska.

Pope canonizes seven new saints, including 14-year-old martyr

Pope Francis on Sunday canonized six men and a woman,

Muslims in Jakarta protest after Christian governor's Koran comments

Thousands of hardline Muslims in the Indonesian capital rallied against the city's ethnic Chinese and Christian governor for comments perceived as denigrating the Koran.

Pope denounces Christians who don't want refugees as "hypocrites"

People who call themselves Christians but do not want refugees at their door are hypocrites, Pope Francis said Thursday, amid reports of new tragedies involving migrants crossing the Mediterranean...

Report: Islamic State destroys Assyrian church in Iraq

Islamic State extremists bombarded an Assyrian Church in the town of Karemlis in Iraq's north-western Nineveh province near Mosul city, Assyrian International News Agency (AINA) reported Monday....

Norway moves to ban veils in schools

Norway is to prepare guidelines banning female students from wearing full-face veils, the country's education minister said Thursday.

Myanmar sentences Dutchman to prison for religious insult

A Dutch tourist who was detained by police in Myanmar after he shut down a broadcast of a Buddhist sermon was sentenced to three months in prison on Wednesday.

Pope says he invited transsexual to Vatican, urges mercy towards gays

Pope Francis said Sunday he has made outreach gestures towards gays throughout his career within the Catholic clergy and even invited a transsexual for a private chat at the Vatican.

Muslim refugees "a challenge" for German society, minister says

The rising number of Muslims living in Germany as a result of the latest wave of refugees is "a challenge for the majority of society," Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble wrote in an opinion...

Serial attacker of church buildings in Rome apprehended by police

A man who targeted four Catholic Church buildings in central Rome over the last 24 hours has been apprehended, Italian police said Saturday.

Bulgaria bans burkas and other garments covering the face

Bulgaria on Friday passed a nationwide law banning garments that cover the face, including burkas, from most public places.

Preacher to serve 8 months for incitement over Temple Mount sermon

An Islamic preacher was sentenced on Sunday to eight months in prison for incitement over a 2014 sermon he gave at the al-Aqsa Mosque at Temple Mount, according to a court statement.

Merkel sees burqa as religious freedom but backs limited ban

Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out on Wednesday against the idea of a complete ban in Germany on the full-face veil worn by Muslim women, saying that wearing it was...

Pope calls on all religions to condemn terrorist attacks

Pope Francis called on all religions to condemn terrorist attacks carried out in the name of god during a mass held for a Catholic priest killed in France in July.

Reis Kavazovic says Bosnia cannot tolerate fear of war again

It cannot be tolerated that people in Bosnia today again fear a war because of the same threats that were made before the bloody conflicts of two decades ago, the head of the Islamic Community in...