- May 7, 2021
Archaeologists in Israel say they have discovered the remnants of an early mosque — believed to date to the earliest decades of Islam — during an excavation in the northern city of Tiberias.
The head of the World Council of Churches has written to Turkey’s president expressing his “grief and dismay” over Turkey’s decision to change the status of Istanbul’s landmark Hagia Sophia from a museum to a mosque.
Catholic bishops in Turkey pledged not to contest plans to turn Istanbul’s ancient Hagia Sophia cathedral that now serves as a museum into a Muslim place of worship.
South Africa’s bishops condemned an attack on a mosque near Durban in which a man was killed and another two injured.
After a suicide blast Friday ripped through a crowded mosque in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 25 people, Catholic leaders in Pakistan have condemned the act as “extremely tragic,” “horrific,” and “cowardly,” asking the government to embrace more than a merely military response.
MADRID (AP) — Catholic Church authorities in the southern Spanish city of Cordoba have agreed to restore the Islamic reference in the name of the city’s famed mosque-cathedral and stop referring to it as simply “The Cordoba Cathedral.” The decision was welcomed Friday by the Mosque-Cathedral protest group that complained