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  • Catholic and Muslim communities surge in secular Norway

    Catholic and Muslim communities surge in secular Norway

    • Nov 26, 2016

    Statistics Norway, a state agency, said Friday the number of Catholics in the country has jumped 42 percent since 2012, to 145,000 this year. Recently the Church in Norway opened St. Olav Cathedral, the first new Catholic cathedral in Europe in a decade, to accommodate its swelling population.

  • Norway’s Lutherans hemorrhage members with on-line exit

    Norway’s Lutherans hemorrhage members with on-line exit

    • Sep 10, 2016

    After making it possible to exit on-line, Norway’s Lutheran state church saw 25,000 people exit in August, the biggest one-month drop in its history, while only 1,200 people joined, in part reflecting the fact that Scandinavia is arguably the most secular region of the world.

  • Pope Francis again a top contender for the Nobel Peace Prize

    • Oct 7, 2015

    ROME — With the Nobel Peace Prize committee set to announce its 2015 winner on Friday, Pope Francis is once again seen as a front-runner, a status reinforced by his role in brokering a deal for the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba last December. While the