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Vatican: Muslims Now Outnumber Catholics Globally

March 31, 2008


VATICAN CITY – Islam has surpassed Roman Catholicism as the world’s largest religion, the Vatican newspaper said Sunday. “For the first time in history, we are no longer at the top: Muslims have overtaken us,” Monsignor Vittorio Formenti said in an interview with the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano. Formenti compiles the Vatican’s yearbook. He said […]

Turkey Orders Trial of Ruling Party

March 31, 2008


Al Jazeera Turkey’s highest court has agreed to hear a case calling for a ban on the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP). The 11-member Constitutional Court said on Monday it had decided to hear the full case for shutting down the AKP on grounds that it is trying to scrap secular principles enshrined in […]