Thailand's Buddhism body said it is monitoring monks nationwide for any inappropriate behaviour.
After Mubarak's overthrow and his replacement by an elected Islamist president, jihad has gained legitimacy in Egypt.
A second man has been found guilty of defacing 20 historic Jewish graves with swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans.
The Holy Trinity cathedral wants Auckland ratepayers to help pay for work on the church organ and renovations.
David Bowie has incurred the wrath of officials at America's Catholic League over his religious-themed new video.
An Auckland church says discussion over whether a gay man can be ordained a priest should take place in the church, not in court.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has apologised for comments he made about the Dalai Lama ahead of his visit to the city.
Campaigners fighting to have Christchurch's cathedral restored say the job can be done for just under $70 million.
TV mini-series The Bible is to be revamped as a movie.
The Boston Marathon bombing is likely to result in greater profiling of young, Islamic men in the US, says an expert.
A priest this morning has said he is "saddened and concerned" with last night's vote to legalise same-sex marriage.
The public have until May to vote for their favourite of three ChristChurch Cathedral redesigns.
One of the Vatican's Twitter accounts and the website of its communications office were running stories about Batman on Thursday.
Mark Wahlberg hopes the sex abuse scandal will lead to a "clean-up" because offenders need "to be dealt with and addressed".
Holy Moses! Hollywood appears to have a crush on the Red Sea-parting Biblical hero.
At gatherings of Latin American bishops, then-Cardinal Bergoglio was often a star speaker about economic inequities.
Pope Francis might be a transitional leader, but he has a unique chance to tackle some of the church's biggest problems.
Papal dame and spokeswoman for the Catholic Diocese in Auckland Lyndsay Freer says few cardinals would actually want to be pope.
In the end, American-style transparency was no match for the Vatican's obsession with secrecy.
Anglican Church leaders are seeking clarification over how they can use insurance money received for the Christchurch Cathedral.
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