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Pope Francis calls for universal political dialogue

Pope Francis calls for universal political dialogue

Pope Francis on Tuesday called for leaders that can hold dialogue with all to build a more peaceful world. "Now is the time to stop intensifying rivalries and reinforcing opposing blocs," he said in a speech to officials, …

Pope considers visit to Kazakhstan

Pope considers visit to Kazakhstan

Pope Francis wants to visit Kazakhstan. He stated this when returning from an apostolic trip to Canada. "I said that I would like to go to Ukraine. Let's see how everything will go on. I would also like to go to …

Erdogan extends Eid greetings to Muslims

Erdogan extends Eid greetings to Muslims

Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday extended Eid greetings to the Turkish nation and Muslims across the world. Emphasizing that the world is going through a period of serious challenges in every field from …

Saudi Arabia welcomes one million pilgrims

Saudi Arabia welcomes one million pilgrims

Around one million Muslim pilgrims on Thursday converged on Saudi Arabia's Mina Valley outside Mecca to begin the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Coming from all over the world, pilgrims will spend one day and one night in prayer before …

Iran discusses Hajj with Saudi Arabia

Iran and Saudi Arabia continue the negotiation process, and now it is focused on the issue of the possibility of a pilgrimage to Mecca for Iranians, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said today. "At the moment, …

Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter

Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter

Today, alll Orthodox Russians celebrate Easter, or the Resurrection of Christ - the main Christian holiday. According to Orthodox doctrine, with the Resurrection of Christ, death is conquered, and the prospect of eternal life opens …

Saudi Arabia to allow one million pilgrims

Saudi Arabia to allow one million pilgrims

Saudi Arabia has decided to increase the annual number of Hajj pilgrims to 1 million people, the Saudi Press Agency with reference to the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah reports. Not only about the subjects of the kingdom, but also …

UAE announces move to Saturday-Sunday weekend

UAE announces move to Saturday-Sunday weekend

The United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday it would transition to a four and half-day working week starting next year, with the full weekend falling on Saturday and Sunday in a move aimed at better aligning its economy with global markets. …

Collective prayers banned in Karachay-Cherkessia

Collective prayers banned in Karachay-Cherkessia

Due to the aggravation of the epidemiological situation, the muftiate of Karachay-Cherkessia once again banned the collective and Friday prayers in mosques. The corresponding decree was issued by Ismail Berdiev. Such …

Ramadan: four tips to help you eat right and stay healthy

Ramadan: four tips to help you eat right and stay healthy

Ramadan began on April 13 this year, and is one of the most important months of the year for Muslims. For the month of Ramadan, the majority of Muslims will fast during daylight hours and cannot eat or drink until the sun sets – after …

Russian ummah may become full member of Islamic world

Russian ummah may become full member of Islamic world

The contribution of Russian Muslims to the development of Islam does not allow any non-self-sufficiency of the Islamic theological school of Russia, and the Russian ummah should be a full-fledged subject of the Islamic world, Tatarstan’s …

Ramzan Kadyrov ready to build mosque in French Nice

Ramzan Kadyrov ready to build mosque in French Nice

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, is ready to build a mosque in the French city of Nice if local authorities give permission and allocate a land plot for its construction. “Mosques should be everywhere. No, …

Poroshenko leaves for tomos for Ukrainian dissenters

Poroshenko leaves for tomos for Ukrainian dissenters

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page this morning that he personally would go for tomos for Ukrainian schismatics to Istanbul, where the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew lives. “It is a great …

Several dead in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

Several dead in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

Several people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, with local media reporting between 4 and 11 fatalities, Ynetnews.com reports. Large police forces rushed …

Erdogan named world's most influential Muslim

Erdogan named world's most influential Muslim

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ranked first place in the 2019 edition of the World's 500 Most Influential Muslims. Prepared annually by the Jordan-based Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, the book notes …

Patriarchs of Russia and Constantinople to meet in Istanbul

Patriarchs of Russia and Constantinople to meet in Istanbul

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will hold a meeting with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople in Istanbul on August 31, the Synodal Department for Church, Society and Media Relations said. "The previous meeting of His …

Muslims around the world to celebrate Night of Decree

Muslims around the world to celebrate Night of Decree

Muslims all over the world will spend the night from 11 to 12 June in prayer. The Night of Decree or Laylat Al Qadr is celebrated every year at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Official festive events timed to Laylat Al Qadr …