China facing intensified threat of religious infiltration, extremism: Official

China`s five officially sanctioned religions - Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Christianity - have vowed to fight "desinicization".

Sep 12, 2017, 14:20 PM IST

Mother Teresa: Controversies surrounding the 'Saint of the Gutters'

The issues of abortion to her beatification and sainthood, Mother Teresa's work and life has been subjected to intense scrutiny, judgement and criticism.

Mar 15, 2016, 22:43 PM IST

Islam, Catholicism popular among younger Chinese: Survey

Chinese youngsters are increasingly taking to religion in the officially athiest communist nation, with Islam having the largest number of followers under 30 years of age, specially among minorities like Uygurs and Hui communities.

Jul 08, 2015, 15:51 PM IST

Notre Dame theologian known for books, liberal stands, dies

The Rev Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theology professor known for his popular books on Catholicism and unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings, has died.

Jan 26, 2015, 05:48 AM IST

Millions to gather for pope in stormy Philippines

Pope Francis will celebrate mass with millions in the Philippine capital on Sunday in what could be the world`s biggest papal gathering, capping off a dramatic trip in the Catholic Church`s Asian heartland.

Jan 18, 2015, 04:04 AM IST

Racy von Trier film, film on radical Catholics, paired in Berlin

Danish director Lars von Trier premiered a "director`s cut" of `Nymphomaniac` at the Berlin film festival on Sunday, but stayed away from the media on a day that also saw the premiere of a film about strict Catholicism`s impact on a teenage girl.

Feb 10, 2014, 02:58 AM IST