Britains former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has won the 2016 Templeton Prize, worth Â£1.1m ($1.5m), for his efforts to help steer young people away from the message of extremists by encouraging religions to connect with them, it was announced on 2 March.
Mar 2, 2016
Ash Wednesday: Beginning of 40 days lent to prepare for Easter; Significance, Bible quotes, picture messages
Pope Francis overturned a centuries-old tradition on 21 January, which banned women from a foot-washing service during Lent, upsetting conservatives and delighting womens rights activists. Until now, only men or boys were formally allowed to take part in the service, in which a priest washes and kisses the feet of 12 people to commemorate Jesus gesture of humility towards his apostles on the night before he died.
Jan 22, 2016
Sikh man labelled Bin Laden on a flight as passenger video asks Would you feel safe?
Dec 16, 2015
Six Roman tour operators climbed on Romes Colosseum on 7 December to protest against an order banning them from approaching tourists on the streets to sell them their packages. The decree, passed by Romes municipality last month, came just before the Holy Year, due to start on 8 December and to last almost one year, when millions of pilgrims and tourists are expected to flock to the Italian capital as well as to the Vatican.
Dec 8, 2015
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