Holiday service was held at historic Saint Peter Church, the world’s first cave church, which remains largely intact following quakes which killed more than 50,000 people.
The Vatican said that the 86-year-old Roman Catholic pontiff would have to stay for "a few days" at Rome's Gemelli hospital for "appropriate" medical treatment.
Earlier this week, Pope Francis disclosed that his predecessor was "very sick", and asked people to pray for him.
Muslim population stood at 3.9 million or 6.5 percent of the total UK population in 2021, up from 4.9 percent in 2011.
Pope Francis will meet Bahrain's king, hold an open-air mass and lead a prayer for peace at a vast modern cathedral opened last year.
In the vicinity of deserts, where food and water sources were scarce, the first Muslims in Medina learned to fast all day long under Prophet Muhammad’s guidance.
India’s prime minister has experienced a slew of what were called “assassination attempts”, which ultimately helped bolster his image.
Beset by the pandemic and declining relevance in society, the Church of England struggles to halt the faithful wandering off.
The Hindu right has brazenly launched a multi-pronged attack, simultaneously targeting Christians, Muslims and other minorities along with anyone who speaks against the BJP regime.
Police and the government are helping attacks that target minorities thanks to the country’s new anti-conversion law, a new report says.
Islam is not only the world’s fastest growing religion today, but it is projected to be the largest one by 2075.
Right-wing Hindu nationalist attacks against Christians are becoming increasingly frequent and are emboldened by a lack of accountability.
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