The three new bells of al-Saa church, named after the archangels Gabriel, Michael and Raphael, were cast at a French foundry in Normandy.
The incident in the Swedish capital ignited the Muslim world and derailed the Nordic country's NATO bid -- just as Russia intended, analysts say.
Only the elderly and adults with no school-age children are allowed to fast to prevent religion from having 'negative effects on children's minds' , according to a directive from Beijing.
Islamic leaders of all denominations have told Muslims not to attend or participate in the games over China's ongoing oppression, torture and sexual abuse of Muslims in Xinjiang.
Coptic Christmas Mass will be celebrated January 6 at the new Nativity of Christ Cathedral after COVID-19 forced its cancellation last year.
Bahrain's long history of tolerance and peaceful co-existence has once again manifested itself with the opening of the biggest Catholic church in the Muslim-majority Gulf country.
Rank and file members of the Taliban are criticizing their leaders' ties with China over the treatment of Muslims in Xinjiang and the ban of a widely popular and trusted Koran application.
Children were among the dead following the ballistic missile attack on Dar al-Hadith religious school and mosque in al-Jawba district. The group has targeted over 700 mosques since 2014.
In secret trials, Xinjiang courts have convicted wealthy and influential Muslims of 'terrorism' and ordered their assets be sold at auction, further filling Beijing's coffers.
The Quran Majeed app is 'trusted by over 25 million Muslims globally', according to the app's developer. But -- without evidence -- Beijing claimed it contains illegal religious texts.