Top cleric : Christmas, New Year is pagan, capitalist

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Hurriyet Daily News) Christmas and New Year celebrations are events where both pagan rituals and capitalist drives are intertwined, the head of Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate Mehmet Görmez more…

Turkish prof: Return Santa Claus' bones

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Hurriyet Daily News) Akdeniz University (AÜ) Archaeology professor Nevzat Çevik has called on the Vatican to return to Turkey the bones of Saint Nicholas (the original Santa Claus), more…

Hottest stories of 2012

by Bob Unruh -- Two topics – Barack Obama and Islam – dominated the hottest reports of 2012, so it perhaps is no surprise that the single story most in demand by more…

Quiz: Many Christians 'not very Christian'

by Joe Kovacs -- An online quiz designed to score how well Christians live the teachings of Jesus has found that more than one in four believers admit they're not very Christian. more…

Cowboy Michelangelo visits the Vatican

by Marisa Martin -- If you ever find yourself in Santa Fe mesmerized by an energetic bronze of Geronimo so charged it seems about to molt or mutate on the spot, it more…

Turkey wants Santa's bones back

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILYMAIL) — With an address at the North Pole, every child knows where Santa Claus lives. But the ancient remains of the person on whom the mythical figure more…