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Pentecost In Art: Paintings, Stained Glass Windows, Frescoes And More (PHOTOS)

(51) Comments | Posted May 19, 2013 | 1:55 PM

Click through the slideshow to see artistic depictions of the Pentecost

Pentecost, the Greek word for 'Shavout' is an ancient feast in Israel that celebrates the harvest and giving of the Torah on Sinai. In the Christian liturgical calendar, Pentecost, observed 50 days after...

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Holi 2013: Festival Of Colors Celebrates Spring (SONGS, PHOTOS)

(90) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 9:59 PM

Click through the slideshow to see photos from Holi celebrations:

Holi (also known as Dol Jatra, Basantotsav) is the Hindu festival of colors. It is celebrated at the end of the winter season, on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna. In

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White Smoke At Sistine Chapel Indicates Pope Election (UPDATED)

(4482) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 2:09 PM

White smoke appeared at the Sistine Chapel chimney on Wednesday afternoon indicating that a pope has been elected and has accepted the position. According to Catholic tradition, the newly appointed Bishop of Rome is the 265th successor of St. Peter and leader of the worldwide Catholic Church consisting of 1.2...

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Maha Shivaratri 2013: The Great Night Of Lord Shiva (PHOTOS, BHAJANS)

(127) Comments | Posted March 9, 2013 | 11:39 PM

Click through to see photos of Maha Shivaratri celebrations:

Maha Shivaratri (also Shivratri) is celebrated on March 10, 2013 by Hindus all over the world. This festival glorifies the Hindu god Shiva, believed to be the lord of cosmic destruction and dance. The festival...

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Pope Benedict XVI Papal Timeline (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 9:11 AM

On April 19, 2005 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was elected as successor to Pope John Paul II. He became the 265th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church and chose the name Benedict XVI. On Feb 11, 2013, he announced that he...

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Most Catholic Countries Worldwide, Increase Seen In Global South

(141) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 6:29 AM

Click through the slideshow to see the top 10 countries with the largest number of Catholics:

A recent analytical report by Pew Research Center, "The Global Catholic Population," indicates the countries with the highest Catholic population today, and how the global face of Catholicism has changed...

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Lent 2013: A HuffPost Community Observation Of The Lenten Fast (LIVEBLOG)

(224) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 11:33 AM

The 40 days of Lent that lead to Easter are the most sacred and spiritually powerful in the Christian calendar. From the Ash Wednesday reminder to 'remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,' to the the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, to the joyful...

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Most And Least 'Bible-Minded' Cities In The United States (PHOTOS)

(1786) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 11:20 PM

Click through the slideshow to view a list of the most and least Bible-minded cities in the United States:

The Bible is believed to be the most widely read and translated book of all time. But how do Americans view the Bible? A report released by...

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Religious Holidays 2013: An Interfaith Calendar (Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim And More) (PHOTOS)

(160) Comments | Posted January 1, 2013 | 9:33 AM

Click through the slideshow to see a pictorial religious calendar for 2013 with photographs of celebrations of the world's numerous beautiful and sacred holidays:

We live in a beautiful diverse world, and almost each day of the year is a sacred time for someone, somewhere. HuffPost Religion is...

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Religion 2012 In Review: Most Memorable Pictures Of The Year (PHOTOS)

(318) Comments | Posted December 29, 2012 | 9:00 AM

The most powerful religious moments in 2012 were captured in what have become iconic photos. This collection, selected by the HuffPost Religion editors contains images that break and warm our hearts.

We hope you looking through them evokes powerful, inspiring memories. Please share your thoughts in the comments below....

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Winter Solstice 2012: Shortest Day Of The Year Marked By Pagan Celebrations (PHOTOS)

(422) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 1:56 PM

Click through to see photos of Winter Solstice celebrations:

In 2012, the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere will occur on Dec. 21, 2012 at 6:12 a.m. EST. To calculate the turning point in your time zone, click here. Officially the first...

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Feast Of Immaculate Conception Of The Most Blessed Virgin Mary (PHOTOS)

(448) Comments | Posted December 8, 2012 | 7:48 AM

Dec. 8 is the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrated in the Roman Catholic and related Christian churches. The Immaculate Conception of Mary is a belief of the Roman Catholic Church, expressing the conviction...

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Most And Least Hindu Cities In America (PHOTOS)

(297) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 6:27 AM

Click through the slideshow to see most and least Hindu cities in America:

A study measuring religious bodies in the United States called the, “2010 U.S. Religious Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study (RCMS)” was recently released by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies...

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Advent 2012: A Season Of Waiting For The Coming Of Christ (PHOTOS, REFLECTIONS)

(350) Comments | Posted December 1, 2012 | 10:10 AM

Editor's note: Dear reader, may you have a blessed Advent! HuffPost Religion invites you to share your Advent reflections and experiences with us. What does the season of Advent mean to you? What spiritual exercises and meditations do you practice during Advent? Whether you're observing Advent for the first time,...

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Scientists Discuss What Happens To The 'Soul' After Death (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2012 | 5:08 PM

What happens when human beings die? Is there a final destination for the soul? These were the questions discussed among four scientists on a video that recently aired on "Through the Wormhole" hosted by Morgan Freeman on the Science channel.

A number of scientists who have studied...

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Scientists Discuss What Happens To The 'Soul' After Death (VIDEO)

(7862) Comments | Posted November 25, 2012 | 5:08 PM

What happens when human beings die? Is there a final destination for the soul? These were the questions discussed among four scientists on a video that recently aired on “Through the Wormhole” hosted by Morgan Freeman on the Science channel.

A number of scientists who have studied...

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Diwali 2012: The Festival Of Lights (PHOTOS, LIVE UPDATES)

(113) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 12:22 PM

Happy Diwali! How are you celebrating Diwali this year? Share your story with us. Email your photos and reflections to us at religion@huffingtonpost.com. Text submissions should be 300-400 words in length. We will accept them until Nov. 15, 2012.

[Scroll down for live updates.]

In

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Most And Least Buddhist Cities In America (PHOTOS)

(265) Comments | Posted November 10, 2012 | 7:14 AM

Click through the slideshow to see most and least Buddhist cities in America:

A study measuring religious bodies in the United States called the, “2010 U.S. Religious Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study (RCMS)” was recently released by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB)....

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Scientist Shows What Happens To 'Soul' After Death (VIDEO)

(3280) Comments | Posted October 28, 2012 | 4:02 PM

In a video that recently aired on “Through the Wormhole” narrated by Morgan Freeman on the TV channel Science, Dr. Hameroff claims, "I believe that consciousness, or its immediate precursor proto-consciousness, has been in the universe all along, perhaps from the Big Bang."

Understanding where consciousness comes...

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Hajj 2012: Muslims Embark On Pilgrimage To Mecca (PHOTOS)

(560) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 3:00 PM

Click through to see photos from this year's Hajj pilgrimage:

Each year millions of Muslims embark on the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, making it one of the largest pilgrimages in the world today. The five-day hajj pilgrimage takes place from eighth to the 12th...

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