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Abortion opponent disrupted bishop’s ceremony

Anti-abortion activist Per Kørner demonstrated his views during Sunday's ceremony in Tromsø consecrating the newest bishop of the Norwegian Church, Olav Øygard. Kørner was eventually seized...

Catholic Church admits inflating membership

The Catholic Church in Norway was promising to sharpen its routines after newspaper Dagbladet revealed this week that it had inflated its membership numbers...

Princess ‘can’t represent’ royals

Norwegian bishops were critical and distressed on Sunday after Norway's controversial princess, Martha Louise, went on stage in Oslo with a self-professed British medium who...

Oslo Seamen’s Church up for sale

The only Norwegian Seamen's Church in Norway, located in a large historic house on Oslo's fashionable Bygdøy peninsula, is up for sale as residential real estate that's...

Iranian deported from church asylum

A 56-year-old Iranian woman who had sought asylum for almost two years from the Filadelfia church in Kristiansand was deported following a police raid...

Pastor charged with domestic violence

A pastor in the Norwegian Church has been arrested in the middle of the country's Easter holidays and charged with domestic violence, confirmed the...

Expat churches defy attendance decline

At a time when the Norwegian Church has been offending and losing members, and church attendance in Oslo continues to decline, churches that cater...

Veteran politician blasts the church

Per-Kristian Foss, Norway's Auditor General and a former longtime Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party, has called the Norwegian Church's refusal to marry...

Church refuses to marry gay couples

UPDATED: The Norwegian Church's (Den norske kirke) highest governing body voted against allowing homosexual couples to marry in a religious ceremony on Tuesday. However,...

Fewer Norwegians go to church

Church attendance has been declining in Norway for years, and new figures from state statistics bureau SSB indicate that even fewer are attending Sunday...

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