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Dahl announced as new bishop

Popular pastor Per Arne Dahl was announced on Wednesday as the new bishop of the Tunsberg diocese. Dahl will become the region's sixth bishop...

Priest ‘didn’t know’ girl was underage

UPDATED: A Catholic priest in his 30s told a court in Bergen on Tuesday he didn't know 16 was the age of consent in...

Bishops protest pastors’ support for gay marriage

Two of Norway's bishops have cancelled their membership in the national pastors' association (Presteforeningen). They're protesting a vote by the association's board last week...

Bishops back gay weddings

A majority of Norwegian bishops think the Norwegian church should be able to conduct wedding ceremonies for gays. Oslo's bishop, though is opposed. Eight of...

Teen admits to vandalizing church

A 19-year-old Norwegian has admitted to vandalizing and burglarizing an historic church in Sør-Odal over the weekend. The motive remained unclear, but police found...

Lesbian pastor confronts Oslo bishop

Norway's first lesbian pastor says she's fed up with "homophobic" church officials and no longer wants Bishop Ole-Christian Kvarme as her spiritual leader. Pastor...

Norwegian Catholics hail ‘Pave Frans’

As Catholics around the world hailed their new Pope Francis, the man called Pave Frans in Norway (roughly pronounced "Pah-vuh Frahns") was being warmly welcomed...

Church music draws crowds

The churches of Oslo have been alive with the sound of music this week, thanks to the latest Oslo International Church Music Festival in...

Church plans to introduce Norwegian ‘Thanksgiving’

The Hamar diocese of the Norwegian state church has formed a committee to work towards creation of a national holiday similar to "Thanksgiving"  in...

New cathedral lives up to its name

PHOTO FEATURE: It's called "The New Cathedral of the Northern Lights," and it's already reflected them even before its formal opening last weekend. The...

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