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Church attendance hits new low

A vast majority of Norwegians are members of the state church, but new figures confirm that hardly any actually go to church on Sundays....

State church loses support in Oslo

More than one of every four members of the Norwegian state church in Oslo have considered dropping out, according to a new survey by...

Catholics keen on more churches

Oslo's rapidly expanding population of immigrants who are Catholics has created a huge demand for more Catholic church space. Oslo's three Catholic churches can't...

No apologies as bishop bows out

For the first time ever, a Norwegian bishop has left his state church post because of personal bankruptcy. Ernst Baasland wound up a long...

Fire destroys historic church

A 204-year-old church in Hedmark County, southeastern Norway, burned to the ground during the night. The fire started on the building’s exterior, and police...

Fewer Norwegians have faith

It's high season for church weddings and confirmations in Norway, but new studies suggest that fewer Norwegians are keeping the faith. Church attendance continues...

Police recover stolen painting

Police in Larvik, south of Oslo, could proudly display a valuable, 450-year-old painting after finding it in a truck in eastern Norway on Wednesday....

Theft raises fears for church security

The theft of a valuable, 450-year-old painting from a church in Larvik over the weekend points up the vulnerability of treasures inside Norwegian churches...



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