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Catholics ordered to repay state funding

The Oslo Catholic Diocese has lost its case against the state and been ordered by a local court to repay around NOK 40 million (USD...

Mass exodus from the state church

The Norwegian government made it much easier for Norwegians to cancel their membership in the state evangelical Lutheran church this week. That prompted thousands to...

‘Free thinker’ claims ‘man created God’

As at least some Norwegians headed for church over the Easter weekend, a Norwegian author and humanist has offered alternative views on what attracts...

Churches struggle with membership

Oslo’s Catholic churches remained packed during the Easter holiday week, despite ongoing controversy over alleged membership fraud. Questionable member registration practices have spread to...

Lack of pastors alarms state church

Norwegian churches all over the country are struggling to fill vacant positions for pastors. Several are currently empty, leaving local communities with a shortage...

Church music festival draws thousands

Not only have thousands of winter sports fans, literary crime buffs, talent scouts and new pop and electronica artists been in Oslo over the...

Flagpole turned fatal in freak accident

A family was left in shock on Christmas Eve when a 49-year-old mother of three was killed while walking with her family into church services...

‘Rimi-Hagen’ comes out of the closet

Stein Erik "Rimi" Hagen, who made his fortune establishing the Rimi grocery store chain in Norway, has long been one of Norway's wealthiest and...

Stave church moves back home

A 122-year-old copy of a Norwegian stave church that was moved to the US from where it was built in Orkanger, outside Trondheim, is being...

Scenic cemeteries are the new parks

Despite recent controversy over tourists found camping in some of Norway's scenic graveyards, residents themselves are increasingly using local well-tended cemeteries as an alternative to parks. The resting places of...

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