The destruction of ancient Christian communities is a stark warning of things to come.
Just days shy of Christmas, dozens of Iraqi children fill the stage at the Alliance Evangelical Church in Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood to sing “Jingle Bells” and rehearse their Nativity play. Odds are it will likely be the city’s last such performance.
An Australian inquiry into child abuse said on Friday that the Catholic Church should repeal celibacy requirement for clergy and that priests should face prosecution if they fail to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional.
Residents of this small Christian town in northern Iraq were forced to flee when ISIS militants overran it in 2014. But now that the town has been liberated by Iraqi forces, the Christians who have trickled back are desperate to leave once again.
Even with the efforts by Vatican officials to end the decades-long rift between the Catholic Church and the Chinese government, the number of new Catholics in China is on the decline and palls in comparison to the growth of Protestantism in the Asian nation.
The religious minorities of Iraq and Syria have recounted horrific accounts of their abuse at the hand of ISIS as the Vatican calls on the global community to address the plight of Christians and Yazidi communities and bring them back from the verge of extinction.
His Beatitude John X, the Damascus-based leader of the Antioch Christian Church, wrapped up his recent visit to the United States with a desperate appeal for American leadership to bring an end to the suffering in Syria, assist in locating the whereabouts of three kidnapped church leaders, and help secure the future of Christianity in the volatile region.
Egypt has been one of the worst places for Christian persecution in recent months.
It’s been 500 years since Martin Luther sparked the Protestant Reformation. Much good emerged from the movement, but it also left the church with a gaping wound that has yet to be healed.
Pope Francis on Saturday said Christians can play a role in shaping Europe’s future by promoting political dialogue “especially where it is threatened and where conflict seems to prevail.”
Choi Kwanghyuk is one of the lucky ones. He was able to free himself from the clutches of a brutal dictatorship in his native North Korea where he was persecuted by the government for his Christian faith.
The first Iraqi Christians to return to their villages after it was liberated from ISIS’ control, has been forced to flee once again as Peshmerga forces have invaded the village of Teleskof.
Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for the Senate in Alabama, struck a dark tone in an address to a gathering of Christian conservatives in Washington on Friday, lamenting the lack of morality in politics while expressing frustration with how little Republicans have accomplished since last year’s election.
A college of Oxford University banned a student Christian group from appearing at a freshman fair out of fear it would lead to “alienating” students who practice other religions.
A Canadian pastor and his wife are facing more than two dozen charges Wednesday after being accused of sexual assault.
Kurds in Iraq voted overwhelmingly last week in favor of seeking full independence from the central government in Baghdad – setting off a firestorm of international retaliation, including strong objections from the U.S.
Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.
An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey for nearly a year on what he says are trumped-up terrorism charges is facing new charges, including espionage.
Nigerian authorities say at least eight people are dead and 18 others critically wounded after gunmen attacked a church in southern Nigeria.
Seven Roman Catholic priests were refused service in a Welsh pub after staff mistook them for a stag party in fancy dress.
Christine Niles, an immigrant from Vietnam who helps run a parachurch group that promotes Roman Catholic teaching, expected to spend her week preparing theological materials and getting ready for the group’s annual men’s conference.
An emotionally-charged mass Wednesday — attended by French President Emmanuel Macron — marked one year since the brutal murder of a Catholic priest whose throat was slit by two 19-year-old ISIS terrorists.
The ongoing legal conflict surrounding the Turkish government’s seizure of dozens of properties from the Syriac Orthodox Church has left the religious minority fearing for their survival in the land where it all began.
An orthodox Jewish girls’ elementary school in London has failed inspection for the third time because it refuses to teach students about homosexuality and gender reassignment.