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North Korea says it has released a Canadian pastor who was serving a life sentence since 2015 for anti-state activities over health reasons. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said that ...

North Korea has topped a new ranking of countries where persecution against Christians is worst for the 16th consecutive year. Releasing its latest World Watch List, Open Doors said it believes 70,00...

Officials in South Korea have requested their North neighbours to send a number of Catholics to a mass celebrated by Pope Francis during his tour of the country Catholic bosses in the state asked Kim...

As President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meet for their second summit in Vietnam, a Christian charity says human rights abuses are being ignored. Open Doors, who serve persecuted Christi...

North Korean Christians have warned the lack of food is stunting children's growth in the country. The secretive state determines what food rations its citizens will receive.A source wishing to remai...

Christians in North Korea have told Christian charity Open Doors that they expect to face even more persecution in 2019. This comes as US President Donald Trump announced in his State of the Union Sp...

A Christian who fled North Korea's been telling Premier of the brutal reality of being a believer in his homeland. Kim Joo-il escaped his job as an Army captain in 2007 and now lives in Britain campa...

A North Korean defector has told of her experience in a labour camp that led her to faith in Jesus Christ. Esther, whose name has been changed for safety reasons, was sentenced to a few months detent...

Christians in North Korea were ordered to celebrate the life of their brutal dictator's Gran rather than Christmas this year. Kim Jong Un ordered the 24th and 25th to be days of celebration for the l...

A Northern Irish couple have made the journey from the USA to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at the church where they were wed, back in 1966.  Laurence and Cecelia McCann were married ...

Former prime minister Tony Blair has visited the Holy Land to try and find a way to boost tourism. He was on a trip to Bethlehem which is still torn between Palestine and Israel and currently sufferi...

The Catholic Church in Norway may stop performing civil weddings in a bid to distance itself from the Lutheran Church, which is now performing same-sex marriage Bishop Bernt Eidsvig of Oslo (below), ...

The Catholic Diocese of Oslo, Norway, has admitted changing its attendance figures so it would receive more subsidies from the government. Census figures were inflated "at least a thousand, maybe man...

After 500 years of partnership, the state and the Church of Norway are set to formally split on New Year's Day. Parliament voted to create the break eight years ago but only now is the legislation co...

The ruling body of Norway's Lutheran Church has voted in favour of allowing gay and lesbian people to get married. A meeting of delegates passed the bill which will see gay weddings take place in the...

The Norwegian Catholic Church has been fined 1 million Krone (£94,000) for embellishing membership figures in order to receive more state aid. The Diocese of Oslo is accused of going through telepho...

Pope Francis is suffering from flu but there is "nothing to worry about", the Vatican has said. The pontiff confirmed he was feeling unwell as he was forced to sit down during his Christmas speech.Fr...

Notre Dame Cathedral has held its first Mass since the devastating April 15 blaze, although only 30 people were allowed to attend and the archbishop had to wear Exactly two months after a fire engulf...

A man has been shot and injured by police in Paris after attempting to attack an officer near the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Police said the officer used his weapon to shoot the attacker, who was then tak...

A modern restoration of Notre Dame would be the best use of the hundreds of millions of euros pledged for the immense project, rather than being "stuck with the Professor Stephen Murray, who co-led a...