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The first woman pastor has been ordained in Jerusalem. Palestinian Sally Azar was ordained at the Lutheran church in the Old City, making her the first woman in the Holy Land – and one of five i...

Pope Francis's visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo will remind the world not to ignore decades-long conflicts that have beset the mineral-rich nation and wrecked the lives of millions, the V...

Christians in China may not be celebrating Chinese New Year as a persecution charity warns such occasions – as well as covid – could be used as an opportunity to further crackdown on belie...

A church – complete with decadent mosaics that date back to the early Christian church - has been unearthed in the West Bank. It’s believed the church was built in the Sixth Century, and i...

Orthodox Christians have been celebrating the Epiphany by taking an ice cold dip. For those in Ukraine, the celebratory act is a welcome distraction almost a year after the Russian invasion began. The...

The army in Myanmar has destroyed a Catholic church, as forces continue to exercise their power over the country following a military coup almost two years ago. In February 2021, a coup d’etat s...

Israel appealed to Pope Francis, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday to help it recover four citizens held in the Gaza Strip ...

A ban on conversion therapy could prevent Christians from speaking out to oppose those who wish to change their gender, according to lawyers from the Christian Institute. A Bill banning conversion the...

Ministers in Pakistan have voted to make the country’s controversial blasphemy laws more stringent, sparking alarm for religious minorities, including Christians. This week, the National Assembl...

A preacher in the US is making headlines after a security guard asked him to take off his ‘Jesus saves’ t-shirt as it was “offending people”. Paul Shoro was handing out gospel ...

A church in Brazil is mourning the death of its pastor and his wife after the couple died while trying to rescue their 13-year-old son from drowning at the beach.  Felisberto Sampaio and his wife...

An army veteran has been fined for praying for his son near an abortion facility in Bournemouth. The Christian legal organisation ADF UK says local authorities fined Adam Smith-Connor as he &ldqu...

Before dawn, sanitary police armed with crowbars and a bulldozer set about demolishing makeshift trader stalls crowding downtown streets in the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo ahead ...

Colourful ribbons that were tied to a fence in honour of abuse victims at the church hosting Cardinal George Pell’s upcoming burial service have been taken down. Social media posts show ribbons ...

On Sunday, lead pastor Kennon Vaughan preached to the congregation  of Harvest Church in Memphis, Tennessee; by Tuesday lunchtime he became the only survivor of a place crash that took the lives ...

There's been a furious reaction from equality campaigners - and disappointment from some evangelicals - after Church of England Bishops said they wouldn't endorse same-sex marriage in church. ...

Bishops in the Church of England have refused to back a change in teaching to allow priests to marry same-sex couples. A statement released after a House of Bishops meeting this week says the “f...

This year marks three decades since Open Doors started ranking countries by the level of persecution faced by Christians.  Since records started in 1993, the number of countries deemed dange...

One in seven Christians worldwide are persecuted for their faith, becoming the target of frequent attacks such as rape, kidnapping and even death. Christian persecution charity Open Doors has released...

Open Doors’ World Watch List has revealed North Korea is the country where Christians face the most extreme persecution. Hitting the highest score ever recorded in the list’s history, Nort...