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Church leaders in opposition stronghold Kisumu County in Kenya have criticised initial plans to open polls on Saturday. Fears of further bloodshed has led Kenya's election commission to postpone the ...

Religious groups in Kenya are welcoming reports that the president has decided to drop proposed religious laws that would regulate religion in the country. The so-called Religious Societies Rules 201...

A Kenyan pastor has been extradited from Britain to face charges of child trafficking amid accusations that he stole children, including newborn babies, to prov Gilbert Deya was charged in a Kenyan c...

Catholic international aid charity CAFOD has called for a peaceful election when Kenyans go to the polls next week. Kenya was crippled by post-election violence in in 2007 and 2008 when the results w...

A row has broken out in Kenya after clergy called government plans to regulate faith groups a threat to freedom of religion.  Both Christian and Muslim leaders denounced the new proposals.Earlie...

Nigerian Police said Archbishop Ignatius Kattey from the Diocese of Niger Delta North was released on Saturday evening. The kidnapped Nigerian Archbishop who was freed over the weekend says he doesn'...

A Libyan official has said 13 Coptic Christians kidnapped in the country have been freed. The Egyptian workers were taken at gunpoint from a housing complex in the city of Sirte in the early hours of...

An Italian missionary who was abducted at gunpoint in the Philippines by Islamist terrorists has been found alive more than six months on. Rolando del Torchio, 57, was kidnapped by militants from the...

A Nigerian priest who was kidnapped earlier in the week has been released. The Fides and Daily Trust news agencies said Fr Emmanuel Dim was stopped in his car and abducted by armed Islamist Fulani he...

The car of a missing bishop in Nigeria has been discovered.  Rt Revd Moses Bukpe-Tabwayen, Bishop of Gwagwalada, a region in the centre of the country, is thought to have been kidnapped early in...

Details have been released surrounding the death of a pastor who was kidnapped in Nigeria.  Anti-persecution charity Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has been told that Fr John Adeyi may hav...

A Nigerian priest who was kidnapped last week has been freed unharmed. Father Innocent Umor was abducted from his home in the south of the country but was released after two days in captivate.The Rom...

An Indian government official has suggested the kidnapped priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil could be released imminently. Fr Tom was abducted in March by gunmen in Yemen with reports over Easter claiming he h...

A Jesuit priest who was abducted in Syria earlier this year is said to have been freed. Father Jacques Mourad was taken back in May with local Christians fearing Islamic extremists had captured him.W...

A video's emerged appearing to show an Indian priest, who's been kidnapped for months, begging for his life. Fr Tom Uzhunnalil was kidnapped in the Yemeni capital Aden in March this year, after gunme...

According to an Indian foreign minister, a priest that was abducted by Islamic State militants in Yemen last year has been released. Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj made the announcement of Fr Tom's r...

The kidnapped son of a Pakistani politician who was murdered for defending Christians has been rescued after more than four years in terrorist captivity. Pakistani intelligence forces confirmed on Tw...

A Syrian priest who was kidnapped earlier this week has been released. Fr Hanna Jallouf was taken from Knayeh, a small Christian village, near the border with Turkey by a group linked to al-Qaeda.Twe...

An Anglican priest abducted in Zamfara state in Nigeria has been murdered by kidnappers who are continuing to hold his family, local reports indicate. Anthony Idris Jata'u was taken on Thursday night...

A pastor and his family have been released from captivity in Burkina Faso after being held for four days. Pierre Boena, a pastor with an Assembly of God church, four family members and a church membe...