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Fire fighters in France are tackling a huge blaze at a 19th century basilica. Hundreds of worshippers had to flee morning Mass at Saint Donatien in the city of Nantes as the flames took hold.Revd Ben...

It is being reported that dozens of Palestinians have thrown fire bombs at a West Bank site revered by some Jews as the tomb of Biblical patriarch Joseph. Palestinian security forces put out the blaz...

The first ever Anglican choral evensong has been celebrated in St Peter's Basilica in Rome. The service featured an address, prayers and songs from the choir of Merton College, Oxford.It marks closen...

A new children's Bible is aimed at helping tens of thousands of indigenous youngsters in New Zealand read God's Word in their native language. Taku Paipera is the first children's Bible in the Maori ...

Beijing has made an agreement with the Pope to ordain the first Chinese bishop under a new deal to encourage good relations.  Priests and bishops in China need to be approved by the state a...

The Anglican Church of Canada has elected a female archbishop for the first time. The Church's provincial Electoral College selected Melissa Skelton out of three bishops to assume the church's highes...

Cuba's Catholics are to build their first ever church in the communist country since the revolution in 1959. The buidling in Santiago will be constructed as part of a major religious recycling projec...

Canada has elected its first openly gay Anglican bishop to its third-largest church.  Rev Canon Kevin Robertson says he is "overwhelmed" with the appointment.Mr Robertson has two children with h...

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip has struck southern Israel, in the first such attack since September, according to the Israeli military. AP says air raid sirens were sounded on Friday in the Eshko...

The first step towards declaring a Catholic priest - who worked with the sick and dying - a saint has been taken during a service in Dublin. The beatification of Fr John Sullivan at Gardiner Street C...

The trial of a former Archbishop accused of sexually abusing young boys, which was due to start at the Vatican on Saturday, is expected to be adjourned. It's after Joseph Wesoleski, the Pope's former...

An American man is among the first group of people to be targeted under new anti-evangelism laws in Russia. In July the country passed legislation banning the public from discussing their faith outsi...

A husband and wife who died in a Texas church massacre last week have been buried together.  Richard and Therese Rodriguez were the first victims of the shootings to be laid to rest.Hundreds of ...

A fisherman who was stranded at sea for more than a year has said he prayed to God for forgiveness during his ordeal. Salvador Alvarenga, 36 and from El Savador, went on a fishing expedition off the ...

Aid from the Christian charity World Vision should be fitted with cameras and microphones, an Israeli academic has suggested in the wake of allegations more tha Professor Gerald Steinberg is the foun...

Five Christians from Laos have been convicted of "performance of the medical profession without a license" after praying for a Christian. The men have confirmed they will appeal the decision. Human R...

At least five people have been killed and over a dozen wounded after four suicide bombers blew themselves up in the Lebanese border village of Qaa. It is a predominantly a Christian area that lies by...

Five papyrus fragments have been withdrawn from display at a major museum after it emerged they do not belong to the Dead Sea Scrolls, as previously claimed. The artefacts had been among the most pre...

Five men each given three consecutive life sentences for murdering three Christians in Turkey are now in custody after initially being allowed to walk free from The group were found guilty on Wednesd...

A senior Abu Sayyaf militant and four members of the armed group believed to be behind the deadly attack on a cathedral in the Philippines have surrendered The national police chief Oscar Albaya...