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Pope Francis on Monday condemned Iran for using the death penalty against demonstrators demanding greater respect for women. The pope's remarks, made in his yearly speech to diplomats accredited t...

A retired Major-General in the British Army says we need to ‘cut Prince Harry some slack’ as he is a damaged man who needs help. Tim Cross who has seen active service in many parts of the ...

A 90 year old Cardinal who was arrested under Hong Kong's strict National Security law has met Pope Francis at the Vatican. Cardinal Joseph Zen who is Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong and one of Asia&...

Members of the public can now visit the tomb of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in the Vatican Grottoes, beneath St. Peter’s Basilica. The triple coffin was buried in the former tomb o...

Ukrainian families living in Devon held a special Christmas service at a church near Tavistock this weekend. The church of St Michael de Rupe in Brentor has significance for the local Ukrainian commun...

The persecution watchdogs Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and Human Rights Watch Eritrea (HRCE) are welcoming the news that three Catholic clergymen who were detained by authorities in Eritrea ha...

Tears of joy streamed down worshippers' faces as Ukraine's main church celebrated a "return" to Kyiv's Cathedral of the Assumption on Orthodox Christmas day, shortly after taking...

Victoria, a Ukrainian refugee, is celebrating Orthodox Christmas in Poland with a simple prayer - that next year she will be back at home. The 40-year-old is one of the millions of Ukra...

A 66 year old priest has been shot dead by terrorists in Burkina Faso. In a statement sent to the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), a local Bishop, Prosper Bonaventure Ky said Fat...

Princes Harry and William need to deal with their rift in a Christian way, with discretion and forgiveness, according to the director of the Affinity network of gospel churches in partnership.&nb...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended an Orthodox Church Christmas service by himself inside a Kremlin cathedral rather than joining other worshippers in a public cele...

The Ukrainian government has taken over an historic cathedral in Kyiv after its lease by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church expired. Ukrainian security agencies believe the Pechersk Lavra, also known ...

 Although Pope Francis often compared having former Pope Benedict living in the Vatican to having a grandfather in the house, a book by Benedict's closest aide shows what he says were strains...

Vladimir Putin has called for a ceasefire in Ukraine to allow Russian soldiers to celebrate the Orthodox Christmas. The move comes after recommendations from Russian Patriarch Kirill, who called for a...

A religious persecution watchdog has reported that a Christian woman in Mexico has been left in a critical condition in hospital after she was tied to a tree and severely beaten. Christian Solidarity ...

Israeli police said on Friday they arrested two people suspected of vandalising a Protestant cemetery in Jerusalem earlier this week. Police said in a statement that extensive damage had been caused t...

A new survey has shown that 83 per cent of Protestant churchgoers in the US prefer praying to God than reading their Bible when it comes to their daily time with him.  The study by Lifeway Resear...

Grace Community Church in California has given an update about Pastor John MacArthur, who it says is now "doing well" after falling suddenly ill. Mr MacArthur fell unwell whilst preaching at...

Iranian Christians are urging people to pray for a pastor and his wife arrested for converting to Christianity. Religious freedom group Middle East Concern (MEC) is raising concern for Pastor Abdolrez...

Pope Benedict has been laid to rest, with his funeral led by a successor for the first time in more than 200 years. Pope Francis led the funeral of the former pope, tenderly touching the coffin a...