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Chile's Catholic bishops have said they are open to whatever Pope Francis proposes to overhaul the Chilean church, which has been devastated by a clergy se Possible measures include removing bis...

Every Chilean bishop has offered to resign over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal, in the biggest shake-up in the Catholic Church's long-running abuse saga. The bishops announced at the end of an emer...

A Chilean miner who was among the 33 rescued after 70 days underground in 2010 has sent a message of hope to the trapped Thai schoolchildren. "Do not lose faith or hope," Juan Carlos Aguilar advised ...

It's claimed footage taken in West Africa proves chimpanzees believe in God and have worship rituals. Teams working at Humboldt University in Berlin were trying to work out why a tree had been scarre...

China has reportedly acknowledged a Lunar New Year greeting sent to President Xi Jinping by Pope Francis. Beijing is said to have responded to the gesture by calling on the Vatican to be flexible in ...

A historic deal has been made between China and the Vatican. With Pope Francis recently recognising seven bishops appointed by China, it's hoped the move "will allow the wounds of the past to be over...

Authorities in Beijing have outlawed one of the city's largest underground Protestant churches as persecution in China's Henan province escalates. According to Bob Fu, religious freedom activist and ...

Bibles can no longer be purchased online in China, despite the government publishing a new document claiming that it allows freedom of worship. It's been reported that searches for the Bible on e-com...

Former Communist Party members in China have been banned from having a religion and practicing any religious rituals, state media said. Reports said new party rules would prevent retired officials fr...

A bishop in China has been ordained without the permission of Pope Francis and the Vatican in Rome.  Vatican-approved bishop Casimirus Wang Milu ordained Dong Guan Hua to the priesthood without ...

There's a call for China to relax its restrictions on Christians following the death of a bishop. Cosmas Shi Enxiang died in custody at the age of 94 after being accused of running unregistered churc...

Authorities in north-western China are cracking down on any Christian activity outside the state-monitored church. According to Radio Free Asia, officials in Xinjiang have made more than eleven milli...

It's been reported Chinese authorities are hosting a secret conference in Beijing this week to discuss the rapid growth of Christianity in the country. Authorities have not publicly outlined the agen...

British Olympic champion, devout Christian and prisoner of war Eric Liddell, who famously chose his faith over competing in a championship race, has been honour After refusing to run in the heats on ...

China's expelled 32 South Korean missionaries from its country amid a dispute about a missile system. South Korea's Foreign Ministry said the group were working in Yanji in northeastern China, some r...

The United Nations (UN) and the UK have led calls for China to create "space" to protect religious freedom for Christians.  The UK was speaking at a UN conference earlier in the week and questio...

China says it will allow Catholics more freedom in the country, so long as the Vatican agrees to change the faith to suit the communist state.  A top state official said China would have "constr...

It has been announced that China has ordained a Russian Orthodox priest on its territory, according to sources in Moscow. The announcement came after the Moscow Patriarchate's foreign minister met Ch...

China's ruling Communist Party has ordered local governments to crack down on the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions o The directive from the United Front Wo...

China's central government is putting pressure on officials to track the number of Christians living in their towns, according to a report. The Communist Party of China has been cracking down on reli...