site.news_by_theme Christian

Christians fear fresh attacks after Pakistan church bombing
Christians fear fresh attacks after Pakistan church bombing

A devastating double suicide attack on a church in northwest Pakistan has triggered fears among the country's beleaguered Christian community that they will be targeted in a fresh wave of Islamist violence.

Christians fear fresh attacks after Pakistan church bombing
Australia PM Rudd clashes with pastor on gay marriage
Australia PM Rudd clashes with pastor on gay marriage

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has clashed with a Christian pastor over gay marriage, using the Bible to support his argument as he explained his change of heart on the issue.

Australia PM Rudd clashes with pastor on gay marriage
Photo courtesy of voguefabricsstore.com
Christian valley sends SOS to Syrian army

In Wadi al-Nassara, a valley in western Syria dotted with Christian hamlets, residents have hung white silk ribbons to mourn war victims and pray the army will defeat its jihadist foes.

Christian valley sends SOS to Syrian army
Pope Francis. ©REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Pope calls for mutual respect between Christians and Muslims

Pope Francis reached out to Muslims on Sunday to mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and called on them and Christians to promote mutual respect.

Pope calls for mutual respect between Christians and Muslims
©RIA NOVOSTI
Putin joins Orthodox leaders for religious anniversary in Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin travels to Ukraine on Saturday to mark the 1025th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in Kievan Rus.

Putin joins Orthodox leaders for religious anniversary in Ukraine
Pope Benedict XVI blesses The Star of Kazakhstan altar. Photo courtesy of wordpress.com
Kazakhstan's Catholics receive unique golden altar

The official ceremony of passing the Stars of Kazakhstan Altar to Kazakhstan’s Catholics was held in Czestochowa, Poland.

Kazakhstan's Catholics receive unique golden altar
Photo by Marat Abilov©
Nazarbayev attends Easter service in Uspensky Cathedral

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Uspensky Cathedral, Kazakhstan’s major orthodox church, on Easter Sunday.

Nazarbayev attends Easter service in Uspensky Cathedral
Iraqi Christians fear fate of departed Jews
Iraqi Christians fear fate of departed Jews

After 10 years of attacks on Iraqi Christians, Monsignor Pios Cacha wonders if the ancient community's days are numbered.

Iraqi Christians fear fate of departed Jews
Orthodox cathedral and Sunday school to be erected in Astana's Left Bank
Orthodox cathedral and Sunday school to be erected in Astana's Left Bank

We told about this request to President Nazarbayev and received a positive reply: the Metropolitan of Astana and Kazakhstan.

Orthodox cathedral and Sunday school to be erected in Astana's Left Bank
©REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
Christ, Mohammed draw divisions among Bulgarian Roma

Nothing illustrates better the arrival of a new wave of Islam among Roma in Bulgaria's southern town of Pazardzhik, whose imam Ahmed Mussa is on trial for spreading radical ideology.

Christ, Mohammed draw divisions among Bulgarian Roma
US National Cathedral opens doors to same-sex weddings
US National Cathedral opens doors to same-sex weddings

The Washington National Cathedral, a focal point of Christian worship in the United States, said Wednesday that, effective immediately, it will officiate same-sex weddings.

US National Cathedral opens doors to same-sex weddings
©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan to have 3 days off for Orthodox Christmas

Religious holidays Kurban-ait and Orthodox Christmas are not considered official holidays, but are days off in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan to have 3 days off for Orthodox Christmas
More doomsday sect arrests in China
More doomsday sect arrests in China

China has detained more than 100 further members of a Christian sect accused of predicting doomsday, state media said Friday, taking the total held beyond 1,000 as officials denied cold weather was apocalypse-related.

More doomsday sect arrests in China
©REUTERS
China arrests more than 800 doomsday 'cult' members

China has arrested more than 800 people in a crackdown on a Christian sect which spread doomsday rumours and challenged the ruling Communist party.

China arrests more than 800 doomsday 'cult' members
Christians most populous of world's religions: report
Christians most populous of world's religions: report

Christians are the world's biggest religious group, numbering some 2.2 billion people, according to a study released Tuesday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

Christians most populous of world's religions: report
Photo courtesy of theneworder.org
Jerusalem sites sprayed with anti-Christian graffiti

Vandals sprayed anti-Christian graffiti on a monastery and a Christian cemetery in Jerusalem overnight, in two apparent "price-tag" attacks.

Jerusalem sites sprayed with anti-Christian graffiti
©REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz
Number of religious institutions will be cut by third in Kazakhstan

Before the re-registration there were 197 Christian, Evangelic and Baptist religious institutions registered at the territory of Kazakhstan. Only 60 of them have submitted documents for re-registration: Lama Sharif

Number of religious institutions will be cut by third in Kazakhstan
<i>Innocence of Muslims</i>. Photo courtesy of realitatea.net
Mystery over filmmakers behind anti-Islam movie

Mystery remained Wednesday over exactly who was behind the anti-Islam film which sparked deadly protests in the Middle East, amid conflicting claims of Jewish or Coptic Christian involvement.

Mystery over filmmakers behind anti-Islam movie
Floyd Lee Corkins. Photo courtesy of myfoxdc.com
US Christian lobby blames law center over shooting

A US Christian conservative lobbying group on Thursday accused a civil rights organization of provoking the man who allegedly shot a security guard in its Washington headquarters.

US Christian lobby blames law center over shooting
Photo courtesy of marshill.com
Czechs pass $3.6-billion religious property restitution

Czech lawmakers passed a bill Saturday on the restitution of assets worth up to 2.95 billion euros ($3.6 billion) seized from 17 religious denominations by Czechoslovakia's communist regime in 1948-89.

Czechs pass $3.6-billion religious property restitution