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China willing to reach 'understanding' with Vatican
China willing to reach 'understanding' with Vatican

The head of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong has said the Chinese government is willing to reach an understanding with the Vatican.

China willing to reach 'understanding' with Vatican
Religious duel in Japan: Pastor rock vs. Buddhist monk blues
Religious duel in Japan: Pastor rock vs. Buddhist monk blues

The band Boxi Rocks features Sekino and three other pastors, who don church robes during their raucous performances.

Religious duel in Japan: Pastor rock vs. Buddhist monk blues
Pope Francis approves sainthood for Mother Teresa
Pope Francis approves sainthood for Mother Teresa

Pope Francis approved sainthood for Mother Teresa, the missionary nun who became a global if controversial symbol of compassion for her care of the sick and destitute.

Pope Francis approves sainthood for Mother Teresa
China jails Christian pastor for 14 years: official
China jails Christian pastor for 14 years: official

Chinese court sentenced a Christian pastor to 14 years in jail for embezzlement, after he opposed forced removal of crosses from churches.

China jails Christian pastor for 14 years: official
High emotions as Charleston mourns massacre victims
High emotions as Charleston mourns massacre victims

Emotions ran high as defiant mourners held the first funeral services for nine African Americans shot dead by a white alleged supremacist in a Charleston church.

High emotions as Charleston mourns massacre victims
Walmart pulls Confederate flag merchandise after Charleston attack
Walmart pulls Confederate flag merchandise after Charleston attack

Walmart announced it has decided to remove Confederate flag merchandise from its stores as a debate rages around the banner seen by many as a symbol of racial violence.

Walmart pulls Confederate flag merchandise after Charleston attack
Charleston church holds first service since massacre
Charleston church holds first service since massacre

The historic black church in South Carolina where a white gunman murdered nine African Americans, held its first church service since the massacre.

Charleston church holds first service since massacre
Peter and Paul Church ©Roza Yessenkulova
Fire in Almaty engulfs church roof

A fire has engulfed the roof of a church under reconstruction in Almaty.

Fire in Almaty engulfs church roof
Pope makes plea for Koreas to unite as 'one people'
Pope makes plea for Koreas to unite as 'one people'

Pope Francis urged the divided Koreas to reject suspicion and confrontation and unite as "one family, one people".

Pope makes plea for Koreas to unite as 'one people'
'What would we die for?' Pope asks at mass for Korean martyrs
'What would we die for?' Pope asks at mass for Korean martyrs

Pope Francis beatified 124 early Korean martyrs at a mass in Seoul and challenged the crowd to ask what values they might be willing to die for.

'What would we die for?' Pope asks at mass for Korean martyrs
Thousands mark Moon death anniversary in S. Korea
Thousands mark Moon death anniversary in S. Korea

More than 20,000 followers of the Unification Church gathered in South Korea for the second anniversary of the death of their "messiah" .

Thousands mark Moon death anniversary in S. Korea
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China pursues 'Chinese Christian theology': state media

China will construct a "Chinese Christian theology" suitable for the country with both believer numbers and tensions with authorities.

China pursues 'Chinese Christian theology': state media
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Historic Chinese church gutted by fire: Xinhua

A fire largely destroyed one of China's oldest churches early Monday, state media reported, gutting the inside of the late 19th century structure.

Historic Chinese church gutted by fire: Xinhua
Poland's Catholic Church apologises for paedophilia
Poland's Catholic Church apologises for paedophilia

Poland's powerful Catholic Church apologised for paedophilia committed by its priests during an unprecedented ceremony attended by top clergy and abuse victims.

Poland's Catholic Church apologises for paedophilia
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Easter unites Kazakhstanis: Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev visited the Ascension Cathedral in Almaty to wish Happy Easter to all Christian Kazakhstanis.

Easter unites Kazakhstanis: Nazarbayev
Philippines' Easter crucifixons draw huge crowds
Philippines' Easter crucifixons draw huge crowds

Thousands of people flocked to rural fields in the Philippines on Friday to witness the gruesome spectacle of men being crucified in their annual Easter re-enactment of the death of Jesus Christ.

Philippines' Easter crucifixons draw huge crowds
Pope asks forgiveness for child sex abuses
Pope asks forgiveness for child sex abuses

Pope Francis on Friday personally asked forgiveness for thousands of child sex abuses carried out by priests and promised more action following accusations of cover-ups and excessive leniency by the Vatican.

Pope asks forgiveness for child sex abuses
First gay marriages take place in England and Wales
First gay marriages take place in England and Wales

Gay couples across England and Wales said "I do" on Friday night as a law authorising same-sex marriage came into effect at midnight, the final stage in a long fight for equality.

First gay marriages take place in England and Wales
Pope marks first year far from Rome's madding crowd
Pope marks first year far from Rome's madding crowd

Pope Francis will spend the first anniversary of his election in a spiritual retreat, far from the adoring crowds in Rome and the tensions within the Church hierarchy that have defined the last year.

Pope marks first year far from Rome's madding crowd
Now the hard work starts for superstar pope
Now the hard work starts for superstar pope

Pope Francis celebrates one year in office on Thursday swaddled in a blanket of approval world leaders would die for and most of his predecessors could only dream of.

Now the hard work starts for superstar pope