Christchurch's cardboard cathedral officially opens on Thursday, replacing the neo-Gothic structure destroyed in a 2011 earthquake that killed 185 people in New Zealand's second largest city.
Pope Francis on Friday voiced understanding for young people who have lost faith over the Catholic Church's failings and those turned off by corrupt politics.
Pastor of a protestant church in Astana, accused of harming one of the church’s members, will have to undergo a psychiatric check in Almaty.
A relentless Catholic Church campaign to derail a birth control law in the Philippines begins its final phase at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, with the verdict to have monumental impacts for millions of poor Filipinos.
The official ceremony of passing the Stars of Kazakhstan Altar to Kazakhstan’s Catholics was held in Czestochowa, Poland.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Uspensky Cathedral, Kazakhstan’s major orthodox church, on Easter Sunday.
Pope Francis has warned that the troubled Catholic Church risks becoming little more than a charity with no spiritual foundations if it fails to undergo renewal.
Catholics in Asia and other parts of the world where the Roman Catholic Church is growing fast would dearly like to see the cardinals choose an Asian pope for the first time in history.
We told about this request to President Nazarbayev and received a positive reply: the Metropolitan of Astana and Kazakhstan.
Pope Benedict XVI announced he will resign as leader of the world's 1.1 billion Catholics on February 28 because his age prevented him from carrying out his duties -- an unprecedented move in the modern history of the Catholic Church.
The incoming leader of the world's Anglicans said his application to become the Archbishop of Canterbury was "a joke" and he was "just a very, very ordinary Christian".
A US judge Monday ordered Catholic leaders in Los Angeles to identify senior church officials accused of sexually abusing children, in a move welcomed by campaigners for victims.
The Church of England has dropped its opposition to gay clergymen in civil partnerships becoming bishops, provided the men concerned promise to remain celibate.
Queen Elizabeth II's chaplain Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, tipped to become one of Britain's first women bishops, said Saturday that the Church of England is struggling with "institutional racism".
A suicide bomber rammed a bus into a church at a military barracks in restive northern Nigeria on Sunday and another detonated his explosives-packed car minutes later, killing 11 people and wounding dozens more.
Britain's women and equalities minister Maria Miller said the Church of England needs to reform itself and act swiftly to introduce women bishops.
The Church of England narrowly rejected Tuesday the appointment of women bishops, triggering turmoil and setting back efforts to modernise the mother church of millions of Anglicans worldwide.
The Church of England's all-or-nothing debate on whether to introduce women bishops got under way Tuesday in its biggest and most contentious decision for two decades.
The number of religious institutions has been reduced by 32% down to 3 088 institutions representing 16 faiths: Head of the National Agency for Religions.
Kazakhstan’s inter-confessional accord and positive results in parity relations with Vatican shows the need to enhance bilateral cooperation in this area: Kairat Lama Sharif.
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