Pope Francis issued an edict Saturday on the protection of minors and vulnerable adults, which says bishops and other senior officials of the Catholic Church who fail to take action against paedophile priests can be removed from office.
The number of Americans who say they have had sexual experience with the same sex has doubled since the early 1990s, according to a new study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.
The Christian parents of five children, who were seized by Norwegian child services seven months ago to "prevent" them from being "indoctrinated" with Christianity, will soon be reunited as the authorities have agreed to return the custody of the remaining four kids to the family.
Brian Houston Responds to Criticism Over Hillsong Youth Pastor Dressing as 'Naked Cowboy' at NYC Church Event
Hillsong Senior Pastor Brian C. Houston had responded to reports that his megachurch's youth pastor went on stage dressed up as the "Naked Cowboy" during last month's Colour Conference in New York City. He wasn't naked but still it "won't happen again," he said.
An Iraqi Christian woman in her 30s and a mother of three narrates how Islamic State terrorists "married and divorced" her as many as nine times a night to rape her with "justification" before she escaped their stronghold of Mosul.
Trinity Broadcasting Network co-founder Jan Crouch, who had been in the hospital after suffering a massive stroke last week, has died at the age of 78, the family announced early Tuesday.
Pastor Miles McPherson of The Rock Church on Sunday interviewed San Diego Chargers' running back Danny Woodhead, who shared with the congregation how he surrenders to God in his life as well as when he plays his game.
Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson testified before a congressional subcommittee, warning that indigenous Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria face extinction in less than a decade and that the United States can avert this crisis.
An atheist activist who brought legal action against a Texas church to stop the construction of a 230-foot cross on its property, has agreed to dismiss his case in a "settlement," after the church counter-sued the atheist.
Iranian Court Sets High Bail for 3 Imprisoned Christians to 'Cripple' Church Economically, Says Activist
Three Christians from the Church of Iran denomination, who were arrested as part of a series of raids on house churches and believers in the Shia nation two weeks ago, will be released on bail only if they pay $33,000 each, a court in Rasht city says.
In a new "I Am Second" video, a former U.S. Marine and Pro MMA champion Chad Robichaux speaks honestly about his struggle with anger, hatred, brokenness, adultery and being suicidal as a result of a post-traumatic stress disorder, and how his wife's prayers in church led him to Christ and he went on to found Mighty Oaks Warrior Program.
East Liverpool High School was forced by an atheist group to turn away from its 70-year-old tradition of singing the Lord's Prayer at graduation, but the valedictorian chose to lead the class in a recitation of the Christian prayer during the ceremony.
The Church of Scotland's general assembly has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages by making a provision for individual congregations to "opt out" of the Church's traditional view of marriage as between a man and woman.
As many as 500 top evangelical and social conservative leaders, including Dr. Ben Carson and Tony Perkins, will have a closed-door meeting with Donald Trump on June 21 in New York City to ascertain what he has to offer to the country.
Canada's Liberal Party government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced a bill that would ban transgender discrimination, including both gender identity and gender expression, with up to two years in prison for violators.
After Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would make it a felony to perform abortions in the state and revoke the medical licenses of physicians found guilty of the act, the bill's author, State Sen. Nathan Dahm, said he is deciding whether he should seek to override the veto.
A new book, Christ's Samurai, tells the story of early Christianity in Japan during the feudal era in the 17th century, when some Christians were branded with hot irons, dipped repeatedly in boiling water and crucified, for being part of an uprising.
Even as investigators said Saturday that smoke was detected in multiple places inside the EgyptAir flight minutes before it crashed into the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board last week, an intelligence firm said an act of terror cannot be ruled out just because no jihadist group has claimed responsibility thus far.
Barack Obama departed Saturday afternoon for his first trip to Vietnam and Japan. As a goodwill gesture, Vietnam's Communist government released a Catholic priest from prison, but the president's agenda might press for the release of more political prisoners while making no mention of a new highly restrictive religion law being enacted in that country.
Some scientists in the United States are working to make embryos that are part human, part animal in an attempt to save the lives of people suffering from various diseases. But other scientists warn that such experiments could damage people's sense of humanity.
Actress Patricia Heaton's post with a pro-life message went viral on social media, but Facebook editors characterized it as "anti-abortion." This comes the day after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's meeting with conservatives where he denied having a political bias.
The Hampden–Sydney College in Virginia has reversed its decision to fire retired Army Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin, a devout Christian, as a visiting professor after reports that he had been removed over his comments on transgender bathrooms.
A shopper at a Ross department store in Texas was shocked as a man entered into the women's dressing room while she was there. She complained to the manager, who told her, "He was representing himself as a woman today."
The parents of a 12-year-old girl chained their daughter and locked her in a room for several days in their house after she refused to marry a 40-year-old man, according to local press.
Islamic State publicly executed 25 civilians, who had been accused of spying on the terror group for Iraqi government security forces, by throwing them into a basin carrying nitric acid in Iraq's embattled northern city of Mosul in Nineveh Province, according to reports.