In an annual ceremony commemorating the baptism of Jesus at the Sistine Chapel on Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged women to breastfeed "without fear" during the service just like the Virgin Mary.
Looking more lethargic and emaciated in recent days, controversial megachurch Pastor Eddie Long, who some members of the public have placed on a death watch due to his undisclosed "health challenge," is clinging to life and healing with faith, declaring to his congregation in a New Year's Eve message that "God ain't through with me."
'I Am Delivert' Andrew Caldwell 'Claps Back' at Kim Burrell, Makes Bold Claim About Her Husband's Sexuality
Internet personality Andrew Caldwell, 23, made famous by a viral video in which he proclaimed he was "delivert" from homosexuality, slammed embattled gospel singer Kim Burrell for calling him out in a controversial sermon on homosexuality. Caldwell further made a bold claim about her husband's sexuality.
Bishop Eddie Long Tells Church He's Ignoring Their Calls Because People Are Asking Too Many Questions
Ailing megachurch Pastor Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, whose mysterious illness has sparked speculation that he is suffering from HIV or AIDS, told his congregation in a recent sermon that he stopped answering their calls because they were asking too many questions.
Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Is No Longer an Atheist, Says 'I believe Religion Is Very Important'
After declaring he was an atheist at the age of 13, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed on Christmas Day that he is now a believer but hasn't specified his new found faith.
A pastor from Universal City, Texas, is now pleading for the return of his missing 14-year-old adopted daughter he says may have run off with the help of "someone she must have met online."
Prophetess Chyna Davis, 25, formerly of Sumter, South Carolina, speaks in tongues and claims to make dead shot prophecies. She has a riveting testimony, two growing churches and an international following on social media. The trouble is, say her critics, she is a man dressed in drag desecrating the Lord's good name and leading His people astray.
Ellen Degeneres, one of show business' most high profile lesbians and host of the popular talk show "Ellen" announced Tuesday that iconic gospel singer Kim Burrell has been axed from a planned appearance on her show days after a recording surfaced on social media showing Burrell preaching against a "perverted homosexual spirit" in the Church.
Gospel Icon Kim Burrell Says Eddie Long, Andrew Caldwell and 'Perverted Homosexual Spirit' Embarrassing Church
Iconic gospel singer Kim Burrell is fending off backlash from LGBT advocates after she unapologetically called out megachurch Pastor Eddie Long, Andrew Caldwell and a "perverted homosexual spirit" being used to embarrass the church.
A singer for the more than 150-year-old Mormon Tabernacle Choir whose storied history includes performing for ten presidents is coming under serious fire on social media after she resigned from the group due to its participation in the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
Churches for Middle East Peace, a coalition with representatives from 22 national Christian denominations has praised the Obama administration's controversial abstention on a recent United Nations Security Council vote condemning Israeli settlements on land claimed by Palestinians.
Painting Russia as a threat to global security, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said President Barack Obama's sanctions against the Vladimir Putin led nation for malicious cyber activity and harassment of U.S. officials Thursday were "overdue" and justified but faulted the president for pursuing eight years of "ineffective foreign policy."
As President-elect Donald Trump gets ready to take office on Jan. 20, 2017, hundreds of churches across the country have vowed to defy deportation policy by providing sanctuary to as many of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country as they can.
Hosea Stubblefield, a 32-year-old recently divorced Baptist pastor from Houston, Texas, with a fetish for making sex tapes is refusing demands from members of his congregation to step down after he was outed for making sex tapes with multiple women, some allegedly from his church and during his failed marriage.
United States Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that a "viable two-state solution" to the longstanding Israel-Palestine conflict is now in jeopardy as the status quo in Israel leans toward a controversial one state solution the public doesn't want.
Tyrone Griffin Jr., a doting California father shopping for last-minute gifts for his children at a local Target store, was stabbed to death on Christmas Eve after he reportedly asked two young men to turn down vulgar music they were playing in earshot of his 4-year-old son in the store's toy section.
Despite the chronicle of horrific deaths suffered by early Christians during the vaunted "Age of Martyrs" Pope Francis said Monday that the church has more martyrs today than the early church did.
A Georgia megachurch that reportedly boasted a 10,000-member congregation in its heyday was booted from its lavish 4,000-seat sanctuary ahead of Christmas by the Evangelical Christian Credit Union over a debt of nearly $22 million.
With a blood alcohol content of 0.175, more than twice the legal limit for the state of Indiana, R.C. Sproul Jr., whose father Robert Charles Sproul founded Ligonier Ministries, was driving dangerously with not one but two of his underage children in his vehicle when he was arrested for a DUI last month.
Wade Malloy, the founding pastor of SouthLake Presbyterian Church in Huntersville, North Carolina, could wind up in prison for five years along with other penalties after pleading guilty Wednesday to embezzling up to $1 million from the church and its SouthLake Christian Academy K-12 private school.
A Minnesota pastor and his son who allegedly beat a 12-year-old boy over the course of several days for rejecting his faith in a bid to "test God" is now facing felony charges along with his 19-year-old son after the boy escaped his church and called for help.
On the New York City leg of their annual An Irish Christmas - A Celebration of Carols concert tour held inside the prestigious Carnegie Hall on Tuesday night, preeminent modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty justified their "modern" billing.
Julia Greeley, a former slave born in Hannibal, Missouri, who lost her right eye to the whip of a slave master as he beat her mother, is now being considered for sainthood in the Catholic Church for her inspirational life of devotion and service.
Jakeem Tyler, an 18-year-old Chick-fil-A employee and aspiring evangelist from Avon, Indiana, who became an internet inspiration after a photo of him working in a neck brace and arm sling to earn money to help the homeless will donate more than $40,000 raised in a GoFundMe campaign to the people who inspired his passion.
Liberty University to Open First On-Campus Shooting Range in Nation to Help Students Fend Off Terrorists
In a bid to promote gun ownership, firearm sports and beef up general security on campus in the event of a terrorist attack, conservative Evangelical Christian Liberty University is set to open a state-of-the-art shooting range on the institution's sprawling 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, next fall.