The highest Islamic authority in Egypt, al-Azhar, will suspend all dialogue with the Vatican in response to the pope's condemnation of widespread violence and discrimination against Christian minorities in predominately Muslim countries.
Legal representatives of Asia Bibi have requested that the hearing of her appeal take place within prison walls, fearing the possibility of a summary execution if she were to make an appearance in the High Court of Lahore.
Iranian authorities have arrested several Christians in the Tehran province accused of planning a religious and cultural attack against the country.
Faith leaders across the spectrum are condemning the deadly attack against a Coptic congregation that killed at least 21 people and left 90 wounded.
An Indian Christian leader was almost killed in an attack Sunday night by Hindu extremists during a prayer service in the city of Davangere. He was hit between his neck and shoulder with a cleaver, in front of his wife and two sons
Christians in Pakistan plan to rally on Christmas Day for the abolishment of the highly debated blasphemy law. Last month, Bibi became the first woman in Pakistan to be sentenced to deathTags Persecution
The Salvation Army in Canada launched a new app called “Fill the Kettle” for mobile devices and social media sites to encourage spontaneous donations with an animated giving experience.
A recent series of attacks aimed at churches has prompted Indonesian National Police to employ heightened security measures for the Christmas and New Year holidays, police spokesman Iskandar Hasan told reporters on Wednesday.