As many as 1,750 Islamic State's foreign jihadis have returned to Europe and many could be planning to carry out attacks, a new EU report warns.
As the world marks the U.N.'s International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of Genocide, persecution watchdog groups are warning that Christians continue to be some of the most widely targeted people.
The Roman Catholic Church reaffirmed its longstanding ban on openly gay priests, stating that such individuals cannot be admitted to their seminaries.
Popular Christian boxer and Filipino Senator Manny Pacquiao has proposed a bill that would officially designate a "National Bible Day" holiday in the Philippines, calling Scripture the "foundation" of strong nation building.
Malta is set to become the first country in Europe to ban gay conversion therapy, and is threatening mental health professionals with steep fines and up to a year in jail if they treat patients seeking help for same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria.
In what some might consider to be a crackdown on free speech, lawmakers in France have passed a bill that would make operating certain pro-life abortion information websites punishable by up to two years in prison and $31,691 (€30,000) in fines.
A compilation of studies has sought to identify some of the most atheistic cities in the Western world, particularly those in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamic extremist group, has been training young boys to return to their schools and kill their former teachers and students, many of them Christians, according to a new report.
Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, has compared those who smear politicians or engage in deceptive news reporting with people who like eating fecal matter.
Americans Expected to Name Babies Born in 2017 After Deities as Australian State Bans God, Christ, Lord, Satan
The state government of Victoria, Australia, has included God, Christ, Lord and Satan on a list of more than 40 baby names they have banned as being either too offensive or official as American parents are expected to trend toward adopting names of more mythological deities and supreme evil beings like Lucifer.
The web commerce giant Amazon.com has removed Allah-themed doormats and dog mats from its website after Muslims complained that the products were offensive. But at the same time, the website hasn't removed doormats featuring the face of Jesus.
An Australian court has approved a controversial parental request to allow a 5-year-old child, born male but described as intersex in media reports, to undergo gender reassignment surgery and identify as female.
A new report on the erosion of religious liberties in the U.K., seen in several high-profile court cases concerning Christians, warns that anti-discrimination laws are being used as a "weapon," and could end up suppressing the freedoms of many people in society.
A massive storm captured on video hovering over Syria's border with Israel where Islamic State militants had attacked Israeli Defense Forces four days earlier is being hailed as a miracle by many, but some Christian scholars suggest it's best not to read too much into the weather phenomenon.
Film director Martin Scorsese met with Pope Francis at the Vatican last week where he screened his upcoming film "Silence," and spoke about the experience of seeing his movie played near a giant crucifix in the chapel.
New graphic photos released from war-torn Aleppo, Syria, show Islamic State militants throwing a man accused of being gay off a rooftop before a fanatic mob pelts his corpse with rocks.
Lethebo Rabalago, the controversial South African pastor who has been spraying an insecticide on his congregants, claiming that God is using it for miraculous healings, has been ordered by Limpopo's Department of Health to stop using the toxic substance.
A Ugandan teacher who converted to Christianity was severely beaten by a group of Muslim villagers who were angered when they found out he had left the Islamic faith.
Researchers have announced new revelations in their ongoing restoration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, believed to be the tomb where Jesus Christ was buried before His resurrection, and have discovered an engraved cross believed to have been left by 12th century Crusaders.
A 16-year-old schoolboy from Somerset, England, has been growing Christmas trees since he was 9, and today he has about 1,500 of them, which he is selling for £20 each ($25.42).
An Islamic State sex slave survivor who testified before U.N. officials about the repeated rapes and torture she and other girls endured at the hands of radical jihadists said she told her captors that neither Islam nor any other religion would condone what they were doing.
The Europol police agency has issued a new report alerting EU citizens to the threats posed by Islamic State militants who are plotting attacks in Europe, and could use tactics such as car bombs, kidnappings and extortion.
Slovakia has stirred controversy this week by passing legislation that blocks Islam and the atheistic Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster from gaining official status after it raised the membership requirements for a religion to qualify for government subsidies.
The Islamic State terror group's faction in Indonesia has threatened U.S. President-elect Donald Trump with an "assassination attempt" in a video released on Wednesday.
The Roman Catholic Church in Norway has reportedly been fined $140,000 for exaggerating its membership numbers with names from the phone book in order to receive state financial aid.
A Christian convert in the central Asian nation of Uzbekistan who was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison on trumped-up drug charges has been released after serving nearly six years in a labor camp.
A Roman Catholic priest who works closely with migrants in the German town of Leipzig says although Christian migrant children have fled persecution in the Middle East, they are still suffering from systemic bullying at the hands of Muslim migrant children who attack them because of their faith in Jesus Christ.
New satellite photos published by a group investigating the human rights abuses in North Korea have confirmed that secret prisons where detainees are tortured, raped and murdered are expanding in term of size.
A British school has issued an apology for disciplining a Christian teaching assistant who shared her convictions on homosexuality after a student asked for her opinion on same-sex marriage.
Pope Francis met with atheist theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking on Monday at a Vatican conference for globally-renowned scientists, in which he praised scientific accomplishments and called for collaboration with the Christian community to address the issue of climate change.