Church leaders around the world have paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, with Pope Francis praying that people will follow the example of justice and common good set forth by South Africa's first-ever black president.
South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday that revered former South African President Nelson Mandela has died. He was 95.
While division and fighting abounds in a country of more than 450 tribes, more than 95 percent of the country professes Christianity--Village Peace Committees help give churches the tools and frameworks to make peace a reality.
A Christ-centered network of microfinance institutions is helping to provide life-changing mobile banking services in greatly impoverished communities in Rwanda so that people could find more security in life.
U.S. pastor Saeed Abedini was robbed at knifepoint at Iran's Rajai Shahr prison, the American Center for Law and Justice confirmed, sparking further fears for his life.
Members of the government of the Republic of Turkey have expressed consideration in turning a notable landmark that was once a church into a mosque.
Baby Brutally Beaten, Thrown Off Balcony by 10-Year-Old in China After Elevator Doors Close Abruptly Separating Mom and Child
A baby left in an elevator was brutally beaten and murdered by a 10-year-old girl in Chongqing, China recently. The child's mother had stepped off the lift momentarily when the schoolgirl picked up her child and threw him off a balcony, resulting in his death from fatal injuries a short time afterwards.
Ancient DNA that was discovered in a skeleton is casting doubt on previous theories of ancient humans, evolution and migration.
After a boat capsized off the coast of Nigeria earlier this year, authorities feared that all 12 of those on board had perished. Three days after the incident, divers found Harrison Okene, the ship's cook, alive and living off of the oxygen in an air bubble.
Islamic Party Member Renews Threats Against Coptic Christians in Egypt: They 'Will Regret' Supporting Overthrow of Morsi
Assem Abdel Magid, a member of the Islamic party Gamaah Islamiya, has renewed his threats against the Coptic Church and its leaders, who he accused again of supporting what he called a "coup."
China revealed that roughly 20,000 officials of the nation's Communist Party have been punished or reprimanded over the past year in reaction to the Chinese citizens growing angry over rampant waste and corruption.
Tourism officials in Northern Ireland announced HBO's hit show "Game of Thrones" may do more than mesmerize viewers with adult themes and political intrigue – they're planning on using it to draw visitors.
Pope Francis and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for a 25-minute closed-door exchange in the Vatican on Monday.
Croatians voted against same-sex marriage in a national referendum Sunday, breaking the recent trend of European countries moving away from traditional marriage, and going against the views of their president and prime minister.
A recently published study by Chinese researchers may provide definitive evidence for the pro-life claim that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer.
The White House has urged North Korea to release Christian missionary Kenneth Bae, who has been imprisoned at a labor camp for over a year, and Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War who has been held there since October.
An influential aboriginal tribal group in southern India has lodged a formal police complaint seeking penal action against missionaries for allegedly converting more than 1,000 original indigenous families to Christianity by "allurement" and "brainwashing."
Church of England to 'Repent' of Homophobia, But Argues Traditional Teaching on Marriage Is Not Homophobic
The Church of England said it would "repent" for its previous homophobia in a major new report on human sexuality, but rejected the idea that traditional teachings on marriage should be seen as homophobic.
A UK Christian woman who left her job after her employers pressured her to work Sundays lost her legal appeal on Thursday.
Nelson Mandela Has Died: 10 Iconic Photos of South African Anti-Apartheid Hero Meeting With World Leaders and Celebrities
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South African activist and president, has died at the age of 95 surrounded by his family at his home in the African nation he helped deliver from hundreds of years of racial segregation.
American Teacher Killed in Benghazi; Texas Father Shot Dead in Libya One Week Before Returning Home for Christmas
An American chemistry teacher working abroad in Benghazi, Libya was shot and killed by gunmen Thursday during his routine jog near the U.S. Consulate, security sources in the country confirmed Thursday.
World's Oldest, Rarest Biblical Texts to Be Placed Online Through Vatican, Oxford University Project
The Vatican Library and Bodleian Libraries at Oxford University have collaborated on a major digitization project to bring some of the world's oldest and rarest biblical texts online for people around the world to see.
The Lebanese Forces Party (LFP) has called on the United Nations to help protect holy places, archaeological sites, priests and nuns in Syria following recent attacks.
Despite reports that the Angolan government had "banned Islam" earlier this month, the country released a statement on Tuesday refuting the allegations.
When going to a tavern or night club and looking upon the muscle hired to keep order, few would imagine that one of them may one day become a globally influential spiritual leader.
A Mockery of Poverty: Rich Tourists Paying to Live Like the Poor in 'Luxury Shanty Town' in South Africa Causes Online Uproar
A luxury hotel in South Africa has drawn the ire of the Internet world for offering tourists the chance to experience shanty town life in that country without a taste of the attendant challenges of the poor who live in them for real.
Thousands of people throughout Peru trekked to Lima earlier this month to partake in a week long national congress where church leaders affirmed their conservative movement and brought together the country's expanding Christian population.
A statue depicting Jesus as a homeless man that the pope blessed last month, has been stolen from outside a Toronto church.
Mexican Man Gets New Grip on Life With First Successful Double Arm Transplant in Latin America (Watch)
Gabriel Granados, 53, suffered a massive electric shock while working at a construction site in 2011 that left him so badly burned doctors were forced to cut off both his hands below the elbow. Thanks to the marvel of modern medicine, however, Granados is sporting a new pair of arms and hands he got last May.
Pope Francis Denounces 'Tyrannical' Economic System; Urges Protection for Poor, Unborn in First Major Work
In his first major written work as leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis denounced the world's "tyrannical" economic system while urging further support for the poor, arguing that the church must be poor and be for the poor.
Russia's president Vladimir Putin signed into law on Monday a ban on abortion advertisements in the country. The ban was signed as part of a set of laws that seek to tighten the country's advertising restrictions regarding contraception and psychiatric medicine.