Pope Francis celebrated Easter with more than 150,000 people in the Vatican on Sunday, and said in his message that the Resurrection of Christ is "the culmination of the Gospel." The pontiff also prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria.
Pastor Saeed Abedini Writes Easter Message From Prison: Christians Must Die to Selfish Desires, Experience Resurrection With Christ
Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is currently serving eight years in prison in Iran, has written an Easter message to Christians around the world, calling them to die to themselves and to selfish desires in order to experience the resurrection with Jesus Christ.
A Syrian Christian mother said the country's civil war is continuing in full force, with street bombings and deaths an everyday occurrence. The mother said she is praying to God constantly, but is getting "tired of praying" and "tired of crying" in the midst of the hopelessness of the situation.
Palestinian Christians Claim Israeli Authorities Intentionally Excluding Them From Easter Celebrations
Palestinian Christians are complaining that Israeli authorities have intentionally excluded them from Holy Week celebrations in East Jerusalem by limiting entry permits to the week's festivities.
In a rare and powerful act of forgiveness, an Iranian mother and her husband forgave the man who killed their 18-year-old son during a street brawl seven years ago, then spared his life just moments before he was to be publicly executed for his crime.
Four people have been confirmed dead and 284 are still missing after the South Korean ferry "Sewol" sank off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul on Wednesday.
Islamic terrorist organization Boko Haram reportedly kidnapped nearly 200 girls from a boarding school in northeastern Nigeria.
Malta has become the 22nd European country to recognize same-sex unions and the 10th to allow gay couples to adopt children following a parliament vote, going against the warnings of the Roman Catholic Church, which is the official state religion.
People in North and South American who stayed up between 2 and 4:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday morning were able to catch the best view of the the "blood moon" lunar-eclipse, though those who missed it will have a follow-up opportunity in the near future.
Ukraine's interim government has asked the United Nations to send peacekeeping troops in an effort to confront pro-Russian separatists who have gained an increasing amount of control in the country's eastern regions in recent days.
Seventy-one people were killed and 124 were injured in a bus bombing attack in Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday. A Roman Catholic priest stated that Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram is likely the culprit.
David Cameron Says Britain Must Stand Up Against Global Christian Persecution, Urges Increased Evangelism
British Prime Minister David Cameron has said Christianity is now the most persecuted religion around the world, and that Britain should be "unashamed" in standing up against persecution of Christians and other religious groups.
Pope Francis Warns Satan Exists in 21st Century; Says Christians Live in Constant Battle Against Evil
Pope Francis has rejected the idea that it is "old-fashioned" to speak of Satan in the 21st century, warning that Christians live in constant battle against evil and urging people to turn to the Gospel to learn how to fight against temptations.
Catholic Church Is 'Only Institution Still Functioning' in War-Torn Central African Republic, Archbishop Says
The president of the Episcopal Conference of Cameroon said the Roman Catholic Church is the only institution that is still functioning in the war-torn Central African Republic, as he highlighted the violence that has cost thousands of lives.
As Uganda continues to face international outrage over its Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was signed into law earlier this year, The Christian Post sought to get a better understanding of not only the bill but also how the churches in the East African country came to support it.
Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of pastor Saeed Abedini who is serving eight years in prison in Iran for his Christian faith, has said that God has chosen her family and her husband for the ordeal they are going through in order to reach people in despair.
A Christian couple was sentenced to death in Pakistan on Friday reportedly for committing "blasphemy" via text messages. Lawyers said they will appeal the ruling and fight for the man and woman who are said to be illiterate.
Thousands of Christians in China formed a human wall Friday evening to protect the newly built Sanjiang Christian Church in Zhejiang province from government plans to demolish it. Believers in the region say the Christian faith is having a very positive effect on their lives.
To mark Monday's 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, where close to 800,000 people were killed, one survivor working with Operation Christmas Child has shared his personal story of visiting and forgiving the people who murdered his family. He also revealed that the country has experienced remarkable healing and growth in the past couple of decades.
'Atheist Thought,' 'Questioning Islam' Defined as Terrorism in Saudi Arabia; Human Rights Group Slams New Law
A human rights group has decried Saudi Arabia's new sweeping set of laws aimed at counter-terrorism, arguing that they greatly stunt any religious or political expression that appears to criticize the government or Islam.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has warned that African Christians will be killed if the Church of England embraces same-sex marriage, noting that decisions by the central body on the controversial issue can have a very big impact abroad.
The Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday that it has uncovered a "spectacular" 1,500-year-old Byzantine monastery, complete with a prayer hall and intact floor mosaics, in southern Israel. The monastery, suspected of being used for Christian worship in the 6th century, was discovered as part of a salvage excavation before construction of a new highway in the Negev Desert.
An Iranian Christian prisoner has decided to go on a hunger strike despite suffering from intense physical pain in order to protest the rejection of his conditional release.
With a major U.N. report warning that the effects of climate change are spreading to every corner of the world, a Christian environmental group says those who are being hit the hardest are the poor, the young and the elderly.
A street preacher in the U.K. has been awarded £13,000 ($21,664) by the local police after he was arrested for preaching against homosexuality in September 2011.
A Malaysia Airlines plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its tires burst on take-off Monday even as an unmanned submarine hunting for the missing flight MH370 covered two-thirds of the targeted underwater search with no trace of wreckage.
Christians in the Philippines participated in an annual re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday by nailing themselves on crosses, though the practice is not supported by the Roman Catholic Church.
23-Y-O Model Josie Cunningham Sparks Furor With Vow to Abort Unborn Child So She Can Become Famous on 'Big Brother'
Josie Cunningham, a pregnant 23-year-old model and mother of two has caused furor across the United Kingdom after confessing that she intends to abort her unborn child so she can become famous with a spot on popular reality show "Big Brother."
The 69-year-old captain and two crew members of a South Korean ferry that capsized earlier this week were arrested Saturday even as 273 people – mostly high school children aged 16 and 17 – remained missing and at least 30 others had been confirmed dead. The school's vice principal committed suicide out of guilt.
Flyers alleged to be distributed by pro-Russian separatist forces in the Eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk calling on its Jews to register with the government are reportedly fraudulent.
A Ugandan man who converted to Christianity from Islam over 10 years ago has accused his relatives of trying to poison him to death late last month as retribution for his conversion.
The roughly two million or so transgendered people in India will be recognized as a third gender following a ruling by India's Supreme Court.
The Syrian Army has recaptured the Christian town of Maaloula, along with the nearby villages of Sarkha and Jibbeh, from rebel forces, its state media announced Monday.
A gay priest has become the first to defy the Church of England and marry his long-time partner following Britain's legalization of same-sex marriage. A conservative group has warned that there will be a "crisis" for the church if it fails to take disciplinary action.
While the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight is on for about 40 days with no breakthrough, investigative sources say the co-pilot of the plane tried to make a "desperate call" with his mobile phone after the jetliner was diverted from its scheduled route.
A Chinese social media survey from the beginning of April suggests that there may be more online conversations about Christianity than Communism.
Pro-environment groups are calling on the faith community to come together and lead by example when it comes to taking action on climate change issues.
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or Pastafarianism, may soon be recognized as an official religion in Poland after a court overturned a 2013 ruling against it.
The Israeli Antiquities Authority announced this week that it has uncovered a 3,300-year-old ceramic coffin containing a male skeleton and a scarab in the country's northern region.
The controversial "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" ancient papyrus is not a modern-day forgery, according to newly published research in the Harvard Theological Review which insists that the fragment where Jesus supposedly mentions His wife dates between the sixth to ninth centuries CE.
Pastor Kong Hee's Lawyers Insist 'No Evidence' Exists Behind Accusation He Misused Church Funds to Finance Wife's Popstar Career
Defense lawyers for Singapore megachurch pastor Kong Hee have insisted that no evidence exists to prove that he and five other City Harvest Church leaders misused church funds to pay for the popstar career of Kong's wife, singer Sun Ho, as the trial entered its 42nd day.
Fears Mount for Ukraine Breaking Apart After Pro-Russian Separatists Take Gov't Buildings, Declare Independence in Eastern Cities
The crisis in Ukraine continues to escalate with reports of pro-Russian separatists taking a government building in the city of Luhansk and declaring independence in Donetsk. The latest event sparks fears that other Ukrainian territories might break away, much like the annexation of Crimea last month.