Catholic bishops have condemned the violence that followed an attempt by Spain's national government to stop a secessionist referendum in the autonomous Catalonia region that injured more than 800 people. Nearly 90 percent of those who voted were in favor of independence, but Madrid has declared the vote illegal.
Boys singing in a church choir begin to compete for attention when teenage girls are in the audience, new research shows. The research was conducted in Germany with members of the St. Thomas Choir.
Islamic State fighters have fled their de-facto capital of Raqqa in Syria, leaving behind their sex slaves, who are now returning home. Two of them, both in their teens, spoke to media about their plight that lasted nearly three years.
"I had no fear of death," said Father Tom Uzhunnalil, the Indian priest who was held hostage by Islamist extremists for over 18 months in Yemen, as he arrived in New Delhi over the weekend. Three dozen fellow Salesian priests from across the country welcomed his homecoming.
A church in Britain has appointed a transgender man, who says he is neither exclusively male nor female, as a new associate pastor.
A third of churchgoers have lost a family member or a close acquaintance to suicide and the majority of Protestant senior pastors believe their church is equipped to assist someone who is threatening suicide, yet few choose to seek help from the church before taking their own lives, a new study by LifeWay Research has found.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter to slam the mayor of San Juan and leaders of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, saying they "want everything to be done for them" and lack community effort.
A Massachusetts school librarian, who criticized first lady Melania Trump for giving Dr. Seuss books to schools alleging they carried a "racist propaganda," once wore the character's signature red-and-white hat and matching stockings as she cradled a Cat in the Hat doll.
The Anglican Communion will take action against the Scottish Episcopal Church on Monday for hosting a same-sex church wedding, the first ever by a mainstream denomination in the U.K.
Pope Francis Is Leading the Church Into Heresy, Catholic Scholars Say in Letter of Rebuke to Vatican
Over 60 conservative Catholic clergy and scholars have written a 25-page letter to Pope Francis, charging that he has upheld and propagated heretical opinions "directly or indirectly" on marriage, morality and the sacrament of the Holy Communion.
A U.S. academic has claimed in a study that the verse in 1 Corinthians that says women need to remain silent in church, which is often offered as a basis for restriction on women's ordination as ministers, was not written by the Apostle Paul but added to the book later.
Leaders of the Greek Orthodox Church are asking worshippers to boycott Lidl and Nestlé, which removed Christian symbols from their food packaging in an attempt to be "religiously neutral."
A public university in the United Kingdom has refused to allow a researcher to look into cases of people who regretted having gender reassignment surgery and transitioned back to living as their birth sex.
An Anglican church in London has apologized for allowing a Turkish fashion designer to use its altar as a runway for models who donned outfits with demonic symbolism, including inverted crosses and devil horns, for what was publicized as a satanic fashion show.
The Episcopal Church in the U.S. lost nearly 35,000 members last year, according to figures released this week by the denomination which has been on a decline for about a decade.
A North Korean defector used 350 helium balloons to send 1,000 flash drives loaded with portions of the Bible across the border from the South Korean side, according to reports.
At least 150 schools in Britain now have "gender neutral uniforms," meaning students can decide if they want to wear skirts or trousers, irrespective of their biological sex, according to reports. Experts warn that this "politically correct" practice could confuse students.
A Christian should either be discipled by another Christian or disciple other Christians at any given point, California megachurch Pastor Greg Laurie said in a sermon, underlining the need for believers to carefully read, study and live according to God's Word.
A court in Egypt has sentenced to death seven people over links to the Islamic State terror group in northwest Egypt and over the February 2015 beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya.
A Catholic priest and another civilian who were among several abducted in May by Islamic State-inspired militants in the southern Philippines have been rescued, according to reports.
Eritrean Christians are calling for Monday to be marked as a day of prayer and fasting, as Patriarch Antonios of the Eritrean Orthodox Church, who has been under house arrest since January 2007, wasn't allowed to deliver the traditional televised Geez New Year blessing last week.
Christians in India Warn of 'Spiraling Hatred' in Letter to PM Modi With Photo of Hindus Burning Cross
Catholics bishops in India have written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, warning him of an apparently organized campaign against the Christian minority in an eastern state which is governed by Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party. The letter carries a picture showing Hindu nationalists burning an effigy of a cardinal with a large wooden cross.
Apologist and author Nabeel Qureshi, who said last week that doctors believed his body had entered the "final stages of life," died Saturday at the age of 34. He was a Christian convert from Islam and served with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries until he was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer last August.
Infidelity leading to pregnancy after 17 years of marriage is what Bob and Audrey Meisner went through, but God's miraculous work brought them back together.
As thousands of civilian Rohingya Muslims are fleeing what the U.N. has called "ethnic cleansing" in northern Myanmar, India's Christians and Muslims and people of other faiths got together in the central Indian city of Lucknow on Friday to protest and call for an end to the ongoing "genocide."