St. Mary's Cathedral in Marawi City in the southern Philippines has decided not to hold services during the Holy Week, as the church's structure remains damaged from last year's fierce battle between government troops and jihadists allied with the Islamic State terror group.
Pope Francis Defrocks 9 Monks for Illegal Exorcisms, Following 'Prophetess' Who Heard 'Voice of God'
Pope Francis has defrocked nine monks of a monastery in Ukraine for performing exorcism prayers without authorization and for spreading messages from a nun who claimed God had spoken directly to her, according to reports.
A Pakistani court has acquitted 20 people who were charged with torturing and burning alive a young Pakistani Christian couple in a brick kiln after being falsely accused of blasphemy.
Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter when the Holy Week begins. Here are five facts about the occasion that shed light on its importance in the lives of Christians.
Some Christians are calling for the boycott of a Canadian ice cream chain called "Sweet Jesus," saying it mocks the Christian faith in its ads and uses upside down crosses on the labels of the ice cream cups. The chain is expanding to the U.S.
An official believed to be behind the forcible removal of 1,700 crosses from churches in eastern China has been promoted by the Communist government, and it is feared this move signals that the heightened Christian persecution might carry on.
Pastor's Wife Urges Christians to Share Gospel After ISIS Gunman Kills 4 in France Supermarket Attack
After a 26-year-old man, allegedly acting on behalf of the Islamic State terror group, killed three hostages before being shot dead in a police raid in a small town in the south of France Friday afternoon, the wife of a pastor of a church near the hostage scene urged people to trust God and said the incident was a reminder that they need the Gospel.
Loyola-Chicago's first NCAA Sweet 16 appearance since 1985 is being credited to its chaplain — a 98-year-old, basketball-loving nun who prays for the Ramblers.
A Turkish court has accepted an indictment that seeks 35 years in prison for American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was arrested in December 2016 on allegedly false charges of espionage and terrorism, according to a report.
The faith-based film "I Can Only Imagine" brought in $17.1 million at the domestic box office during its opening weekend, going far beyond early expectations and ranking third, behind "Tomb Raider" and "Black Panther."
A new study suggests that contrary to what many might think, churches are not losing members in large number and those choosing to leave due to extreme political views are mostly marginally involved with the institution.
A college in Boston has prepared an "Anti-Oppression Library Guide" so that no-one is offended on campus. It lists "saying 'God bless you' after someone sneezes" as a "microaggression" against Muslim people, and "Merry Christmas" as an offensive phrase.
A nun who is suffering from breast cancer and involved in a legal battle with pop star Katy Perry and the archbishop of Los Angeles over over the sale of a convent in California says she doesn't have money for groceries or health insurance. The other nun involved in the case had recently collapsed and died in court.
A court in South Kazakhstan has declared that a Christian woman who showed another person how to download the Bible on a smartphone is "not guilty" of illegal missionary activity.
Authorities in China's central Henan Province have imposed an effective ban on Christian gatherings and placed several Christians under house arrest without charge as the Communist government continues to crack down on churches across the country, according to a report.
A pastor in Northern Ireland says his church is facing a threat of "extreme violence" after it screened a film featuring people who are turning away from the homosexual lifestyle.
Two authentic manuscripts from the Dead Sea Scrolls are on public display for the first time ever at a six-month exhibit in Denver, Colorado, which opened Friday and includes hundreds of other artifacts from the Israel Antiquities Authority to show life in Bible times.
A Christian retreat center in the Iranian city of Karaj, which belonged to the Council of Assemblies of God Churches and was accused of being funded by America's "CIA spy agency," shut down Saturday, according to a report.
One of the two nuns involved in a years-long legal battle with international pop star Katy Perry over over the sale of a Catholic convent in Southern California collapsed and died in court. In an interview hours before her death, the nun told Perry she is "hurting a lot of people."
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, met with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz in Lambeth Palace, and said he had a "cordial and honest" discussion on religious freedom for Christians.
A poll by the Church of England asked respondents to name one person they see as "the ideal mother" among well-known mothers, fictional or real, or from the past or present. And the results were surprising, with the late Princess Diana taking the top spot and Michelle Obama on the fifth spot, ahead of the mother of Jesus.
A judge in Canada has ruled that a taxpayer-funded child protection body in the province of Ontario should not have removed two foster children from a Christian couple after they refused to lie to the girls that the Easter Bunny is real.
Responding to ABC talk show host Joy Behar who likened hearing Jesus' voice to "mental illness," Lori Bakker said on "The Jim Bakker Show" that liberals like her would want to put "us all away in mental illness centers."
Franklin Graham, the eldest son of the Rev. Billy Graham, who died last month at the age of 99, shared with his followers on social media what's written on the "simple" marker on his father's grave.
The Donald Trump administration on Sunday strongly criticized Russia's involvement in the ongoing military operation in Syria's Eastern Ghouta region, which has led to the killing of more than 600 civilians but Syrian President Bashar Assad has vowed to carry on with the attacks in the rebel-held region.