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Eritrea released at least 35 Christians from prison earlier this week, reports the Eritrean news site Asmarino Independent.

The prisoners, among them 11 women, were released on bail from Mai-Sirwa prison, just outside the capital Asmara. While five were able to leave on Tuesday (17th

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Four years after Brisa Barrionuevo's father beat her mother to death and dumped her body in a river, Argentina has set an example for Latin America to follow with a law named after her giving financial support to such orphans, experts said.

Barrionuevo, now aged

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Be it by flood, drought or hurricane, communities at risk of climate displacement have won vital protection after their plight was for the first time recognised in a global pact on migration, campaigners say.

The United Nations agreed on 13th July to draw up the migration


Responding to growing concern about the kinds of priests the Church of England is attracting, Anglican leaders are considering expanding its assessments of clergy candidates to include more rigorous psychological testing.

Anxiety about the quality of those who aspire to become clergy is rooted in the series

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Only half of 200 or so countries have abided by a pledge to tackle the use of antibiotics with concerted nationwide efforts, threatening lives and crops, particularly in poor countries, expert groups said this week.

Nearly 200 countries agreed in 2015 to address the issue


A new poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic shows that when it comes to politics, white evangelical Christians stand apart from every other religious group.

The poll found that 61 per cent of evangelicals say the United States is headed in

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A new cathedral being built in Bahrain will serve as the ‘seat of government’ of the Catholic Church for the northern Persian Gulf, reports AsiaNews.

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia, patron saint of the Arabian Peninsula, to hold 2,000 people, is some 20

An Australian missionary has again been ordered to leave The Philippines after the Bureau of Immigration ruled she was in violation of the conditions of her visa.

The bureau, which said she had violated the terms of her missionary visa, also ordered Sr Patricia Fox, a 71-year-old nun from the


Russia dominated the discussion on a telephone conference call with reporters and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday morning  about next week’s meeting in Washington of government officials, religious leaders and representatives of nonprofit organisations to talk about international religious freedom.

Asked about

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North Korea and Eritrea have the world's highest rates of enslaved people, said a global survey released on Thursday that focused on the roles of conflict and government repression in modern slavery.

The Central African nation of Burundi also has a high prevalence of slavery,

A memorial stone commemorating Nelson Mandela was dedicated at Westminster Abbey in London on Wednesday, marking the centenary of the former South African President's birth. 

Nomatemba Tambo, the High Commissioner for South Africa, and Dlamini-Mandela, grand-daughter of Mr Mandela, were among those who attended the service which was led by the

A study of human bones found in a mass burial ground in south-west Scotland could reveal whether Christianity had a foothold in the country before the arrival of St Columba in the middle of the 6th century.

While there is already some evidence of a major Christian settlement in the

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The son of an influential pastor silenced by the Iranian government has been handed a four-month jail sentence for his involvement with illegal house churches, World Watch Monitor has learnt.

Ramil Bet Tamraz’s lawyers were informed of the sentence for “acting against national security” on

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A phone app that enables blind people to video call sighted volunteers to help them won a technology award on Tuesday, amid growing interest in businesses that support vulnerable groups.

Be My Eyes - a Danish company that allows some 87,000 people who

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Cameroonians fleeing an increasingly bloody separatist conflict have received little aid as humanitarian agencies struggle to access the area, the United Nations said this week.

More than 200,000 people have fled their homes in the volatile western regions since late last year, in addition to




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