Hong Kong, China
AP

Former Hong Kong Catholic leader Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others have denied charges for allegedly failing to register a relief fund aimed at financially assisting protesters who faced legal costs during the 2019 anti-government protests.

The six, which also include singer Denise Ho and

Beijing, China
AP

China's foreign minister met with the UN's top human rights official on her visit to the country and shared with her that China opposes “politicising” human rights and imposing double standards, its foreign ministry said.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Michelle Bachelet in

United States
RNS

A prominent Boston Hispanic Pentecostal pastor, known for his church’s social programs and conservative teaching, has died, according to his church.

Pastor Roberto Miranda’s death was announced on Sunday during services at Congregation Lion of Judah in Boston, which was streamed online.

London, UK
Reuters

As Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 70th year on the throne, there are questions about whether the Commonwealth of Nations, which she was instrumental in creating and remains one of her proudest achievements, has a future when her reign is over. 

The Commonwealth evolved out of

Reynosa, Mexico
Reuters

Migrants across northern Mexico voiced frustration and desperation on Monday, after the US Government failed to lift a pandemic-era policy that has largely prevented them from seeking asylum in the United States for over two years.

An eleventh-hour decision by a federal judge in Louisiana

United States
RNS

American Airlines isn’t a religious company, but if you wander around their corporate buildings you might stumble onto an ablution station for Muslim purification rituals, a Jewish employee group meeting or even Father Greg McBrayer, a collar-wearing Anglican priest who is both chaplain and chief

Slatyne, Ukraine
Reuters

The only 10 residents left in the Commune, an apartment complex in the eastern Ukraine town of Slatyne, share the hardships of Russia’s invasion, from relentless shellfire and exploding rounds to a lack of power and running water. 

But the inhabitants of two of the blocks, which

Washington DC, US
RNS

Two days after Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco announced he would bar her from receiving the Eucharist in her home city due to her stance on abortion rights, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly received the sacrament at a Catholic church in the nation’s

United States
AP

A blistering report on the Southern Baptist Convention’s mishandling of sex abuse allegations is raising the prospect that the denomination, for the first time, will create a publicly accessible database of pastors and other church personnel known to be abusers.

The creation of an “Offender

Lagos, Nigeria
Reuters

Significant proportions of weapons and arms seized from Islamist insurgents in Niger came from West African state stockpiles, suggesting authorities are struggling to secure arms stores in the region, a report said on Monday.

There was no suggestion that any governments were sending weapons to

Kyiv/Mariupol, Ukraine
Reuters

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told global business leaders on Monday the world must increase sanctions against Russia to deter other countries from using "brute force" to achieve their aims.

Zelenskiy spoke via video link to the World Economic Forum in Davos as the Ukrainian

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