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At least two people died and over 40 were injured on Sunday in a suicide bomb attack on St. John's Catholic Cathedral, Murtala Mohammed Way, in the Bayan Gari area of Bauchi Town.


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The strange case of Rimsha Masih, the 14-year-old Christian Pakistani girl who had faced life in prison for allegedly burning the Koran, but then police declared that she was "innocent", took another twist on Monday, when, surprisingly, her case was

Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Australia and New Zealand and the first president of the National Council of Churches in Australia, Archbishop Aghan Baliozian, died on the weekend.

The National Council of Churches current president, Rev Tara Curlewis, said the archbishop,

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A Christian human rights agency is calling for a full investigation into the murder of protestant Pastor Henry Rodriguez, 44, who was shot dead as he left his church in Bogota, Colombia.

The killing occurred during the afternoon of 16th

Niger has replaced Afghanistan as the worst place in the world to be a mother, according to Save the Children's annual Mothers' Index.




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When Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan's only Christian cabinet minister, was assassinated on 2nd March, it was only the latest act against Christians to provoke outrage worldwide. Now, church leaders in Europe are debating the best course of action to be urged on governments to counter the wave of


Christians were among thousands of families trying to rebuild their homes and churches in northeastern Burma following a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that killed scores of people, Christian missionaries said.

Most of the death and destruction occurred in the northeastern 'Golden Triangle' area


Churches and church leaders have sent messages of support for the people of Japan after a devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami rocked the country on 11th March. 

In England, the head of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, sent a message of condolence

Christchurch church leaders are working closely to respond to the needs of both church congregations and the wider community after the devastating earthquake.

Alan Jamieson, senior pastor at Spreydon Baptist Church, said members of the church have lost loved- ones and others were unable to be contacted

The head of the World Council of Churches has said recent events in Egypt were an example of how change can be achieved without violence, saying it was a “miracle and an encouraging sign” when justice and freedom are established through peaceful means.

Referring to events in Egypt, the WCC’s

World leaders have called for an immediate end to violence which broke out between pro-government supporters and protestors seeking its removal in Cairo on Wednesday.

The Egyptian Government has said that five were killed and 836 injured during the violence so far. Including stone throwing and gunfire, it was centred

Coptic Christians in Australia have been anxiously watching recent events unfolding in Egypt amid concerns over the future of communities there.

Speaking as protestors urged a million people to take to the streets of Cairo in a demonstration against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak , Bishop Anba Suriel,

World leaders and non-government organisations have joined in calling for the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, to put an end to violence in Egypt as mass protests continue across the country.

More than 70 people have reportedly died and 2,000 been injured since protestors took to the streets last week and

Almost 600 people have been confirmed dead and more than 13,000 left homeless following floods Brazil following the country’s worst natural disaster in 40 years.

Catholic relief agency Caritas report that mudslides have wiped out entire neighbourhoods and say that limited access to the affected region, which includes the towns

Ecumenical News International

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has urged all Anglicans and Christians from other denominations to stand with the Sudanese people as that country prepares for its historic referendum that started yesterday and ends on Saturday, 15th January. 





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