Christians around the world will pause for prayer in the "One Minute for Peace" initiative on Thursday.

The Catholic initiative, which will take place at 1pm (Rome time), owes its origins to a meeting between Pope Francis, late Israeli President Shimon Peres, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas when they met in


The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops has been ordered to pay a Somali Muslim restaurant owner 13 million Kenyan shillings ($US125,000) for breach of contract and discrimination along ethnic and religious lines.

The High Court in Nairobi ruled that the church owes the Al-Yusra Restaurant Ltd compensation



This fresco shows Christ flanked by two saints who were believed to be Christian martyrs. It has been restored by laser technology used inside the Domitilla catacombs for the first time in a project backed by the Vatican. PICTURE: Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology

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A Pakistani Christian sewerage cleaner has died after three doctors allegedly refused to treat him till his sludge-covered body had been washed; they said their Ramadan fast would be invalid (“makruh”) because he was “unclean” and also belonged to a low caste. (The word for low

Australia will remain defiant in the face of Islamist terrorism, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said this morning following an incident in Melbourne   late yesterday in which a man was killed and a woman held hostage.

A man, since identified as Yacqub Khayre, 29, of Roxburgh Park, was shot dead

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Christianity is “not welcome” in Sudan, according to the lawyer who defended a church leader and an activist abruptly released from jail last month.

Muhanad Nur, who represented Rev Hassan Abdulraheem Taour and Darfuri activist Abdumonem Abdumawla, told the Sudanese news service Nuba Reports: “It seems

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Christians around the world have been urged to join with church leaders in Jerusalem in praying for peace in the Holy Land on Monday, 5th June.

The initiative, which has the support of the World Council of Churches, is being held on the 50th anniversary of 1967's Six Day War

Updated: 8.30am, 5th June, 2017
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Seven people have been killed and almost 50 injured in another apparently Islamist-inspired terror attack in London - this time when a speeding white van was driven into pedestrians on London Bridge before three men jumped out and stabbed people

Updated 10am, 3rd June, 2017
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Christian advocates for action on climate change in the US and around the world have reacted with dismay to US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change accord.

The decision, which Mr Trump said honours an election

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A church in an Iraqi district once terrorised by the so-called Islamic State group has been restored with the help of local Muslims.

Residents were horrified after reports claimed Christians were facing abuse even after IS had been chased out of their part of the



US President Donald Trump touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City on 22nd May. PICTURE: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

US President Donald Trump’s decision to maintain the US Embassy in Tel Aviv has disappointed conservative Christians who were counting

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As the battle for the southern Philippines city of Marawi continues, a priest being held hostage by Islamist militants has appeared in a video, pleading for the President to “consider” hostages’ lives and stop bombing the city.

A spokesman for the Philippines army dismissed the

The World Council of Churches has condemned a bomb attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul that has killed at least 80 people and injured several hundred more.

Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC, said he condemned the attack "as a cruel act against innocent people".


A Catholic website has launched an intelligent 'chatbot' to help people with evangelising their friends and neighbours.

ePaul, named after the apostle Paul, is described as an intelligent software agent that will interact with visitors to the US-based Aleteia website who are seeking help




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