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Aid has begun to reach communities in Aceh after almost 100 people were killed and dozens of buildings destroyed when a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Indonesian province early Wednesday morning.

Authorities have said at least 97 people died after the quake struck about 5am near the northern tip of

The World Council of Churches will appeal against what it claims is "unjust and discriminatory" action taken against associate general secretary Prof Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri when she arrived in Israel earlier this week.

Dr Phiri, a citizen of Malawi who lives in Geneva, was apprehended at Ben Gurion International


Family members are demanding an independently-conducted autopsy following the mysterious death of a long-term jailed Christian and outspoken human rights activist.

Peng Ming, who established organisations and publications advocating development and democratic reforms, allegedly fainted on 29th November in Xianning Prison in Hubei Provence while watching television.


Director Martin Scorsese, left, tells Pope Francis about an image that was used in researching the film 'Silence' during a meeting at the Vatican on 30th November, 2016. PICTURE: Courtesy of Vatican Television

Director Martin Scorsese said his meeting in Rome with Pope Francis

Religious freedom activists have welcomed the acquittal in Nepal of eight Christians accused of attempting to convert children by handing out a comic book explaining the story of Jesus.

In the first case to come before a court since the promulgation of the country's new constitution - which includes a


The Vatican has launched a website as part of its efforts to protect children from clerical sexual abuse and promote healing and reconciliation.

It’s the first time that the Vatican has published resources and documents on the issue, and the site is sponsored by the commission set up

Australian faith leaders, including prominent Christian leaders, have joined in calling on the Australian Government to take the first steps to a Modern Slavery Act aimed at discouraging slave-like conditions in Australia and overseas.

The call is contained in an open letter to the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

A fifth of Australians think torture of captured soldiers to obtain important military information is OK but almost 60 per cent disagree, according to the results of a new survey commissioned by the Red Cross.

While the proportion of Australians who believe torture is acceptable in such circumstances is greater

The makers of a new graphic novel version of the Bible are offering people the chance to download the Christmas story for free.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Cover of The Christ: Vol 1.

The Kingstone Bible - which, at 2,000 pages, claims to be the longest non-serialised

Less than half of US churches saw an increase in giving of five per cent or more during 2015-2016, according to a survey of church leaders.

The sixth  2016 State of the Plate survey, which is based on a poll of almost 1,600 pastors, leaders and lay people, found that 59

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A Filipino cardinal has condemned as “terrorism” a bomb explosion outside a Catholic church in the southern Philippines as clergy in the capital warned they could cancel Masses because of the heightened threat of attacks. 

Cardinal Orlando Quevedo of Cotabato was speaking after at least

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Catholics walk past a picture of Rev Stanley Rother during a memorial Mass in the small town of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, on 28th July, 2006. Rev Rother was an Oklahoman priest killed on 28th July, 1981 for his work with indigenous poor during Guatemala’s brutal civil


Dozens of prisoners staged a "flash mob" inside an Italian men’s prison to celebrate Pope Francis’ calls for prison reform and greater tolerance and acceptance of the world’s migrants.

Around 70 inmates from diverse faiths and ethnic backgrounds danced a Zumba routine titled “Pope is Pop” on




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