A high-ranking French Catholic cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, was convicted on Thursday of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse in his diocese and said he would submit his resignation to Pope Francis.

Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon and the highest-profile cleric to be caught up in the child sex abuse

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Dublin's Phoenix Park boasts the official residence of Ireland's president, but for a while it was also home to Eddie Dooner who lived there in a tent with three dogs.

Dooner, 27, plans to return to his old haunt soon, but this time he

As the implementation of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan gains ground, Christian and Muslim leaders have united to draw to attention to a growing conflict in Yei River state, which is displacing thousands while igniting a severe humanitarian challenge.

Kiir’s government and a

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Protesters took to the streets in Malawi's capital on Wednesday to demand the government step up protection for people with albinism following a spate of murders and attacks driven by an underground trade in their body parts for black magic.

The march comes amid fears

Oklahoma City, US

A Christian university in Oklahoma is renaming its main auditorium - known for a half-century as Hardeman Auditorium - amid concerns over a racist statement attributed to the late namesake, NB Hardeman.

The president of Oklahoma Christian University, which is associated with Churches of


Pope Francis told Catholics on Wednesday that success, power and material possessions are fleeting and will disappear "like dust in the wind" as he marked the start of the penitential Christian season of Lent.

Francis led a traditional procession between two churches on Rome's Aventine Hill and later

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The Nigerian Government failed to protect people massacred by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in predominantly Christian areas of Benue state in 2016 and should prosecute those responsible, a West African court has ruled.

The Economic Community of West African States Court of Justice on

More than half a million people die each year of diarrhea caused by unsafe drinking water with 2.1 billion people still without access to safely managed drinking water.

They are among the findings of a new report from Gospel for Asia highlighting the "worldwide water crisis" that they warn could

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In Bosnia, after the war in the 1990s, residents put rebuilding a 400-year-old bridge ahead of fixing their own roofs. In Nepal, repairing the nation's historic sites brought people together after 2015's devastating earthquakes.

Those are critical lessons, according to a report released on Monday

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An influx of thousands of people fleeing Islamic State has created "dire" conditions at the al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria, the aid agencies working there said on Tuesday.

About 15,000 people have arrived at the camp in the last week alone as the US-backed Syrian


At a one-day conference on torture later this week, Rev Ron Stief, a United Church of Christ minister, will display his latest educational tool to dramatise what it’s like to live in solitary confinement.

Stief, executive director of the US National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will encourage

Nairobi, Kenya

When South African Pastor Alph Lukau claimed to have resurrected a dead man recently, the Biblical story of Lazarus may have echoed in the minds of his congregation.

But the action that day (24th February) by the senior pastor and prophet at Alleluia International

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Britain should practise what it preaches to African countries by doubling the number of vulnerable refugees it hosts and reviewing policies that restrict an asylum seeker's right to work, lawmakers said on Tuesday.

A cross-party committee said the British government should "lead by example" by


Non-believers in Portland, Oregon, are feeling affirmed this week after the city council amended the city’s civil rights code to extend protection from discrimination to atheists, agnostics and other people who claim no religion.

“What it is is validating because my city thinks I am of the

Three Iranian Christians have been arrested in the city of Rasht in the country's north, according to religious freedom advocacy group CSW.

The UK-based organisation reported that two members of the Church of Iran - Babak Hosseinzadeh and Behnam Akhlagh - were arrested while attending a church service on




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