11th September, 2014

Pope Francis has expressed his condolences for the violent deaths of three elderly Italian nuns in Burundi, underscoring the dangers of missionaries working in the region.

Two of the 'Xaverian Missionaries of Mary' nuns, 75-year-old Lucia

10th September, 2014

The appeal hearing of Pakistani Christian mother Asia Bibi - sentenced to death in 2010 after being accused of blasphemy - has been adjourned yet again, this time at the request of her husband.

The hearing

10th September, 2014

Mother and child during an air raid in Syria. PICTURE: Sam Tarling/Oxfam,

8th September, 2014

Two more evangelical Iranian Christians faced uncertainty Saturday, September 6, after they were charged with the potentially death-sentence carrying crime of "Mofsed-e-filarz" translated as "spreading corruption on earth", Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife .

Pastor Matthias Haghnejad

8th September, 2014

The last Christians have fled the northern Iraq town of Bartella. Six babies were born during the difficult journey east to Erbil, a city under Kurdish control and still known to be safe for Christians.

5th September, 2014

An evangelical Iranian pastor serving a six years prison term for his Christian activities is facing 18 new charges, including "spreading corruption on Earth", which carries the death penalty, Christian rights activists say.

Behnam Irani, who

4th September, 2014

Ebola survivor Dr Kent Brantly has told of his relief that his family were back in the US when he was diagnosed with the disease while working in Liberia

4th September, 2014

Security agents in Sudan padlocked a 500-member church"s building on 24th August, said Christian sources who fear the government may try to sell it.

In the latest incident

3rd September, 2014

Reports from Tehran indicate that following the recent propaganda campaign against Iranian Christians, two Christian converts identified as Mehdi Vaziri, 28, and Amir Kian, 27, were arrested as they gathered for prayer and Bible study.


3rd September, 2014

SCARS OF CONFLICT: Bullet holes in the wall of what was once the Court on Justice in the

2nd September, 2014

About 36 people were killed in Ukraine every day in the month to mid-August, according to a UN agency report released late last week.

The report from the UN's Office of the High Commissioner for

1st September, 2014

A Nepali pastor sentenced to 12 years in prison for slaughtering a cow has been released early after a court declared him not guilty on 17th July.

Rev Chhedar Lhomi Bhote, 37, served only two years

1st September, 2014

More than a quarter of Australians aged between 15 and 24-years-old - 580,000 young people - are either underemployed or unemployed, according to a new Brotherhood of St Laurence paper.

The Barely Working: Young

29th August, 2014

Chinese security forces violently removed two more church crosses in China's eastern coastal province of Zhejiang, injuring five senior church members, as part of a wider crackdown in the region, rights activists say.

More than

29th August, 2014

Australia should step up its efforts to assist refugees and others facing the "horrors of war" in Syria, according to humanitarian aid agency Oxfam.

The organisation issued the call as the number of Syrian refugees




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