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Philippine bishops preach against restoring death penalty

The church leaders of the country which is about 80 per cent Catholic, issued the special homily in response to an effort spearheaded by President Rodrigo Duterte to bring back capital punishment which was abolished in 2006.

March 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Asia | Read More »

Irish parliament denies Hindu priest’s opening prayer plea

The request for the prayer came from Rajan Zed, a Hindu priest and president of the Universal Society of Hinduism.

March 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Europe | Read More »

Indian priest attacked in Australia says God saved him

“I’m in the quiet atmosphere of the emergency ward, so not able to attend any call. Please be sure that I’m in good hands,” he added.

March 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Asia | Read More »

Chinese ministry in Australia growing

BISHOP IVAN LEE has appointed the Rev David Wong, rector of Granville, as a Canon of St John’s Cathedral, Parramatta with special responsibilities for Chinese church planting in the Diocese.

March 17th, 2017 | Posted in Asia,Ministries | Read More »

Pak Christians in Thailand under pressure to leave country

A mass return of asylum seekers to the centres could lead to overcrowding and see health levels deteriorate; they are already showing significant levels of tuberculosis, hepatitis and scabies.

March 17th, 2017 | Posted in Asia,News Headlines | Read More »

Coptic Christian complex hit in Cairo bombing

A bomb explosion in the Coptic Christian cathedral complex in the Egyptian capital Cairo has killed at least 25 people, officials told the BBC.

December 11th, 2016 | Posted in Africa | Read More »

Lebanon set to elect president after 2 years’ stalemate

The 81-year-old Christian leader has won the support of two of his greatest rivals: Samir Geagea, leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces, and Sunni former premier Saad Hariri.

October 31st, 2016 | Posted in Middle East | Read More »

Hillary Clinton as president will declare war on conservative Christians

Hillary Clinton

Writing for the left-leaning Washington Post, Marc Thiessen, former chief speechwriter for George W. Bush, declared that “Hillary Clinton is a threat to religious liberty.”

October 20th, 2016 | Posted in Americas | Read More »

Family seeks presidential pardon for Algerian Christian

Bouhafs could have opted for an appeal to the Supreme Court, but an LADDH spokesman ruled out this option because it “would take much time”, while Bouhafs is said to be suffering ill health.

October 20th, 2016 | Posted in Africa | Read More »

Iranian pastor Behnam Irani released from prison

Pastor Irani was initially arrested in December 2006. He was released the following year, but was given a five-year suspended sentence in 2008.

October 20th, 2016 | Posted in Middle East | Read More »

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