A Sudanese Christian woman detained when she tried to travel to the United States after her release from death row was released Thursday and sought refuge at the US embassy, her lawyer said. "She is in the US embassy now," Mohanad Mustafa said to AFP.
Miriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was sentenced to 100 lashes and execution for converting from Islam to Christianity when she married a Christian American, has been re-arrested in Sudan just one day after she was freed from jail. She has been detained along with her husband and two children after they tried to board a plane in Khartoum.
Moscow-based Christian organizations have set up centers for collecting humanitarian aid to Ukraine’s southeast. The Russian Orthodox Church jointly with the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) has opened a centre for humanitarian aid in Moscow’s Novospassky Monastery (New Monastery of the Saviour). "Three tonnes of humanitarian aid are ready for departure because the facility is full up," the IOPS deputy chairman, Yelena Agapova told ITAR-TASS on Thursday.
Pope Francis, during a canonization ceremony on Sunday, officially proclaimed Pope John-Paul II and John XXIII as saints.
Analyzing Vladimir Putin’s speech on the day when Russia reunited with Crimea, Pat Buchanan made a conclusion that "Russia is on God's side. The West is Gomorrah." Pat Buchanan, Former Assistant to the President for Communications gave his assessment of Putin’s actions. According to him, Russia is "planting Russia's flag firmly on the side of traditional Christianity", standing firmly in its position against reproductive choice and LGBT rights. This, according to Buchanan is the evidence that God is on Putin's side in his showdown with the West.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron was accused Monday of sowing sectarianism and division after his repeated assertions that Britain is still a "Christian country", proving how problematic it remains to mix faith and British politics.
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill led an Easter liturgy at Moscow’s main church – the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
Pope Francis urged the international community to "prevent violence" in Ukraine in his Easter Sunday message after a deadly shootout in Slavyansk.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Easter Sunday visited the ancient Christian town of Maalula, which his troops recently recaptured from rebels, state television said.
The sound of battles echoes from the outskirts of the capital as Christians in Damascus celebrated the Easter weekend, briefly ignoring the conflict for the yearly ritual.
Israeli police refused to let the UN's peace envoy to the Middle East, other diplomats and a crowd of Palestinians pass through a barricade to attend a pre-Easter ritual in the Jerusalem church that Christians revere as the burial site of Jesus, the UN official said on Saturday.
More than 7,000 people attended the Easter service at the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on Saturday.
This year, the entire Christian world is celebrating Easter on the same day – April 20. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill has congratulated Christians all over the world with this cheerful holiday.
A Russian plane carrying a secure lamp with the Holy Fire has left Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport and headed to Moscow. The Holy Fire will be brought to Moscow and dozens of other Russian cities and Orthodox churches abroad by a delegation of Russia’s St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation headed by Russian Railways CEO Vladimir Yakunin.
Thousands of Christian pilgrims thronged the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City Saturday amid tight security to celebrate the Holy Fire ceremony on the eve of Easter. Believers hold that a divine fire from heaven ignites a flame in the church, built on the site where Christians say Jesus Christ was crucified, buried and resurrected.
The Holy Fire appeared on Saturday at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem while thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers were waiting for the miracle to come.
Thousands of Christian pilgrims gathered in Jerusalem waiting for a miracle of the Holy Fire on Saturday. The Holy Fire that is lit every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem on the day preceding Orthodox Easter is believed by Orthodox Christians to be a miracle.
Syrian troops retook the ancient Christian town of Maalula from rebels Monday, a day after President Bashar al-Assad said the three-year old civil war was turning in his favor.
New scientific tests have turned up no evidence of modern forgery in a text written on ancient Egyptian papyrus that refers to Jesus as being married, according to a long-awaited article to be published Thursday in the Harvard Theological Review.