Fifty countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world’s nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless.
Belarus has banned a Christian music festival, initiated by Catholics, minutes before it was due to begin, a religious rights group said Thursday, September 25.
Hindu extremists in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh have raised the incidence of attacks on believers to an unprecedented high, including a slander campaign against the stateâ€™s chief minister, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, a Christian.
Family members and friends expressed concerns Saturday, January 27, about the treatment of predominantly Christian Degar Montagnard prisoners in Vietnam some of whom have allegedly been severely tortured and forced to eat rice mixed with broken glass.
Chinese officials have expressed "strong dissatisfaction" with a resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on June 12 condemning rising persecution of religious believers in China.
Nigerian Christians on Sunday, February 19, mourned those killed in violent protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, which claimed at least 16 lives.
Iraqi Christians have urged Westerners to be carefull with public comments on Iraq after three people were killed in apparently coordinated bomb attacks against churches over the weekend, a major religious rights group said Tuesday, January 31.
At least 40 pastors, elders and leading laymen from five of Eritrea’s banned Protestant churches have been arrested from their homes or offices in the past two weeks in the capital of Asmara.
A period of mourning was expected to continue Saturday, September 17, among Christians in his native Italy and the African Republic of the Congo, where thousands attended the funeral of Italian Franciscan missionary Angelo Redaelli, 40, who was lynched earlier in the week, missionary and church sources said.
In spite of monumental efforts by Vietnam to minimize and cover up their brutal repression of demonstration attempts by the Montagnard ethnic minority this past Easter, consistent information is emerging that confirms atrocities.
KABUL/ISLAMABAD (ANS) -- The trial of eight Western aid workers accused of spreading Christianity in mainly Moslim Afghanistan resumed in the Afghan Capital Kabul Sunday, September 30, as family members pleaded to United States President George W. Bush to postpone retaliatory action against the country.
Vatican City -- In a declaration carrying the full authority of an infallible teaching, the Vatican said Sept. 5 the Roman Catholic Church is the only "instrument for the salvation of all humanity."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A Vatican document issued Sept. 5 won't set well with Southern Baptists and other evangelicals and Protestants. As described in the lead paragraph of a Washington Post story, it "declares that individuals can attain full salvation from earthly sin only through the spiritual grace of the Catholic Church and that other faiths -- including Protestant Christian ones -- have defects that place their followers in a 'gravely deficient situation' in seeking salvation."
26 September 2000 (Newsroom) -- Deep and profound differences separate the worldâ€™s great religions, as a controversial faith document published early this month by the Vatican illustrates.
The Vatican expressed understanding on Friday for Israel's position that it is essential to immediately end the violence in the disputed territories and acts of Palestinian terrorism, according to Ovadia Sofer, Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon's emissary.