The head of Iraq's largest church said that Islamic State militants who drove Christians out of Mosul were worse than Mongol leader Genghis Khan and his grandson Hulagu who ransacked medieval Baghdad.
Chaldean Catholic Patriar
Allegations that an illegal church is being built in Bahrain are being investigated by the government.
The Central Municipal Council last Wednesday halted work on the project in Buhair, said a report in the Gul
Work on a residential building in Buhair has been halted because councillors suspect it could be turned into a church.
The Central Municipal Council has been flooded with complaints from residents who do not wa
Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday.
Dozens of police with sniffer dogs scoured the remote
Christian churches and expatriate clubs in an area of Manama could face closure following a string of complaints from neighbours.
The Manama Municipal Council yesterday ordered government bodies concerned to enforce the law after
At least 24 people died during a stampede at an overcrowded church gathering in eastern Nigeria, the Red Cross said on Sunday.
Nineteen women were among the dead at the stampede in the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Uke, Anambra st
Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's election as pope has broken Europe's centuries-old grip on the papacy, opening the doors on a new age of simplicity and humility for the Roman Catholic Church, mired in intrigue and
A powerful blast hit a Catholic church on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital Abuja during a Christmas service on Sunday killing many people, residents said, and one counted 28 bodies from the explosion.
Emergency services said 10 bodies
Egypt's prime minister called an emergency cabinet meeting on Sunday after 10 people died in bloody clashes in a Cairo suburb over the conversion of a Christian woman to Islam.
The sectarian conflict on Saturday was Egypt's worst since 13
Egypt's interior minister said on Sunday the government had proof that the Army of Islam, a Palestinian group linked to Al Qaeda, was behind the New Year's Day bombing of a church that killed 23 people.
Officials had suspected an Al Qaeda-