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-
A car bombing outside a church killed 21 people in Egypt's northern city of Alexandria as worshippers gathered to mark the New Year, security and medical sources said on Saturday.
The Interior Ministry said on Saturday 24 people were
As many as 37 people were killed on Sunday when police stormed a Baghdad church where gunmen were holding dozens of parishioners hostage, threatening to kill them if Al Qaeda prisoners were not released.
The US military said between seven
An Egyptian court has ruled that two Coptic men have the right to remarry, contradicting the church's position and undermining its efforts to maintain its authority over the Christian community in Muslim-majority Egypt.
Taliban insurgents freed eight South Korean hostages in two separate batches on Wednesday, the first of 19 Christian volunteers the Taliban agreed to release.
Three South Korean women were released first, and later five -- four women and a
Taliban insurgents freed three South Korean women hostages on Wednesday, the first of 19 Christian volunteers the Taliban agreed to release after South Korea said it would pull its troops out of Afghanistan.
Reuters witnesses saw the women