Pope Francis' two-day visit to Egypt at the end of this week could be one of the most delicate yet of his four-year papacy.
Attacks on clergy and parish buildings have raised questions as to whether the Catholic Church has come too close to politics in the conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.
A new study categorizes what kinds of responses emerge when Christians around the world are persecuted, noting that, most often, Christians choose a strategy of survival.
An African priest said that global demand for metallic ores used in cellphones is thwarting efforts to end war and violence in Congo.
Amid rising social unrest and an influx of Mideast migrants, German authorities — including Catholic Church officials — are facing criticism from ordinary people who believe their concerns are being ignored.
After two suicide bombings that killed 45 people at Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria on Palm Sunday, Egyptian Christians are mourning instead of celebrating the coming Easter holiday.
Faith and Justice: Amid security fears, Francis will have the tricky task of acknowledging the increased religious freedom in Egypt while not ignoring horrendous violations of human rights.
On April 15, thousands of Orthodox Christians will crowd the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to watch the Greek Orthodox patriarch emerge from the structure surrounding Jesus' tomb with two lit candles.
The ceremony, known as Holy Fire, is described by Orthodox Christians as a "miracle" that occurs each year on Holy Saturday, the day preceding Easter. As part of the ceremony, a fire rises from the slab of stone where Jesus' body was laid after his crucifixion, enough to light lamps and candles around the church.
The future of England’s cathedrals — often described as the crown jewel of the nation’s architectural heritage — will be examined by a special Church of England working group following a series of disastrous financial crises for the churches.
The number of countries with “high levels” of restrictions on religion due to government policies or actions of people increased in 2015, reversing a downward trend, according to a new study.