This is the Philippines, where "the Christian story and Christian symbols have played a very important role in everyday life."
Christian clergy led by the Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem visited the family of the Muslim Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State and expressed support and continued prayers.
Lt. Muath Kasasbeh, 26, became the first soldier serving with the U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State to be held by the militants after his plane went down on Christmas Eve in northeastern Syria.
The site where Jesus may have been tried, prior to his crucifixion, is now open to the public for the very first time.
Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, the spot is within easy walking distance of the Christian Quarter and Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where tradition holds Jesus was buried.
Discovered under an abandoned prison building that is part of the Tower of David Museum grounds, the trial site is one piece of a vast excavation undertaken by archaeologists from 1999 to 2000 but sealed off for the past 14 years largely because of lack of funding.
Analysis: Climate change has raised environmental activism from the category of "nice" things to do to that of "must do" for the sake of life itself.
We say: The developments out of Peru signal that a concrete, global solution for addressing climate change might well be within reach.
The author presents an opportunity to consider an often neglected topic: women and girls within the system of sexual exploitation, particularly prostitution.
In 2014, Africans suffered dozens of deadly terror attacks by groups either allied with Islamic State or using similarly bloody tactics.
An annual report highlighted the sacrifice of pastoral workers who died of Ebola contracted while caring for others.
A doctor refused to treat an elderly Jewish woman: “Send her to Gaza for a few hours, then she will get rid of the pain.”
A Catholic priest was kidnapped and found murdered on Christmas in southern Mexico.