15 Christians arrested in Pakistan under blasphemy law

Fifteen Christians have been arrested and 45 other members of the minority community charged under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law for allegedly desecrating Muslim graves in a village in Punjab province, sparking tension in the area.

Gwyneth Paltrow converting to Judaism?
Gwyneth Paltrow converting to Judaism?

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly planning to convert to Judaism to follow in the footsteps of her late father Bruce Paltrow.

Christian leaders express concern over reconversion incidents

A delegation of Christian leaders on Sunday expressed concern over two incidents in the last one week connected to the "reconversion" of people from Christianity to Hinduism.

Hindu outfit opposes Christian convention

Hindu Munnani and BJP activists on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration here urging the police not to accord permission to a proposed convention by a Christian group here during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.

Wine bone of contention in Kerala`s new liquor policy

Even as Kerala`s new liquor policy, which aims to achieve total prohibition in the state in the next ten years, will be submitted to the high court on Tuesday, wine appears to have been caught in a tangle.

Pope tells Asia`s communist nations not to fear Christians

Francis made his comments, some of them unscripted, in an address to about 70 bishops from 35 Asian countries gathered in the town of Haeme, south of Seoul, on the next-to-last day of his trip to South Korea.

Pakistani interfaith couples brave threats for forbidden love

Thirteen years ago among the whirring looms of a garment factory in an eastern Pakistani city, a Muslim woman fell in love with a Christian co-worker.

Pope urges protection for fleeing Iraqi Christians

Pope Francis called on the international community on Thursday to protect the mostly Christian communities of northern Iraq fleeing a lightning advance by jihadist militants. 

Jihadists take Iraq`s largest Christian town: Cleric, witnesses

Jihadist militants took over Qaraqosh, Iraq`s largest Christian town, and surrounding areas when Kurdish troops withdrew overnight, fleeing residents and Christian clerics said on Thursday.

France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians

The French government has said that it was ready to welcome Christians fleeing from Iraqi city of Mosul which is now controlled by militants of the Islamic State, media reported Tuesday.

C African Republic ceasefire `broken`: Rebels

A spokesman for the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group in Central African Republic says a ceasefire has been "broken" after its fighters came under attack from the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia.

Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope

A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.

Sudanese Christian convert woman flying to Italy

Rome: A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity, and then barred from leaving Sudan, was due to arrive in Italy on Thursday, an Italian government official said.

Sudan Christian`s lawyers want forgery rap dismissed

Lawyers for a Sudanese Christian woman in hiding at the US embassy in Khartoum sought the dismissal on Sunday of forgery charges against her so she can leave the country.

US and Sudan negotiating over Christian convert: Sources

Sudanese authorities and US officials in Khartoum are negotiating to allow a Sudanese woman, who married an American and was recently spared the death penalty for converting to Christianity, to leave Sudan, sources close to the case said.

Husband of Sudanese `apostate` says fearful family wants out

The American husband of a Sudanese Christian woman cleared by a court of apostasy but facing death threats from extremist Muslims said on Wednesday they are fearful and want to leave Sudan.

Sudan has not re-arrested freed Christian woman: US

The United States said Monday that it had received assurances a Sudanese Christian woman has not, as reported, been re-arrested, one day after a court annulled her death sentence for apostasy.

Central Africa death toll rises to 70 in four days

The death toll in the Central African Republic has risen to nearly 70 in just four days, a peacekeeping officer said today, following a surge of sectarian violence in the crisis-hit country.

Death row Sudanese Christian `apostate` freed: Lawyer

A Sudanese Christian who gave birth in prison after being sentenced to hang for apostasy was freed today, one of her lawyers said.

Mud flung as Indonesia presidential race heats up

One of the two hopefuls in Indonesia`s presidential election has been accused of being a closet Christian, the other of being a foreigner and unfit to lead the nation.