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North Korea frees Australian Christian missionary

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 10:51

North Korea freed an Australian missionary who had been jailed for promoting Christianity on Monday, releasing a picture of a handwritten confession by the elderly man who was arrested last month.

Pakistani man challenges Christian Divorce Act in court

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 18:23

A Pakistani man today challenged the nearly 150-year-old Christian Divorce Act in a court so that he could separate from his wife without accusing her of adultery.

Ex-pope Benedict denies covering up sexual abuse

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 11:56

Former Pope Benedict has denied that he tried to cover up sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests, in his first direct published comments since he stepped down.

Pope urges `mutual respect` with Islam in personal

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 19:24

Pope Francis called on Friday for "mutual respect" between Christianity and Islam and an end to "unfair criticism" in a personal message congratulating Muslims on the feast of Eid al-Fitr.

Tribal families ostracised for converting to Christianity

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 20:03

Twenty-five tribal families belonging to the Ho tribe have been ostracised by the community`s apex social body for converting to Christianity.

`Hinduism third largest religion of world`

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 12:09

Hinduism is the third largest religion of the world after Christianity and Islam and 97 per cent of all Hindus live in three Hindu-majority countries - India, Nepal and Mauritius, according to a study.

Decline of Christianity in Middle-East a `catastrophe`: Teule

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 11:32

Theologian Dr Horman Teule attributed the decline of Christianity to demographic evolution, dictatorship and political instablitiy.

10-year-old Jewish girl allowed to embrace Christianity

Last Updated: Friday, August 03, 2012, 17:28

In November, the girl`s mother applied for a court order forbidding the father from baptising their daughter into the Christian faith.

`Gospel of Barnabas will bring down Christianity`

Last Updated: Friday, May 25, 2012, 13:12

Iranian press report has claimed that Gospel`s contents will prove that Islam is the final and righteous religion.

Women have a special tie with the Lord: Pope

Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 23:32

Pope Benedict XVI paid tribute to the role of women in Christianity as he gave a post-Easter prayer at his residence.

Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land

Last Updated: Friday, April 06, 2012, 19:19

In the West Bank town of Beit Jala, Palestinian Catholics re-enacted Jesus` 14 stations of the cross in their olive groves and vineyards.

Church to award historian for work on Xi`anity

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 12:13

Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours here, famed as the "tallest" church in Asia, has instituted an All India award for outstanding contribution in the field of the history of Christianity in India.