Goa deputy CM apologises for Hindu nation remark

Goa`s Deputy Chief Minister Francis D`Souza Monday apologized for his comment that India was already a Hindu nation.

Sudanese court orders release of woman sentenced to death for changing faith

A Sudanese court on Monday ordered the release of a 27-year-old woman who was sentenced to death last month for converting from Islam to Christianity, the state news agency said.

I`m not a Buddhist: Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr has denied long-running rumours that she is practices Buddhism.

North Korea frees Australian Christian missionary

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

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.

The Daniel plan—a new diet from the Bible

The latest diet which is gaining popularity in the US is inspired by a noble Jew who lived over 2600 years ago during the reign of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar.

Buddhism, Christianity share goals: Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama has told Mexicans that Christianity and Buddhism coincide in their pursuit of human happiness.

Ex-pope Benedict denies covering up sexual abuse

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

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

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`

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

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

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`

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

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

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

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.

Ancient tomb provides earliest evidence of Christianity

Archaeological examination of an intact first century tomb in Jerusalem has revealed a set of limestone Jewish ossuaries or "bone boxes" that are engraved with a rare Greek inscription.

Rally against govt employee`s `conversion bid`

About 2,000 people took out a procession demanding action against a government polytechnic lecturer.

‘Muslims converting to Christianity grave issue’

Terming conversion of Muslim youths to Christianity as "grave", Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said a committee has been formed to look into the matter.