Asia Pacific

Australia: Cardinal George Pell to be sentenced on Wednesday

Pell's conviction has sent shock waves through the Catholic church.

China

China official says West using Christianity to 'subvert' power

Beijing has tightened restrictions on religions it fears are a challenge to the power of the ruling Communist Party.

China official says West using Christianity to 'subvert' power

United Arab Emirates

Pope Francis seeks dialogue on first trip to UAE

On a three-day visit, Pope Francis will promote a dialogue based on tolerance and peace with the Muslim world.

Pope Francis seeks dialogue on first trip to UAE

Philippines

Hundreds of thousands join annual Catholic procession in Manila

Devotees believe touching the Black Nazarene or simply being in its presence will cure sickness and bring good fortune.

Hundreds of thousands join annual Catholic procession in Manila

Ukraine

Ukraine Orthodox Christians mark independence from Russian branch

The Tomos was delivered to the leader of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church during a service in Istanbul in what is being described as one of the biggest rifts in Christianity in recent times.

Opinion

Remember: Christ was a Palestinian refugee

Jesus Christ stands as a towering figure of unity in the face of the divisions and hate being sown among us.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Gaza

Next year in Bethlehem: Gaza Christmas celebrated despite siege

For yet another year, Gaza's Christian minority celebrates Christmas under siege, unable to join family in West Bank.

Next year in Bethlehem: Gaza Christmas celebrated despite siege

Ukraine

Ukraine creates new Orthodox church independent from Russia

Orthodox bishops in Kiev choose leader of a new national church, marking an historic split from Russia.

Ukraine creates new Orthodox church independent from Russia

Algeria

Catholic monks beatified in Algeria, first in a Muslim nation

The Catholic Church has beatified 19 clergymen and women killed in Algeria during the country's 1990s civil war.

Catholic monks beatified in Algeria, first in a Muslim nation

Donald Trump

Explained: Evangelicals, the religious right and Trump

Two years into Trump’s tumultuous presidency, evangelical Christians remain some of his most loyal supporters.

Explained: Evangelicals, the religious right and Trump

Europe

Man or machine: The soul of Russian Orthodox church bells

A recent expansion of the Orthodox Church has created a skills shortage of bell ringers that is being filled by machines.

The Listening Post

The Chosen One: Trump and the Christian Broadcasting Network

Is Trump's special relationship with the conservative evangelical network just an alliance of political convenience?

The Chosen One: Trump and the Christian Broadcasting Network

Egypt

'Sadness and pain' as Egypt's Copts bury bus attack victims

Seven people were killed and at least 18 others wounded in Friday's attack, the latest to target Coptic Christians.

'Sadness and pain' as Egypt's Copts bury bus attack victims

The Listening Post

Donald Trump: America's editor-in-chief?

What's behind Trump's attacks on the media before the US midterms? Plus, Trump and the Christian Broadcasting Network.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia hosts US evangelical Christians, Israel supporters

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman holds two-hour talks with American Christians and Israel supporters at the palace.

Saudi Arabia hosts US evangelical Christians, Israel supporters