Jerusalem

Israel freezes tax legislation for Jerusalem churches

Following protests and international pressure, Israeli PM Netanyahu has suspended tax procedures on Jerusalem churches.

Israel suspends taxation legislation for Jerusalem's churches

Palestine

Jordan voices support for closure of Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre

In rare move, church leaders in Jerusalem close off one of Christianity's holiest shrines, citing discriminatory policy.

Jordan voices support for closure of Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre

Holding the Key: Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre

A look at Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, its turbulent history and the different denominations using it.

Palestine

Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre shut over Israel policy row

In rare move, church leaders close one of Christianity's holiest sites over 'discriminatory' Israeli policy.

Palestine

Israel behind 'Christian exodus' from Palestine

Study by Palestinian university finds that Christians blame stresses brought on by occupation for dwindling population.

Israel behind 'Christian exodus' from Palestine

Conflict

Grenade attack on peace concert in CAR

Seven killed, 20 others injured in attack on concert and reprisal violence in Central African Republic capital, Bangui.

Grenade attack on peace concert in CAR

People & Power

Russia: The Orthodox connection

What lies behind the close relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and President Vladimir Putin?

Reporter's Notebook

Putin and the 'triumph of Christianity' in Russia

The rise of the Orthodox Church in Russia appears unstoppable, write filmmakers Glen Ellis and Viktoryia Kolchyna who went to investigate the close ties between the church and Putin.

Racism

Populism and the fight for the soul of German churches

Many German churches are standing with refugees as atonement for past complicity in the crimes of the Nazi regime.

Populism and the fight for the soul of German churches

Africa

Harar: The City of Saints

The colourful, maze-like alleys within the Mecca of Africa remain alive and busy during the holy month of Ramadan.

The walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia

Pope Francis

Pope in Egypt: 'Violence cannot be in God's name'

Catholic pontiff's two-day visit is aimed at fostering peace between the Muslim and Christian-minority community.

Egypt

Pope set to visit Egypt in 'call for peace'

The visit comes three weeks after two separate bombings killed dozens of Egyptian Copts on Palm Sunday.

Pope set to visit Egypt in 'call for peace'

Arts & Culture

Mexico City re-enacts the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

Millions Gather in Iztapalapa, Mexico City for Passion of the Christ ahead of Easter Sunday.

Mexico City re-enacts the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

Opinion

Is Trump a saviour for Middle Eastern Christians?

Or is he a false prophet?

Halim Shebaya

by Halim Shebaya

Halim Shebaya

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

Liberation: Acre and the End of the Crusades

From the Third Crusade to the siege of Acre: How the crusader presence in the Holy Land was brought to an end.