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

Israel

Israeli police forcibly remove Coptic protesters in Jerusalem

Several monks injured as police end protest against the renovation of Deir as-Sultan monastery in Jerusalem.

Israeli police forcibly remove Coptic protesters in Jerusalem

Religion

Russian Orthodox Church splits from Constantinople over Ukraine

The Constantinople Patriarchate's recognition of Ukraine's Orthodox Church as independent leads to Russia cutting ties.

Russian Orthodox Church splits from Constantinople over Ukraine

Nigeria

Nigeria's undercover atheists: In their words

In a country where religion is the rhythm of life, young atheists share their experiences of violence and ostracisation.

Nigeria's undercover atheists: In their words

Australia

Australian archbishop avoids prison after concealing child abuse

Philip Wilson was sentenced to 12 months for covering up sexual abuse of children by priest from the Catholic Church.

Australian archbishop avoids prison after concealing child abuse