Police in eastern China clashed in the middle of the night with Christian protesters massed around their church on Monday, but failed to carry out a government order to remove a cross from the building, according to witnesses and online accounts.
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Women's rights activists greeted with delight signs the Church of England is poised to relent and allow women to be consecrated as bishops.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visits with members of his congregation on April 6, 2014. Creative Commons image by Catholic Church England and Wales
Last week, Christians in the southeastern Chinese city of Wenzhou prevented an attempt by demolition workers to remove a cross from the roof of the Guantou church.
Thousands of South Korean police raided a religious compound Wednesday in their search for a businessman wanted in connection with an April ferry sinking that killed over 300 people.
Police officers detain a Buddhist believer near the main gate of the church in Anseong, South Korea, June 11, 2014. (AP)
A grim septic tank next to a former home for unwed mothers run by Catholic nuns from 1925 to 1961 was found this week to contain the skeletons of nearly 800 infants and children.
Gunmen opened fire on a church service in a remote village in northeastern Nigeria, killing nine people as worshippers fled into the bush, police and a witness said on Monday.
As Brazil counts down to the opening of the World Cup on June 12, churches in cities hosting the international soccer tournament are not content to sit on the sidelines and cheer.
Uganda and Kenya authorities have brought in security in recent days in response to warnings from Western countries that a jihadist group is planning to attack churches in Uganda.
(Photo by World Watch Monitor.)
Pope Francis says priestly celibacy is up for discussion.
Thirty-one children and one adult were killed in Colombia on Sunday when fuel exploded on a broken-down bus returning from a church event, an emergency response coordinator said.
The charred remains of a bus in which children died is seen, in Fundacion, northern Colombia, on Sunday. (Reuters/Stringer)