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An archaeological guide provided historical information and answered questions during a visit to the catacombs by delegates of the Synod on Synodality. Early Christians gathered within the catacombs for funeral rites and to honor the martyrs. Rome, Italy. Oct. 12, 2023.

Rome to host 7th Day of the Catacombs, opportunity to reflect on early Christians

Feb 19, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Rome's catacombs will be open to the public for free guided tours and moments of prayer and reflection on Saturday,... Read more

Security forces guard St. John’s Catholic Church in Youhanabad, Lahore, Pakistan, in 2019.

Pakistan ends mandatory Islamic studies for non-Muslim students

Jan 26, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Pakistan is ending its mandatory study of Islam for non-Muslim children in first through 12th grade and implementing a new... Read more

Pope Francis gives a blessing after he delivers his Angelus address to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Dec. 26, 2023.

Pope Francis: After 2,000 years the persecution of Christians continues

Dec 26, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

During Tuesday’s Angelus on the occasion of the feast of St. Stephen, Pope Francis renewed his call for peace. Read more

A road in Enugu State, Nigeria.

Christianity growing despite world’s worst persecutions, new report says

Nov 8, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

A new report from a Christian advocacy group says that Christianity continues to thrive and grow despite brutal repression. Read more

"The Chosen" Season Four poster.

‘The Chosen’ announces Season 4 theatrical release, new trailer

Oct 16, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

For the first time, the full season of the hit Christian series will be shown exclusively in theaters before its... Read more

A He Gets Us ad in Washington, D.C.

5 things to know about the ‘He Gets Us’ Jesus ad campaign

Feb 12, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Super Bowl viewers this Sunday may be surprised to see two ads that don’t seem to have anything to do... Read more

Barronelle Stutzman, a Christian and florist from Washington state who was sued after declining to create flower arrangements for a same-sex marriage.

Washington florist who declined to serve same-sex wedding will pay settlement, retire

Nov 18, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A Christian florist who was sued after declining to create flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding ceremony and subsequently spent... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Jan. 17, 2021.

Pope Francis: It is our Christian duty to help people know Jesus

Mar 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Sunday it is our Christian duty to help people know Jesus, which we cannot do without giving... Read more

Chinese officials crack down on religious funerals, weddings

Jul 3, 2019

As the Communist Party of China continues to tighten its grip on the regulation of religion and religious activity, a... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 14, 2018.

Being a Christian has always been challenging, Pope Francis tells youth

Apr 26, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Thursday that although today has its challenges, especially with the sexual abuse crisis, it is not more... Read more

Why the Holy Land is the 'fifth gospel' of Christianity

Nov 7, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a powerful journey that can ignite Christian faith through seeing the places Jesus walked,... Read more

Cherkassy, Ukraine: an Orthrodox procession, January 2017.

Orthodox Patriarch commits to independent Ukrainian Church, snubs Moscow

Oct 11, 2018

The announcement, released Oct. 11, also removed the traditional right of the Russian Patriarch to ordain the Metropolitan of Kyiv,... Read more

World Youth Day in Krakow, July 2016.

Where 'no religion' is default, a look at Europe's young Catholic minority

Mar 22, 2018

Young Catholics in Europe live in a culture where religious affiliation, church attendance, and regular prayer are generally at low... Read more

The flag of the European Union flying in Rome.

Europe at a crossroads

Oct 19, 2017

On Sunday, the people of Austria elected a new government. At 31 years of age, Sebastian Kurz is poised to... Read more

Tim Farron.

UK party leader steps down, citing Christian faith

Jun 17, 2017

After facing backlash for his Christian faith, the head of the UK’s Liberal Democratic Party announced his resignation on Wednesday,... Read more

Alvin Plantinga.

Big honors for scholar who revitalized Christian philosophy

Apr 27, 2017

Philosopher Alvin Plantinga has won the prestigious Templeton Award for once again making belief in God “a serious option within... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his April 19, 2017, general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope: Easter is about the gift of Christianity – not us

Apr 19, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the Church jumps into the Easter season, Pope Francis on Wednesday offered a reflection on Christ’s Resurrection and the... Read more

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Europe will be 'adrift' if it loses Christian roots, faith leaders warn

Mar 3, 2017

Catholic and Orthodox leaders in a joint statement urged Europeans to remember their Christian roots, and to return to them... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput and his new book are coming to NYC, DC

Feb 24, 2017

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput will present his latest book in New York City and Washington, D.C. in the near future,... Read more

A girl places flowers at a vigil following the June 12, 2016 mass shooting a gay night club in Orlando.

ACLU lawyers say Christians caused the Orlando shooting

Jun 13, 2016

By Matt Hadro

After a gunman pledging allegiance to ISIS carried out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, attorneys with the American... Read more