Europe | Dec. 20 2017

Orthodox Church consecrates deaconesses

ALEXANDRIA, Greece — Patriarch Theodoros II, pope and patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, and the Greek Orthodox Holy Synod of the Patriarchate... [READ MORE]

Asia | Dec. 13 2017

Restrictions on worship continue in Kazakhstan

EKIBASTUZ, Kazakhstan — Local police in Kazakhstan continue their crackdown on Christian church services. In October police raided the Sunday... [READ MORE]

Europe | Dec. 3 2017

Relations with US not priority for Russians

WASHINGTON — Only 29 percent of Russians say it is important for Russia and the U.S. to have good relations, according to a Nov. 10 Gallup... [READ MORE]

Europe | Nov. 28 2017

Pope open to discussion of married priests

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is open to discussion on the topic of married priests, according to published reports in several European media... [READ MORE]

Europe | Oct. 1 2017

US pastor faces new charges in Turkey

IZMIR, Turkey — Andrew Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina imprisoned in Turkey on a false terrorism charge because of his Christian... [READ MORE]

Europe | Sep. 10 2017

Iceland Down syndrome babies aborted

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Virtually 100 percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in Iceland are aborted, according to an Aug. 14 CBS News... [READ MORE]

Europe | Jul. 20 2017

Author of 10th-century Scripture identified

CAMBRIDGE, England — The author of a 10th-century collection of Scriptures has been identified as the same scribe who wrote the earliest known... [READ MORE]

Europe | Jun. 4 2017

Cake bakers take case to UK’s Supreme Court

LONDON — Two cake bakers in Northern Island who were found guilty of discriminating against gay people are now bringing their case to the United... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 14 2017

Russia among worst religious freedom violators

WASHINGTON — The State Department should add Russia to its list of the worst violators of religious freedom, a U.S. commission declared in... [READ MORE]

Europe | Apr. 23 2017

Pope considers married men for priesthood

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is open to the possibility of ordaining married men to the priesthood in remote areas that lack spiritual leadership,... [READ MORE]