Sudanese Meriam Ibrahim who refused to renounce faith meets Pope Francis

Demonstrators attend a peace rally
By Henri Rose Cimatu

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death because she refused to renounce her Christian faith met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday.

Philippines' Christian group builds world's largest indoor arena

By Henri Rose Cimatu

Filipino home-grown church, the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) is to celebrate its centenary on July 27, and the group opened a huge arena at a ceremony attended by Philippine President Benigno Aquino.

Sudan government bans Christians from constructing churches

By Miko Morelos

The worshiping space is shrinking in Sudan for Christians after the government ordered a ban on the construction of new churches in the mostly Muslim nation.

UK prime minister urges global ban on female genital mutilation

By Peter Kenny

Cameron called for a global ban on female genital mutilation and child marriage at the launch of the first U.N.-backed Girl Summit, which UK-based Christian Aid welcomes.

Global effort needed to save lives in Sudan's Nuba Mountains, says bishop

By Henri Rose Cimatu

Sudanese Bishop Macram Gassis has said that governments, international organizations, and the Catholic Church can save many lives in the troubled Nuba region if they give it serious attention.

Bahrain government disbands country's largest religious group

By Miko Morelos

Bahrain's main opposition group, the Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, has accused the government of denying its people freedom to belief and religion after it closed down the country's largest religious association.

Gay-themed children's books in Singapore escape pulping

By Henri Rose Cimatu

Singapore's Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim has stopped two controversial children's books with gay themes being pulped following an outcry by a group of concerned citizens.

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