Christianity in Germany has been on the decline for some time, but the dwindling number of Catholic churches has come to the fore recently, with some giving way for housing and others being repurposed.
On the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the World Council of Churches general secretary, Rev. Jerry Pillay, has lamented the destruction of so many lives and called for an immediate end to the conflict.
Finnish Bishop Bo-Göran Åstrand gifted a pair of gloves to Pope Francis, described as "a modest gift, to warm the Pope's hands in an otherwise cold world" in an annual audience during the 2024 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
There are mounting concerns in Armenia and among Armenians regarding a controversial land lease agreement in East Jerusalem's Armenian Quarter, with many fearing the issue goes well beyond just a commercial deal.