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Pope Francis leads prayer for 'seeds of peace' in war-torn South Sudan and Congo
Pope Francis led prayer for peace in South Sudan and Congo last night, after papal visits to the countries was deferred by the ongoing conflict in the regions.
Faith schools show 'sharp decline' in standards over concerns about British values teaching
A 'sharp decline' in standards at private faith schools has led to a grower proportion failing tests by the schools watchdog Ofsted, official statistics show, with concerns raised about the quality of leadership and the teaching of British values.
Vatican speech for TUC general secretary demands Apple and Amazon offer 'better way'
The Catholic general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Frances O'Grady, will today deliver a speech at the Vatican arguing that inequality, corporate power and 'titans of technology' are depriving working people of dignity.
Robert Mugabe's 'miracle' resignation: 'The hand of God is at work'
Robert Mugabe's exit as Zimbabwe's president is being hailed a 'miracle' by a longstanding campaigner in the country.
Fighting Black Friday: A Christian alternative to consumerism?
If Lent is the season of ascetic refrain from self-indulgence and our consumerist desires, then Black Friday week must be its secular opposite.
One wrong mindset Christians have in reaching out to the unsaved
Why do we find it hard to reach the unsaved at times? It's because of a wrong mindset. Let's talk about that.
Why does God allow us to be tempted?
Why does God allow all of His children to undergo trials and temptations?
3 promises of God we can hold on to when troubles come
We will always run to someone we see as stronger and more able than us.
3 ways Christians behave worse than unbelievers
Are you guilty of any of these un-Christ-like behaviors?
When is the right time to court and get married?
Friend, are you longing to marry? If so, you shouldn't be hasty. You should get ready.
Raped by Boko Haram: How this Christian girl clung onto hope, and her faith, in the darkness
Esther, a Nigerian Christian teenager was only 17 when her life changed forever. She fell pregnant after being raped countless times by her captors, the Islamist militants Boko Haram.
West End stars come together for evangelical Christmas extravaganza
Christian performers from across the UK and some of the biggest shows in the West End such as Les Miserables, The Phantom of The Opera, Matilda and Wicked are coming together on December 3 to present an evangelical show.
Happy Thanksgiving? Three reasons to be grateful in the time of Trump
Today marks the rich, hearty, frequently food-coma-inducing American tradition of Thanksgiving. It's an important time to be thankful, but the age of Brexit and Trump seems to have made us more divided and cynical than ever.
Pope Francis in Myanmar and Bangladesh: Masses, spirituality, and highly controversial politics
The visit next week by Pope Francis to Myanmar and Bangladesh will, naturally, be full of spiritual fruitfulness, but it is also laced with political and religious sensitivity, as became clear last night when the Vatican issued several revisions to the schedule.
How unlikely Catholic Steve Bannon uses St Ignatius' meditation methods to stay off alcohol
Steve Bannon, the outspoken and divisive former adviser to Donald Trump has said that he abstains from alcohol with the help of the 'examen', a meditative daily exercise recommended by St Ignatius of Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises.
Single complaint silences bell ringing in 900-year-old Sandwich church
A church has been forced to silence its bells, described as the 'beating heart' of the town, after a single local resident complained.
China's Communist regime blocks tourists visiting Vatican
The Chinese Communist Party has ordered travel agencies not to send tour groups to visit the Vatican, according to reports, because 'there are no diplomatic relations' between China and the Holy See.
On Thanksgiving: is gluttony a less serious sin?
There's one sin that is almost never, ever talked about, which is encouraged by our permissive culture and of which many of us are regularly guilty.
UK medical professionals call for abortion decriminalisation as nation faces 'crisis point'
UK medical professionals will today argue that abortion should be fully decriminalised, saying the country faces a 'crisis point in abortion provision'.
32-year-old Pastor Shawn Jones collapses and dies while singing 'Worthy Is He' Gospel song
The 32-year-old gospel singer and founding pastor of New Thing Empowerment Church, Shawn Jones, has collapsed and died while singing "Worthy He Is" on stage in an incident on Saturday night that has left his congregants shocked and saddened.