World News

  • December 30, 2008

    The international Catholic aid network Caritas says that around 400 people may have been killed in massacres carried out by rebels in Congo in late December, following a spate of violence in the country.

  • December 29, 2008

    Christians in India have been muted in Christmas festivity this year, following violence in Orissa, Karnataka and the tragic Mumbai attacks.

  • December 28, 2008

    A dozen Christian leaders in the United States are asking President-Elect Barack Obama to ease travel restrictions to Cuba, which hinder church relations between the countries.

  • December 27, 2008

    The humanitarian gesture proved short-lived, say observers in Gaza. Israeli war planes and combat helicopters have pounded the area, killing around 200 people.

  • December 26, 2008

    Following widespread international criticism, Israel has re-opened crossings into the Gaza Strip to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid.

  • December 26, 2008

    A Canadian author is encouraging parents and children in North America to put human relationships ahead of seasonal "shopaholism".

  • December 24, 2008

    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has accused South Africa of losing the moral high ground of its anti-apartheid years by failing to stand up to Zimbabwe's dictatorial president Robert Mugabe.

  • December 24, 2008

    Unemployment has shrunk to 23 percent and hotel capacity is often around 100 percent these days, so things are looking up for Bethlehem says the head of the city's chamber of commerce and industry board

  • December 24, 2008

    The former head of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and prominent anti-apartheid activist, Allan Boesak, has joined the newly-launched Congress of the People, South Africa's newest political party.

  • December 24, 2008

    Auxililary Catholic Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn Pat Power has expressed concern that Pope Benedict's recent comments on homosexuality have hurt the gay and lesbian community and damaged the church's standing.