After police invoked security laws to ban open-air prayer meetings in some parts of the country, a Zimbabwean church group says freedom to worship is being infringed in the weeks before a presidential election run-off in June.
The newspaper L'Osservatore Romano claims that the students and scientists who protested about the Pope giving a speech at their university last month had misunderstood his views on Galileo because of a mistake involving Wikipedia.
There are fears that the humanitarian situation in Gaza is set to worsen after a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court, supported by church and other groups, failed to stop the government from stepping up its blockade of the territory.
Hong Kong church leaders have rejected China's decision to introduce universal suffrage in the nation's special region by 2017, and have led thousands of marchers demanding votes for all by 2012, against Beijing's wishes.
Church members in affected areas are being urged to join consultations on sub-post office closures by the Anglican Archdeacons of Berkshire, Buckingham and Oxford - after protests by local communities hit by threatened closures.
Buddhist monks who led anti-government demonstrations in Burma have been selected as the top religion newsmakers of the year 2007, in a poll of secular journalists who write about religion for media in the United States.
Christians from many denominations joined protest rallies in more than 50 cities around the world this weekend, calling on world leaders at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali to effectively tackle the threat of global warming.
A Catholic university in the US will honour the Buddhist monks of Burma (Myanmar) for their courage and nonviolent demonstrations against the tyrannical Burmese military earlier this year, by awarding them with an honorary doctorate.