Christians around the world mark Good Friday as Filipinos flout Covid rules to whip themselves

Christians around the world today celebrated Good Friday in the countries where it is still legal to congregate for worship. Jerusalem’s holy sites, where tens of thousands of pilgrims were barred from attending last Easter, were reopened, although remaining travel restrictions meant numbers were limited. In Australia, which has had very few coronavirus cases, worshippers … Read more

ISIS brag of ‘killing Christians’ in Mozambique massacre that claimed at least one British life

The Islamic State has bragged of ‘killing dozens of Mozambican armed forces and the Christians’ in a days-long assault near a major gas plant in the country’s northeast.  ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement issued by its Amaq news agency on Monday alongside a photo of militants from the group celebrating the … Read more

Covid lockdown: Millions of Christians mark Palm Sunday as Pope Francis leads mass at Vatican

Millions of Christians across the world today marked a second Palm Sunday during the pandemic as Pope Francis warned ‘the Devil is taking advantage of the crisis to sow distrust, desperation and discord’.  The pontiff traditionally leads a Palm Sunday procession through St Peter’s Square in front of tens of thousands of pilgrims and tourists clutching … Read more

Christians celebrate Christmas around the world as stream of drummers march through Bethlehem

Christians across the world celebrated Christmas today under unusual circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic. Streams of drummers marched through Bethlehem yesterday and Notre Dame hosted a choral concert for the first time since it was destroyed by fire.   Pope Francis hosted Christmas Eve Mass in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City slightly earlier … Read more

Journalist who threatened to behead Christians in Canberra walks free from court 

Journalist, 29, who threatened to behead Christians with a scimitar he bought from Pakistan walks free from court Former Canberra journalist threatened to behead several Christians in 2019 James Michael Waugh, 29,  sent threatening messages over social media  One message was to a pastor telling him he would ‘cut him down like a dog’  By Kelsey Wilkie … Read more