Christianity

Prelates Decry ‘General Doctrinal Confusion’ in Church

A small group of Catholic cardinals and bishops have published a “Declaration of Truths” in the face of what they see as “a widespread lethargy in the exercise of the Magisterium on different levels of the Church’s hierarchy.”

TOPSHOT - Pope Francis is greeted by bishops at the end of his general audience at St Peter's Square at the Vatican on January 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Jihadists Bomb Christian School in Syria, Killing Four Children

Jihadists bombed the Syria Christian village of Al-Sekelbiya (Suqaylabiyah) Sunday, killing at least four children during a catechism lesson along with their teacher and leaving another six children injured, according to local media.

Wounded Syrian men who were evacuated from rebel-held neighbourhoods in the embattled city of Aleppo, sit in a Syrian Arab Red Crescent ambulance upon their arrival in the opposition-controlled Khan al-Aassal region, west of the city, on December 15, 2016, which is the first stop on their trip, where humanitarian …

Vatican: Both Jesus and Buddha Promoted ‘the Dignity of Women’

“Both Buddhism and Christianity have taught that women and men are equal in dignity, and both have played an important role in the advancement of women,” said the Vatican’s department of interreligious dialogue in a letter released Saturday.

Buddhist monk carry colorful lanterns as they celebrate the forthcoming birthday of Buddha at Jogye temple on May 7, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. Buddha was born approximately 2,560 years ago, and although the exact date is unknown, Buddha's official birthday is celebrated on the full moon in May in …

Demon Battlers Descend on Rome for Exorcism Course

Would-be expellers of demons have flocked to Rome in droves this week for a course on “exorcism and deliverance prayer,” an interdisciplinary program aimed at battling Satanic forces.

Father Elias Rahal, 68, performs exorcism ritual on a Lebanese lady at a church in the district of Mina in the northern port city of Tripoli on April 19, 2018. (Photo by IBRAHIM CHALHOUB / AFP) (Photo credit should read IBRAHIM CHALHOUB/AFP/Getty Images)