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Christianity: Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth
Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Its adherents, known as Christians, believe that Jesus is the Christ, whose coming as the Messiah was prophesied in the Hebrew Bible, called the Old Testament in Christianity, and chronicled in the New Testament. It is the world's largest religion, with about 2.3 billion followers as of 2015.


Lebanon's Christian rivalries return amid crisis [Video]

Lebanon's Christian rivalries return amid crisis

An old rivalry between Christian factions who fought each other in Lebanon's civil war has flared again on the street and in political debate. It's renewing fears of fresh unrest as the nation grapples..

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Erdogan joins thousands for first prayers at Hagia Sophia [Video]

Erdogan joins thousands for first prayers at Hagia Sophia

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan joined huge crowds on Friday for the first prayers at Hagia Sophia in nine decades, sealing his ambition to restore Muslim worship at an ancient site long revered in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:08Published

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A Pakistani court has sentenced a Christian man to death after convicting him of sending text messages containing "blasphemous" content. Asif Pervaiz, 37, was sentenced on September 8 after a trial in..
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I'm Billy Graham's granddaughter. Evangelical support of Donald Trump spits on his legacy.

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Kanye Wants to Collab with TikTok to Make 'Jesus Tok' for Christians

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Online prayers. Social distancing in the pews. Christian leaders debate how to do church amid pandemic.

Faith leaders are debating how they can continue to pray in fellowship with others while keeping staff and members safe amid the coronavirus. - Published

‘Christianity Will Have Power’

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Hagia Sophia: World Council of Churches appeals to Turkey on mosque decision

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Donald Trump's Bible or George Floyd's? That's the choice facing America's Christians.

Donald Trump sees the Bible as a political prop. For George Floyd, it was a path to peace, justice and healing. America needs that now more than ever. - Published

Greek Orthodox Church rules yoga is 'incompatible' with Christianity

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Hides that reveal: DNA helps scholars divine Dead Sea Scrolls

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Is COVID-19 Exposing The Death Of God And The Worship Of Christian Nationalism And Trump?

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Preacher who claimed Christians immune to virus appears in Myanmar court

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Coronavirus: Archbishop of Canterbury secretly 'volunteering as chaplain on coronavirus wards'

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Bulgarian Christians celebrate Easter amid coronavirus outbreak

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Myanmar charges preacher for defying virus ban on services

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Christians unite in spirit through Easter song

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Coronavirus: Easter Sunday under lockdown captured in pictures

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On Easter Sunday, Christians Remember: ‘We Will Rise Out of the Dust’

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Empty churches, food drive mark start of Easter weekend in coronavirus-hit U.S.

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Trump sends out Easter message amid virus

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Mysterious Shroud of Turin on virtual display for coronavirus prayer

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Pope Francis leads Christians around the world in Our Father prayer amid coronavirus: We 'beg mercy'

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Bulgarian Orthodox Church tells faithful to pray at home to curb coronavirus

Bulgaria's main Orthodox Church urged Christians on Saturday to stay away from churches and pray at home as the Balkan country tightens restrictive measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
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