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Monotheistic religion founded in the first century, that claims Jesus being the Son of God

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Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, as described in the New Testament. Its adherents, known as Christians, believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and savior of all people, whose coming as the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament.

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Egypt Coptic monks sentenced to death for killing bishop

egypt coptic monks sentenced to death for killing bishop
Two defrocked Coptic Christian monks carried out the murder in an Egyptian monastery in 2018.
BBC News - Published

St. George's Day: Who was the dragon slayer and why is he the patron saint of England?

Roman solider beheaded for refusing to renounce Christian faith has stood as emblem of English heroism for centuries
Independent - Published

Videos for Christianity

Lifting the veil: Jerusalem exhibition aims to explain religious dress [Video]Lifting the veil: Jerusalem exhibition aims to explain religious dress

The exhibition delves into the similarities and differences between the various veils worn by some Muslims, Jews and Christians who all walk the streets of Jerusalem.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:35Published

Fun and Surprising Facts About Easter [Video]Fun and Surprising Facts About Easter

Easter is one of Christianity's holiest days. Here are some fun and surprising facts about the Easter holiday season.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:01Published

Catholic devotees in the Philippines self-flagellate on Holy Thursday [Video]Catholic devotees in the Philippines self-flagellate on Holy Thursday

Hundreds of male Catholic devotees in the Philippines marked Maundy Thursday, a Christian holy day, with a bloody ritual that involves self-flagellating to honour the suffering of Jesus Christ on the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

Rome's 'Holy Stairs' bared for first time in 300 years [Video]Rome's 'Holy Stairs' bared for first time in 300 years

According to tradition, the stairs, known as the "Scala Sancta," were part of Pontius Pilate's palace in Jerusalem and brought to Rome in 326. Some Catholics believe they were climbed by Jesus in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Saving ancient texts in a Sinai desert monastery [Video]Saving ancient texts in a Sinai desert monastery

In Egypt's conflict-ridden Sinai, a team from Greece are digitizing thousands of fragile and ancient manuscripts at St Catherine's Monastery, the world's oldest Christian monetary still in use which..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:10Published

All Is Not Lost At Notre Dame Cathedral [Video]All Is Not Lost At Notre Dame Cathedral

It’s a real-life miracle inside one of the world’s most visited Cathedrals ahead of the holiest Christian weekend.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Notre-Dame saved from complete destruction [Video]Notre-Dame saved from complete destruction

Firefighters worked through the night on Monday to save the Notre-Dame's main bell towers and outer walls from collapse, before bringing the blaze under control. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Pope Francis Tells The Church To Be Humble On Palm Sunday [Video]Pope Francis Tells The Church To Be Humble On Palm Sunday

Pope Francis waved palm and olive branches in St. Peter’s Square for this Palm Sunday. For Christians, Palm Sunday is the day Jesus rose into Jerusalem and was called a Messiah. According to Reuters,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

On Palm Sunday, Pope says Church needs to be humble [Video]On Palm Sunday, Pope says Church needs to be humble

Tens of thousands waved palm fronds and olive branches in St. Peter's Square on Palm Sunday, as Pope Francis called for the Church to be humble. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Conservatives Criticize Pete Buttigieg's 'Progressive Christianity' [Video]Conservatives Criticize Pete Buttigieg's 'Progressive Christianity'

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg often talks about his religious beliefs. According to the Huffington Post, Buttigieg’s progressive Christianity is concerning for conservative..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

LGBT protest at Christian conference for those with 'same sex temptations' [Video]LGBT protest at Christian conference for those with 'same sex temptations'

Campaigners for LGBT rights have held a protest outside a Christian conference offering support for people experiencing "same sex temptations". The day-long event in Windsor Baptist Church in Belfast..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:07Published

Pete Buttigieg Stands By Calling Out Trump's Christianity [Video]Pete Buttigieg Stands By Calling Out Trump's Christianity

Pete Buttigieg, the Indiana Democrat waging a long-shot 2020 bid for the presidency, explained why he has called into question President Donald Trump’s Christianity. Buttigieg, a gay Episcopalian who..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Bearded lady weds man in a Christian-Satanist ceremony [Video]Bearded lady weds man in a Christian-Satanist ceremony

When a bearded lady who feared she would stay single forever wed a whiskered man she met through an online polyamory group for people wanting multiple partners, it was a marriage made in Heaven - and..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:00Published

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Prays 'God Forgive Us' Before Swearing in First Muslim Woman To State Legislature [Video]Pennsylvania Lawmaker Prays 'God Forgive Us' Before Swearing in First Muslim Woman To State Legislature

The first Muslim woman to join the Pennsylvania House has spoken out against an opening prayer given before her induction that was rife with numerous references to Jesus, Christianity and politics.

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:47Published

Italy's Mormons get their first temple in Catholicism's cradle [Video]Italy's Mormons get their first temple in Catholicism's cradle

For Italy's 25,000 Mormons, their first temple that has been completed in Rome is a sign that they too are finally on the map in the heart of Christianity. Megan Revell reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Methodists tighten ban on gay marriage, LGBT clergy [Video]Methodists tighten ban on gay marriage, LGBT clergy

The United Methodist Church voted on Tuesday to uphold and strengthen its ban on same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy in a move likely to alienate large numbers of followers who had pushed for reform...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

 

Lamenting Sri Lanka bloodshed, Pope Francis delivers Easter message of peace

Pope Francis denounced the "cruel violence" of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by..
France 24 - Published

Blasts reported at churches in Sri Lanka

Explosions have been reported at two churches in Sri Lanka as Christians celebrate Easter.
BBC News - Published

Easter 2019: Significance, best Whatsapp, Facebook and SMS messages, Quotes to send to your loved ones

Easter is one of the most important days for Christians. Christians all over the world will celebrate Easter on April 21, this year.
DNA - Published

Easter celebrated around the world

Christians around the world are marking Holy Week, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, leading up to his resurrection on Easter.
USATODAY.com - Published

Easter Sunday, Columbine anniversary, Weed Day: 5 things you need to know this weekend

Christians celebrate Easter as Passover continues, we've reached the 20th anniversary of Columbine and more things to start your weekend.
USATODAY.com - Published

Papal Good Friday service draws attention to world's poor

Pope Francis listened as a preacher denounced the widespread inequality in the world at a Good Friday service on the day Christians recall Jesus' death by crucifixion.
Reuters - Published

Christian pilgrims march in Jerusalem for Good Friday

christian pilgrims march in jerusalem for good friday
Jerusalem – Thousands of Christian pilgrims and clergy members marched through the ancient stone alleys of Jerusalem’s Old City, retracing Jesus’ path to crucifixion in observation of Good..
WorldNews - Published

Easter question: What can Christians on the left and right do about the evil of our world?

See sin for what it is — mosque shootings, Catholic sex abuse, college admissions scandal, hate tweets — and dare to live a new world into being.
USATODAY.com - Published

This Good Friday, remember the Christians who aren't allowed to take refuge in the US

This Good Friday and through the year, we must be advocate for those who are powerless in the face of torture and persecution because of their faith.
USATODAY.com - Published

Holy Week in photos

Christians around the world mark Holy Week, ending on Easter, the celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
USATODAY.com - Published

Notre Dame fire: Why should France rebuild cathedral? Embers of Christianity still burn.

God is not dead in Europe, but many are no longer following Him. Notre Dame Cathedral 's shell remains, in the hope that the structure may be rebuilt.
USATODAY.com - Published

I wash the feet of the homeless and it moves me to my soul

Every Maundy Thursday, in the lead-up to Easter, Reverend Bill Crews repeats a ritual that takes the pomp out of Christianity. Here he writes why.
The Age - Published

Christianity grows in Syrian town once besieged by Islamic State

A community of Syrians who converted to Christianity from Islam is growing in Kobani, a town besieged by Islamic State for months, and where the tide turned against the militants four years ago.
Reuters - Published

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