Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

2018-01-17 13:38

The Mormon church has appointed a 93-year-old former heart surgeon as its new president.

India parliament backs bill criminalising instant divorce

2017-12-29 08:08

The Indian parliament's lower house Thursday passed a bill proposing jail time for Muslim men who try to end their marriages through the controversial "instant divorce", months after it was banned by the Supreme Court for violating women's rights.

Mboro: 'It is my duty to pray for the child'

2017-12-27 17:47

Controversial Pastor Paseka "Mboro" Motsoeneng believes he did his duty to pray for the three-year-old child who died at his Incredible Happenings church in Katlehong.

Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy

2017-12-15 23:37

An Australian inquiry into child abuse has recommended the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional.

Pope Francis ends Asia tour after meeting Rohingya

2017-12-02 14:50

Pope Francis has wrapped up a high-stakes Asia tour after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Shembe leader to be buried on Sunday

2017-11-29 19:53

Vela Shembe, the late spiritual leader of the Nazareth Baptist Church, popularly known as Shembe, will be laid to rest at his home in uMthwalume Sunday, says the church.

There will be no drought in Western Cape by March - Angus Buchan

2017-11-24 22:21

By March next year there will be no draught in the Western Cape, says well-known lay preacher and potato farmer Angus Buchan.

How religion shapes an economy

2017-11-16 09:16

The Protestant Reformation in Europe is a good example of the impact that religion can have on wealth.

Mom who beat girl for incorrect Bible verses gets prison

2017-10-28 09:21

A Pennsylvania woman who beat and tried to strangle her daughter for incorrectly reciting Bible verses has been sentenced to prison.

Drink for God

2017-10-22 06:00

There’s no need to worry about rejection or disapproval. At Gabola Church you are encouraged to drink for God...


Mother 'broken' after taking her sick child to Pastor Mboro

2018-01-03 17:57

The mother of the three-year-old girl, who died after she was taken to Pastor Paseka "Mboro" Motsoeneng’s church, says she felt "empty" after her daughter's death.

Charges laid against Pastor Mboro, but he hits back at critics

2017-12-28 17:15

Controversial Pastor Paseka "Mboro" Motsoeneng has slammed his critics after assault and intimidation charges were laid against him, following the death of a three-year-old at his church.

Churches are not supposed to be hospitals, says CRL Rights Commission

2017-12-27 13:53

Religious leaders cannot usurp the functions of medical professionals when offering faith-based healing, says the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities.

Vela Shembe laid to rest, new leader to be announced soon

2017-12-03 17:53

The Nazareth Bapist Church, popularly known as the Shembe church, will know on December 16 who will succeed its late spiritual leader, Vela Shembe.

Pope preaches forgiveness in first public Mass in Myanmar

2017-11-30 05:17

Pope Francis has urged Myanmar's long-suffering people to resist the temptation to exact revenge for the hurt they have endured.

Shembe church succession, funeral details being finalised

2017-11-27 13:39

The Nazareth Baptist Church, popularly known as the Shembe church, will announce details of leadership succession and the funeral of its spiritual leader Vela Shembe this week.

Shembe church leader dies of 'natural' causes

2017-11-24 11:27

The leader of the Nazareth Baptist Church (Shembe), Inkosi Vela Shembe has died, his spokesperson says.

Top Indonesia court overturns discriminatory religious law

2017-11-08 16:58

Indonesia's top court has overturned a law that denied recognition and legal rights to followers of indigenous faiths.

UN expert says most of world lacks real religious freedom

2017-10-25 15:22

The UN special investigator on freedom of religion says three-quarters of the world's people live in countries that either restrict the right to religion or belief or have "a high level of social hostility involving religion or belief".

Pope names 35 new saints

2017-10-16 05:48

Pope Francis has declared 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs drawn from the bloody history of Catholicism's spread in Latin America.

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