Germany's President, Frank Steinmeier, has taken aim at Russia as he stressed that the leadership of the Orthodox Church of Russia justifies and supports the war of his country's political leadership in Ukraine.
Pope Francis plans to meet with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, in September at an interreligious meeting in Kazakhstan as many in the world live in hope that the confidante of Vladimir Putin can play a role in getting Moscow to cease its war in Ukraine.
The world faces a global crisis on food exacerbated and brought to the fore by the war in Ukraine, but humanity can and must take remedial steps in economic and climate justice, a World Council of Churches-led meeting has heard.
San Francisco's Catholic archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, has said U.S, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may no longer receive the holy sacrament of Communion in the archdiocese, because she supports abortion rights.
Recent events in Palestine and Israel have, tragically, again underscored the critical need for a just peace in the region, for both Palestinians and Israelis, the World Council of Churches acting general secretary Rev. Ioan Sauca has said.
One of the most senior Catholic clerics in Asia, Cardinal Joseph Zen and three others who helped run a now-disbanded Hong Kong fund for protesters who were arrested on charges of "collusion with foreign forces," were later released on bail.
The mayor of England's Liverpool metro region, Steve Rotheram, is calling for the removal of bus ads promoting an upcoming evangelistic event featuring U.S. pastor Franklin Graham, who opposes same-sex marriage, accusing him of being a "hate preacher," but a Christian Today writer asks who is stirring up the pot of intolerance.