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The use of hand tools to rebuild the roof that flames turned into ashes in 2019 is a deliberate, considered choice, especially since power tools would undoubtedly have done the work more quickly.

LGBTQ+ rights campaigners say the new legislation is unnecessary in a country where homosexuality has long been illegal under a colonial-era law.

The trial takes place on the eighth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical promoting the care of creation and the environment.

The report, which assesses conditions in 199 countries, also looks at policies and laws, including those about blasphemy and apostasy, that ‘criminalize religious expression.’

The brewing civil war in the country has convinced Christians and their leaders to leave the capital en masse, with many fleeing across the border to South Sudan.

Violence erupted against Christians in Manipur, India, last week amid political turmoil and tension between the Hindu population and minority Christian groups. 

In welcoming Tawadros, the Coptic Orthodox patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt, Francis recalled that Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of the first meeting between a Catholic and Coptic Orthodox pope.

This issue of A Public Witness looks at problematic Christian Nationalist theology in the royal coronation of King Charles III by analyzing a 28-day prayer guide published by the Church of England and the official liturgy for Saturday’s ceremony.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom decried Iran’s use of violence against protesters in the wake of Mahsa Amini’s death.

Pope Francis urged Hungarians to open their doors to others on Sunday, as he wrapped up a weekend visit with a plea for Europe to welcome migrants and the poor and for an end to Russia’s war in Ukraine.