Pope Francis to give a special Urbi et Orbi blessing amid coronavirus pandemic

Pope Francis announced Sunday that he will give an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing this week with the opportunity for Catholics to...

WCC urges everyone to pray at home

WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and the moderator of the WCC Central Committee Dr Agnes Abuom urged people and...

Samaritan’s Purse Opens Emergency Field Hospital in Northern Italy; Bringing Life-Saving Surge Capacity

the Samaritan's Purse Emergency Field Hospital, specially equipped with a respiratory care unit, opened in Cremona, Italy. The 68-bed unit was airlifted...

WCC expresses sympathy with people in Croatian capital in wake of earthquake

After an earthquake rocked Croatia's capital Zagreb, the World Council of Churches (WCC) expressed sympathy with people who lost their homes. Several buildings...

Pope Francis makes walking prayer pilgrimage for coronavirus pandemic

Pope Francis on Sunday took a brief walking pilgrimage in the city of Rome, and prayed for an end to the coronavirus...

Churches in Nigeria promote rights of women with disabilities

“The church has lots of roles in removing barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from living a fulfilled life. All are created...

On International Women’s Day, WCC urges churches to join Thursdays in Black towards a...

“Gender justice must be the agenda of men as well as women,” said World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav...

Pope Francis: Be strong in faith amid coronavirus trial

In a video streamed live to St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis prayed for those suffering from the "coronavirus epidemic" and encouraged Catholics...

Mama Maggie Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

03/07/2020 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Egyptian Christian woman Magda Gobran, also known as Mama Maggie, has again been nominated for the Nobel...

Former Brazilian President Lula visits the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva

Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), received former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio "Lula" da...
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Pope Francis commends UN Security Council for global ceasefire resolution

Pope Francis applauded the United Nations Security Council Sunday for its recent resolution calling for an immediate global ceasefire amid the coronavirus...

Amid COVID-19, African church leaders say availing quality seeds to farmers can help beat...

As African nations begin opening after months of coronavirus closures, church officials and agricultural experts are stressing an immediate supply of quality...

Iraqi Christians Evacuate Following Turkish Airstrikes

07/04/2020 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – Since the beginning of Turkey’s airstrike operations in northern Iraq, nine of the 11 Christian villages in...