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Church at Jesus's traditional burial site closed in tax dispute

Jerusalem - Christian leaders took the rare step on Sunday of closing Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built where tradition holds Jesus was buried, in protest at Israeli tax measures and a proposed property law.

France boosts security at churches at Christmas

Paris - French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has recommended that security be heightened in and around churches at Christmas, following deadly jihadist attacks in Paris last month.

Church of England Leaders begin supporting female bishops

A vote from church leaders has approved women for positions as bishops within the Church of England. This major change to church dogma is something that many people have rallied for.

Photo Essay: Samara, Russia Special

Samara - If you travel to Samara, southeast of Moscow and above Kazakhstan, you will find much beauty in historic old buildings, churches, and the Volga River.

Muslim mob torches Christian neighborhood in Pakistan Special

Lahore - After a Christian man was accused of blasphemy, a mob of angry Muslims attacked a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan on Friday and Saturday. Families fled for their lives, and 175 homes, 18 businesses, and 2 churches were torched.

Photo Essay: Notable churches across America Special

The five churches highlighted here have distinctive features, including historical significance, unique architectural designs, and stories of miracles.

IRS sued for letting churches violate electioneering rules

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a suit against the IRS for allowing churches to take out political ads, which violates the rules governing tax-exempt organizations.

Churches ignore tax law for 'Pulpit Freedom Sunday'

Over 1300 churches chose to ignore tax law preventing any church that receives tax exempt status from intervening in political campaigns. Advocates for separation of church and state demand their status be revoked.

Images of indigenous Nigerian churches — Christianity in Africa Special

Ibadan - Statistics show that the Christian population in Africa is experiencing the fastest growth rate in the world. It is projected to grow from 400 million to 600 million by 2025. However, most of the growth is powered by explosion of indigenous churches.

Israeli researchers attach world's smallest GPS on fruit bats

Jerusalem - Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have attached the world's smallest GPS on Egyptian fruit bats to conduct the first-ever comprehensive study in order to understand mammal navigation.

UK Home Secretary promises equal marriage for same-sex couples

Britain's Tory Home Secretary Theresa May has promised government action on legalising formal marriage for gay couples. Straight couples, she says, will also be able to choose civil partnerships.

Haiti missionary arrests a wake-up call for churches

When 10 American missionaries were arrested on child trafficking charges in Haiti in late January, churches paid attention.

Welcome to Montreal, Canada's European summer getaway Special

In the summer, Montreal comes alive. Infused with a European flair due to its French-Canadian heritage, Montreal's diverse neighbourhoods shine with their own energy. It's a destination full of stunning graffiti, street festivals and, of course, poutine.

California wildfire survivors give thanks

More than 2,000 homes have been destroyed in California due to the wildfires. But on this Sunday some took the time to attend a church service to worship and to thank God for their lives.

ATMs Now In Churches

Okally Dokally. Now Ned Flanders can pay the chiurch more conveniently and has a receipt for his charitable donation. But it seems like overkill. Are there not enough of them around already?

Possibly the Oldest Church in North America?

What could possibly be North America's oldest church, may be beneath a small town in Newfoundland. If this is true, then this is the remains of the only medieval church in North America.

Fleecing the Flock

It's called Affinity Fraud and it's growing across North America because it's so successful. It's astounding these conmen pose as ministers, etc. and church members are reluctant to take them to court...

Pair Arrested For Allegedly Robbing Churches, Burning One To The Ground

A couple was arrested for robbing and burning churches in Lousianna.

Churches Take Turns Praying for city 24 hours a day, for entire year

Members are taking turns praying 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Rich Pastors, Broke Church

Are pastors preaching to or fleecing the church. Even Time Magazine wanted to know if God wants everybody rich.

'Mega Churches' Bring In Huge Congregations

WASHINGTON (voa) - The United States is a big country, and Americans seem to reflect that in the way they approach their lives. Whether it's a cinema complex that houses a dozen different movie theaters, or a sport utility vehicle that seats eight and ...

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Historic Kingston Presbyterian Church  built in 1858.
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