Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central figure of Christianity. Most Christians believe he is the incarnation of God the Son and the awaited Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament.
The Vatican says it welcomes the acquittal of Cardinal Pell by an Australian court on child abuse charges, saying he "waited for the truth to be ascertained. Earlier Pope Francis used his morning mass..
Just hours after Australia's highest court threw out the sex abuse conviction of the Vatican's former treasurer, Pope Francis offered his morning Mass for all those who suffer from unjust sentences,.. Reuters - Published
The Shroud of Turin, the mysterious linen some Christians believe is Jesus' burial cloth, will go on virtual display on Saturday, an extraordinary showing to help the faithful worldwide pray for an end.. Reuters - Published
Each morning at a crowded bus station east of Nairobi, Kenyans load their bags on to minibuses emblazoned with the faces of pop stars and Jesus, heading to their villages in the hope of escaping the.. Reuters - Published
Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, revered in Christian tradition as the site of Jesus's crucifixion and burial, was closed on Wednesday as a precaution against the coronavirus. Reuters - Published
A Spanish pre-Easter tradition, where Catholics flock in droves to kiss statues of Jesus and Mary, fell victim to the coronavirus epidemic this week as churches with some of the most sought-after.. Reuters - Published
A popular stand-up comedian has temporarily left Russia for security reasons after police opened an investigation into one of his performances in which he cracked crude jokes about Jesus and the.. Reuters - Published
Hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholics in the Philippines walked barefoot on Thursday around a centuries-old black wooden statue of Jesus Christ believed to have healing powers, praying for good.. Reuters - Published
A Christmas Eve fire-bomb attack on offices of a comedy troupe that produced a "gay Jesus" Netflix special is being investigated as an attempted homicide, police said on Thursday, a day after a shadowy.. Reuters - Published
A far-right religious group in Brazil has claimed responsibility for a Christmas Eve fire-bombing attack on the offices of a comedy troupe that produced a Netflix special depicting Jesus as gay. Reuters - Published
Molotov cocktails were thrown at the headquarters of Brazilian comedy group Porta dos Fundos in Rio de Janeiro on Christmas Eve, weeks after it launched a film on Netflix depicting Jesus as gay. Reuters - Published
Christmas cheer rang out through Bethlehem's Manger Square on Monday as pilgrims and worshippers flocked to the city revered as Jesus's birthplace and locals made final preparations for this year's.. Reuters - Published
A fragment of wood reputed to be from the manger where Jesus was laid after his humble birth arrived in Bethlehem as a gift from the Vatican on Saturday, kicking off Christmas season at the town.. Reuters - Published