Opposition UK lawmaker suspended for once saying 'relocate Israel into United States'

Demonstrators attend a peace rally
By Peter Kenny

The leader of the opposition in Britain's Parliament Jeremy Corbyn has caved in to pressure from government lawmakers and those from his own Labour Party, suspending Naz Shah, the Bradford West Member of Parliament over remarks she made about Israel on Facebook.

As Obama tries on nuclear policy, US pastor's recount of Japan pilgrimage highlights issue

By Peter Kenny

President Barack Obama has said he would like to further cut the US nuclear arsenal, stating, however, he has concerns about efforts to modernise America's most deadly weapons.

Pope and World Council of Churches condemn terror attacks in Brussels

By Peter Kenny

Pope Francis and the head of the World Council of Churches have both strongly condemned the blind violence in two terror attacks in Brussels that killed at least 34 people and left around 200 injured.

Some rabbis and Jewish leaders plan boycott of Donald Trump at pro-Israeli group meeting

By Peter Kenny

Donald Trump is not known for being nuanced in his fight to win the nomination to be the Republican Party's presidential candidate. Although Trump is seen as supporting Israel he has questioned its commitment to peace and has touted neutrality in Middle Eastern deal making and his intended presence at a pro-Israeli lobby group this week has made some American Jewish groups uncomfortable and even hostile.

Persecution of religious minorities by Hindus climbing in India, say monitoring groups

By Peter Kenny

Christianity and Islam are under attack by extremists in India, the world's second most populous nation, say the groups Catholic Secular Forum and International Christian Concern.

World churches body disappointed at fines on S. Koreans for meeting Christians from the North

By Peter Kenny

The World Council of Churches has expressed disappointment to South Korean President Park Geun-hye over fines imposed on members of the National Council of Churches in (South) Korea who met with their counterparts from the divided North.

Canada's Justin Trudeau outraged at 'cold-blooded murder' of hostage by Islamists

By Peter Kenny

The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned the killing of a Canadian hostage kidnapped by Islamist extremists in the Philippines as "an act of cold-blooded murder."

Desmond Tutu urges South Africans not to fear speaking out against injustice

By Peter Kenny

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has urged people to not be afraid to speak out against injustice while the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and his wife were a special award from the man who is one of his successors in leading the Anglican church in southern Africa.

Pastor's wife killed during demolition of church in China

By Peter Kenny

A pastor's wife in China's central Henan province has died after she and her husband were buried alive when they tried to prevent the destruction of their church.

Marking 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth, St Peter's Cricket Club to play royal team

By Peter Kenny

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 90th birthday April 21 and the Royal Household of Windsor Cricket team is arriving in Rome on the same day for a match with the Vatican XI, St. Peter's Cricket Club, sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Culture.

Don't let terrorists demolish Middle East Christian-Muslim co-existence, Vatican envoy pleads

By Peter Kenny

Terrorists must never be allowed to destroy centuries of peaceful co-existence of Muslims and Christians in the Middle East region, the Vatican envoy has told a special session of the UN Security Council.

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