Holy waters: the spiritual journey of African migrants – in pictures

Friar Oscar Omaringabo, from the Order of the Minor Friars of the Democratic Republic of Congo β€˜I came to Sicily to participate in the feast of Saint Benedict the African. … Read More

‘They will not be forgotten’: New Zealanders remember Christchurch mosque victims – video

The 51 worshippers murdered in the Christchurch mosque attacks almost two years ago by a white supremacist have been remembered at a national service with songs, prayers, speeches and pledges … Read More

Medieval women ‘put faith in birth girdles’ to protect them during childbirth

With sky-high levels of maternal mortality, the science of obstetrics virtually nonexistent and the threat of infectious disease always around the corner, pregnant medieval women put their faith in talismans … Read More

First papal visit to Iraq to go ahead despite Covid and terrorism concerns

Despite the twin threats of Covid-19 and terrorism, the first ever papal visit to Iraq is due to begin on Friday, during which Francis will meet beleaguered Christian communities and … Read More

Tanzania leader says prayer will cure Covid, as hospitals overflow

Grieving relatives of Covid-19 victims, health experts and opposition politicians in Tanzania have accused President John Magufuli of causing thousands of deaths in the east African country and undermining the … Read More