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There are few Catholics in South Carolina, the reddest of red states, but that is changing fast

Bethlehem-area Christians gather for a Mass in protest at the separation wall (AP photo)

A proposed separation wall near Bethlehem may jeopardise a famous altar wine produced at the Cremisan Monastery

Fans unite to kill bill to end sectarianism

Both Celtic and Glasgow fans are campaigning against a bill that would criminalise displays of bigotry on the terraces

Cardinal George Pell celebrates Mass to mark the 25th anniversary of Sydney's Chinese community alongside Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun (CNS photo/Kerry Myers)

Soon one in four priests in Australia will be foreign-born or on visas

Official photograph apparently showing President Bashar al-Assad receiving General Dawood Rajiha (Photo: Balkis Press/ABACAPRESS.COM)

Syria’s dictator has appointed a Greek Orthodox general as his new minister of defence: Christians may face retribution

A N Wilson suggests that purgatory only became part of Church doctrine in 1274

Icons are displayed in a shop window in Jerusalem's Old City (Photo: AP)

The Alliance Pentecostal church is acquiring new converts each month

The tower of a church and the minaret of a nearby mosque are seen in the West Bank city of Ramallah (Photo: CNS)

The timing of the Middle East Synod is unfortunate

A statue of Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn site (PA archive)

Scotland’s hero-king clashed repeatedly with the popes