"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
Thousands of people from all over Russia have gathered at Moscow’s Christ the Saviour cathedral to visit the relics of St.
The Church of England (the ‘C of E’) is on the brink of breaking up over the vexed question of gay priests as conservative and progressive Anglicans
Tens of thousands of worshippers greeted Pope Francis from the esplanade of the Fatima sanctuary where the Pope made saints of two Portuguese shepherd children who are believed to have seen apparition
Pope Francis has canonised the Marto children, who 100 years ago saw the Madonna in Portugal, and are now the Catholic church's youngest saints.
Pope Francis has visited one of the most famous Catholic pilgrimage sites, the Shrine of Fatima in Portugal, to name two shepherd children saints.
Pope Francis arrived at Monte Real airport in Portugal on Friday where he was greeted by the Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Pokemon-playing blogger guilty of inciting religious hatred in central Russia
Outgoing governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama - known as Ahok - was sentenced to two years on accusations of insulting Islam.
The world’s oldest standing army has 40 new members after a Swiss Guard swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican.
Indonesian authorities have been hunting around 200 prisoners who broke out from an overcrowded jail on Sumatra island.
Donald Trump’s supporters on the far right will likely have a reason to cheer this Thursday, America’s National Day of Prayer: the US president is
Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has prayed at the River Jordan, historically believed to be the site of Jesus’ baptism.
Man arrested after Stockholm mosque burned
The current social and political debates over migration have brought to the fore questions about cultural diversity and the coexistence of different cultural identities in…
It is an issue that has reached boiling point and threatens us all with nuclear destruction.
On his first visit to Egypt, Pope Francis sent a message of peace and tolerance.
Pope Francis' trip to Egypt is aimed at building bridges between Christian and Muslim faiths
Pope Francis' visit to Egypt comes amid heavy security after a series of deadly attacks on Coptic Christian churches
Pope Francis arrives in the Egyptian capital Cairo less than a month after deadly attacks on Coptic churches
Catholics in Egypt make up less than 1% of the population, but Pope Francis wants to strengthen dialogue between religions.