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Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Its adherents, known as Christians, believe that Jesus is the Christ, whose coming as the messiah was prophesied in the Hebrew Bible, called the Old Testament in Christianity, and chronicled in the New Testament. It is the world's largest religion with about 2.4 billion followers.

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Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes amid coronavirus fears [Video]

Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes amid coronavirus fears

Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, revered in Christian tradition as the site of Jesus's crucifixion and burial, was closed on Wednesday (March 25) as a precaution against the coronavirus.

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Pope leads video prayer to end pandemic [Video]

Pope leads video prayer to end pandemic

Pope Francis led the world's Roman Catholics in prayer on Wednesday to ask God to stop the coronavirus pandemic.

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Bulgaria's main Orthodox Church urged Christians on Saturday to stay away from churches and pray at home as the Balkan country tightens restrictive measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
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Nigeria's Islamists targeting Christians to provoke religious war, says minister

Islamist militant groups in Nigeria have begun targeting Christians in an attempt to provoke a religious war, the information minister said on Thursday.
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Lebanon's Christian religious authorities on Tuesday urged anti-government protesters to give a new government breathing room to tackle a dire financial crisis, condemning what they described as mob..
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Islamic State says it beheaded Christian captives in Nigeria

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Gaza Christians say few Israeli permits granted for Christmas travel

Fewer than half of Christians from Gaza who sought Israeli permits to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas have so far had their applications granted, members of the small..
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Christianity Today again slams Trump, raises issue of 'unconditional loyalty'

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Trump slams U.S. evangelical magazine after it calls for his removal

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Billy Graham's evangelical magazine calls for Trump's removal

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Reinhard Bonnke: The man who changed the face of Christianity in Africa

Reinhard Bonnke, who died aged 79, is the father of modern-day crusade preaching in Africa.
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What does India's new citizenship law mean?

A new Indian law that grants citizenship to persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who fled Muslim-majority Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan prior to 2015 has led to..
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Israel bars Gaza's Christians from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas

Christians in the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, Israeli authorities said on Thursday.
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Lebanese Christian party says it won't join government on Hariri's terms

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Reinhard Bonnke: Evangelist who drew millions in Africa dies at 79

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Jesus manger: Relic to return to Bethlehem in time for Christmas

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Japanese Christians in Nagasaki tearful, excited to hear Pope speak

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The Japanese Christians forced to trample on Christ

Many who refused were tortured, forced into boiling hot springs or suspended upside down in excrement.
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Pope urges Thais not to see Christianity as 'foreign'

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Lebanon's most senior Christian cleric steps into crisis

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Top Lebanese Christian cleric wants technocrats in government

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Russia widens Jehovah's Witnesses crackdown with new jailings

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Christian evangelicals harvest land in settlements Israel hopes to annex

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Myanmar army drops lawsuit against religious leader who complained to Trump of persecution

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U.S. voices concern over Myanmar army's lawsuit against religious leader

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Myanmar army sues religious leader who told Trump the military 'tortured' Christians

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Dr David Mackereth: Trans pronouns 'denial of obvious truth'

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Australia's Morrison calls for more prayer and religious freedom

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US Supreme Court rules WW1 cross can remain on state land

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Critics called the cross an unconstitutional endorsement of Christianity by the US government.
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Pope Francis warned against any new ideological attempt to sow fear or division in society on Sunday as he paid tribute to Christians in Romania killed or persecuted under Communism.
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