Malaysia has issued a strongly-worded statement on what it describes as "ethnic cleansing" against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority.
A protest in the South Korean capital of Seoul has drawn hundreds of thousands out against scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye.
At least 200,000 Muslims poured into Jakarta on Friday to demand that the Christian governor of the city be jailed after allegedly insulting the Quran.
An ongoing dispute between a Nigerian bishop and his cathedral is to be dealt with by the primate of the country's Church.
Lead codices found in a cave in Jordan said to contain a portrait of Jesus and references to him and his disciples could be nearly 2,000 years old, scientists say.
In a camp near Mosul a picture of a three-year-old girl, snatched from her mother's breast by Islamic State militants when they overran her Christian town two years ago, is taped to a wall along with a desperate plea from her parents.
There are now more Muslims in Catholic schools than any other faith except for Christians, according to new figures today.
Almost 300,000 children in Mosul have been cut off from access to clean water as the battle to retake the city intensifies, UNICEF warned on Wednesday.
The Pope has made an impassioned plea for an end to children being used as soldiers to fight wars created by adults.
A Christian Arab cemetery in Northern Israel has been desecrated by vandals, with offensive Arabic graffiti left on graves and headstones.
Theresa May encouraged Christians "to speak about their faith" at work and in public during Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday.
Four cardinals who publicly queried Pope Francis over his document on the family, Amoris Laetitia, may be disciplined by being demoted, a senior Vatican judge has suggested.
Syria and its allies aim to drive rebels from Aleppo before Donald Trump takes office as US President, a senior official in the pro-Damascus military alliance has said.
European Union officials were urged to help persecuted Christians in the 12th meeting of religious leaders.