Explosions outside churches in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second biggest city

Explosions outside churches in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second biggest city

Updated May 13, 2018 12:05:00 Suicide bombers attacked three churches across Indonesia’s second-largest city Surabaya on Sunday, killing at least two people and injuring a dozen others, police said. “The victims are still being identified,” East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said. Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim-majority country …

Anglican Church releases list of 55 Tasmanian churches potentially up for sale

Anglican Church releases list of 55 Tasmanian churches potentially up for sale

Updated May 07, 2018 17:21:35 Photo: St James in Jericho is one of 108 properties the Anglican church wants to sell. (Supplied: Duncan Grant) The Anglican Church of Tasmania has released a list of 78 properties, including 55 churches, it plans to sell, partly to help fund an $8.6 million …

Heritage experts confident historic Anglican churches will be preserved after sale

Heritage experts confident historic Anglican churches will be preserved after sale

By Laura Beavis Posted April 29, 2018 14:05:42 As Tasmania’s Anglican Church prepares to sell off churches to fund redress for abuse victims, heritage experts are confident about the preservation of important architecture. The Tasmanian Anglican Diocese has proposed selling more than 120 properties, including churches, halls, houses and vacant …

Tasmanian Anglican churches could be sold to fund abuse survivors redress

Tasmanian Anglican churches could be sold to fund abuse survivors redress

Posted April 22, 2018 14:33:45 Photo: Archbishop Richard Condie said “decisive action and significant sacrifice” was required. (ABC News: Rhiannon Shine) Tasmania’s Anglican Diocese is proposing to sell more than 120 properties, including churches, halls, houses and vacant land, to fund redress for survivors of child sexual abuse. The church said …

Rwanda closes thousands of churches and dozens of mosques in bid for more control

Rwanda closes thousands of churches and dozens of mosques in bid for more control

Posted April 04, 2018 23:09:38 Photo: Human rights groups have long accused the Government of clamping down on freedom of expression. (AP: Ben Curtis) Related Story: Lightning strikes church, killing 16 and injuring 140 in Rwanda Related Story: Rwanda ‘genocide’ priest on trial Rwanda’s Government has closed thousands of churches …

China’s underground Catholic churches resist mounting Beijing pressure to control religion

China’s underground Catholic churches resist mounting Beijing pressure to control religion

Updated April 01, 2018 08:35:54 Photo: Mindong’s underground churches are being pushed to join the “Patriotic Association”. (ABC News: Ziyuan Wang) Related Story: ‘We have restored it’: The rise of Daoism in China Related Story: Chinese Communist Party readies crackdown on Christianity On a windy evening in the hills of …