The Catholic religious order that operated residential schools in Saskatchewan and British Columbia, where hundreds of anonymous graves have been found, said it would release all historical documents in its possession. The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate operated 48 schools in Canada, including the Marieval Indian Residential School at CowessessRead More →

The church which is part of the former monastery “Schwestern zum Guten Hirten” (Sisters of the Good Shepherd) in the Lindenthal district of Cologne, in western Germany, looks like a large protective tent. “It was supposed to be a kind of Noah’s ark, a refuge for what people called ‘fallenRead More →

One of many Roman Catholic cathedrals in Mexico. Mexico is located in the southern part of North America and is bordered by the United States, Guatemala, the Pacific Ocean, Belize, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. Mexico is the third largest country in North America and the 13andRead More →

It’s hard to imagine what 19th-century dandy painter Eugène Delacroix and action film paladin Mel Gibson might have in common. Yet both scandalized audiences with violent imagery, both were ostracized from their contemporary artistic institutions and both drew inspiration from Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich’s visions of the suffering and deathRead More →

Worshipers attending services at a Pentecostal church in Zimbabwe. Protestant Christianity In 1795, the London Missionary Society was founded to promote the spread of Protestantism in Africa and Asia. Missions were launched in Zimbabwe and it was the first time that the country was initiated into Protestantism. There is aRead More →

A Catholic church in Cuba. Cuba has different religious groups reflecting the diversity of the country. Roman Catholic is the dominant religion having been introduced by the Spanish colonialists. After the revolution, the state sought to control religious activities, even prohibiting financial contributions from unrecognized organizations. The country has alsoRead More →

A statue of Martin Luther, one of the most important figures of the Protestant Reformation, in the town of Worms, Germany. Germany was once part of the Holy Roman Empire and therefore a Catholic stronghold, although in the centuries to come it would be at the center of the ProtestantRead More →

Convento de San Francisco, a historic colonial-era Roman Catholic monastery in Lima, Peru. Peru, a country in South America, is officially known as the Republic of Peru. Ecuador and Colombia border it to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the southeast, Chile to the south, and the PacificRead More →

Saint Paul’s Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church in the town of Victoria on the island of Mahé, Seychelles. Seychelles Seychelles is an African island country located in the Indian Ocean with a population of approximately 93,000. This nation has no known native populations. Instead, a long history involving Arab traders,Read More →

Boys aged 9 to 10 from the waYao tribe participating in circumcision and initiation rites. Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa bordered by Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique. The people of Malawi are mainly Bantus divided into several ethnic groups with different religious beliefs.Read More →

Great Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Japan_mark3 / Shutterstock.com. Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa covering an area of ​​105,900 square kilometers with a general population of 17.3 million. A landlocked country, it is surrounded by six countries, Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. It wasRead More →

Facade of the church along the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Religion in Hungary is predominantly Christian. Historically, the formation of Hungary was based on Christianity as it was declared the state religion by King St. Stephen. Over the past millennium, the percentage of Christians has fallen from almost the entireRead More →

Christians in a local church in South Sudan. Religion is an important social and economic aspect in South Sudan. Socially, religion is seen as a unifying factor in a country ravaged by decades of civil war. Religion has been used to bridge ethnic differences in the country, which is oneRead More →

A Roman Catholic mass (left) and Voodoo ceremony (right) in contemporary Haiti. Haiti has been largely a Christian country for several hundred years after the Spanish and then the French colonized the Caribbean island nation before it became a sovereign state. Roman Catholicism is by far the largest Christian denominationRead More →

Catholic Church in Rwanda. The country of Rwanda is a small landlocked country located in East Africa. The country is known for its rainforests, national parks and endangered animal species. Unfortunately, it is also known for its violent and turbulent recent past with the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. This article mentionsRead More →

Saint Barbara Church in Tsumeb, Namibia. Religion in Namibia Namibia is a secular state, which means that the government is religiously neutral and does not support or oppose any religion. The government practices separation of religion and state and treats all residents equally, regardless of their religious beliefs. The constitutionRead More →

A cross is pictured here in Antigua, Guatemala. Guatemala is a Central American country located south of Mexico and is officially known as the Republic of Guatemala. Its capital, Guatemala City, which is also the largest city, is home to the National Palace of Culture and the National Museum ofRead More →

St. Joseph’s Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Tanzania is an East African country with an estimated population of 51.8 million. The country has two major religious groups, namely Christians and Muslims. Christianity is the predominant religion, with more than half of Tanzania’s population identifying asRead More →

Roman Catholic Church of Saint Euphemia in Rovinj, Croatia. Although religion was stifled during their time under communist rule in Yugoslavia, Croatians celebrated their independence with a resurgence of the religious fervor that had filled the country in pre-communist times. The country’s monasteries and churches, many of which are famousRead More →

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast. Christians slightly outnumber Muslims in contemporary multi-ethnic and multi-religious Ivorian society. Côte d’Ivoire is a secular state and the country’s constitution provides for freedom of religion. Religious identity in Côte d’Ivoire transcends political and ethnic contexts. While tensions and clashesRead More →

The Great Mosque of Djenne in Mali. Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. France colonized it in 1905. Its capital and largest city is Bamako. It is the 8th largest country in Africa covering an area of ​​480,000 square miles with a generalRead More →

Church in Angola. The Constitution of Angola guarantees religious freedom to its inhabitants. Currently, there are 85 recognized religions or denominations of the same religion. Religious groups with fewer than 100,000 followers have not been banned from practicing their religion but do not enjoy the same legal protections as recognizedRead More →

A church located in the Dominican Republic. Roman Catholic Christianity is the most followed religious group in the country. The Church has contributed enormously to the socio-economic development of the Dominican Republic through the projects it initiated especially before the country obtained its independence. Among the projects initiated by theRead More →

For thousands of years, art has played an important role in the faith. “I would say religion has always been a big topic in art,” says Nancy Ross, assistant professor of art history at Dixie State University. “Belief played an important role. “ Ross says that elements of belief canRead More →

Fabrizio Boschi’s “Miracle of the Manna” is part of the “Angel’s Offering: Treasures of the Uffizi” exhibit at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Botticelli paintings in Bucks County? Surprising! And what a wonderful surprise it is! Forty-five paintings and tapestries from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence,Read More →