man tattooing woman

This Jerusalem tattoo studio is part of a centuries-old Christian tradition 

Lifestyle & Belief

The Razzouk family in the Old City of Jerusalem has been doing Christian-themed tattoos going back to the 1300s. Today, tattoo artist Wassim Razzouk and his sons carry on a Coptic Christian tradition of tattoo artistry, attracting people who come from all over the world to the family shop to get inked.

A decorated street carpet known as an alfombra created for Holy Week in Antigua, Guatemala.

Guatemalans commemorate Holy Week with colorful street carpets

Lifestyle & Belief
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Brazil’s evangelicals work with the US on a political mission

Sacred Nation
Christians raise their hands in praise during an International Grace of God Church event led by televangelist R.R. Soares, with President Jair Bolsonaro in attendance, at Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. 

Progressive evangelicals in Brazil wage a battle ‘against Bolsonaroism’ ahead of elections

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, right, greets his new Justice Minister Andre Mendonça during his swearing-in ceremony at the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. 

Evangelicals in Brazil ‘have taken power’ with latest Supreme Court justice appointee

Two rows of wooden pews are shown with several people standing while a priest is at the front of the church.

Two years after revolution, Christians in Sudan evaluate gains

Sacred Nation

Sudan’s new government is working to provide protections for religious minorities. Sudanese Christians are trying to figure out what it means for them. 

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone celebrates Easter Mass, which was live-streamed, at St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, April 12, 2020.

What the debate over Biden receiving Communion may mean for the world

Most US Catholics believe President Biden should receive Communion, despite his stance on abortion. The push by conservative US bishops to deny him the Eucharist may have more of an impact in other countries.

The US Constitution's first page

Americans are prone to reading Constitution as scripture, says legal scholar

US politics

Regarding the Constitution as divine amounts to “constitutional fundamentalism,” according to one law professor.

Man in red robe surrounded by men on both sides in yellow robes.

Why a centuries-old religious dispute over Ukraine’s Orthodox Church matters today


Competition for dominance between the churches of Constantinople and Moscow in the Orthodox Christian world is not new — it goes back more than 500 years. But the birth of the new Orthodox Church in Ukraine opens a new chapter in this history.

A woman poses for a photo surrounded by red Christmas ornaments in Bangkok, Thailand.

Photos: The world celebrates Christmas


What does Christmas look like around the world? Here’s a peek from Thailand, Pakistan, Iraq, Australia, China and several other countries.