S Korea arrests church leader for obstructing coronavirus fight

Lee Man-hee heads the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, which is linked to more than a third of South Korea’s total cases. Authorities in South Korea have arrested the founder of a secretive Christian sect at the centre of the country’s largest coronavirus cluster on charges of obstructing the government’s efforts to contain the outbreak in […]

Russian church slams Hagia Sophia plan, Turkey cites sovereignty

A Turkish court last week heard a case aimed at converting the building back into a mosque with a verdict expected soon. The Russian Orthodox Church says converting Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia monument from a museum to a mosque would be “unacceptable” while Turkey has defended the decision, citing its sovereignty over the matter. Turkish President Recep […]