‘Pope Francis’ Says Roman Catholics, Christians Should Seek Forgiveness From Homosexuals

‘Pope Francis’ Says Roman Catholics, Christians Should Seek Forgiveness From Homosexuals

ROME (Reuters) — Jorge Bergoglio, who goes by the name “Pope Francis,” said on Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from homosexuals for the way they had treated them. Speaking to reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome from Armenia, he also said the Church should ask forgiveness for the […]

ISIS Fighters Launch New Attacks in Eastern Afghanistan

ISIS Fighters Launch New Attacks in Eastern Afghanistan

JALALABAD (India.com) — Heavy fighting between Afghan forces and Islamic State fighters has killed dozens of people, officials said today, raising fears the militant group is staging a comeback months after Kabul said they had been defeated. The fighting began late on Friday in the Kot area of the Rodat district in eastern Nangarhar province […]

‘We Can’t Kill This Baby’: Couple Walks Out of Abortion Facility, Saves Life of Down Syndrome Son

‘We Can’t Kill This Baby’: Couple Walks Out of Abortion Facility, Saves Life of Down Syndrome Son

SYDNEY — An Australian couple whose son was diagnosed with Down syndrome is expressing their relief that they walked out of an abortion facility instead of ending the life of their unborn child. “I’d made an appointment to have a termination, and we were sitting there, but then my husband dragged me outside,” Claire Martin recalled […]

Indian Hindus Beat Pastor Unconscious

Indian Hindus Beat Pastor Unconscious

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A church in northern India remains closed more than a month after four masked Hindu extremists stormed a worship meeting and beat a 66-year-old pastor unconscious. After prayer and song at his church in Naupur, Jaunpur District, Uttar Pradesh state on May 22, pastor Lalta Ram stood up to preach […]

Chinese Christian Detained for Printing Religious Materials

Chinese Christian Detained for Printing Religious Materials

GUANGZHOU, Guangdong (China Aid) — On June 6, authorities criminally detained a member of a house church in Guangzhou, the capital of China’s southern Guangdong province, accusing him of “illegal business operations” after he printed religious materials. Officers from multiple government departments criminally detained Li Hongmin, a member of Guangfu Church, after he printed various […]

British Doctors Vote to Maintain Opposition to Assisted Suicide

British Doctors Vote to Maintain Opposition to Assisted Suicide

(Christian Institute) — Doctors have decisively voted to maintain their opposition to assisted suicide at the British Medical Association’s (BMA) annual meeting. Delegates voted by 198 to 115 against a motion which called for the BMA to take a ‘neutral’ stance on the issue. The move means the doctors’ union retains its stance of opposing […]

Chinese House Church Harassed in Growing Crackdown

Chinese House Church Harassed in Growing Crackdown

GUANGZHOU, Guangdong (China Aid) — Officials in China’s southern Guangdong province began harassing a house church recently as part of an ongoing crackdown on unofficial churches. On June 7, Pastor Zhang from Zhongfu Canaan Church informed a China Aid reporter that authorities summoned him to discuss the possibility of moving the church. During the conversation, […]

Refugee Numbers Break Record of 60 Million

Refugee Numbers Break Record of 60 Million

(Mission Network News) — The number of refugees has now officially broken the record of most internationally-displaced persons in recent history. According to a report from the U.N.’s refugee agency, the number of refugees topped 65.3 million at the end of the 2015. It’s the first time the UNHCR has seen that number breach 60 […]

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