Nicaraguan Minister Arrested After Woman Dies Following Alleged Fiery Exorcism Effort

Nicaraguan Minister Arrested After Woman Dies Following Alleged Fiery Exorcism Effort

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — A Nicaraguan minister was arrested this past week after a woman died following an exorcism attempt that resulted in burns on more than 80 percent of her body. Juan Gregorio Rocha Romero, 23, claims that Vilma Trujillo Garcia, 25, threw herself in the fire during the exorcism, but the woman’s husband asserts that it was Romero […]

Scottish Bed & Breakfast Owner Taken to Court Over Website Suggesting Refusal of Homosexuals

Scottish Bed & Breakfast Owner Taken to Court Over Website Suggesting Refusal of Homosexuals

KINLOCHEWE, Scotland — The owner of a bed and breakfast in Scotland has been taken to court over language on his website suggesting that he would not bed homosexuals, and that he believes marriage is defined solely as the union between a man and a woman. Tom Forrest, 70, is the owner of Cromasaig Bed and Breakfast […]

‘Significant Quantities’ of Children’s Remains Found at Ex-Home for Unwed Mothers

‘Significant Quantities’ of Children’s Remains Found at Ex-Home for Unwed Mothers

TUAM, Ireland (WQAD) – Excavations have uncovered “significant quantities of human remains” at a former home for unmarried mothers run by nuns in Ireland, officials said Friday. Tests indicated they belonged to young children. An investigation was opened following public outcry when a local historian said in 2014 that she believed the bodies of 800 […]

Cuban Couple Arrested for Homeschooling Their Children

Cuban Couple Arrested for Homeschooling Their Children

HAVANA, Cuba — A Cuban couple was recently arrested for homeschooling their children, as the government says that “homeschooling is not considered an educational institution, as this term is basically used in countries with capitalist foundations.” Ramón and Adya Rigal were taken into custody on Feb. 21 after authorities realized their children were not attending school […]

Philippine President Apologizes to Germany Over Hostage Beheaded by Muslim Militants

Philippine President Apologizes to Germany Over Hostage Beheaded by Muslim Militants

MANILA, Philippines (Associated Press) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to Germany on Tuesday for failing to save a German hostage, who was beheaded by Muslim militants, and said a massive offensive backed by fighter jets against the extremists was underway. Philippine military officials said Jurgen Gustav Kantner was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf militants in […]

Chinese Christians Sentenced for Buying, Selling Devotionals

Chinese Christians Sentenced for Buying, Selling Devotionals

LIAOYANG, Liaoning (China Aid) — A court in China’s northeastern Liaoning province sentenced five Christian leaders to three to seven years behind bars on Wednesday for purchasing and selling prohibited Christian material. On Feb. 22, the defendants, comprised of four women and one man, learned they would be imprisoned for allegedly buying and selling “officially […]

British Sketch Show Produces Skit Depicting Employer’s ‘Problem’ With Job Applicant’s Christianity

British Sketch Show Produces Skit Depicting Employer’s ‘Problem’ With Job Applicant’s Christianity

A popular British comedy sketch show has produced a skit depicting an ideal employment candidate suddenly being looked upon as undesirable when she reveals that she is a Christian. The BBC posted the sketch from the Tracey Ullman Show on Feb. 20. It features a woman named Patricia Hughes, played by Ullman, being praised by […]

Belize Believers Need Discipleship, Bibles and Books

Belize Believers Need Discipleship, Bibles and Books

Belize (Mission Network News) — Sometimes, the best way to find out what someone needs is simply to ask. Jason Woolford of Mission Cry, formerly Christian Resources International, did just that on his recent trip to Belize. “They’re not asking for food or clothes, but they’re saying, ‘Listen, we need discipleship, we need Bibles, we […]

UK Prosecutor During Trial That Found Preachers Guilty: ‘Jesus Is Only Way to God Cannot Be Truth’

UK Prosecutor During Trial That Found Preachers Guilty: ‘Jesus Is Only Way to God Cannot Be Truth’

BRISTOL, UK — The U.K. prosecutor who presented the government’s case last week against two preachers who were found guilty today of “intentionally alarming” the public with their open-air preaching had argued before the court that the men’s speech declaring Jesus as the only way “cannot be a truth.” “To say to someone that Jesus is the […]