28 Abducted Baptist School Students Freed in Nigeria

28 Abducted Baptist School Students Freed in Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Armed kidnappers in Nigeria have released 28 of the more than 120 students who were abducted at the beginning of...
Japanese Christians Call for 1 Million Hours of Prayer during Tokyo Olympics

Japanese Christians Call for 1 Million Hours of Prayer during Tokyo Olympics

As the Tokyo Summer Olympics kick off, two Japanese Christian organizations are calling for churches worldwide to engage in a total of one million...
Landmark Vatican fraud trial of 10 including a cardinal set to start

Landmark Vatican fraud trial of 10 including a cardinal set to start

VATICAN CITY, July 26 (Reuters) - A landmark fraud trial of 10 people including a cardinal begins in the Vatican on Tuesday in what...
Vatican reveals it owns more than 5,000 properties

Vatican reveals it owns more than 5,000 properties

The Vatican has released information on its real estate holdings for the first time, revealing it owns more than 5,000 properties, as part of...
Indian Pastor Beaten, Forced Out of Village by Police for Sharing Gospel

Indian Pastor Beaten, Forced Out of Village by Police for Sharing Gospel

An Indian pastor and his family were forced to flee their village in the Shyampur area of Uttarakhand state's Haridwar district after police detained...
Chinese Authorities Raid Online Church Service, Force Pastors to Stop Preaching

Chinese Authorities Raid Online Church Service, Force Pastors to Stop Preaching

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials reportedly raided a virtual church service in Guangdong Province that was meeting over Zoom. Authorities forced Pastor Mao Zhibin and...
Pastor in India Driven from Home after Police Torture, Threats

Pastor in India Driven from Home after Police Torture, Threats

NEW DELHI, July 22, 2021 (Morning Star News) – A pastor in northern India was forced to leave his village and flee with his...
Faith Minister Says COVID-19 Passports Will Not Be Required for Entry into UK Churches

Faith Minister Says COVID-19 Passports Will Not Be Required for Entry into UK Churches

The U.K.'s faith minister has denied reports that the government is requiring COVID-19 passports in order to enter churches. According to Premier Christian News, faith...
3,462 Christians Murdered in Nigeria in 2021: It’s the ‘Biggest Killing Ground of Christians’ in the World

3,462 Christians Murdered in Nigeria in 2021: It’s the ‘Biggest Killing Ground of Christians’...

More than 3,000 Christians have been killed in Nigeria this year by Muslim militants amidst a massive wave of persecution that also has resulted...
Vatican reveals property holdings for first time in transparency drive

Vatican reveals property holdings for first time in transparency drive

July 24 (Reuters) - The Vatican released information on its real estate holdings for the first time on Saturday, revealing it owns more than...
One Man’s Quest for the Ark of the Covenant Takes Him Beneath the Temple Mount

One Man’s Quest for the Ark of the Covenant Takes Him Beneath the Temple...

JERUSALEM, Israel - For centuries, the search for the Ark of the Covenant has captured the imagination of movie makers, archeologists, and even a...
Tokyo archbishop bans Olympians from Catholic churches amid surge in Coronavirus Plague cases

Wow! Tokyo archbishop bans Olympians from Catholic churches amid surge in Coronavirus Plague cases

(RNS) — Spectators already have been banned from the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo amid a surge in COVID-19 infections in the area. Now the...
Pope Tells Listeners to Learn to Switch Off in First Appearance at the Vatican After Hospital Stay

Pope Tells Listeners to Learn to Switch Off in First Appearance at the Vatican...

VATICAN CITY, July 18 (Reuters) - Pope Francis made his first public appearance since returning to the Vatican mid-week after an 11-day hospital stay,...
Pope Francis Renews Restrictions on Old Latin Mass, Reversing Benedict XVI’s Decision

Pope Francis Renews Restrictions on Old Latin Mass, Reversing Benedict XVI’s Decision

Pope Francis on Friday directly reversed a signature liturgical decision of Pope Benedict XVI, moving to strongly limit use of the old Latin Mass...
Archaeologists Uncover City Wall from First Temple Times that Protected Ancient Jerusalem

Archaeologists Uncover City Wall from First Temple Times that Protected Ancient Jerusalem

Archaeologists excavating in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem have uncovered the remains of the city wall from First Temple times. The revelation...
California Pastor Using ‘Holy Hologram’ Delivers Sunday Sermon to Church in New Zealand

California Pastor Using ‘Holy Hologram’ Delivers Sunday Sermon to Church in New Zealand

One California pastor recently delivered a Sunday morning sermon to worshippers at a church in New Zealand, even though he wasn't physically there. Just...
Pastor is key suspect in assassination of Haitian president

Pastor is key suspect in assassination of Haitian president

The Florida doctor arrested over the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise campaigned to replace the slain leader and claimed to have the backing...
International Mission Board Workers Give Pandemic-related Updates From Around the World

International Mission Board Workers Give Pandemic-related Updates From Around the World

The following accounts from IMB workers give an idea how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting different regions of the world. – Melanie Clinton*, IMB worker in...
Southern Baptist Leaders Urge Prayer Amid Cuban Unrest, Antigovernment Protests

Southern Baptist Leaders Urge Prayer Amid Cuban Unrest, Antigovernment Protests

HAVANA (AP) — As Cuban authorities confirmed Tuesday that one person has died during demonstrations that have shaken the island in recent days by...
German Evangelicals Weigh Political Values After Angela Merkel

German Evangelicals Weigh Political Values After Angela Merkel

Anna Klein is excited to vote for change. The 27-year-old evangelical German schoolteacher supported Angela Merkel for chancellor in the last two national elections,...