Number of Canadian Christian Churches Vandalized, Set on Fire Rises as Terror Campaign Continues

Number of Canadian Christian Churches Vandalized, Set on Fire Rises as Terror Campaign Continues

An apparent ongoing anti-Christian campaign in Canada has resulted in a total of 45 churches being attacked with some of the buildings being burned...
Pope Francis Returns to Vatican 10 Days After Surgery

Pope Francis Returns to Vatican 10 Days After Surgery

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis was discharged from a Rome hospital and returned home to the Vatican on Wednesday (July 14), 10 days after...
Brazilian President Bolsonaro Picks Presbyterian Pastor and Attorney General for Supreme Court Seat

Brazilian President Bolsonaro Picks Presbyterian Pastor and Attorney General for Supreme Court Seat

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday (July 13) named Attorney General Andre Mendonca, who is also an evangelical pastor, to...
Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Congolese Archbishop of Kinshasa and Statesman, Dies at 81

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Congolese Statesman and Archbishop of Kinshasa, Dies at 81

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, an influential figure in Congo’s Roman Catholic Church, died Sunday (July 11) in Versailles, France, where...
Group of Anglican Church in North America Leaders to Take Over Abuse Investigation in Upper Midwest Diocese

Group of Anglican Church in North America Leaders to Take Over Abuse Investigation in...

(RNS) — A group of leaders from the Anglican Church in North America will take over an investigation into alleged abuse at an ACNA...
As South Sudan Turns 10, Questions Over the Role of the Church Emerge Amid Anti-Clerical Violence

As South Sudan Turns 10, Questions Over the Role of the Church Emerge Amid...

(The Conversation) — On July 9, 2021, South Sudan will celebrate its 10th anniversary of independence – but it does so amid concern over violence in the young...
Trump Administration’s  Sam Brownback Religious Freedom Ambassador Launches International Religious Freedom Meeting

Trump Administration’s Religious Freedom Ambassador Sam Brownback Launches International Religious Freedom Meeting

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Sam Brownback, former U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom in the Trump administration, helped launch a conference on international religious freedom...
Christian Schools in Nigeria Forced to Close as Violent Attacks and Kidnappings Continue in Kaduna State

Christian Schools in Nigeria Forced to Close as Violent Attacks and Kidnappings Continue in...

An alarming rise in kidnappings has forced 13 schools, mostly Christian institutions, in Kaduna, Nigeria to close down in an effort to slow the...
Israeli Archaeologists Uncover Rare ‘Jerubbaal’ Inscription from Time of Biblical Judges

Israeli Archaeologists Uncover Rare ‘Jerubbaal’ Inscription from Time of Biblical Judges

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a rare 3,100-year-old inscription from the time of the biblical Judges at an excavation in Khirbet el Rai, the Israel...
Boris Johnson says ‘I would count myself a very bad Christian’

Boris Johnson says ‘I would count myself a very bad Christian’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who recently got married in Westminster Cathedral and quoted from the Psalms in a media interview weeks later, hailed...
Newly elected African Methodist Episcopal Chuch bishops include, from left: Silvester Scott Beaman, Francine A. Brookins, Frederick A. Wright and Marvin Clyde Zanders II. Photos courtesy of the AME Church

African Methodist Episcopal Church Elects Four New Bishops

(RNS) — Four new bishops were elected to the African Methodist Episcopal Church on Saturday (July 10), the final day of the denomination’s General...
Global Missionary Partners Vital to International Mission Board’s 2025 Targets

Global Missionary Partners Vital to International Mission Board’s 2025 Targets

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – The Great Commission wasn’t given just to Southern Baptists or the church in the United States. It was given to...
A Teen Was Accused of Abuse Inside Vatican City. Powerful Church Figures Helped Him Become a Priest.

A Teen Was Accused of Abuse Inside Vatican City. Powerful Church Figures Helped Him...

VATICAN CITY — The warnings started coming eight years ago, sent to some of the most powerful figures in the Roman Catholic Church, alerting...
Answers in Genesis Plans Tower of Babel Expansion at Its Ark Encounter Biblical Attraction in Kentucky

Answers in Genesis Plans Tower of Babel Expansion at Its Ark Encounter Biblical Attraction...

The Ark Encounter, a Bible-themed attraction in Kentucky that features a 510-foot-long wooden Noah’s ark, is planning to begin fundraising for an expansion. The Ark...
Enel Angervil on How the Country and the Church Need to Respond to the Violent Assassination of Haiti’s President

Enel Angervil on How the Country and the Church Need to Respond to the...

Editor’s Note from Kent Annan: Last night the Haitian president was assassinated. A country already in turmoil now faces uncertainty and even steeper challenges....
The 9 Nations Where It’s Hardest to Be a Baptist

The 9 Nations Where It’s Hardest to Be a Baptist

As thousands of Baptists from almost 150 countries gather online this week to celebrate their global family, a recent study finds 36,000 Baptist churches...
Pakistan high court forces 13-y-o Christian girl to return to captor’s home as his ‘wife’

Pakistan high court forces 13-y-o Christian girl to return to captor’s home as his...

A court in Pakistan’s Punjab Province has granted custody of a 13-year Christian girl to a Muslim man who has three wives and allegedly...
The Church of England Is Looking for Radical Solutions to Slow Their Decline: They Are Debating an Early Church Practice of Having Lay-led House Churches, Which Is a Great Idea — Daniel Whyte III Says Another Great Idea Is to Stop Endorsing Homosexuality and Marrying Homosexuals in the Church of God and the Lord Jesus Christ

The Church of England Is Looking for Radical Solutions to Slow Their Decline: They...

LONDON (RNS) — Petertide — the days around the feast of St. Peter on June 29 — is traditionally one of the most joyful...
Pope had severe narrowing of colon, recovery continues: ‘Will Never Be the Same’…

Pope had severe narrowing of colon, recovery continues: ‘Will Never Be the Same’…

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis’ recovery from intestinal surgery continues to be “regular and satisfactory,” the Vatican said Wednesday, as it revealed that final...
Pope had severe narrowing of colon, recovery continues: ‘Will Never Be the Same’…

Pope Had Severe Narrowing of the Colon, Recovery Continues

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis’ recovery from intestinal surgery continues to be “regular and satisfactory,” the Vatican said Wednesday, as it revealed that final...