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Laos Restricts Meetings Among Christians

In August 2017, Laos' Prime Minister signed the Decree on Associations which requires all religious meetings to get approval first from several government offices.

Christianity Grows in Chilean Region Despite Church Arsons

The Council of Pastors of La Araucanía in Chile said the recent burning of churches in the region did not stop Christianity from growing.

China Tightens Grip on Underground Churches

China has issued a circular requiring organizers of religious activities at temporary churches to seek guidance from government-recognized church organizations.

Church Leader Asks for Prayers for Greece Wildfires

A church leader in Athens has asked for prayers following the deadly forest wildfires in Greece which broke out on July 23, 2018.

French Christians Pray Following Supermarket Siege

Residents of the small community of Trèbes in Southern France gathered in church to mourn and offer prayers to the victims of the recent supermarket shooting which killed four...

Bavaria to Display Crosses in all Govt Buildings

The German state of Bavaria ordered that Christian crosses must be mounted on all government buildings. Regional prime minister Markus Söder announced the directive, saying "The cross is a fundamental...

New Virtual Reality Walking Tour Showcases Ancient Jerusalem

Jerusalem like it was 2,000 years ago through Jerusalem Virtual Reality Tours: Step into History, the first mobile VR walking tour in Israel.

A Papal Allegation with Hellish Implications

Last week, several news sources, including The Guardian, reported a shocking comment allegedly made by Pope Francis. The Vatican quickly shifted into full-blown crisis management and scrambled to contain the fallout and take counteractive measures (see article in the National Catholic Reporter).

Lost 700-Year-Old Bible Returns to UK Cathedral

A rare medieval Bible returns to Canterbury Cathedral after it was removed from the cathedral's library at the time of the Reformation, some 500 years ago.

Christianity’s Holiest Site in Israel Reopens After Protest over Church Taxation

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre reopened in February 2018---three days after closing its doors to the public, reports The Jerusalem Post. Revered as the site where Jesus was crucified...
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