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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.

Christians Outraged as Rwanda Closes 8,000 Churches

Rwanda shut down 8,000 churches alleged to be in violation of new government laws. Christians condemned the forceful closing of the churches.

Museum on Persecuted Christians Opens in Japan

A museum about persecuted Japanese Christians opened on April 1, 2018 in a large Catholic church in Nagasaki. The Oura church, Japan's oldest church, is also a candidate site...

China’s No Term Limits Spells Harder Times for Christians

China's parliament approved the removal of presidential term limits from its constitution on March 11, 2018. This unconventional move allows the current leader Xi Jinping to rule the Asian...

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.

Survey: Africa, Latin America, the U.S. Have the Most Committed Christians

Christianity remains the world's largest religion and a latest survey showed that Christians in Africa, Latin America, and the United States have the ...

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.

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).

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...
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Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television.    Nature documentaries always rank among...

Patrick and the History of St. Patrick’s Day

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, when we celebrate his life and legacy. However, this celebration didn’t begin until 1631, almost 1200 years after his death.

Little Girl Lost … Little Girl Found: from Addiction to Grace and Freedom

Her father was a deputy for the Sheriff’s Department and also became an assistant pastor, making church and faith a family priority. But unbeknownst to her parents, between the ages of seven and eight-years-old, Jacquie was sexually abused.