American citizen Jeffrey Fowle was freed by North Korea on Tuesday, after having been arrested in May for leaving a Bible at a sailor's club in the city of Chongjin. While Fowle is to be flown home to his family in Ohio, the White House has urged the..
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Christian Group Calls for International Pressure to Stop Pakistan From Executing Christian Mother of 5 Asia Bibi
A group working to protect Christians from blasphemy laws has said that international pressure on Pakistan is needed to overturn the death penalty handed to Christian mother of five Asia Bibi. Christian leaders in Pakistan have vowed to continue appe..
US Official Reveals Talks to Free Over 200 Kidnapped Schoolgirls, But Nigerian Elders Question Boko Haram Ceasefire
A U.S. official has said that there are ongoing talks to free the over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by terror group Boko Haram earlier this year, after a ceasefire was reportedly reached late last week. Fresh attacks from the Islamic militants ..
Two Christian Pastors and a Deacon Persecuted for Their Faith Will Serve 6 More Years in Remote Iranian Prisons
Two Christian pastors and a deacon have each been given six-year sentences by an Iranian court. A persecution watchdog group has expressed concern over the development, noting that the prisons are isolated and will force the men's families to travel ..
Pope Francis beatified the late Pope Paul VI at the Closing Mass for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family on Sunday, describing him as a "courageous Christian" and a "tireless apostle." Paul VI, who was known for affirming the Roman Catholic Church'..
US Drops Weapons, Aid to Kurdish Forces Despite Turkish Protests; ISIS Suffers Heavy Losses in Fight for Kobane
The U.S. military has airdropped weapons, medical supplies and other aid on Sunday to Kurdish forces in their fight against terror group ISIS over the Syrian border town of Kobane, despite protests from Turkey. ISIS has reportedly suffered heavy loss..
Graphic Photos of Mass Syria Killings, Torture Under President Assad's Regime Displayed at Holocaust Museum
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., is featuring a display showing graphic photos of murder and torture that are said to have been committed under the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. A Syrian pastor has warn..
The death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman and mother of five children, was upheld by the Lahore High Court in Pakistan on Thursday. Bibi has been convicted of blasphemy for drinking from the same bowl of water as Muslims and making derogator..
Anglican Archbishop Welby Admits Force May Be Only Way to Defeat ISIS and Save Christians; Urges Religious Leaders to Oppose Extremism
Archbishop of Canterbury and Church of England leader the Most Rev. Justin Welby has shared his views on the global war against terror group ISIS, and admitted that there may be no other choice but to use force to protect people under attack. He also..
US Rep. Claims Travel Ban on West African Flights Will Only Increase Ebola Epidemic; WHO Says Air Travel Poses Low Risk of Ebola Transmission
Congresswoman Gwen Moore, D-Wis., has addressed criticism toward the handling of Ebola cases by local and federal U.S. officials and said that despite Americans' fears, people from the affected West African countries should be allowed to continue to ..
Vatican Astronomer Says Young Earth Theory Is 'Almost Blasphemous,' Argues Bible Should Not Be Used as Science Book
Brother Guy Consolmagno, astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory, has said that he finds Young Earth Creation theories that run contrary to science "almost blasphemous" in nature. He also argued that the Bible should not be used..
Armenian and Syrian Orthodox Patriarchs Ask Christians to Remember the 1915 Genocide as Centennial Nears
The primates of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Syrian Orthodox Church have urged Christians around the world to remember and reflect on the 1915 genocide of Armenians and Syriac Christians in Turkey, where up to 2 million people were killed or..
Not All Catholic Bishops Onboard With Positive Language Toward Same-Sex Couples in Controversial Synod Report; Needs 'Right Degree of Prudence'
A recently released midterm report from the Synod of Bishops on the family, which defended the traditional definition of marriage but used positive language toward same-sex couples in some situations, has garnered controversy among some bishops who s..