Murals displayed throughout London's subway stations are sending the message that "Christians make better lovers" in an effort to catch the attention of single Londoners looking for new romance.
The signs are part of an ad campaign launched on Monday by Christian Connection, a U.K.-based dating website that boasts responsibility for bringing together thousands of relationships and marriages.
Although the tongue-in-cheek slogan can be misinterpreted, the site says it is a nod to the Bible's commandment to love one another. more >>
A British Catholic woman who claims she didn't know that finalizing her divorce proceedings would lead to the end of her marriage recently attempted to sue her former lawyers for professional negligence, charging that they did not consider her faith in the process.
The revelation was made in the transcript of an appeal against the dismissal of the lawsuit filed by Jane Mulcahy who said she wanted to avoid a divorce because of her Catholic faith, according to a report in The Independent.
Pope Francis described as "frightful" the fate of aborted children and lamented the "throwaway culture" of the world where even human beings are discarded, in a strong message to diplomats on Monday.
In his message to the Vatican diplomats, Francis stressed that peace is threatened by the denial of human dignity, whether it's in the form of ignoring hungry children or aborting or selling them.
"It is frightful even to think there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day; children being used as soldiers, abused and killed in armed conflicts; and children being bought and sold in that terrible form of modern slavery which is human trafficking, which is a crime against humanity," the Vatican leader told more than 180 ambassadors at the Holy See. more >>
In what is being described as Ireland's most gruesome murder of 2014, an Italian man claims he murdered then ate his devout Christian landlord's heart during a row over a chess match. But a post mortem revealed the missing body part is a lung.
"The victim's heart was intact but the post-mortem confirms that a lung was removed from the body and has not been located," a source told the Belfast Telegraph of the dead Christian victim, Tom O'Gorman, 39.
Mikhail Kalashnikov, the world-famous weapons constructor who built the AK-47, expressed his guilt over his invention in a letter to the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church half a year before his death in December.
"My soul aches, it is unbearable, I face the same unsolvable question: if my gun killed people, then I, Mikhailo Kalashnikov, ninety three years old, a peasant's son, a Christian and Orthodox believer, is guilty in people's death, even if they were enemies," read Kalashnikov's letter to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Russia, which was published in the Russian-language Izvestia paper on Monday, and translated by Interfax.
The assault rifle, which has been in service since 1949 in the Soviet Union, has become a widely-used gun throughout the world, with a Washington Post article noting some estimates claim that over 100 million such rifles have been produced. more >>
Pope Francis got hit with both praise and criticism this past weekend for baptizing the child of parents considered "unmarried" by the Catholic Church and encouraging mothers to breastfeed in the Sistine Chapel.
Among the 32 babies baptized in the Sistine Chapel by Pope Francis on Sunday was 7-month-old Giulia Scardia, according to a Reuters report.
Little Giulia's parents were not married in a traditional church service but a civil service in a town hall. That type of marriage is traditionally not recognized by the Catholic Church. more >>