In a recent letter to Archbishop Maroun Lahham, a Catholic leader considered to be the vicar of the Patriarch of Latin America, Pope Francis stressed the severity of the persecution that many Christians are enduring throughout the world as their neighbors remain silent about the atrocities.
Francis' letter stated that today's persecution against Christians, which often comes from radical Islamic groups such as the Islamic State and Boko Haram, is being carried out "before the eyes and in the silence of all."
"They are the martyrs of today, humiliated and discriminated against because of their fidelity to the Gospel," wrote Francis. more >>
A Vatican official has recently stated that while alien civilizations might exist beyond our solar system, an alien Jesus Christ does not.
Jose Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory, holds a degree in theology along with a doctorate in astronomy.
In a recent interview with AFP News Agency, Funes explained that while he was open to the idea of alien life, including on some newly discovered planets, the incarnation of Jesus Christ was a unique event. more >>
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko may be set to move out of the English Premier League after sources revealed that the forward is heading to Italy to finalize a move to Serie A team Roma.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina native has spent five years with Manchester City, winning two Premier League titles along the way.
He had most success from 2011-12 to the 2013-14 season where he scored a total of 44 league goals for the club. more >>
Only after two years with Bayern Munich, midfield wizard Mario Gotze appears to be frustrated with the lack of chances he has had with the Bundesliga outfit.
The German international completed a €37 million move from Borussia Dortmund to rivals Munich at the end of the 2012-13 season after a successful spell at Signal-Iduna Park.
His first season with Munich was a success, as he scored 10 league goals in 27 appearances, but his production has dipped somewhat last year as he played 32 games but only managed nine goals. more >>
Following their 1-0 loss to Arsenal in the FA Community Shield match at Wembley Stadium, Chelsea are looking at more problems as it appears they will be missing Diego Costa in their English Premier League opener.
According to the club's Twitter account, the forward may not be in the running to feature against Swansea City after having "discomfort in his hamstring."
It was earlier claimed by manager Jose Mourinho that Costa would not spend a lot of time on the sidelines with the injury as he believes it is only a minor knock to the striker. more >>
While it looks like Manchester United are set to miss out on signing Sergio Ramos after the Spaniard agreed to a contract extension with Real Madrid, it appears that the English Premier League club is turning their attention to another star defender from the Bernabeau.
Reports claim that the Red Devils are eyeing a move to acquire Pepe as United try to bolster their defense ahead of the start of the season.
The Portuguese is in his last year of his current contract with Madrid, and it is believed that Madrid are in no interest in signing the experienced defender to another long-term contract given that Raphael Varane is ready to take over if Pepe leaves. more >>