The Swedish government has said that as many as 80,000 migrants are set to have their asylum applications rejected and be deported out of the country, as Finland and Germany also announce tightened asylum policies in a bid to respond to to the ongoing refugee crisis.
Swedish interior minister Anders Ygeman said earlier this week that the 80,000 migrants would be taken out of the country via charter flights, but said the process could take several years. BBC News noted that as many as 163,000 migrants applied for asylum in Sweden in 2015, meaning that close to half of those have had their applications rejected.
Ygemen said that the number of migrants facing deportation right now is 60,000 people, but revealed that that "could climb to 80,000." more >>
Roman Catholic Church leader Pope Francis has asked Christians of other traditions to forgive Catholics who have offended them in the past, and called on Catholics to offer the same in return.
"As Bishop of Rome and pastor of the Catholic Church, I want to ask for mercy and forgiveness for the behavior of Catholics towards Christians of other Churches which has not reflected Gospel values," Francis said at the closing Vespers of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in the Basilica of St. Paul earlier this week.
"At the same time, I invite all Catholic brothers and sisters to forgive if they, today or in the past, have been offended by other Christians. We cannot cancel out what has happened, but we do not want to let the weight of past faults continue to contaminate our relationships." more >>
Fans are looking forward to the appearance of Xur this weekend on "Destiny," and while there is no official location or details announced, there are some interesting predictions going around the internet.
According to Christian Today, the Agent of Nine will be dropping by the Tower on Friday, 9 AM in the U.K., 1 AM PST, or 4 AM EST, which means fans should be ready and up by then to check out what he has to offer.
Over the past few days, fans have been wondering what he will be bringing into the Tower this time. Some suggest that Xur might be delivering one heavy weapon to make the weekend one to remember. The heavy weapons that could possibly come with Xur's visit are as follows: Dragon's Breath, Gjallarhorn, Truth, or Thunderlord. more >>
Ever since Amal Alamuddin married George Clooney in 2014, the world has set their eyes on the stunning lawyer and everything else in her life — not that the actor isn't worth all the buzz — but his wife seems to get most of the attention these days —- more specifically her tummy.
Recently, rumors about a pregnancy started emerging online. The rumors suggest that the London-based lawyer is finally carrying her first baby with the Academy Award winner. While fans went crazy over the rumors, it seemed necessary for George to come out clean and clarify the news.
According to Entertainment Tonight, the sweet actor and producer had a short chat with a Telegraph reporter during the Good Money Gala in Amsterdam on Tuesday. When asked if his wife is expecting, the "Hail, Ceasar!" the actor said, "No." He gave a smile, then a laugh, before he finally said, "But I like that you started that rumor." more >>
Pope Francis is encouraging Christians to "reconcile family feuds" as Catholics enter the Church's Extraordinary Jubilee "Year of Mercy."
Francis made his comments during the Vatican's General Audience in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, where he advised Christians to reconcile relations with their "estranged brothers and sisters."
"I think about so many brothers and sisters who are estranged from their families; they don't speak to each other," the pontiff told the audience. more >>
The Most Rev. Justin Welby, the leader of the Anglican Communion, has asserted that the potential presidency of Republican candidate Donald Trump would be "very challenging" and problematic.
Welby made the comments on ITV's "Good Morning Britain" program, when he was asked about his thoughts on Trump's suitability as the next president of the United States and leader of the free world.