Russian Orthodox Church Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev has called Islamic State militants "servants of Satan," in a call for Russia and France to unite in the battle against terrorism.
Metropolitan Hilarion, who is head of the department for external relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, wrote that IS terrorists "are servants of Satan, even if they use religious slogans to cover their monstrous crimes," Fides News Agency reported.
"Russia and France were allies during the last great war and defeated the Brown Plague (Nazism, ed) together. Now we must together oppose the plague of international terrorism for the sake of the future of our nations," he added. more >>
Catholic Bishops are standing with those who conscientiously object to gay marriage and maintain their opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide.
These pro-traditional marriage views were expressed during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' fall General Assembly meeting, the first meeting for the bishops since the 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
Bishop Richard J. Malone of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth explained Monday afternoon at the gathering in Baltimore what the Church intends to do in the wake of the landmark decision. more >>
Christian churches are growing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), despite the threat of Christianity being eradicated in the Middle East.
Every Friday, the Mushrif neighborhood in the UAE teems with people rushing to attend church services. While Muslims make their way to the local mosque, Roman Catholic Christians hurry to attend mass at the adjacent St. Joseph's Cathedral and St. Andrew's church, according to The Star.
The situation in the UAE presents a sharp contrast to the recently reported threat to the Christian population in the Middle East. A new study conducted by the charity group Aid to the Church in Need says Christians could be totally eradicated from the Middle East in 10 years, unless something is done to curb the persecution in the continent, Fox News reports. more >>
Police in Indianapolis have released two still photos of a suspect they believe is responsible for the murder of a pregnant 28-year-old pastor's wife last Tuesday.
Amanda Blackburn, the beloved wife of Pastor Davey Blackburn of Resonate Church in Indianapolis was shot in the head during a home invasion on Nov. 10. She succumbed to her injuries the following day along with her 13-week-old unborn daughter, Everette "Evie" Grace Blackburn.
Investigators told NBC Chicago that the still images are from home video surveillance cameras. The photos show the suspect in a hoodie and police Capt. Craig Converse said at a news conference Friday that the suspect is black and is between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-9 inches tall. more >>
A Synod of Presbyterian Church (USA) has canceled the debt of a predominantly African-American congregation based in New Jersey that has existed since the nineteenth century.
As part of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church's 175th anniversary celebration on Sunday, the Synod of the Northeast cleared the $175,000 debt the congregation owed on their facilities.
The Rev. Dr. Harold Delhagen, leader of the Synod, explained to The Christian Post that the debt cancellation for the historic Princeton church was part of the PCUSA body's commitment to acting upon their beliefs in racial equality. more >>
For decades the United Methodist Church has debated its position on homosexuality, in arguments that have sometimes hinted at schism for the Mainline Protestant Denomination.
Every four years the global Church meets for General Conference, where issues including the UMC's stated opposition to homosexuality and gay marriage are debated.
Most notably, the UMC's Book of Discipline has declared since 1972 that homosexuality is "incompatible with Christian teaching" and it is this language many have demanded be removed. more >>