Lionel Messi, the 29-year-old Argentine professional footballer who plays forward for Spanish club Barcelona has been sentenced along with his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, for tax fraud, according to Spanish media.
According to the BBC, Messi and his father were sentenced for defrauding Spain of $4.6 million between 2007 and 2009.
Despite enduring a violent birthday last Friday when he watched his wife snap and fatally gun down their two daughters at their Texas home, then watch police kill his wife to end her murderous rampage, Jason Sheats, 45, says he is drawing strength from Jesus and his family.
On Wednesday afternoon after telling local police that he would not be speaking publicly about the death of his wife, Christy Sheats, 42, and his two daughters, Taylor, 22, and Madison, 17, Jason posted Philippians 4:13 to his Facebook page.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," the Scripture says. more >>
Jennifer Mayers, a blogger who claims to be a Christian mother from Louisiana, has drawn the ire of the Internet for claiming that Christy Sheats, 42, the Texas mother who gunned down her two daughters at home last Friday, shot them dead because she found out they were sleeping with "black boys."
"A devout Republican and gun rights advocate, she (Christy) no doubt discovered that both of her daughters had been promiscuous and were sleeping with black boys and she took it upon herself to put an end to that cycle. She was brave enough to stand up and say ENOUGH! Not in MY house! And she should be lauded," wrote Mayers in a blog post Monday, which has since gone viral attracting nearly 2,000 responses mostly denouncing her as a Christian.
"Race mixing is not only an ungodly thing, it causes such confusion and humiliation. Not only for the children born of this sin, but for the grandparents who would have to carry this burden. Mrs. Sheats was the picture of elegance and I know she would not want to have to explain to her friends why she was carrying around a yellow mixed baby that her promiscuous daughters had created," Mayers continued. more >>
A Christian woman in Pakistan was beaten and gang-raped in front of her five children by a Muslim man seeking to avenge his family's "honor," because the woman's sister fell in love and fled with the man's brother.
Christian lawyer Aneeqa M. Anthony, coordinator of the NGO "the Voice Society," shared news about the attack with Fides News Agency, revealing that it took place last week in Lahore.
Anthony explained that the Muslim brother and a group of other men went to the home of Christian woman Samrah Badal to ask for news about the couple, but Badal refused to say anything. As a consequence she was stripped naked and dragged out on the streets, where she was raped in front of her five children. more >>
A mass wave of Christian girls and women are being kidnapped and raped by Muslim men in Upper Egypt, a persecution watchdog group has warned.
International Christian Concern said in a report on Thursday that most of the girls who are kidnapped are never heard from again.
ICC has documented the case of a 16-year-old girl named Sandy Shehata who is one of the few to have managed to escape her captors and return to her family. more >>
A 13-year-old Israeli girl with U.S. citizenship has reportedly been stabbed to death by a Palestinian man who broke into her bedroom on Thursday.
The BBC reports that the girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, was attacked while she slept by 19-year-old Mohammed Tarayreh from the nearby village of Bani Naim.
Ariel was repeatedly stabbed in her upper body before a security guard responded to the scene, but was also wounded by the attacker. Tarayreh was later killed by two other security guards patrolling the settlement. more >>