The family of a Pakistani man who was killed while trying to rescue his Christian daughter from a forced Islamic marriage has been given hope for justice after the men who killed him were charged over the murder by state authorities.
The British Pakistani Christian Association reported the news on Sunday, noting that both Muhammed and Zahid Iqbal have been arrested in connection with Tanveer Masih's murder, though a police search is still underway for fugitive Tahir Iqbal.
Masih was shot dead on May 31 by two assailants on a motorcycle, reportedly after he was invited by one of the cousins of the men who took his daughter to discuss her return home. Fourteen-year-old Mehwish was kidnapped by Zahid Iqbal in Shadab Colony in Faisalabad after she went there to work as a domestic servant, but was raped and forced into an Islamic marriage. more >>
As Roman Catholics around the world celebrated their newest saint on Sunday when Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa of Calcutta, known as the "saint of the gutters," several publications have been recalling her strong pro-life speeches, including one in the presence of Hillary Clinton.
Reuters reports that as many as 120,000 people gathered at the Vatican to honor Teresa, who was one of the most well known Catholic figures of the 20th century, establishing a ministry for the poor in the Indian city of Calcutta.
"For Mother Teresa, mercy was the salt which gave flavour to her work, it was the light which shone in the darkness of the many who no longer had tears to shed for their poverty and suffering," Pope Francis said on Sunday. more >>
Claressa Shields should be on the cover of a Wheaties cereal box, according to over 2,000 people petitioning for the Michigan boxing gold medalist to get the opportunity.
The General Mills brand of Wheaties cereal is known as "The Breakfast of Champions" and has featured the likes of Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, and Wayne Gretzky on its box. Since 21-year-old Shields made history at the 2016 Olympics as the first American boxer to win back-to-back gold medals, thousands believe General Mills should consider putting her on Wheaties box.
Even though former Destiny's Child singer Latavia Roberson suffered a miscarriage that would leave any women emotionally devastated, she is trusting in God's plan for her life.
After news broke that the 34-year-old singer lost her daughter, she revealed that God didn't make a mistake.
"I do truly appreciate every prayer and everything positive that was sent my way. I was, in fact, in the hospital," she wrote on Instagram earlier this week. "And during that time, unfortunately, I lost my daughter but MY GOD never makes mistakes. Thank you for your ongoing prayers! I know my angel is watching over our family! I love you all." more >>
Four former hostages who were held by the Islamic State terror group at an abandoned oil refinery in Syria in 2014 have revealed that Kayla Mueller, the Christian aid worker who was slain in IS captivity last year, refused to deny Jesus Christ despite being repeatedly raped and tortured.
Frida Saide of Sweden and Patricia Chavez of Peru and Belgium, who were held alongside 26-year-old Mueller in the oil refinery, said that despite what Mueller was forced to suffer through, she remained steadfast in her Christian faith, The Associated Press reports.
Chavez noted that Mueller acted like a big sister to the other captured girls, looking to keep up their spirits despite the grim situation they were in. more >>
Former Playboy cover model and 1990s sex symbol Pamela Anderson has come out against pornography, referring to its use as a harmful addiction.
In an op-ed co-authored by social commentator and Orthodox Rabbi Shmuley Boteach for The Wall Street Journal, Anderson pointed to the most recent sexting scandal of former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
"If anyone still had doubts about the addictive dangers of pornography, Anthony Weiner should have put [them to rest] with his repeated, self-sabotaging sexting," wrote Anderson and Boteach earlier this week. more >>