Pope Francis inserted himself into the Republican presidential race Wednesday when he suggested that billionaire Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump "is not Christian."
"A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian," Francis said when a reporter asked him about Trump on the papal airliner as he returned to Rome after his six-day visit to Mexico according to the New York Times.
Francis' remarks on Trump came shortly after he ended his Mexico trip by presiding over a huge Mass in the border city of Ciudad Juárez. He lay flowers first at a new memorial at the edge of the Rio Grande commemorating those who have died trying to cross the border then called for compassion for immigrants fleeing chaos, poverty and war. more >>
A 21-year-old Syrian people smuggler has claimed he is doing "God's work" by illegally transporting immigrants from the Middle East to Europe.
The anonymous smuggler recently told The Telegraph that he is giving immigrants "a lifeline" by offering to move them across treacherous ocean waters from Turkey to Greece.
"I have understood this humanitarian crisis and want to help in a merciful way," the 21-year-old told the media outlet in a recent interview. "We give these people a lifeline." more >>
A hospital in Australia is refusing to return a baby that suffered from third degree burns to its Christian parents due to the living conditions of the family's asylum camp.
The Lady Cilento Children's hospital in Queensland is receiving a massive amount of support and criticism for its decision to not turn over the infant, named "Baby Asha," to its family due to the questionable living circumstances on the island of Nauru, where the family is being kept in an Australian detention center.
Baby Asha was transported to the hospital after receiving severe burns from boiling water during her stay at the camp. more >>
In the Republican presidential race, what differentiates the evangelicals supporting Ted Cruz from the evangelicals supporting Marco Rubio? It's complicated. Here are five theories.
None of these theories are sufficient by themselves to explain the differences, but together, they provide a more complete picture of this evangelical split.
Note: This analysis makes broad claims without citing sources. These claims are based upon my experiences of being an evangelical most of my life, completing an M.A. and Ph.D. on topics related to evangelicals and politics, and conducting many interviews and attending many conferences with evangelical leaders while working at The Christian Post. more >>
Officials in Stuttgart, Germany, are working to provide better accommodations for Christian refugees following continued clashes with Muslim occupants in local asylum centers.
Stuttgart's city council recently voted to have 30 Middle Eastern Christian immigrants transported to a new asylum center after they clashed with Muslim immigrants staying in the same area.
The decision to move the Christians came after a petition with 17,000 signatures demanding the Christians be protected, reporting claims of Bibles and crucifixes being vandalized, amid other stories of discrimination. more >>
Ahead of his trip to Mexico, Pope Francis prayed that the international community would aid Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the West.
The pontiff made his comments during his weekly Angelus Address from St. Peter's Square, calling on the "generous solidarity" of the world to help those suffering in the war-torn Middle East.
Francis told the audience gathered at the Vatican that he was concerned by "the dramatic fate of civilian populations involved in heavy fighting in Syria [who] are forced to leave everything behind to escape the horrors of war." more >>