Japanese authorities have reportedly discovered the remains of a 17th century Italian Catholic priest, known as the "last missionary martyr" to Japan for his efforts to advance Christianity in one of the least Christian nations in the world.
"It is the first time we've found a near match of the bones of a foreign missionary," said Waseda University professor Akio Tanigawa. "This is an extremely important discovery for the history of Christianity in Japan."
Although the remains of Jesuit priest Giovanni Battista Sidotti were discovered back in April 2014 during excavation at the site of Krishitan Yashiki, they were not identified as belonging to the missionary until DNA matches were confirmed on Monday, the Japan Times reported. more >>
Social conservative groups are applauding Mississippi's governor for signing into law a bill to protect opponents of gay marriage from being punished for their beliefs.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523, also called the "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act," into law on Tuesday.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said in a statement that the new law "gives fresh momentum to efforts on the federal and state level to stop government discrimination against people who believe that marriage is between a man and a woman." more >>
In July of this year approximately 50,000 people will attend the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
Current Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is presently leading his opponents in the race to get enough delegates to secure the party nomination.
However, many have expressed concern over the controversial Trump becoming the nominee and have looked for an anti-Trump to get the nomination in spite of lacking a larger share of votes and delegates. more >>
Wycliffe Associates, a ministry focused on Bible-translation work that recently suffered a terror attack on one of its officers where four workers were killed, has announced that it is scheduling a training session for Bible translators working in the most dangerous places for Christians on Earth.
"There is no place on Earth where God's Word is more urgently needed," Bruce Smith, president and CEO of Wycliffe Associates, said in a statement shared with The Christian Post Tuesday. "This is a place of terror, oppression, violence, death, and heartache. To be a Christian is to be a target. Yet the few Christians living there are pleading for Bibles to share secretly with the many, many people around them who are hungry for the truth."
Wycliffe Associates said that four of its workers were killed at an office in the Middle East in March, but did not reveal the exact location due to the dangers associated with the work. more >>
More than 26,000 people are calling on the Catholic University of San Diego to cancel a "hyper-sexualized drag show" that will be performed on the Christian campus next week.
Catholic University students need "a greater counter-culture of purity and virtue, not a hyper-sexualized drag show that showcases revolt against God's creation of male and female," said John Ritchie, Student Action director for the conservative Catholic group Tradition Family Property that launched an online petition demanding that the university stop the event.
"If Catholic universities do nothing to effectively oppose the homosexual movement, where will students go to learn and admire the eternal truths of the faith?" Ritchie asked. more >>
One of gospel music's leading performers, Earnest Pugh, stepped down from his megachurch position to pursue a new philanthropic initiative.
Pugh recently announced that he was leaving his position as worship pastor at Houston's Lighthouse Church.
With his latest hit, "Trade It All," continuing to climb the Nielsen BDS Gospel Recurrent chart and currently ranked at No. 5, the singer said he and his pastor of many years agree that his season of serving in the church is over. more >>