Pope Francis Reveals Top 10 Secrets to Happiness; Advises Taking Care of Nature, Honoring Sundays, Respecting Others' BeliefsWednesday July 30th, 2014 04:53:42 PM
Pope Francis has shared his top 10 secrets to a happy life in an interview with an Argentinean newspaper, and advised people to slow down and enjoy a "healthy sense of leisure," to take care of nature, and to respect other people's beliefs, among others.
Israeli Bombardment Partially Destroys Catholic School With Disabled Children in Gaza; Parish Priest Condemns 'Absurd War'Wednesday July 30th, 2014 02:28:07 PM
An Israeli bombardment has partially destroyed a Catholic school, along with the parish priest's office and other church facilities in a raid on Gaza on Tuesday.
Two American Missionaries Fighting for Life Against Ebola Virus; Airlines Banning West Africa Flights as Outbreak GrowsWednesday July 30th, 2014 12:18:52 PM
Two American missionaries who have been working to fight the deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus in history, continue fighting for their lives after contracting the disease. Major airlines are meanwhile banning flights into West Africa as the outbreak spreads.
Christians Should Not Take Sides in Israel-Palestine Conflict but Promote Reconciliation, Ministry Director SuggestsTuesday July 29th, 2014 05:57:27 PM
The ministry director of a group working to bring Israelis and Palestinians together has urged Christians not to take sides in the current conflict, but follow Jesus' example and promote reconciliation.
The plight of U.S.-Iranian Pastor Saeed Abedini has been highlighted by Secretary of State John Kerry during his remarks the State Department's 2013 Report on International Religious Freedom, who promised to continue working for the pastor's release.
Pope Francis became the first pope to make an official visit to a Pentecostal church, after he flew on Monday to speak at the Evangelical Church of Reconciliation in the southern city of Caserta, Italy. The pontiff apologized for persecution of Pentecostals the Roman Catholic Church was involved with in the past, and reached out with friendship to evangelicals.
The recent downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine could be classified as a "war crime" due to the 298 civilians deaths of those on board the flight, a United Nations spokeswoman announced this week.
Chinese police in the city of Wenzhou have removed a cross from a local church in their most recent crackdown on Christianity in the Asian country, specifically in the Zhejiang province.
A mob in Pakistan has reportedly killed a mother and two of her granddaughters over a Facebook post that was deemed "blasphemous" to the Islamic religion.
U.S. President Barack Obama has been declared persona non grata in the small Russian republic of Chechnya.
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