Pope Tawadros welcomed his Roman Catholic counterpart to Egypt at an ecumenical prayer service in St Peter and St Paul’s Church near the cathedral. They prayed together with Coptic Christians and for victims of the twin bomb blast that killed nearly 50 people earlier this month on Palm Sunday. Pope […]
Month: April 2017
Bible Lesson: Luke 24:13-35 Theme Verses: Vs. 30-31 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. This passage is one of the most beautiful illustrations of Jesus’ revelation after His resurrection to Cleopas and his other companion who were going to the village of Emmaus.
The church in Corinth was young in the faith. It was also immature in many ways. We have seen that there were problems of divisions, factions and “party spirit”; now we see the problems of sexual immorality. A man was having a sexual relationship with his stepmother – a forbidden relationship.
Christian delegation meet Chief Minister and share their concerns over rising attacks A seven-member delegation comprising of Archbishop and Bishops from the Catholic Churches met with the newly sworn-in Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath sharing with him their fear of the rising incidents of violence against the minority […]
Letter from America: Trump after 100 days The American Republic is in the throes of its gravest crisis since the Civil War in the 1860s, a crisis that threatens both its greatness and its freedom. And as with that earlier time of terrible, self-inflicted judgment, the deepest threat is not […]
Bible Lesson: Mark 16:1-8 Theme Verses: Vs. 6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.” It was early Sunday morning when three prominent women went to the tomb with some spices to balm the dead body of Jesus.
Four Christian families in the Eastern Indian state of Jharkhand are facing tremendous pressure from the villagers to leave their Christian faith and ‘return’ to the Hindu faith. The four families are the only Christians in the entire village of Ganaloya. They became Christians in 2010 and this week opposition […]
The Pope will use a closed car to move around, but not an armoured one, according to a Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke. “That’s how he wanted it,” he said. This is raising a security nightmare for security details who will want to reduce any security risks during the Papal visit […]
The northern State of Tigray in Ethiopia is promulgating a new law to restrict Christian activities within official church compounds only. This law will make it illegal for any church to carry out any activity outside the church building. Analysts say this will invariably shutdown smaller churches who meet in […]
It’s now official. Jehovah’s Witnesses can no longer practice their faith freely in Russia, where the Supreme Court on Thursday declared the pacifist religious organization an “extremist group” and banned all of its activity. The judge ordered all 395 local chapters and its Russian headquarters to close and authorized the […]