Pope Francis’ visit to South Sudan together with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, scheduled to take place in October this year, has been cancelled because the region is considered “too dangerous” according to a statement from the Vatican (Tuesday 30 May). Greg Burke, Vatican’s spokesman said the arrangements for the […]
Month: May 2017
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 […]
Bible Lesson: Acts 1:1-11 Theme Verses: Vs. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” The journey of Jesus from Gethsemane to Golgotha and finally to the tomb was full of suffering, agony and pain. But from the tomb to Mount Olives and finally to Heaven was the glorious one.
A brave woman pastor continues to mount a brave stand against religious persecution after weeks of harassment in an Uttar Pradesh village. After a month of attacks on Christians in Jalalabad, in the Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh, the community of 20 families has dwindled to only three. The attacks […]
Harrowing eye witness accounts of last Friday’s massacre of Coptic Christians on their way to a monastery, continue to emerge. A six-year-old boy said he survived because his mother pushed him under her seat and covered him with a bag. Another survivor, who related her experience from her hospital bed […]
Raphael and his younger brother, Kouassi Privat Kacou, were brutally crucified in imitation of Christ’s suffering. The incident happened in the Ivory Coast on 29 May 2011. It was one of many atrocities committed against Christians as forces loyal to the new Muslim President, Alassane Ouattara, sought to establish his […]
Copts will be extinct in 100 years, writes Samuel Tadros, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom and a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, in a reflective article for the New York Times. He quotes a friend who said: “They will die, leave, convert […]
Many cases of physical ill-health are products of spiritual ill-health. In this story Jesus first told the man to take up his bed and walk; but later when the man sought him out, Jesus warned him not to sin any more (verses 8, 14). Jesus never asked people to come for healing. He first taught them and showed them how to live, because if you were to heal the body without such teaching, the healing would only be temporary.
Following the terrorist attack on Coptic Christian, going to a monastery in Egypt, the reaction of world leaders has been swift and unified in condemning the killing of the Christians which included women and children. Pope Francis, who visited Egypt in April, and challenged the majority Muslim community to do […]
Thousands of Christians gathered for the funeral of the 29 Coptic Christians killed on Friday at the Church of the Sacred Family in a southern Egyptian village eight members of whose community were among the 29 dead shot by suspect IS jihadists. Bishop Agathon, of Maghagha and Edwa Diocese, presided […]