Here We Go: Some German Catholic Priests Plan to Defy Pope Francis and Bless Homosexual Unions Despite Vatican Ban

Germany's powerful Catholic progressives are openly defying a recent pronouncement from the Roman Catholic Church that priests cannot bless same-sex unions by offering such blessings at services in about 100 different churches all over the country this week. The blessings at open worship services are the latest pushback from German Catholics against a Vatican document... Continue Reading →

Pastor from Heavily-Persecuted Early Rain Covenant Church in China is Arrested After Officiating Member’s Funeral

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on May 7, a preacher from the heavily-persecuted house church in Chengdu, Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC), was arrested and detained after officiating a member’s funeral. According to ERCC’s prayer request, police from Damian Police Station in Longquanyi District arrested preacher Wu Wuqing around 3:00pm for “allegedly disturbing... Continue Reading →

Canadian Police Arrest Pastor for Holding ‘Illegal In-Person Gathering’

Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski was arrested Saturday for allegedly holding a church service that violated new public health orders pertaining to gatherings. Pawlowski and his brother Dawid were accused of organizing and attending an in-person gathering earlier that day, Calgary Police said in a statement. "Artur Pawlowski and Dawid Pawlowski have both been arrested... Continue Reading →

20 People Killed as Israel Launches Air Strikes in Gaza in Response to Hamas Firing Rockets Towards Jerusalem – After Clashes in the Holy City Left Hundreds Injured

Israel launched deadly air strikes on Gaza Monday in response to a barrage of rockets fired by Hamas and other Palestinian militants, amid spiralling violence sparked by unrest at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. At least 20 people were killed, including nine children and a senior Hamas commander, and 65 others wounded, Gaza authorities said. Israeli... Continue Reading →

Christian Street Artist Honors Beirut Explosion Victims with 204 Illegal Portraits

Nine months later, Brady Black was fed up—and inspired. Last August, one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in human history leveled Lebanon’s main port and thousands of homes. Charities and churches scrambled to help, as 204 people were killed. The government has done next to nothing. But now, each victim has a portrait across from Beirut’s famed Martyrs Square. “Families... Continue Reading →

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