February 2016 Headlines

Pope To Bring Message of Hope to Crime-Ridden Mexico City

Pope Francis is expected to bring a message of hope during Sunday's Mass in Ecatepec, Mexico.

Four Coptic Teens Could be Charged for Mocking ISIS

Four Egyptian teens are in hot water for lampooning atrocities committed by the Islamic State.

Syria Ceasefire Could Make Way for Humanitarian Relief

Much-needed humanitarian relief may soon come to hungry and suffering people in Syria.

This Hasn't Happened in the Church in 1,000 Years, But Is Now

Pope Francis met with Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, during a brief stop in Havana's Jose Marti Airport on his way to Mexico.

 

Mexico Believers Fleeing Catholicism - Can The Pope Turn the Tide?

Pope Francis is visiting Mexico, a country that has been a stronghold of Catholicism for centuries. But a growing number of Mexicans are leaving the faith, and the pope is hoping to convince them to stay faithful to the church.

China Frees Pastor Who Opposed Cross Demolitions

The Chinese government has given a new year's gift to a Chinese pastor and his family. Pastor Huang Yizi has been freed after spending five months in a government "black jail."

Uncovered Ancient Fresco Shows 'Jesus Rising to the Sky'

Turkish archaeologists have found a 5th century underground church with artwork showing scenes of Jesus rising into the sky.

Extremists Free Australian Missionary Kidnapped in Burkina Faso

Islamic extremists have freed an Australian missionary woman who was kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso. Her husband remains in captivity despite efforts by officials to secure his release.

Radical Revival Falls on China's State-Controlled Churches

Scores of people are dancing, blowing shofars, and worshipping God. You might think these images come from a charismatic service in America, but they're not. This is communist China. George Thomas gives us an exclusive look at this move of the Spirit in the most unlikely of places.

'This Is Not the Time to Leave.' Why This Pastor Won't Abandon His Country

WASHINGTON -- We hear a lot about the refugees fleeing Syria, but what is life like for the Syrian people still inside the country?

 

Some of World's Oldest Biblical Artifacts on Display in Cuba

For the first time since the United States and Cuba restored their diplomatic relations, a cathedral in Santiago displays one of the largest private collections of ancient biblical artifacts.

Nuclear Partners: Iran, North Korea a Combined Threat

As North Korea is seen as the top nuclear threat to the United States, Iran is close on its heals. Gordan Chang, author and Forbes, says there is essentially a partnership between the two nations on their nuclear ambtions.

Slain ISIS Leader's Wife Charged in Death of American Hostage

The wife of a senior Islamic State leader was charged for her role in the kidnapping and death of American hostage Kayla Mueller.

Utah Declares Porn a Public Health Crisis

Utah lawmakers recently passed a resolution declaring pornography a serious public health crisis.

Pakistani Christian Father Tortured for Refusing to Deny Christ

A Pakistani father of five refused to renouce Christ despite being tortured by Muslim co-workers who tried to convert him to Islam.

Bosnia Bans Hijabs, All Religious Symbols as Muslims Protest

Thousands of Muslims rallied in protest of a new law in Bosnia that forbids Muslim women from wearing the headscarf known as a hijab.

UN Security Council Condemns North Korea Satellite Launch

In an emergency meeting, the U.N. Security Council discussed repercussions for the violation of U.N. resolutions after North Korea announced it launched a satellite into orbit using a long-range rocket.

Search Continues for Survivors of Taiwan Quake

At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued from a toppled high rise apartment building in Taiwan Monday. Search and rescue crews believe there are more than 100 people still buried under the debris.

North Korea Launches Satellite Violating U.N Resolutions

North Korea announced Sunday that it has put a satellite into orbit. The government also said in a special announcement read on state-run North Korean TV said that it will launch more satellites

Over 100 Missing and 26 Dead from Taiwan Earthquake

Rescuers continue to search for people as they pull  more survivors from the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful earthquake in southern Taiwan.

 

'It's Genocide,' Europe Says of Christian Slaughter by ISIS

The European Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution calling the Islamic State's targeted killing of religious minorities "genocide," calling for perpetrators to be charged with crimes against humanity. What effect does the resolution have?

UN: Millions More Girls at Risk of Female Genital Mutilation

At least 200 million women and girls globally face genital mutilation, according to a United Nations report, nearly 70 million more than previously estimated.

Irish Bakers Get Unexpected Support from Gay Rights Activist

Two Christian bakers convicted of discrimination charges for refusing to bake a cake promoting gay marriage has received public support from an unexpected source.

German Police Arrest ISIS Connected Jihadists Disguised as Refugees

German authorities arrested two Algerian men suspected of having ties to ISIS and planning a terrorist attack on German soil.

China's New Year Gift: Two Child Per Family

The Chinese New Year celebration begins this weekend, and this year Chinese citizens have an extra reason to celebrate thanks to the new two-child policy. But the revision also reveals a troubling trend.

Terror Group Al-Shabab Suspected in Somalia Plane Blast

Officials in Somalia say they have so far found no evidence of a criminal act in an explosion aboard an airliner that killed one person.

Could These Young Victims of War Change Syria’s Future?

Hundreds of thousands of children refugees face a discouraging future, with no education available and no opportunities. But one group is ministering to these kids by giving them a chance at an education. Could it change Syria's future?

Kerry Seeks Stronger Relations with China Amid Tensions in Asia

Tensions remain high in East Asia over North Korea's recent nuclear test and territorial disputes with China. Secretary of State John Kerry has just concluded a visit to Beijing where he hoped to ease strained relations.

Could Sunday School Raids in Britian Be Around the Corner?

British Christians fear a government proposal to curb Islamic extremism will affect religious liberty for churches.

Britain Allows Embryo-Killing Genetic Experiments

The government of Britain has taken the shocking step of now allowing scientists to conduct gene-editing experiments on human embryos.

France Bulldozes 'Jungle' Church Serving Christian Refugees

French police bulldozed a church serving Christian refugees in a camp in Calais called "the jungle."

French Demolish Migrant Church, Mosque at Camp

After allowing believers one last chance to pray, French authorities demolished a makeshift church and mosque Monday as part of a security operation at a camp in Calais populated by thousands of migrants.

Children Bombed, Burned Alive by Islamists in Nigeria and Syria

Islamic terrorists struck again over the weekend, with Boko Haram burning children alive in Nigeria and ISIS bombing school children in Syria.

Rape, Murder Unraveling Swedish Multiculturalism

Sweden is discovering that perhaps wide-open immigration is not all that it's cracked up to be, as the migrant situation continues to melt down amidst sexual attacks, murder, and official cover-ups.