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Christian World News: May 23, 2014

This week on Christian World News: The Pope visits the Holy Land, his special message for Middle East Christians. Plus, changing leadership in Egypt. How will the upcoming elections affect the Christian minority? And, in the Balkans a Christian ... Read Transcript


today on christian WORLD

NEWS. A SPECIAL MESSAGE.

CHANGES IN EGYPT. HOW WILL

THE UPCOMING ELECTION AFFECT

THE MINORITIES THERE.

A CHRISTIAN WOMAN FIGHTS

TO

RECONCILE PEOPLE SEPARATED BY

CENTURIES OF HATE AND

SUSPICION.

POPE FRANCIS MAKES A VISIT

TO ISRAEL. HELLO, EVERYONE.

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

I'M ELIZABETH GRIFFIN.

POPE FRANCIS IS MAKING HIS

VISIT TO THE "HOLY LAND".

FROM SELF EASY TO CROWN

NOSES, ONE REPORT SAYS HE'S

TAKING THE PAPACY OUT OF THE

PALACE OUT TO THE STREETS.

HE'S TAKEN THE WORLD BY

SURPRISE BECAUSE HE'S SO

DIRECT AND UNAPOLOGETIC. HE

LOVES GOD AND ALL OF GOD'S

CREATURES.

HE'S HERE IN JERUSALEM ON

MAY 25TH AND 26TH MANY

FOLLOWING STOPS BY JOHN PAUL

THE SECOND. IT'S THE

CHRISTIAN

UNITY. THE MEETING WITH

BARTHOLOMEW WITH THE GREEK

ORTHODOX CHURCH. IT INTENDS

TO

SEND A MESSAGE.

THAT WE ARE ALL GOD'S

CREATURES AND FROM THAT WE

SHALL NOW WORK HARDER AND

HARDER TOWARDS WHAT JESUS

WANTED AND THAT IS TO BE ONE.

THIS BUILDS ON THE

GROWING

RELATIONSHIP.

THE LAST FEW POPES HAVE

BEEN UNQUALIFIED BY THE

JEWISH

PEOPLE AND NOW WE HAVE ONE

WITH GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH

THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES AND

THAT IS IN BUENOS AIRES.

THE POPE WILL ALSO VISIT

THE WALL AND THE MEMORY AND

MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT AND

MIME MINISTER. ISRAEL WANTS

TO

SEND IT'S OWN MESSAGE.

THEY ARE WELCOMED AS

VISITORS, AS FRIENDS AND

RESIDENTS AS FULL CITIZENS OF

THIS COUNTRY AND THROUGH THIS

WELCOME MESSAGE, WE WOULD

LIKE

TO EMPHASIZE THE VALUES OF

TOLERANCE, OF UNDERSTANDING .

POPE FRANCIS WON'T BE IN

THE "HOLY LAND" LONG BUT MANY

HOPE THE GOODWILL GENERATED

WILL LAST A LONG TIME.

WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO

ACCOMPLISH IS THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH AND THE WHOLE WORLD IS

AN ELEMENT OF THIS PART OF

THE

WORLD THAT REALLY PREACHES

THE

GOSPEL OF GOOD NEWS.

BE SURE TO TUNE INTO WORLD

NEWS TO THE "HOLY LAND".

> A DISTURBING UPDATE ON

PASTOR SAED AFTER BEING

REMOVED FROM THE HOSPITAL

WHERE HE SPENT THE LAST 2

MONTHS.

PASTOR SAID IS BACK IN THE

PRISON, ONE OF THE MOST

BRUTAL

IN IRAN. THIS NEW DEVELOPMENT

IS VERY BAD NEWS.

REALLY WHEN I HEARD THE

NEWS AT MIDNIGHT, I FELT LIKE

IT WAS EVEN WORSE THAN THE

INITIAL CALL WHEN I RECEIVED

THAT HE WAS TAKEN TWO 2 YEARS

AGO.

THIS WAS A BRUTAL ARREST.

IT WAS NOT JUST, IF THEY

WANTED TO JUST TAKE HIM BACK

TO PRISON, THEY COULD HAVE

DONE SO. HE COLLAPSED DURING

THIS. THIS WAS A REAL BEATING

THAT OCCURRED IN FRONT OF

LOTS

OF PEOPLE, IN FRONT OF

HOSPITAL STAFF, IN FRONT OF

SAED'S FAMILY IN IRAN.

PASTOR SAED WAS IN THE

HOSPITAL FOR THE LAST TWO 2

MONTHS AND WAS GIVEN MEDICINE

AND TRADITIONAL MEALS AND

ALLOWED VISITORS IN IRAN.

SOME

SAY HE WAS BEATEN AND THEY

OFFERED NUCLEAR TALKS AS A

MOTIVE.

YOU CAN'T SEPARATE THESE

ISSUES WITH THE IRANIAN

GOVERNMENT. IF THEY ARE GOING

TO USE THAT AGAINST THE

NUCLEAR TALKS. HE HAS TO BE

TAKEN OFF THE SHRINES OF --

SIDELINES OF THE TALKS.

PASTOR SAED IS SERVING A

SENTENCE RELATED TO HIS FAITH

AND HE'S NOT THE ONLY ONE.

PERSECUTION AGAINST IRANIAN

CHRISTIANS IS INCREASING.

35-YEAR-OLD RASHD WAS

ARRESTED

AND SERVING A SIX 6-YEAR

SENTENCE WHERE HE HAS BEEN

BEATEN AND ABUSED. STILL

THERE

IS A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS.

DAVID OF MINISTRIES SEE'S

OTHER MISTREATMENT OF SAED

BUT

THE STILL CONTINUES TO GROW.

COURAGE MEANS THE CHURCH

CONTINUES TO GROW. ALTHOUGH

THERE IS SUFFERING, THERE IS

GROWTH IN IRAN.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY

FOR

SAED AND HIS FAMILY WHO ARE

STANDING IN THE GAP FOR HIS

RELEASE. YOU CAN GO TO THE

LGLC WEBSITE. FIND THE LINK

AT

CBN NEWS .COM.

> A TEEN WHOSE PARENTS

WERE

MURDERED WANT MORE TO FIND

THOSE KIDNAPPED. THE SAME

NIGERIAN CITY OF THOSE

ABDUCTED. SHE WITNESSES THE

EXECUTION OF HER FATHER,

BROTHER AND MOTHER. SHE

ATTENDED A CONGRESSIONAL

HEARING.

I WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO

KNOW -- I WANT THEM TO MAYBE

FIND --

THAT SHOOTING WAS BACK IN

2011. DEBRA GOT HER WISH THE

SAME DAY SHE MADE THOSE

REMARKS. THE WHITE HOUSE

ALREADY SENT 80 TROOPS. THEY

HAVE SOME OF THE GIRLS INTO

SLAVERY IF THEY DON'T FIND

THEM. THEY HAVE A BRUTAL WAR

ON SCHOOL GIRLS CARRYING BACK

PACKS. HE EXPLAINS WHY THE

U.S. MUST TAKE ACTION.

WE CARE ABOUT DEBRA, HER

FRIENDS AND FAMILY. WE CARE

ABOUT A GIRLS RIGHT TO AN

EDUCATION. WE CARE ABOUT

HUMAN

RIGHTS AND RELIGIOUS A

LIBERTY

AND THE FUTURE OF AFRICA'S

LARGEST COUNTRY.

THEY KIDNAPPED THE GIRLS

AS

THEY SLEPT AT THEIR SCHOOL

LAST APRIL 16. TH.

CHRISTIANS HOPE THEIR

LEADERSHIP WILL LEAD TO

GREATER PROTECTION.

THAT'S RIGHT,

CONTRIBUTING,

CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IS

LIKELY TO CONTINUE.

GARY REPORTS. SLAM IKS

ATTACKING CHRISTIANS DURING

HOLIDAYS BUT NOT THIS YEAR.

THIS IS LED BY KAIROS.

PERHAPS THE SECURITY BY

POLICE

SERVED TO PROTECT THEM. WHEN

THE MUSLIM BROTHER HOOD

CONTROLLED THE GOVERNMENT.

HE'S HOPING PEACE AND

STABILITY WILL SOON COME TO

HIS COUNTRY.

I HOPE THEKS WILL BE LIKE

THE OLD DAYS WHERE PEOPLE

USED

TO VISIT AND WERE FRIENDLIER.

THAT'S WHAT THEY HOPE.

WITH

ONLY A MONTH TO GO FOR VOTING

OF A NEW PRESIDENT, THEY

CLAERD THE MUSLIM TERRORIST

ORGANIZATION. CAN THE

PRESIDENT PROTECT CHRISTIANS.

CBN NEWS, CHRISTIANS MAY

STILL

EXPERIENCE VIOLENCE.

THERE HAS BEEN FOR QUITE A

WHILE AND NO MATTER WHO IS IN

CHARGE OF THE GOVERNMENT, THE

MILITARY OR SO FORTH, YOU

HAVE

THE MOB THAT IS EASILY

PROVOKED, AND BEHIND THE MOB

YOU HAVE THE ISLAMIC CLERKS

WHO IN SITE THE MOB.

THEY MAYBE ABLE TO STOP

THEM. VIOLENCE AGAINST THESE

CHURCHES HAPPEN ON FRIDAY

THAT

IS ON THE DAY OF PRAYER.

YOU HAVE ONE EXAMPLE. THIS

IS MARY GEORGE. WHAT HAPPENED

TO HER?

IT'S A VERY UNFORTUNATE

THOUGH INCREASING TYPICAL

STORY. MARY GEORGE IS A 20

SOMETHING-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WHO

IS PARKING AT A CHURCH. HER

CROSS IDENTIFIED HER. HER

CROSS IN HER REAR VIEW

MIRROR.

HERE CAR WATT -- WAS

RAMPAGED

AND TORTURED AND KILLED. SHE

IS BRINGING MEDICINE TO AN

ELDERLY WOMAN WHO NEEDED IT.

MEANWHILE THEY THE

PENTAGON IS COMBATTING. THE

SHIPMENTS WERE HELD BACK LAST

YEAR. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

HAS YET TO UPHOLD THE

AMBASSADOR POSITION IN EGYPT.

IT'S BEEN VACATE SINCE EIGHT

8

MONTHS AGO. SHE WAS TOO

CLOSE

TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD. GARY

LANE. CBN NEWS.

UP NEXT, BRAZIL PREPARES

FOR THE WORLD CUP AND THE

DARK

SECRET THAT COMES WITH IT.

> A GLOBAL COALITION OF

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS IS

PLANNING A TRAFFICKING DURING

THE WORLD CUP. FROM 79

COUNTRIES FEARS THE RISE IN

CHILDHOOD PROSTITUTION. THE

RISK GREW 30-40 PERCENT

DURING

THE WORLD CUP IN GERMANY IN

2006 AND IN SOUTH AFRICA IN

2010 AND WILL LIKELY RISE

AGAIN IN BRAZIL. THE PLAY FOR

LIFE REPORT TRAFFICKING WILL

ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO REPORT

SUSPECTED CHILD PROSTITUTION

OR ENSLAVEMENT TO POLICE.

POLICE ARE FIGHTING THIS

IN

THE WORLD CUP AND RAISING THE

AWARENESS OF THE ISSUE AND

HOW

TO FIGHT IT.

BRAZIL HOPES TO ATTRACT

MORE THAN HALF A MILLION FANS

FOR THE WORLD CUP AND TAKE IN

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

UNFORTUNATELY TRAFFICKERS

ALTHOUGH THERE IS A MARKET

THERE, PLANS TO IMPROVE THEIR

BUSINESS WITH CHILD SEXUAL

EXPLOITATION.

YOU CAN GO ONLINE AND SEE

$12,000, $10,000 FOR THE

FLIGHT, HOTEL, THE GAME AND

THE GIRL.

MANY BELIEVE SHOWING

TOURIST AND BRAZILIANS THE

DANGER OF CHILD TRAFFICKING

IS

THE BEST WAY TO FIGHT IT. THE

IDEA THAT "OPERATION

BLESSING"

IS RELEASING NEXT MONTH.

WE ARE TRYING TO RAYS THE

STIGMA AGAINST THIS AND

PROTECT THE PEOPLE COMING FOR

THE WORLD CUP THAT THIS

SUSPECT JUST -- ISN'T A

SERVICE YOU CAN BUY WITHOUT

CONSEQUENCES. THAT THESE

CHILDREN ARE TRAPPED IN A

HELL.

THANKS TO HYPER SEXUALIZED

CULTURE, VIEWS ON SEXUALITY

HAS BECOME WARPED.

WHEN YOU SEE KIDS FROM 12

OR 11 AND IF YOU HAVEN'T LOS

YOUR VIRGINITY WHEN YOU ARE

11, SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH

YOU. I SEE MOTHERS SELL THEIR

DAUGHTERS TO NEIGHBORS AND

TEACHING THEM THE BUSINESS TO

IS SURVIVE.

THIS TWISTED MIND-SET

COMBINED WITH POVERTY CREATED

A PERFECT STORM IN BRAZIL

WHICH NOW CARRIES AN

INTERNATIONAL LOOK AT CHILD

TRAFFICKING.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HOPES

TO DOCUMENT THIS ON NATIONAL

TELEVISION AND WILL SHOW A

SHORT VIDEO FOR AIRLINES AND

ALSO WORKING WITH OTHER

MINISTRIES TO DIRECTLY REACH

FANS AT THE VENUES AND SPEAK

OUT AGAINST THE TRAGEDY OF

TRAFFICKING.

THANKS, HEATHER. ONE

WOMAN'S QUEST TO COMBAT

HATRED.

> THE DEVASTATING FLOODS

IN

THE BAL KINS CAUSED MILLIONS

OF DOLLARS. AT LEAST THREE

PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER THREE 3

MONTHS OF RAIN FOR 3 DAYS.

THE

WORST FLOODING IN THE

COUNTRY. ENTIRE TOWNS ARE

UNDERWATER. FLOOD WATERS HAVE

TRIGGERED MORE THAN 3,000

LANDSLIDES WHICH COULD BE

CAUSED BY THE WARS IN THE

EARLY 90s. THE BALL CAN WARS,

AT LEAST 200 THOUSAND PEOPLE

DIED.

AND NEARLY 2 DECADES

LATER,

THE GHOST OF THAT WAR STILL

LINGERS. ONE WOMAN WHO IS

TRYING TO HELP SHIELD THE

WOUNDS OF THE PAST.

FOR OVER 1400 DAYS THEY

FOUGHT ON THE STREETS OF SAR

AJEVO. NEIGHBOR AGAINST

NEIGHBOR, LOVED ONE AGAINST

LOVED ONE, WITH CATHOLIC

ORTHODOX AND BOSS MEANS THAT

DID TO EACH OTHER IN THE NAME

OF ETHNICITY, IN THE NAME OF

RELIGION IS SIMPLY AWFUL.

RAPE, ETHNIC CLEANSING,

GENOCIDE, COLD BLOODED

MURDER. YOU NAME IT. IT

HAPPENED. FIRE SPREAD FROM

THE

CAPITAL AND SOONEN DUFRD EN

EN

UNGULFED THE COUNTRY. THE

HORRORS OF WHAT HAPPENED

SHOCKED THE WORLD.

THE ESTIMATES ARE 250,000

SLAUGHTERED IN SAR SAR --

NOW 16 YEARS LATER WITH

THOUSANDS MISSING, BOSNIA

REMAINS HAUNTED BY WAR. THE I

THINK -- ETHNIC DIVISION

STILL LINGER. NOW IT COULD BE

A FIELD. IT COULD BE FERTILE

SOIL FOR ANOTHER WAR.

VANIA DOESN'T WANT TO SEE

WAR HELP AGAIN.

WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE

SOMETHING DIFFERENT AS A

HERITAGE TO OUR CHILDREN.

FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS

SHE'S HELPED TURN THIS PIECE

OF LAND TUCKED IN A VALLEY

AND

SURROUNDED BY MOUNTAINS IN A

CAPITAL CITY OF SARAYEVO. SHE

INVITES SERBS AND MUSLIMS.

SO MANY KIDS, EVEN OLDER

PEOPLE COME. THEY ARE SO

AMAZED AT WHAT THEY SEE.

BECAUSE THEY DON'T SEE IT

OUTSIDE THIS PLACE.

WHAT THEY SEE AND

EXPERIENCE IS A MESSAGE OF

HOPE AND LOVE.

THEY ARE DRAWN TO IT. THEY

ARE DRAWN TO THE UNITY. THERE

IS NO PRESSURE OF ETHNICITY.

BUT THEY CAN LIVE A LIFE IN

COMMUNITY, IN FELLOWSHIP, IN

LOVE. EXPERIENCE ONE ANOTHER.

SHE IS AN ADVANTAGE

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN.

YOUR WILL WILL BE DONE AND

HOPE. NOT ONLY IN E ETERNITY

BUT OUR WHOLE LIFE. WE NEED

JESUS TO CHANGE OUR REALITY.

VANYA IS FROM CROATIAN.

WHEN I CAME TO THE REGION,

I CAME WITH A DEEP CONVICTION

TO A CALLING BACK TO MY

COUNTRY AND DO WHAT I NEEDED

TO DO.

SHE RUNS A MINISTRY THAT

HELPS ORGANIZE THE SUMMER

OUTREACH PROGRAMS. IT'S

HEBREW, MEANING VALLEY OF

BLESSING.

TO HAVE THESE PEOPLE COME,

YOU TOUCH THEM. YOU IMPART

INTO THEM. THEN THEY GO HOME

TO THE NORTH, TO THE WEST, TO

THE EAST, TO THE SOUTH. THEY

BRING WHAT THEY RECEIVE HERE.

IN BUILDING THEM, WE BUILD A

NATION.

WHEN I LEAVE HERE I CAN

TELL OTHERS IN MY SCHOOL THAT

IT IS POSSIBLE TO LIVE

TOGETHER.

I ATTENDED THIS CAMP NINE

9 YEARS AGO AND IT CHANGED MY

LIFE. I SAW HOW JESUS CAN

TRANSFORM OTHERS.

IT'S EVEN FOR THOSE IN THE

EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY. THIS

IS

AFTER ALL A LAND DOMINATED BY

THE CATHOLICS, ORTHODOX AND

MUSLIMS. THE EVANGELICAL

WHICH

CHURCH ARE NUMBERED. ONLY 700

IN THE COUNTRY.

WE PRAY FOR REVIVAL, WE

PRAY FOR EACH OTHER. IT

REALLY

IS A TIME TO BE RECHARGED AND

REREFRESHED BY GOD.

IT'S NOT SHARED BY

DIFFICULT CHALLENGES. THERE

IS

NO WATER, THERE ARE NO

BUILDINGS ON THE PROPERTY

EXCEPT FOR THIS BOMBED OUT

STRUCTURE THAT SERVES AS A

KITCHEN AND FEEDS HUNDREDS.

EVERY YEAR WE USE THIS AND

TRYING TO FIX IT SO IT'S

SOMEWHAT USABLE.

SHE HAS A DREAM TO ONE 1

DAY BUILD A REAL KITCHEN AND

NEW DORMITORIES SO THEY CAN

BUILD ADDITIONAL CAMPS

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. FOR NOW

SHE PRAISE -- PRAYS THAT

THIS

VALLEY CAN BE A BLESSING TO

THE NATION.

WHEN I SEE THE CHILDREN

THAT ARE DIVIDED IN THE

CITIES

OF BOSNIA, WHEN I COME TO

THIS

PLACE AND I SEE THEM PLAYING

THE SAME GAME AND SITTING

NEXT

TO EACH OTHER. WHEN I SEE

THEM

WORSHIPPING THE SAME GOD.

WHEN

I SEE THEM AND I DON'T SEE

ETHNIC GROUPS. I SEE PEOPLE

OF

BOSNIA. I SEE A FUTURE

GENERATION WHO MIGHT JUST

MIGHT HAVE A DIFFERENT

FUTURE.

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY. GREAT

REPORT. BUT I WAS SHOCKED

THAT

THERE ARE SO FEW EVANGELICAL

BELIEVERS.

ONLY 800 BELIEVERS IN THE

ENTIRE COUNTRY. THE GOOD NEWS

IS THEY HAVE A NEW STRUCTURE.

THEY HAVE A BUILDING AND

PROPER BATHROOMS. IT'S ABOUT

REACHING THE NEXT GENERATION.

GREAT PIECE. LOOKING

FORWARD TO THE FOLLOW UP.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

> FINALLY TODAY. WE WOULD

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THAT'S ALL TODAY FOR

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS. WE ARE

DONE.

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