- May 26, 2020
ISTANBUL, TURKEY — Pope Francis made it clear, heading into his trip to Turkey, that refugees fleeing the Islamic State in neighboring Iraq are on his mind. Although the pontiff apparently won’t make the excursion to the border as he originally wanted, he is expected to speak on the issue
Recently the Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis will travel to Turkey Nov. 28-30, the official purpose for which is largely ecumenical. He’ll visit Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople on the feast of St. Andrew, considered their patron in much the same way Catholics regard St. Peter as the first pope.
LANCASTER, Calif. – Prosecutors say a former youth supervisor at a Los Angeles County church has been sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison for molesting two girls during Sunday services. Jonathan Michael Macy of Lancaster pleaded no contest last month to charges including one count of lewd
TOLEDO, Ohio – A Christian ministry plans to turn an abandoned abortion clinic into a memorial garden for the unborn. Center for Choice, the Uptown Toledo facility where 50,000 abortions were performed between 1983 and 2013, was purchased last week by Agora, a Christian prayer organization that is working with a
On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that will decide whether a Muslim inmate can grow a beard in keeping with his religious beliefs. Does facial hair equal faithful holiness? The Christian beard Christianity has an on-again, off-again relationship with the beard. St. Augustine wrote: “The