Converted Tony Blair, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, to Roman Catholicism. The Labor leader, whose wife is a practicing Catholic and whose children went to Catholic schools, attended Mass throughout his term and for years before becoming prime minister. The U.K. has never had a Roman Catholic prime minister; however, a recent Cambridge University study found that, for the first time since the Reformation, Catholicism is set to pass Anglicanism in the number of weekly worshipers.
Appointed Ken Perez, as president of John Stott Ministries (JSM), the U.S. chapter of Langham Partnership International. A graduate of Stanford University and UCLA Anderson, Perez held a number of high-level business positions for technology firms, including Hewlett-Packard, before coming to JSM. He has served on the JSM board since 2001.
Died William MacDonald, author of more than 80 books, including the Believer's Bible Commentary, of complications following surgery. He was 90. A graduate of Tufts University and Harvard University, MacDonald never accepted royalties from the sales of his books, which totaled more than 1 million copies.
Guilty Earl Paulk's plea to a felony perjury charge stemming from his testimony in a sexual misconduct lawsuit against him. Paulk, 80, was the longtime pastor of Chapel Hill Harvester Church in Decatur, Georgia.
Suing Elaine Storkey, for religious discrimination, against the Right Rev. James Jones. The Church of England's Bishop of Liverpool, Jones serves as chairman of the board of trustees for Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University's private evangelical college. Storkey alleges that the school fired her for progressive theological views. Wycliffe Hall has denied religious ...1
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