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Tanzania’s President Focused on Prayer as Coronavirus Cases Climbed
East African nation has no plans in place to accept COVID-19 vaccines.
Iraq’s Struggling Christians Hope for Boost from Pope Francis Visit
Landmark trip will include Qaraqosh, where most families fled ISIS yet some are now trying to restore the Christian heartland of the Nineveh Plains.
Witnesses Recall Church Massacre in Ethiopia’s Holy City of Axum
Hundreds killed by Eritrean soldiers, alleges deacon at the Church of St. Mary of Zion, which Ethiopian Orthodox believe hosts the Ark of the Covenant.
After 330 Schoolboys Freed from Kidnappers, Advocates Ask About Leah Sharibu
Good news from Katsina prompts questions about Nigerian Christians still held captive by jihadists.
Coronavirus Kills Orthodox Leader Appreciated by Protestants and Catholics
Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church died after attending funeral of Montenegro counterpart who also had COVID-19.
As Armenians Burn Homes, Will Azerbaijan Protect Churches?
Fate of Dadivank monastery among the many questions amid delayed transfer of territory under Nagorno-Karabakh armistice deal.
Symbolic Armenian Church Shelled in Clashes with Azerbaijan
Dome and interior of Ghazanchetsots (Holy Savior) Cathedral in Nagorno-Karabakh suffer damage.
Turkey Turns Another Historic Church into a Mosque
Like the Hagia Sophia, the fourth-century Chora monastery in Istanbul was operating as a museum.
Hagia Sophia Converted Back to Mosque by Turkey’s President
(UPDATED) Orthodox leaders and UNESCO object to famous former church no longer being a museum.
Israel Orders Christian TV Channel to Stop Broadcasting
GOD TV argues application for new Shelanu channel in Hebrew was forthright, decries decision as political.
Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Coronavirus Limits on Church Services
California restricting churches to 25% capacity or less than 100 worshipers “appear[s] consistent” with First Amendment, wrote Chief Justice John Roberts in 5–4 decision.
GOD TV Dispute Has Israel Talking About Messianic Jews
Christian broadcaster's expansion into Hebrew cable channel may be short-lived, but raises profile of followers of Yeshua.
Why Brazil’s Churches Closed, Even Though President Bolsonaro Disagrees
Evangelical leaders explain why heeding public health experts on COVID-19 doesn’t violate their faith but instead demonstrates it.
Holy Land Experience Lays Off Workers
Florida theme park to focus on Bible museum.
Latest Burkina Faso Church Attack Kills 24, Including Pastor
Sunday’s raid left 18 more wounded and burned down the town church.
Amid Abuse Scandals, Legal Challenges Test Clergy Reporting Exemptions
Implications for church leaders loom as Montana reverses $35M judgment and other states continue tightening reporting laws.
Sudan Lets Christians March for Jesus Again
Resumption of Christmas tradition comes as US State Department downgrades African nation on religious freedom blacklist.
Black Protestants, Evangelicals Top Rankings for Longest Sermons
Pew Research Center finds more mentions of praise in black churches’ messages and more mentions of sin in evangelicals’.
629 Pakistani Girls Trafficked to China as Brides
Poor Christians were a new target of brokers in 2019, AP investigation finds.
Sunday Church Attack Kills 14 in Burkina Faso
(UPDATED) President of West African nation condemns “barbaric attack” at beginning of Advent.