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Humanitarian emergency: Africa's famine & drought

Josephine, a starving South Sudanese girl who weighed only 24 pounds at 7 years old, is among the millions facing famine and food shortages across large portions of the African continent. CBS News 60 minutes screen capture Humanitarian emergency: Africa’s famine & drought 03/22/2017 Hunger and thirst often prevent members of Kamakowa Baptist Church in Kimusu, Kenya from attending worship, …

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Turkey may push up imprisoned American pastor’s trial

Andrew and Norine Brunson (Photo courtesy of World Watch Monitor) Turkey may push up imprisoned American pastor’s trial 03/22/2017 Turkey has broken its silence on the Andrew Brunson case. Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, has been imprisoned in Turkey since October 7th on charges of terrorist connections. But, so far, no evidence has been presented except for an anonymous witness. …

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Italian bishop bans mobsters from being godfathers

03/22/2017 Hollywood precedent notwithstanding, an Italian bishop has announced that known members of the mafia cannot be godparents for the Catholic sacraments of baptism or confirmation, Christian Telegraph reports according to Catholic News Agency. The diocesan decree came from Michele Pennisi, Bishop of Monreale, near Palermo in Sicily, Italy. “The mafia has always taken the term godfather from the church …

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Good Friday Collection to benefit Holy Land Christians

03/21/2017 As Christians in the Middle East continue to suffer innumerable hardships this Lenten season, the Vatican has announced that this year’s Good Friday Collection will benefit Christian communities in the Holy Land, Christian Telegraph reports according to Catholic News Agency. “Once again, from every part of the Church, expressions of solidarity come together effectively in the Good Friday Collection,” …

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On World Down Syndrome Day, noting a Down’s holocaust

On World Down Syndrome Day, noting a Down’s holocaust 03/21/2017 Today is World Down Syndrome Day, and people are celebrating friends and family with Down Syndrome and the joy they bring. Meanwhile, there is a Down Syndrome holocaust taking place in abortion facilities across the globe, Christian Telegraph reports according to Mission Network News. Earlier this year, Dr. Peter McParland …

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Catholic leaders to Trump: Don't cut foreign assistance

03/20/2017 The United States mustn’t cut foreign aid while conflicts, famines, and a worldwide refugee crisis rage, Catholic leaders are insisting, Christian Telegraph reports according to Catholic News Agency. Amid a “huge, unprecedented refugee situation” around the globe and four countries with famines or on the cusp of famine “we’re just extremely concerned that the resources won’t be there to …

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The 17th National Prayer Breakfast was held in Moscow (exclusive)

The 17th National Prayer Breakfast was held in Moscow 03/20/2017 On March 14, the 17th National Prayer Breakfast, held annually by the initiative of Russian Protestant churches, took place at the President Hotel in Moscow, Christian Telegraph reports according to the Christian Megaportal invictory.com. This event is one of the most authoritative social and religious events in modern Russia. Traditionally, …

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