Tag: church


Southern Baptists Say Denomination Faces DOJ Investigation

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention said Friday that several of the denomination’s major entities are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice in the wake of its multiple problems related to clergy sex abuse. The SBC’s Executive Committee has received a subpoena, but no individuals have been subpoenaed at this point, according to the committee’s lawyers. […]


Pope Francis In A Spot Of Bother

According to press reports, Pope Francis has acknowledged that he can no longer travel like he’s accustomed because of his strained knee ligaments. He noted that his weeklong Canadian pilgrimage was “a bit of a test,” and it showed that he needs to slow down and one day possibly retire. The reports noted that while traveling home from northern Nunavut, […]


Authorities Probe Deadly Nigeria Church Attack 

Authorities in Nigeria’s Ondo state were investigating Monday a day after a deadly attack on a catholic church. The exact toll from Sunday’s attack at the St. Francis Catholic Church was unclear, with a spokesman for the Ondo State governor’s office telling Agence-France Presse that gunmen killed 21 people, and Reuters citing a doctor in Ondo saying the number of […]


Patriarch Kirill: Putin Ally Faces Backlash After ‘Blessing’ War

Pope and several priests appeal to the Russian Orthodox Church leader after he endorsed the Ukraine invasion. On March 16, Pope Francis held a video meeting with Patriarch Kirill, the 75-year-old leader of the Russian Orthodox Church and a longtime ally of President Vladimir Putin. The head of the Catholic church warned the Russian patriarch against hiding behind religion to […]


France Mourns Jihadist Attack At A Church

The southern French city of Nice mourns the death of three people killed by a suspected jihadist attack at a church. This latest attack comes within a few weeks of a French teacher’s beheading by a Muslim extremist. A makeshift memorial has been set up outside the Notre-Dame basilica, where people have placed flowers and lit candles for the recent […]


Turkey And Greece In Tongue Fight Over Hagia Sophia

Turkey and Greece are in a war of words over the conversion of Istanbul’s Church of Hagia Sophia, to now the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. This comes on the heels of Islamic prayers held at the ancient site for the first time in 90 years. Built in 537 as the patriarchal cathedral of the imperial capital of Constantinople, it was […]


Reactions — Turkey’s Reconverting Church Into A Mosque

Following the decision by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reconvert Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia church as a place of worship to Muslims, some church leaders and top officials worldwide have expressed concerns and reacted negatively to Erdogan’s move. On the other hand, Muslims are gleeful that the President has taken what is described as a weighty decision. Here are […]


Erdogan Pokes World Leaders In The Eye

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decree of the reconversion of Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia church building into a mosque has met with sharp criticisms from world leaders. However, as is said on this side of the pond, talk is cheap, and Erdogan rests his case on the altar of sovereignty, and in his book, no one can do a damn […]