Church Discovered in Region Where Jesus Called Peter ‘The Rock’

Mikaela Mathews | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Friday, October 30, 2020 Archeologists believe they discovered one of the earliest churches in Israel in which Jesus gave Peter “the keys to the kingdom of heaven” in Matthew 16:18-19. According to The Times of Israel, the University of Haifa Dr. Adi Erlich announced that the newly found church was built in the 4th or 5th century. Christian builders used a former Roman pagan temple to create the church. “We know this ...

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3 Killed in Terror Attack at Notre Dome Basilica

Amanda Casanova | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Thursday, October 29, 2020 Three people were killed at a church Thursday in Paris after someone attacked church members with a knife. After the attack at Notre Dame Basilica, the prime minister raised its security alert status to the highest level, AP News reports. The church killings were the third attack in two months in France, following the start of a trial of 14 people linked to the January 2015 killings at ...

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Pope Francis Elects First Black American Cardinal

John Paluska | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Tuesday, October 27, 2020 On Sunday, Pope Francis announced that Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. will be America’s first Black Cardinal. Gregory, who was alive during the Civil Rights Era, thanked Pope Francis in a statement obtained by The Christian Post. "With a very grateful and humble heart, I thank Pope Francis for this appointment which will allow me to work more closely with him in caring for Christ’s ...

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Churches Attacked amid #EndSARS Protests in Nigeria

Morning Star News Nigeria Correspondent | Morning Star News | Monday, October 26, 2020 Protests against police brutality in Nigeria that grew into generalized unrest over poor government took on a religious dimension this week with attacks on Christians and church buildings. Following peaceful protests that began earlier this month against torture and killings by Special Anti­­-­Robbery Squad (SARS) forces, counter-demonstrations against the #EndSARS protestors and shootings by security forces escalated tensions. ...

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Religious Terms Replaced or Removed from Christian Books to Avoid China’s Internet Censorship

Milton Quintanilla | Contributor for ChristianHeadlines.com | Friday, October 23, 2020 Two government-sanctioned Christian organizations are seeking alternative ways to sell their religious books online due to censorship established by the Chinese Communist Party. According to ChinaAid, The Christian Council of China – a human rights Christian group for Chinese citizens – and the Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches of China are utilizing Chinese pinyin in expressing ...

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Look to Scripture, Not the Pope, for God’s View on Sexuality, Southern Baptist Leaders Say

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Thursday, October 22, 2020 Leaders of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination on Wednesday said Scripture – and not words from the pope – determine what is true about marriage and sexuality. Their comments came the same day news broke about a new documentary, Francesco, in which Pope Francis discussed homosexuality and same-sex civil unions. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have ...

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Pope Francis backs same-sex civil unions

Pontiff’s endorsement likely to further enrage his conservative opponents in Catholic church Pope Francis has given his most explicit support to same-sex civil unions in a move that is likely to further enrage his conservative opponents in the Catholic church. His comments came in an interview in a documentary film, Francesco, which premiered at the Rome film festival on Wednesday. He said: “Homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They ...

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Church Donates over $1 Million in Surplus Tithes to Help Those Affected by COVID-19

Alfred Street Baptist Church, a predominantly Black church in Alexandria, Virginia, has donated more than $1,000,000 to various organizations to help those affected by the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, The Christian Post reports. The money came from excess tithes that the church didn't need to run. It was part of an initiative called "Tithe-The-Tithe." According to a press release from the church, "Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) has donated $1,079,287 under their Tithe-the-Tithe ...

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Young Christian Man Hacked to Death in North-Central Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria, October 20, 2020 (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria hacked a young Catholic man to death with machetes on Wednesday (Oct. 14), one of eight Christians killed this month in Plateau state. The herdsmen ambushed 25-year-old Justine Patrick and two Christian companions at about 6 p.m. as they were returning from farm work to Chaha village, Jos South County, according to area resident Ruth Pam. “Patrick’s companions, ...

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