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Pope Francis Calls for Peace in Syria, South Sudan

Pope Francis Calls for Peace in Syria, South Sudan

Pope Francis has called for peace in South Sudan and other troubled nations around the world in his first Christmas Day address. The 77-year-old Argentine pontiff spoke to tens of thousands of people Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square, celebrating one of the holiest days on the Christian calendar.

Pray for a Peaceful Solution in the Ukraine

Pray for a Peaceful Solution in the Ukraine

About a million protesters took to the streets yesterday in Ukraine, as protests continue against President Viktor Yanukovich. Last week Yanukovich refused to sign an agreement allowing free trade with the European Union, but rather signed a similar agreement with Russia.

Troubled Thief Returns Bible After 42 years

Troubled Thief Returns Bible After 42 years

An anonymous thief from Germany finally returned a 200-year-old Bible to the Holy Trinity Church in Hastings, England, after 42 years suffering with a guilty conscience.

Pope Francis takes his Message to Brazil

Pope Francis takes his Message to Brazil

The organizers of World Youth Day expect more than a million young pilgrims from 170 countries in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil is a land with approximately 123 million Catholics and more than 400 bishops: the country with the largest number of Catholics in the world.

Church of England will allow Female Bishops

Church of England will allow Female Bishops

After several hours of talks yesterday in York, England, at the Anglican body’s national assembly, the General Synod, members voted overwhelmingly to pursue reforms to allow women bishops as a “matter of urgency.” A committee will draft legislation that will be reviewed later this year but it is not likely to be given final approval before November 2015.

Christian Minister in Serbia miraculously freed after prayer

Christian Minister in Serbia miraculously freed after prayer

“I was sleeping on my bed in the cell, when they woke me up. ‘Sasko, you’re going home.’” Sasko Bogeski had just told the Lord, “I give up. There is nothing I can do.” And then he went to sleep in his cell. And God answered his prayers, and the prayers of thousands around the world.

Late Pope John Paul II will be made a Saint, says Vatican

Late Pope John Paul II will be made a Saint, says Vatican

The Vatican has announced that the late Pope John Paul II will be made a saint, after Pope Francis approved a second miracle attributed to the Polish pontiff. John Paul II led the Roman Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005.It was in the small Costa Rican town of La Union de Tres Rios where the Vatican says Pope John Paul II performed his second miracle since his death – the criteria required for sainthood.

Samaritan’s Purse’s Call to Model the Early Church and bring Hope to the World’s Poorest

Samaritan’s Purse’s Call to Model the Early Church and bring Hope to the World’s Poorest

Samaritan’s Purse is calling on churches across the UK to model the early church, as described in the books of Acts, who held everything in common and who pooled their resources to reap hope for some of the world’s neediest families this Harvest time.

Massive Flooding Wreaks Havoc Across Central Europe

Massive Flooding Wreaks Havoc Across Central Europe

The recent floods are feared to be the worst since 2002, when parts of Germany and the Czech Republic were devastated and communities in Austria, Slovakia, Russia, and Romania were affected. Please pray for the ministries with work in the flood zones. Pray for wisdom for them, safety for their members, and for opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ.

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