The head of the Russian Orthodox Church says smartphones risk bringing humanity closer to the arrival of the anti-Christ. Patriarch Kirill said the church does not oppose technological progress but is concerned that the data-gathering capacity of the devices shares too much information. Kirill said such information could be used for centralized...
The popular YouVersion Bible app says their Bible plans garnered more than 1 million new subscriptions at the start of the New Year. The company says the uptick of subscribers on Jan. 1 represents a 62 percent increase from last year. YouVersion plans allow users to pair daily passages from the...
LYON, France (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church faces another public reckoning when a French cardinal goes on trial Monday for his alleged failure to report a pedophile priest who confessed to preying on Boy Scouts and whose victims want to hold one of France’s highest church figures accountable. Nine...
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Christians across Europe celebrated Epiphany on Sunday, with worshippers plunging into icy waters and parades being held in Poland and elsewhere. At the Vatican, Pope Francis marked the Epiphany feast day by urging people to follow the path of “humble love” and care for those who...
ISTANBUL (AP) — An independent Ukrainian Orthodox church was created at a signing ceremony in Turkey on Saturday, formalizing a split with the Russian church it had been tied to since 1686. The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, signed the “Tomos” in Istanbul in front of clerics and Ukrainian...
RIO DE JANEIRO – A new president took power in Brazil this week, and he's promising to do whatever it takes to make a dent in the country's years-long violent crime epidemic.    CBN News visited Rio De Janeiro and went on patrol with an elite team of Brazilian special...
On January 3rd, the Syriac National Council of Syria released an open letter to Christians in the United States and other Western countries to preserve Christianity in the Middle East.  These Syrian Christians are deeply concerned about the impact of President Trump's decision to remove US troops out of...
China is tightening its grip on the country's Christians through repeated efforts to persecute and silence the Church. Chinese believers are being rounded up, imprisoned and some even tortured for their faith. In addition, government officials are removing crosses from churches, burning Bibles and demolishing church buildings. "Churches have been forced...
 STOCKHOLM – No one would have thought a Muslim woman in Iran who was simply trying to stay alive in an abusive marriage in Iran would one day lead two churches in Sweden, bring more than a thousand former Muslims to Christ, and be invited to speak before the...
US Roman Catholic bishops have begun a week-long retreat in Mundelein, Illinois, to focus on the church's sexual abuse scandals. But the way they're doing it is causing a backlash. The retreat comes as clergy abuse survivors are calling on Pope Francis to remove a Chicago cardinal from his role...