Vietnamese government officials assaulted and arrested several Hmong Christians after they refused to renounce their faith in Christ according to the persecution watchdog group, International Christian Concern (ICC). Pastor Hoang Van Pa told ICC that 33 Hmong Christians in Phá Lóm village, Tam Hợp commune, Nghệ An province were told...
Chinese government officials have ordered the removal of a church display which contained the First Commandment because they believe it directly contradicts the policy of President Xi Jinping. The government-approved Three-Self Church was forced to remove the First Commandment after a visit from the central “patrol inspection team” of Luoyang city...
Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to meet with US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Tuesday. Bolton met with Turkish officials for two hours in tough talks over arrangements for the pending US troop withdrawal from Syria and future US  involvement there. President Erdogan publicly blasted Bolton in front...
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...