The General Synod of the Church of England has voted to permit the ordination of women bishops.
“Today is the completion of what was begun over 20 years ago with the ordination of women as priests,” said Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury. 257 more words
Christians in Mosul, Iraq, have been told that they must leave, convert to Islam or accept dhimmitude, or die.
A communique from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) gave Christians a deadline of June 19, saying that if they do not leave or accept Islamic rule, “their destiny is the sword.” The Aleteia web site, citing local sources, said that this message was being broadcast on loudspeakers by mosques in Mosul. 105 more words
The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem has again lamented the cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, describing the region as “no longer a holy land” and the situation as “no longer a normal life.” 96 more words