The World Council of Churches and the World Evangelical Alliance along with Pope Francis called this week for restraint and de-escalation to prevent the conflict between the United States and Iran worsening.
Amazon region bishops have made a call for married men to become priests in the Catholic Church to help reach their communities with Christian teachings. But the recent Vatican meeting drew the ire of traditionalists with accusations about idolatry highlighted after some art carvings were seized from a church near the Vatican and then cast into Rome's Tiber River. Soon after a synod which ended Oct. 27, Pope Francis in a homily urged openness to new ways "for the proclamation of the Gospel."
The tally of undernourished people is climbing again after decades of worldwide progress in the fight against hunger and the rise is of grave concern for the World Council of Churches, its ecumenical partners and the United Nations.
The number of U.S. adults identifying as Christians is rapidly declining, while religious 'nones' have grown, a new Pew Research Center study shows.