Planning committee meets as momentum grows toward WCC 11th Assembly

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly Planning Committee met on 27 January, building momentum toward the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe,...

‘Prayers answered. All hostages are out.’: Texas synagogue standoff ends

An FBI team on Saturday shot and killed a man who had taken hostages during a live streamed service at a Texas...

Pope Francis: Let us place the new year under the protection of Mary

On New Year’s Day, Pope Francis encouraged people to place their lives under the protection of Mary, the Mother of God.

WCC shares joyful greetings with youth in Taizé European Encounter

World Council of Churches acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca shared joyful greetings to the Taizé European Youth Encounter as...

Another Unpeaceful Christmas for Chengdu House Church Members

12/26/2021 China (International Christian Concern) – The heavily targeted Chengdu-based Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) was again harassed by the authorities during Christmas...

Pope Francis: Pray for peace in the family

Pope Francis said Church and society need to defend and support the family, and he asked families to pray together every day...

Church in India Vandalized the Day After Christmas

12/26/2021 India (International Christian Concern) – According to the Free Press Kashmir, a church in India’s Haryana state was vandalized by unknown individuals....

WCC congratulates Rev. Prof. Dr Heike Springhart, bishop of Landeskirche in Baden

Warm congratulations and a sense of hope were extended from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the new bishop of Landeskirche...

Pope Francis: Let’s focus on helping others this Christmas

A good way to get out of a cycle of self-pity or a negative mood is to help others, following the example...

Pope Francis’ Visit to Cyprus Signals Christians and Refugees are Not Alone

12/11/2021 Cyprus (International Christian Concern) – Pope Francis recently returned from a five-day trip to Cyprus and Greece, where he focused on immigrant...
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“Good shall triumph over evil,” – the UGCC bishops urged the occupiers to repent...

The bishops of the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC in Ukraine expressed their support and gratitude to the Ukrainian people and...

International community laments Cardinal Zen’s ‘precarious’ position

The arrest this week of Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun in Hong Kong continues to attract international condemnation, with the U.S. bishops calling...

Middle East’s Largest Armenian Church Reopened in Turkey

05/13/2022 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – The largest Armenian church in the Middle East, St. Giragos Cathedral in Diyarbakir, reopened on May 7....