A petition to keep the UK’s first branch of Christian-owned American restaurant Chick-Fil-A open has been signed by over 17,000 people. This follows news that the restaurant was set to close as a result of LGBT activists. Members of the LGBT community have taken issue with the organisation’s objection to same sex marriage which it believes is in conflict with Christian values.
Reports are that a branch of Three-Self Church in China was fined the equivalent of a little over US$1,000 after South Korean versions of the Bible were discovered. Since March 2018, the Chinese government has banned online and retail sales of Bibles, and hymnals. Other spiritual books aren’t allowed in churches unless sanctioned and published by the Chinese Communist Party.
Dr Alejandro González, Christian Aid’s senior advisor on climate change for Latin American countries has reportedly expressed deep regret over cancellation of the COP25 UN climate summit in Chile. According our source, Mr. Gonzales argued that climate emergency is real and all efforts to take action now must be a priority.
Reports are that Pope Francis appeared to wipe away tears during a ceremony in St Peter’s Square marking the return to Argentina of a Virgin Mary statue. Argentine troops had brought the statue to the Falkland Islands when they invaded the British colony in 1982. After the two-month war, the statue ended up in a military cathedral in Britain, where it served as a focus for prayers for all who died in the war.
The Zionist General Council approved a resolution calling on the Israeli government to apply Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, as well as Judea and Samaria and to encourage settlement in the area.
Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization Yaakov Hagoel hailed the news as glad tidings for the Jewish people in Israel and in the world in general.