Europe | Dec. 22 2016

Vatican reaffirms decision to ban gay priests

VATICAN CITY — A Vatican decision to reaffirm its opposition to gay priests has angered activists who thought Pope Francis was changing Rome’s... [READ MORE]

Europe | Dec. 15 2016

Catholic Church accused of inflating numbers

OSLO, Norway — Norway’s Roman Catholic Church has reportedly been slapped with a $140,000 fine for inflating its membership numbers with... [READ MORE]

Europe | Dec. 1 2016

Persecution of Christians on rise, report finds

BRUSSELS, Belgium — The majority of the world still doesn’t have religious freedom — in fact, persecution of Christians is getting worse,... [READ MORE]

Europe | Nov. 10 2016

Russian missionary fights for religious freedom

ORYOL, Russia — A Baptist missionary convicted under Russia’s new anti-evangelism law and compelled to end his ministry there has lost his... [READ MORE]

Europe | Nov. 10 2016

Muslim refugees in Athens give up all they know for Christ

By David Crabb Mobilization and development director, Training Leaders International The spirit of Athens, Greece, lies at the crossroads between... [READ MORE]

Europe | Nov. 3 2016

Vatican prohibits scattering of cremation ashes

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican released new rules on cremation in late October prohibiting the scattering of ashes on land or at sea, as well as... [READ MORE]

Europe | Nov. 3 2016

Irish bakers fined for marriage convictions

BELFAST, Ireland — Daniel and Amy McArthur, owners of Ashers Bakery in Belfast, Ireland, lost their court appeal Oct. 24 after a three-judge... [READ MORE]

Europe | Nov. 3 2016

Making Christ known in cities like London may be avenue for worldwide change

By Bob Terry Editor, The Alabama Baptist Phil Barnard describes London as a “post-Christian society.” Then with determination in his voice,... [READ MORE]

Europe | Nov. 3 2016

Swedish commission visits BWA to learn

WASHINGTON — A team from the Commission for Government Support for Faith Communities in Sweden (SST) met Oct. 7 with the Baptist World Alliance... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Oct. 20 2016

IMB missionaries in Ukraine lay groundwork for medical team

By Brian Harris Special to The Alabama Baptist If you’ve ever been fishing you’ve most likely baited a hook and dipped it into the water... [READ MORE]