Israeli security forces gather at the scene of a stabbing attack, where a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier before he was shot dead, in the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron on September 17, 2016. An Israeli military statement said the attacker drew a knife during a routine security check …

PA Accusation that Israel Killed Teen Terrorist for No Reason Refuted by Confession

TEL AVIV – Following the release on Friday of the body of a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist, a Palestinian Authority governor accused Israel of executing the youth in cold blood for no reason – despite the fact that prior to his death, the terrorist had left a message urging his family not to mourn his death since “marytrdom beckons me… and I will be a groom in Paradise.”

Pope Francis conducts a mass at the Campus Misericordiae (Field of Mercy) in Brzegi, near Krakow on July 31, 2016 at the end of the World Youth Days (WYD). Pope Francis is in Poland for an international Catholic youth festival with a mission to encourage openness to migrants. / AFP …

Pope Francis to Millennials: ‘No Room for Benchwarmers’

In an address to more than 1.5 million young people in Krakow, Pope Francis challenged millennials to resist the temptation of a passive life of comfort and entitlements and to take responsibility for their existence.

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Paris Cardinal: Islamists Worship a ‘God of Death’

Mincing no words, French Cardinal André Vingt-Trois told the Christian faithful this week that jihadists “wrap themselves in the trappings of religion” while announcing a “God of death,” whom the prelate compared to the ancient pagan god “Moloch”—who demanded live human sacrifices as a tribute.

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Turkish Government Agency Promotes Martyrdom To Children

The Turkish Ministry of Religious Affairs is under heavy criticism after they published a comic glorifying Islamic martyrdom to children. A cartoon published in the April issue of the ministry’s Child Magazine, shows a dialogue between a child and his parents,

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Christianity Implodes in Europe; Explodes in Africa

Christianity is experiencing an unprecedented boom on the African continent and now accounts for more than half of Africa’s total population, while Christian affiliation and practice continue to ebb in Europe, signaling a major demographic shift in global Christianity. An

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Pope Francis: Martyrdom Unites Christians

Pope Francis said that in our times, the shedding of blood for Christ has become a “shared experience” of Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans, Protestants, Evangelicals, and Pentecostals, which is “deeper and stronger” than the differences that still separate Christians.

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Family Claims Abdulazeez Not Radical, Religious, or a Terrorist

The family of Chattanooga gunman Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez and their legal representation are pushing hard on the idea that he was not radical, a terrorist, or even particularly religious. The narrative they are pushing is that his deadly rampage was born of drug abuse and depression.