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Rare 16th-Century Hebrew Bible Strangely Goes Missing

Thou shalt not forget to require a signature.

The rare Hebrew Bible was from the collection of Andrew Fletcher, a 17th-century Scottish politician renowned for his private library. (Photo: Jonathan Bandler, The (Westchester County, N.Y.) Journal News)

Cuba to Build First New Church in 55 Years

Cuba has allowed construction of the country's first new Catholic church in 55 years, the church said Monday. Experts said it's a sign of improving relations between the Vatican and Cuba's communist government.


A Greek Orthodox priest who has advocated a non-Arab identity for members of Israel's Christian community is being alternately vilified and praised for spearheading a government campaign to drive a wedge between Christian and Muslim Israelis.
The "Vicar of Baghdad" has quit Iraq after death threats and the beheading of children attached to his church by Islamic terrorists.

Canon Andrew White, the vicar of Baghdad St George's church, pictured at centre in 2007. He has been forced to flee Iraq because of ISIS threats. Muhannad Fala'ah/Getty Images/File
John Sentamu, the archbishop of York, has said that he's "deeply ashamed" over allegations of child abuse by a former dean in a recently published report that has revealed "systemic failures" by the Church of England in dealing with such cases.
The Vatican convened its ambassadors from countries across the Middle East and North Africa for the second day of a three-day summit on Friday, in an attempt to determine how Christian minorities in the region could be better protected from persecution in light of the rise of extremist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). 

Over 100 Christians Arrested in China House Church Raid

Over 100 people were arrested on Sunday (Sept. 21) in a house church raid in China's Guangdong Province. The Christian Post reports that nearly 200 police officer interrupted a church service, arresting congregants for "illegal gathering."
Iraqi born pastor Jalil Dawood of the Arabic Church of Dallas, who, along with other Christian leaders will be holding a rally on Sept. 14 in support of Iraqis who are being persecuted by the Islamic State, says there are five things Americans can do today to help their brothers and sisters in Christ.

How the Church Can Turn Back the Threat of ISIS

"We have never seen anything like it, and we must be ready for anything," were the words of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in discussing the threat of the jihadist ISIS movement with an obvious note of concern in his voice. Military and intelligence officials obviously are taking very serious the threat of ISIS to bring its horrific brand of terror to America and fly its flag over the White House. Could it happen?

Church leaders in South Sudan said yesterday that the world has turned its back on the war-torn nation and little is being done to help the millions in desperate need of humanitarian aid.