Pompeo touts ‘pro-life’ US foreign policy in Iowa

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a gathering of Christian conservatives in Iowa the Trump administration is pursuing a foreign policy that’s pro-life, pro-religious freedom and pro-national security. (July 17)

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Celebrations as Turkey announces iconic Hagia Sophia will be reopened as mosque | AFP

People celebrate outside Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that it would be reopened for Muslim worship, sparking fury in the Christian community and neighbouring Greece. IMAGES

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Christian masses resume in Rome | AFP

Churches reopen in Rome as images from inside Santa Maria in Transpontina’s church near the Vatican show worshippers returning to pray. IMAGES

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Graham: Don’t need funds meant for WHO

The Rev. Franklin Graham says his Christian relief charity, Samaritan’s Purse, has no interest in receiving any of the funding President Donald Trump has withheld from the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus. (May 9)

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Russia set to unveil giant ‘Orthodox Cathedral of Armed Forces’ | AFP

A giant Orthodox cathedral located at Patriot military park outside the Russian capital is slated to be unveiled next month to celebrate victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Besides the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the church also glorifies other “feats of arms of the Russian people” including Moscow’s takeover of Crimea in 2014, according to Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson. Standing 96 meters tall and crowned by six golden globes, the cathedral will be Russia’s third-largest Orthodox Christian church. The unprecedented project has been steeped in symbolism, with the bell chamber’s height — 75 meters — symbolising the 75th anniversary of victory over the Nazi. Melted-down elements of Nazi tanks and planes have been used to build the cathedral’s steps, the defence ministry spokesman said. Even before its formal opening on May 9, the church has become the target of fierce criticism and ridicule. It will be the first time that the Russian Orthodox Church has agreed that the image of Stalin — who famously clamped down on religion — appear in a cathedral, historians said.

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Christian artists offer message of hope in Bogota amid virus fears | AFP

Christian artists from the Steiger organization carry out an outdoor show in Bogota in a bid to spread a message of hope amid COVID-19 worries.

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Twenty killed in Tanzanian church stampede | AFP

Twenty people in Tanzania were trampled to death at an open-air evangelical Christian church service in the north of the country, officials said on Sunday.

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Santa Claus floats to Tel Aviv on his standup paddleboard | AFP

Harout Torossian, an Israeli lifeguard from the Armenian Orthodox Christian minority dressed up as Santa Claus, standup paddleboards along a beach in the Mediterranean coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv as Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the holy day.

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Pastor speaks on Christian magazine’s Trump stance

A major evangelical Christian magazine published an editorial on Thursday calling for President Donald Trump’s removal from office. But one pastor is confident evangelical Christians will again throw their support behind Trump in 2020. (Dec. 20)

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Here are the top stories for Friday, December 20th: Trump hits back at Christian magazine that called for his removal; Two dead in NC workplace shooting; Boeing Starliner capsule goes off course; Key Brexit legislation passes in UK.

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In Syria’s Maalula, fear for survival of language of Christ | AFP

In Syria’s Maalula, one of the world’s oldest Christian settlements, residents fear for the survival of the ancient Aramaic language – the biblical language of Jesus – that is starting to disappear from everyday use in the village. REFILE AS ONE OF AFPTV’S BEST STORIES OF 2019.

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Country music and Christmas go hand-in-hand for ABC special

Country music and Christmas music go hand-in-hand, according to the stars of the “CMA Country Christmas” TV special on ABC. Country stars Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum and Chris Young celebrate the season with gospel artist CeCe Winans and Christian duo for King and Country. (Dec. 2)

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Gospel star Erica Campbell says Christianity doesn’t equal conservatism

Asking herself some introspective questions birthed the idea for gospel singer Erica Campbell’s new book, “More Than Pretty.” She also discusses her new single, “Praying and Believing,” and says being a Christian does not mean you’re a conservative. (Nov. 8)

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They’ll be first-time voters in 2020 and they’re all in for Trump | AFP

Most of them still teens, students at this Christian high school in Columbus attend an event organized by conservative group Turning Point USA. In a year from now, these voters will cast ballots in their first presidential election in key swing state Ohio — and they’re giving Donald Trump their support.

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Indonesia’s halal tourism bid faces pig pushback | AFP

Indonesia’s bid to lure more visitors by spreading halal tourism across the archipelago is facing a backlash, with a Christian celebration of pigs — forbidden for Muslims — the latest act of dissent.

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Harsh sentences and ban on abortion put women at risk in Madagascar | AFP

In Madagascar, a predominantly Christian country that Pope Francis will visit in a few days’ time, abortion is illegal, including for victims of rape, and is punishable by ten years in prison. Activists campaigning for the legalisation of abortion are hoping their efforts will one day bring positive change to the many women across the country who have to turn to dangerous clandestine abortions.

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ShowBiz Minute: A$AP, Perry, Lil Nas X

A$AP Rocky trial underway in Sweden; Jury: Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ copied Christian rap song; Lil Nas X celebrates new Billboard record for most weeks at No.1. (July 30)

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Bethlehem’s Nativity Church removed from UNESCO endangered list | AFP

UNESCO removes Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity from its ‘World Heritage in Danger’ list after the building, identified by Christian tradition as the birthplace of Jesus Christ, went under renovation and conservation works. Church and Palestinian officials have since overseen high-quality work restoring “roof, exterior facades, mosaics and doors,” UNESCO said in a statement.

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In rural Nigeria, conflicts over land and scarce resources persist | AFP

In central Nigeria, where Muslim herders and Christian farmers co-exist, centuries-old conflicts over access to land and water are killing more people than the terrorist group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. In recent years, tensions have been aggravated by a population boom and climate change, leading to violence spiraling out of control. A VOICED AFPTV REPORT

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