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Discovery of Martian water to help us learn more about God, says Vatican astronomer

The discovery of liquid and frozen water on Mars and the possibility of alien life existing on the Red Planet will help us learn more about God, Vatican's top astronomer said after the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) revealed its latest earth-shaking findings.

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The director of Vatican Observatory, Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, said Christians should continue to believe in God's power over the universe, although he recognised that potentially finding alien life on Mars could paint a different picture of God to some believers.

Muslim Radicals Set Churches on Fire, Threaten to Eradicate Christianity in Tanzania

Muslim extremists burned down three churches in Tanzania last week and issued threats to the area's Christians, a leading persecution monitoring group has reported.

According to pastors who spoke with Morning Star News, three churches in northwest Tanzania were set ablaze last Tuesday causing everything inside them to burn. Fortunately, no one was injured.

“The Cross is the ISIS’s main enemy; today no trace of a cross can be seen in Mosul”

A war is currently being waged against Christianity on the territory of the Biblical city of Nineveh, which is currently under control of the “Islamic State” militants: according to eyewitnesses’ evidence, the fanatics are trying their best to eliminate the very memory of the Christian presence in Mosul, reports Ankawa news agency.

Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Celebrate Meskel Feast

Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Celebrate Meskel Feast
Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Celebrate Meskel Feast
Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Celebrate Meskel Feast
Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Celebrate Meskel Feast

The Ethiopian Orthodox Christians celebrated the great and holy feast of the finding of true cross at Meskel Square in the Captial City of Addis Ababa. The holy event was blessed by His Holiness Abune Mathias – Patriarch of Ethiopia in the divine presence of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II- Patriarch on the See of St. Mark the Evangelist. Archbishops, clergy from Coptic and Ethiopian churches, Sunday school students along with thousands of faithful participated in the colourful event.

ISIS Abducts 12 Egyptians in Libya

The Islamic State in Libya has abducted 12 more Egyptians.  They were reportedly laborers preparing to return back to Egypt. According to RT Arabic, the Egyptians were abducted in Sirte, late in the evening of Sunday, September 13.

Coptic Christians are among those kidnapped. The Egyptian ministry has not issued a statement either confirming or denying the news.

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria Meets Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria Meets Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria Meets Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria Meets Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria Meets Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia

His Holiness Tawadors II of Alexandria on the Throne of St Mark the Evangelist has arrived in Ethiopia for the first apostolic visit. The Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church is accompanied by a high-level  delegation from Egypt. Pope Tawadros II met with Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia in Addis Abba.