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Pandemic Sees Church Growth in South Asia

Almost 100 home fellowships have formed during COVID lockdowns.

Pandemic Sees Church Growth in South Asia

Almost 100 home fellowships have formed during COVID lockdowns.

Archbishop of Canterbury Regrets Church Restrictions

He has expressed regret at not advocating for churches to be kept open to clergy and for individual prayer.

Mission Cry Plans to Send Bibles to Abottabad

Mission Cry plans to send thousands of bibles to the houses surrounding Osama Bin Laden’s abandoned compound.

Pandemic Sees Church Growth in South Asia

Almost 100 home fellowships have formed during COVID lockdowns.

National

Christian Democratic Party Founder Fred Nile Announces Retirement

Rev Nile will remain active in the Party as Immediate Past President.

Qantas and the TWU in Court Battle

The Federal Court case was brought by the TWU and renowned waterfront dispute lawyer Josh Bornstein.

Driver in Oatlands Crash Jailed for 28 Years

Three siblings and their cousin – aged between nine and 13 – died in the crash in Sydney’s west in February 2020.

AstraZeneca Vaccine Not Recommended for Under 50’s

There have been rare cases of blood clots linked to the AstraZeneca dose in younger people. 

Victoria Restarts Hotel Quarantine Program

Only staff who have had at least their first vaccination will be allowed to work in the hotels.

International

The Duke of Edinburgh Has Died at the Age of 99

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away just over three weeks since he was discharged from hospital.

Joe Biden Aims to Curb Gun Violence With Executive Orders

The US President has labelled gun violence “an international embarrassment”.

Possible Link Found Between COVID Vaccine and Rare Blood Clots

A review by the drug regulator shows 79 people in the UK suffered blood clots after being given the AstraZeneca shot.

Pope Francis Visits Iraq

The Pope’s trip marks the first ever papal visit to Iraq.  

The Queen Delivers Commonwealth Day Speech

Queen Elizabeth acknowledged the efforts of frontline workers in her annual Commonwealth Day speech.

Faith

Pandemic Sees Church Growth in South Asia

Almost 100 home fellowships have formed during COVID lockdowns.

Archbishop of Canterbury Regrets Church Restrictions

He has expressed regret at not advocating for churches to be kept open to clergy and for individual prayer.

Mission Cry Plans to Send Bibles to Abottabad

Mission Cry plans to send thousands of bibles to the houses surrounding Osama Bin Laden’s abandoned compound.

Church Leaders Describe Prince Philip’s Faith

A church leader in the UK has revealed, Prince Philip encouraged the Queen to talk more about her Christian faith in her Christmas broadcasts.

Priest Jailed as Turkish Authorities Target Christians

Human Rights activist says Turkish authorities have been trying to erase Turkey’s Christian heritage.

Sport

Sydney Continues Unbeaten Streak in AFL

Lance Franklin kicked his 950th career goal in his return from injury.

Barty to Begin Miami Title Defence Campaign

After receiving a first-round bye, Ash Barty will play Kristina Kučová in the round of 64.

AFL Tribunal Bans Dangerfield for Three Matches

The AFL Tribunal graded Patrick Dangerfield’s high bump against Adelaide’s Jake Kelly as a “severe” act of rough conduct.

Knights Star to Reach NRL Milestone

Newcastle halfback Mitchell Pearce will become the 42nd footballer to play 300 NRL games.

Aussie Golfer Breaks Drought on PGA Tour

Matt Jones has won his first PGA Tour title since 2014, with a decisive victory in the Honda Classic.

20Twenty

Are Christians in Danger after Asia Bibi’s Acquittal?

With the Supreme Court upholding Asia Bibi’s acquittal, are the lives of persecuted Christians living in Pakistan now in danger? And what will happen to Asia and her family now that she has been freed?

Abortion is the Leading Cause of Death in Australia

Every year in Australia more than 70,000 unborn infants are aborted from their mother’s wombs. That number grows to 56 million when you look at abortions worldwide.

DC Comics’ New Series Depicts Jesus as a Failure

DC Comics is causing controversy with their upcoming comic book series ‘Second Coming’ featuring a very unbiblical version of Jesus Christ.

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