Evangelicals Pray For Ukraine As Rockets Take Toll

Two groups representing more than 600 million evangelical Christians urged prayers for an end to the war in Ukraine as territories still controlled by Kyiv observed Ukraine’s Independence Day.

18 Priests Kidnapped, 3 Killed In Nigeria

At least 18 priests have been kidnapped, and several were killed in Nigeria this year, prompting church leaders to call for prayers, a Catholic charity said Tuesday.

Russia Claims Victory In Ukraine Luhansk Region (Update)

Ukraine’s military has confirmed the withdrawal from the city of Lysychansk after Russia claimed complete control over the Luhansk area. Moscow said earlier that Russian and separatist forces took the last major stronghold in the Luhansk area.

Russia Hit Ukraine’s Capital, Cities As G7 Gathers

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky was to address the Group of Seven (G7) wealthy nations on Monday after Russian missile strikes on the capital Kyiv and other areas killed at least one person and injured many more.

Pro-Abortion Group Plans Terror Attacks In US

The American pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge effectively says it is planning domestic terrorism when the U.S. Supreme Court likely overturns Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion.

Ukraine Forces Battle In ‘Dead Cities’

Between massive death and destruction, Ukrainian forces were still holding out in the eastern city of Severodonetsk despite being outnumbered by Russian forces, Ukraine’s president said.

Ukraine’s President: ‘Churches Burning, Cities Destroyed’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged Russia to “stop burning churches” and end attacks on his nation after a famed Orthodox Church was destroyed while explosions rocked the capital Kyiv, overshadowing Pentecost celebrations. Heavy street battles also raged in a strategic city in Ukraine’s east that Russian forces want to capture as part of an ongoing invasion.

NATO Warns Of Long War In Ukraine As Starvation Looms

The secretary-general of the NATO military alliance has warned Western nations to prepare for a long war in Ukraine, adding to global concerns about worldwide food shortages linked to the conflict. Jens Stoltenberg spoke as the Russian invasion of the country entered its 100th day.

U.S. Sends Rocket Systems To Ukraine As Fighting Intensifies In East

United States President Joe Biden has pledged to send Ukraine more advanced rocket artillery systems despite concerns in Moscow that they may reach Russian cities. The announcement came as Ukraine struggled to defend itself in the east against the ongoing Russian invasion while Moscow launched nuclear drills on Russian territory.

Christians Pray After Islamic Militants Execute 20 Christians In Nigeria

Christians have urged prayers for the surviving loved ones of 20 Nigerian Christian men executed by militants affiliated with the self-proclaimed Islamic State terror group in northeast Nigeria’s Borno State. In May, an Islamic States’ Amaq News Agency video showed the execution of the 20 Christians forced to kneel by knife-wielding militants.

China Prevents Christian Wedding

A Christian couple in southwest China was forced to cancel their wedding after Chinese authorities learned it would include a celebration
attended by members and leaders of their church who were later detained, Christians confirmed to Worthy News.

Ukraine’s President Admits Defeats In East

Ukraine’s president has admitted that his forces are overwhelmed by the Russian military in the country’s east. Volodymyr Zelensky made comments amid relentless battles over Ukraine’s industrial heartland and warnings by Russia of an all-out war with the West.

CEO: ‘Millions Of COVID Jabs Thrown Away’

The CEO of pharmaceutical and biotechnology giant Moderna says his firm has to “throw away” millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines as “nobody wants them” amid worries about side effects.

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