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Catholic priest missing as Pope Francis arrives in Bangladesh

World Watch Monitor Pope Francis has arrived in Bangladesh, where a Catholic priest disappeared three days ago, highlighting the pressure Christians and other minority groups are under in the mainly Muslim country. Father Walter William Rozario, who is also the headmaster of a high school, went missing in northern Natore district on 27th November, on […]

Structure around Christ’s tomb dated to Roman period

Mortar from a structure surrounding the tomb – said to have been the resting place of Jesus Christ between His crucifixion and resurrection – has been dated to around 345 AD, close to the date when historical accounts said Romans discovered the tomb and built a shrine over it, according to scientific evidence presented to […]

Europe’s Muslim population growing — but won’t be a majority anytime soon

Pew study

RNS Even if migration to Europe ceased – no immigrants, no refugees – the percentage of Muslims in those countries would still rise over the next three decades.  That’s according to new projections released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.  Though it hasn’t been long since Pew made its last projections on population growth of […]