Tomb of St Philip Discovered in Turkey

That’s the claim: The tomb of St. Philip the Apostle, one of the original 12 disciples of Christianity’s central figure Jesus Christ, has been discovered during the ongoing excavations in Turkey’s south-western province of Denizli. Italian professor Francesco D’Andria, the head of the excavation team at the Hierapolis ancient city in Denizli, told reporters on…

John Stott Has Died

An evangelical of note,  John Sott, has died: The Rev John Stott, who helped lead a resurgence of evangelicalism in Britain, has died at the age of 90. US preacher Billy Graham paid tribute to him, saying the evangelical world had lost one of its greatest spokesmen. Dr Stott’s wide-ranging influence came partly from more than…

Allegations of Clerical Abuse Double in a Year

The Catholic Herald has the sad news: The number of people in the Catholic Church accused of sexual or physical abuse has more than doubled between 2009 and 2010, according to the latest annual report by the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC). The Commission has attributed the rise to the papal visit, during which Pope Benedict…