Myanmar Pentecostal Church burned down by army
On December 4th, the Burmese Army torched a Pentecostal church, and its clergy quarter, in Myanmar’s Christian-majority Chin state, reports International Christian Concern. Nineteen structures were burned down in total.
Over 10,000 residents in the Chin State have fled to neighboring states or India to avoid the ongoing fighting between local resistance forces and the Burmese Army.
Pope Francis: “Sins of the flesh are not the most serious”
As he flew from Greece to Italy on Monday, Pope Francis talked about which sins are the most serious, reports the New York Post.
The context was the December 2nd resignation of 70-year-old Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit who allegedly gave a massage to a woman, but claims he was not intimate with her.
The Argentinian leader of the Catholic Church spoke in Spanish.
(Audio of Pope speaking in Spanish)
In English, the Pope said, “The sins of the flesh are not the most serious. The most serious ones are like pride and hatred. These are the most serious sins.”
The Apostle Paul asked a question which the Pope should consider. “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)