Chinese Communists sentenced 5 Christians to 6 months in prison
A Chinese court sentenced five Christians to over six months in prison last week.
Officials arrested the believers from Xuncheng Reformed Church for attending a Christian conference in Malaysia last year.
Although the Christians traveled through Chinese customs with their passports, the government is treating their trip as illegal.
Family members of the Christians said they are doing well and have joy in their hearts. During their trial, they shared their faith and preached the Gospel to the judge.
Latin America’s Roman Catholic population dropped from 80 to 59%
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Roman Catholic portion of Latin America’s population has fallen from 80% in 1995 to 59% in 2018.
Brazil, known as the country with the most Catholics in the world, is expected to become minority-Catholic as soon as this year.
During the pandemic, Evangelical churches were very successful in engaging with people.
Many Catholics in Latin America are now turning to Protestantism and especially Pentecostalism. Their reason? To have a more personal connection with God and because they found a church that helps members more.