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Nigerian Student Dies Re-Enacting Jesus Story

AFRICANGLOBE - A Nigerian university student collapsed and died on April 15, while acting in a recreation of Jesus’s crucifixion. The student, Suel Ambrose, 25, was training to be a priest at the Clariantian University seminary in Nekede, southeastern Nigeria.

The Truth About Religion And Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The Bible and the Quran are found in Africa at higher rates than and other books, pastors and imams outnumber medical doctors and engineers. Churches and mosques outnumber schools and other higher institutions of learning. Faith is reining over logic and common sense just as belief is rated above facts and reality.

Nun Arrested; Accused Of Helping Catholic Priests Rape Deaf Children

AFRICANGLOBE - A Roman Catholic nun stands accused of helping five priests sexually abuse deaf children. Kosaka Kumiko, 42, allegedly helped the priests cover up anal and vaginal rapes, fondling and oral sex at the institution for deaf students in Argentina.

American Christian Missionary Accused Of Raping Children In Haiti

AFRICANGLOBE - A Haitian court is hearing allegations that a worker for a large Ohio-based international aid ministry had sexually abused children in Haiti. Christian Aid Ministries of Berlin, Ohio — which is supported by various Mennonite, Amish and related groups — said in a statement Tuesday it became aware of “serious allegations” against the worker several weeks ago, when it “promptly discharged” him. It said it has been cooperating with authorities.

South Africa ‘Resurrection’ Pastor Challenged To Raise Mandela

AFRICANGLOBE - A South African preacher has tried to confront another pastor for allegedly "bringing Christianity into disrepute" by staging a bogus resurrection.Self-styled prophet Paseka "Mboro" Motsoeneng stood outside the locked gates of Pastor Alph Lukau's church and shouted "I'm here to get answers".

Pimp Pastor Faces Lawsuit After Allegedly Raising Man From The Dead

AFRICANGLOBE - Controversial South African pastor, Alph Lukau, is facing lawsuits, a probe and social media ridicule for claiming to have resurrected a dead man at his church, Alleluia International Ministries, in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Vatican Treasurer Found Guilty Of Raping Children

AFRICANGLOBE - Cardinal George Pell, once the third most powerful man in the Vatican and Australia’s most senior Catholic, has been found guilty of child sexual abuse after a trial in Melbourne.

11 Bible Verses Christians Love To Ignore

AFRICANGLOBE - Some Bible-believing Christians play fast and loose with their sacred text. When it suits their purposes, they treat it like the literally perfect word of God. Then, when it suits their other purposes, they conveniently ignore the parts of the Bible that are—inconvenient.

Ethiopia’s Church In The Sky

AFRICANGLOBE - If churches were assessed by their risk factor, Abuna Yemata Guh would be our new Sistine Chapel. Perched 650 feet above a steep cliff in Northern Ethiopia, visitors face a 45-minute climb up the cliff’s vertical face in order to access the precariously positioned church.

Schools In Swaziland Ordered To Teach Only Christianity

AFRICANGLOBE - Swaziland’s schools opened for the new academic year under new government orders to teach only Christianity, a move criticised by opponents as fuelling intolerance of Muslims.

5,000-Year-Old Nativity Scene Discovered In Egypt

AFRICANGLOBE - Italian researchers have discovered what might be the oldest nativity scene ever found — 5,000-year-old rock art that depicts a star in the east, a newborn between parents and two animals.

Pastor Condemned For Spraying Church Members With Insecticide In Fake Miracle

AFRICANGLOBE - A South Africa pastor who sprays his congregation with insecticide has been widely condemned. But the pastor has defended his actions, saying that he is using unconventional methods to heal people.

Catholic Church Finally Apologizes For Its Role In The Rwandan Genocide

AFRICANGLOBE - The Rwanda Catholic Church Sunday apologised for its priests’ role in the 1994 Genocide against Tutsis, which killed close to one million people. The apology contained in a statement signed by nine Catholic Bishops who constitute the Episcopal Council was read after mass on Sunday. Thousands had been killed inside churches and church compounds where they had sought refuge. Shortly after the genocide, a report by the Organisation of African Unity, now the African Union, described the Church in Rwanda as carrying a “heavy responsibility” for failing to oppose, and even promoting ethnic discrimination. Since 1996, several clergy members of the Church have been convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity by Rwandan courts.

Bishop Sentenced To 20 Years Jail For Raping 17-Year-Old

AFRICANGLOBE - A self-proclaimed Zimbabwean bishop who, with his brother who is still at large, raped and impregnated a 17-year-old congregant at their church has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. Andrew Mnkandla (41) stunned a court when he failed to recite four common Bible verses.

Religion In America Takes In 1.2 Trillion A Year, Only Spend...

AFRICANGLOBE - Religion in the United States is worth $1.2tn a year, making it equivalent to the 15th largest national economy in the world, according to a study. The faith economy has a higher value than the combined revenues of the top 10 technology companies in the US, including Apple, Amazon and Google, says the analysis from Georgetown University in Washington DC.

The Black God Of Judaism, Christianity And Islam

AFRICANGLOBE - At the root of Judaism, Christianity and Islam is the worship of the Black God of antiquity. The differences that currently exist in these three religions are due to a gradual perversion of an ancient religious order that permeated the world beyond the ancient near east.