Israeli and French researchers will explore an unstudied biblical site, Kiryat Yea'rim, in August, The Sun reports. Kiryat Yea'rim or Kiriath-Jearim is where, according to the Old Testament, the Ark of the Covenant was kept for two decades. The area is located about 12 kilometers from Jerusalem. It was mentioned several times in the Bible and was referred to as a Judahite town.
Unidentified hoodlums set the Redeemed Christian Church of God (Root of David Parish) on fire early Monday morning. The church was located in Apiawe village, DeiDei, one of the satellite towns of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria, Vanguard reports.
Last October, Pastor Andrew Brunson, 48, was arrested in Turkey after performing missionary work in the country for 23 years. Allegations against him were not revealed until December when prosecutors said an informant alleged that Brunson was a member of an "armed terrorist group," Breitbart reports.
A new Christian theme park--the largest in China--is set to open in June 2017. The Xingsha Ecological Park will be in a sprawling 150,000 square meters in Changsa, the capital of central China’s Hunan province, and features a 260 foot tall Christian church in the middle of the park, The UK Daily Mail reports.