Moscow Patriarch urges monks to go offline
MONKS should avoid using their mobile phones to access the
internet, the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church has said.
During a visit to the Zograf monastery, on Mount Athos, in Greece,
Patriarch Kirill said that monks who "leave the world" were acting
"quite unreasonably" in accessing the web, the source of "a large
number of sinful and tempting things".
Bible 'most read book' in United States
THE Bible remains the most read book in the United States, new
research suggests. An online survey of 1075 adults, conducted by
the Barna Group, a Christian organisation, found that 20 per cent
of them had read the Bible, including nine per cent of people with
no faith. The same proportion of practising Christians had read
Fifty Shades of Grey (nine per cent) as among the total
number surveyed. It has been reported that the Bible is also the
most commonly stolen book.
All Africa Conference gathers in Kampala
AFRICAN spirituality must be directed at the social, political,
and moral transformation of the continent as it emerges from "the
bondage of spiritual and moral imperialism and colonisation", the
president of the All Africa Conference of Churches, Archbishop
Valentino Mokiwa, said last week. More than 1000 delegates attended
the 50th anniversary of the Conference in Uganda, from 3 to 9