Church of God of Prophecy General Overseer Resigns

Bishop Randall E. Howard, general overseer of the Church of God of Prophecy, resigned on Friday. Howard, who has served the organization since 2006, is taking a ministry sabbatical for a season of spiritual renewal and to focus on personal issues within his family. Howard says he looks forward “to new opportunities to serve the…

Pope resigns amid deepening crisis for Catholic Church

Monday’s resignation of Joseph Ratzinger—Pope Benedict XVI—as head of the Catholic Church provoked statements of surprise and concern within ruling circles internationally. These sentiments expressed by US President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and many others were not motivated fundamentally by any preoccupation with…