NOVAK DJOKOVIC A PRACTISING CHRISTIAN
Various media have reported on the fact that tennis player Novak Djokovic is an Orthodox Christian, and he does not hesitate to say it publicly. It is not uncommon to observe Djokovic invoking Christ during a meeting or wearing a cross around his neck to witness to his faith. For him, his religious beliefs come before his 68 titles, including 12 Grand Slam tournaments earned since the beginning of his career.
FIRST NEW CHURCH IN CUBA
The Christian Post reports that the first new Catholic church to be built in Cuba in over 60 years opened its doors recently in the rural town of Sandino, providing what some say is “a new sign of faith” in the socialist country. With the help of a parish in Tampa, Florida, the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish became the first of three new parishes to be completed across the island nation. The bright yellow church that seats about 200 people is the first Catholic parish to be dedicated since the days of the Cuban Revolution and the revolutionary government’s crackdown on organized religion.
CHURCH SERVICE ENDS IN THE HAGUE
According to Eternity News, A church service that has run continuously for nearly 100 days in The Hague has finally ended after a political agreement was reached that offers the Armenian family being sheltered there a safe future in the Netherlands. The Dutch government agreed to pardon the Tamrazyan family who had been threatened with deportation as part of a wider amnesty that will affect more than 600 families. Derk Stegeman, a pastor at Bethel church, said the Tamrazyan family had been reassured that they would be included among those allowed to stay in the country.