Weekly News Summary 14 March 2019


The president of the Mormon church, Russell Nelson met with Pope Francis in the Vatican and  referred to Pope Francis as “His Holiness” (see LDS President Nelson dedicates Mormon Temple in Rome and calls Pope Francis ‘His Holiness’). Italy’s representative of the Mormons, Alessandro Dini-Ciacci, stated “Rome is the centre of Christianity” (see LDS President Nelson dedicates Mormon Temple in Rome and calls Pope Francis ‘His Holiness’). So, even often separatist Mormons are promoting the ecumenical agenda.

A week ago, Lutheran World Federation General Secretary Martin Junge urged “faith-based organizations” to support the United Nations 2030 Agenda (which essentially were also approved as the Paris Climate Accords, that US President Donald Trump said the USA does not wish to be part of), while he also praised Pope Francis for making that happen (see “Faith-based organizations ‘uniquely placed to support’ UN’s 2030 Agenda says global Lutheran leader” as part of push for one world religion and one world government). Despite biblical warnings against it (cf. Revelation 17 & 18), the push for the interfaith/ecumenical one world government agenda continues.

In other European news, some are concerned that Europe is turning more towards “right-wing” political parties and that they are expected to increase their representation after the European elections in May (see DW: Far-right parties poised to double seats in EU Parliament: poll). Europe will one day get fed up with Islamic immigrants and will reorganize and grant power to a “strong man” (cf. Revelation 17:12-13). While we some increased European sentiment for that, I expect Europe to have more unrest and/or financial problems before that happens. But the groundwork seems to be being laid today (and that includes European views towards the USA).

Over in the UK, its Parliament rejected another Brexit deal on Tuesday, voted against a no-deal Brexit Wednesday, and is supposed to vote on possibly asking for another extension today (see Brexit: Parliament turns down PM May’s plan: Some say ‘chaos,’ while Europeans are not pleased). The EU leader are not pleased. Ultimately, this will not end well for the UK (cf. Daniel 8:24-25).

Over in the Middle East, Syria threatened to attack Israel if it does not leave the Golan Heights (see Damascus To Become A “Ruinous Heap”?: Syria Threatens To Attack The Golan Heights And Israel Prepares For War). The Bible teaches that “Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap” (Isaiah 17:1)–this is a prophesy yet to be fulfilled and I expect this to be fulfilled in our generation.

On other matters, Deacon Radson Mulozowa reported there was a lot of flooding and rain damage in Malawi. Deacon Koang Deng emailed about the Ethiopian airline crash that has made the international news. Please pray for those affected by these matters.

Radio News Reporter: John Hickey.

News sound effect: Recorded by Maximilien.