News summary for May 16, 2023


Discover a summary of 4 news published on the InfoChrétienne website this Tuesday, May 16, a good way to have a global vision of what is happening in the world, especially in the Christian sphere.

Hillsong, from the meteoric rise to the sex scandals behind the cult of personality

In early May, Laura Toganivalu and her husband Peter formalized their resignation from their positions as global pastors of the Hillsong Church. The first is the daughter of the founder of this denomination shaken by multiple sex scandals covered up by admired leaders.

Leah Sharibu celebrates her 20th birthday in captivity: "I know that one day God will answer and save my daughter", says her mother

On Sunday, Leah Sharibu celebrated her twentieth birthday in captivity. It has been more than five years since she was abducted by Islamic State militants in West Africa Province (ISWAP). She was only 14 when she was abducted from the Government Girls Science and Technology School in Dapchi, Nigeria.

Exhibit depicting 'explicitly sexualised' Jesus sparks 'outrage' in European Parliament

In the European Parliament, a work by Swedish photographer Elisabeth Ohlson sparked "outrage". According to the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination of Christians in Europe "It is legitimate to address problems of all kinds in institutional contexts, but to exploit a religion is an intolerable disrespect for millions of faithful throughout the world. 'Europe."

Kenya: Death toll from 'Shakahola massacre' tops 200

The death toll from the "Shakahola massacre" in a forest in southeastern Kenya, where a sect whose leader advocated fasting to "meet Jesus" met, now stands at 201 dead after the discovery of 22 new bodies on Saturday , announced the prefect of the region.


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