BBC: Orthodox Christians around the world are celebrating Christmas, even as two of the faith’s most populous nations - Russia and Ukraine - continue to fight in Europe’s largest conflict since World War Two.
The Guardian: Ukraine rejects Putin’s 36-hour ceasefire for Orthodox Christmas
The New York Times: Liberal supporters of Francis, a pope never shy about exercising power, now anticipate a late-breaking season of change.
The Guardian: Ultranationalist religious rulers sworn in last week have made explicit what was previously obscured — annexation.
Christianity Today: Revision of John 3:16, John 1:14, Romans 1:1, and other texts prompt controversy in the largely secular Scandinavian country.
Deseret News: Davis Smith is headed back to South America where he grew up and where the seeds of inspiration for Cotopaxi were sown.