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Churches Frown on Sunday Tenth Parade

The September celebrations are off to a start, but tonight the Belize Council of Churches is not pleased that the Tenth Day parade will be held on Sunday, the tenth [...]

Get Saved with Papa San and Company at Festival of Hope

Christian music fans and evangelicals are awaiting the climax of the week-long Festival of Hope on Saturday at B.T.L. Park in Belize City.  After several days of evangelism countrywide, the [...]

Caleb Orozco upbraids “Morality Commission”

The recent fracture within the self-styled “Morality Commission” has seen the departure of Bishop Phillip Wright and Reverend Roosevelt Papouloute, two relatively powerful church leaders who sat on the government-helmed [...]

Evangelicals Dismayed by Church-State Split

This week, the Church-State Commission suffered a fracture with the withdrawal of Reverend Roosevelt Papouloute, president of the Belize Council of Churches, and Bishop Philip Wright of the Anglican Diocese, [...]

Churches Want Role in Solving Violence in Belize

While the rate has slowed down of late, especially in Belize City, crime and especially murder remains an issue at the forefront of the national consciousness. Valiant efforts are being [...]

Roosevelt Papouloute Admits ‘Huge Theological Differences’ at Church-State Commission

A rift in the membership of the Church-State Commission will result in separate reports being presented to the Government of Belize.  The Commission was formed in the wake of the [...]

Church Leader Says There is Still Hope

Reverend Papouloute expects that the report of the Council of Churches will be produced once all its executive members are together in a few weeks’ time. But despite the separate [...]

Anglicans Thought Dialogue Was Needed After Section 53 Decision

A partial appeal of Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin’s historic decision on Section Fifty-three of the Criminal Code of Belize is set for hearing at the Belize Court of Appeal. However, [...]

Churches Tell Senate Punish the Guilty

Senator for the Churches, Ashley Rocke, has told News Five that he believes he has seen enough of the public testimony for the Senate Special Select Committee. He also opined [...]

Anglicans, Methodists Pull Out of Church-State Commission

In the wake of the momentous August 2016 decision by Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin to overturn Section fifty-three of the Criminal Code, godly Belizeans raised outrage at what they perceived [...]

Bishop Hopes Sides Can Come Back to Agreement

We asked Bishop Wright whether the fundamental differences between the two sides will hurt the Commission, and whether it was all a knee-jerk reaction in the wake of the Section [...]

A Time for Prayer and Fasting: Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan Begins

Muslims across the world are preparing for Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, in which they fast during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset.  Ramadan is also [...]

Roman Catholic Church Installs New Bishop Larry Nicasio

Saturday morning was a day of celebration for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belize City-Belmopan.  It formally welcomed its third native Bishop, Lawrence Sydney Nicasio of Dangriga, in an elaborate [...]

Former Mayor Unveils Religious Art Pieces

At this time of the year, Belizeans, like millions across the world, celebrate the Easter season according to their beliefs and their religious denominations. It is said to be the [...]

Churches Remind of Importance of Easter

While many Belizeans are on their way to their vacation spot to spend the Easter holidays, is the Christian tradition being lost to secular activities? Earlier today, a symbolic artwork [...]

Final Farewell to Bishop O.P. Martin

Beloved Bishop Emeritus OP Martin was laid to rest at Belmopan’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral, as was his wish. The Bishop had been ailing for some time and passed [...]

Bishop O.P. Martin Laid to Rest in Belmopan

Belize gave a fond farewell this afternoon to first Belizean-born Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in Belize, the Most Reverend Osmond Peter Martin. The eighty-six-year-old Bishop Emeritus was memorialized [...]

An Official Funeral for Catholic Bishop O.P. Martin

Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Church in Belize, the late Most Reverend Osmond Peter Martin, will be laid to rest next Monday, February twenty-seventh, following an official funeral service [...]

Bishop Osmond Martin Dead at 87

Belize’s first native Roman Catholic Bishop, The Most Reverend Osmond Peter Martin of Dangriga, is dead. He died, at the age of eighty-seven, sometime after three this morning at home [...]

Evangelical Association Petitions President Trump for Ambassador with “Biblical Values”

This afternoon, Donald Trump was officially inaugurated as the forty-fifth President of the United States of America. He succeeds Barack Obama, who appointed Carlos Moreno, former California Supreme Court judge, [...]

New Year’s Wishes from Canon Leroy Flowers

As we bid farewell to 2016 and reflect on all the trials and triumphs over the past twelve months, we look forward to a fruitful year.  With God as the [...]

God and Faith at Heart of Christmas, Says Catholic Pastor

Christmas is less than two days away and the religious festival celebrating the birth of Christ is being observed across the country by various denominations.  Earlier today, we spoke with [...]

The Evangelical View of Christmas from Scott Stirm

While he has made his name as an activist for Christian and traditional values, particularly when it comes to fighting amorality and homosexuality, Scott Stirm is first and foremost a [...]

Father John Stochl Dead at 92; Beloved Jesuit Pastor and Educator

The Roman Catholic community, thousands of past students as well as Garifuna communities are tonight mourning the passing of a beloved pastor and educator who dedicated his entire life in [...]

Pastors Meet to Boost Spiritual Work

This week, pastors from across denominational lines and the country converged at the Biltmore Plaza for a three-day conference funded by the Houston Texas Healing Church in the U.S.  The [...]