Prophecy News Watch - May 20, 2022

Around the World
‘EU Digital Identity To Impact Christians’
The European Union reportedly tests a digital identity program for its citizens this year that critics fear could lead to the continent’s “Chinafication,” where Christians suffer.
Red Cross registers Mariupol POWs as hundreds more surrender
Hundreds more fighters have emerged from the Mariupol stronghold where they made their last stand and surrendered, Russia said Thursday, and the Red Cross worked to register them as prisoners of war, as the end of a key battle in the conflict drew closer.
CPAC In Hungary Amid Security Concerns
America’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is holding its first-ever meeting in Europe to strengthen global ties despite security concerns surrounding delegates.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Knesset Member Resigns Which Could Lead to Early Elections in Israel
Knesset Member Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi of the Meretz Party resigned from the government coalition on Thursday, sending shockwaves through the Israeli political system.
Israel To Join WHO Rules Despite Controversy
A prominent politician fears Israel will lose its sovereignty if it agrees to adjusted World Health Organization (WHO) rules.

Inside the United States
Alarming Number of Teachers Busted for Child Sex Crimes in 2022
At least 135 teachers and teachers’ aides have been arrested so far this year on child sex-related crimes in the U.S., ranging from child pornography to raping students.
House passes domestic terrorism bill following mass shooting in Buffalo
The House passed a bill late Wednesday that will enhance federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racially-motivated mass shooting that killed 10 in Buffalo over the weekend.
‘Attacked Because of the Uniform’: Violence Against Police Officers Surges as Gun Violence Hits All-Time High
The FBI and law enforcement agencies are working to stop surging violence against police officers as other violent crimes run rampant nationwide.
Evidence in Sussmann trial points to Clinton campaign’s link to a Trump-Russia collusion theory
Billing records introduced Wednesday in the trial of Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann underscored the presidential campaign’s connections to the promotion of a now-debunked tale linking former President Donald Trump to Russia’s Alfa Bank.

Christian News
Nearly half of US pastors find congregants’ political views a challenge
A new poll by Lifeway Research has found that almost half of US Protestant pastors find their congregants’ political views and opinions about “nonessentials” a significant challenge in their ministry, Christian Headlines (CH) reports. Congregants’ political views ranked second only to apathy/lack of commitment on pastors’ list of most challenging things to deal with in ministry, the poll found.
Turkey: Archaeologists discover massive underground complex which likely sheltered persecuted Christians
Archaeologists in southeast Turkey have uncovered a gigantic 4-million-square-foot underground city that probably served as a refuge for persecuted Christians in the second and third centuries AD, Church Leaders reports.