Prophecy News Watch - October 3, 2023

Around the World
Pope Francis suggests blessings for same-sex unions possible in response to 5 conservative cardinals
Pope Francis has suggested there could be ways to bless same-sex unions, responding to five conservative cardinals who challenged him to affirm church teaching on homosexuality ahead of a big meeting where LGBTQ+ Catholics are on the agenda.
Hungarian and US Colleague Win Nobel Prize for Controversial COVID Vaccine
Hungary celebrated Monday after this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Hungarian-born scientist Katalin Karikó and U.S. colleague Drew Weissman for developing technology that led to controversial mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.
1 Million Attend Poland Opposition Rally
Authorities in Warsaw said Sunday that about a million people attended the Polish capital's biggest opposition rally on record ahead of upcoming elections that could determine the level of support for neighboring war-torn Ukraine.
Turkey Targets PKK Militants After Blast Rocks Ankara
Turkey confirmed late Sunday that it struck Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, hours after a suicide blast hit the interior ministry in Ankara, the capital.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli, Saudi officials say US hampering normalization with focus on Palestinians
There is growing frustration among Israeli and Saudi officials over what is perceived to be an over-emphasis by Washington on having Jerusalem make concessions to the Palestinians as a means of moving forward in the normalization process that would see a trilateral agreement between the three countries, Israel Hayom has learned.
Israel reportedly attacks Iranian arms shipment in Syria
The Israeli Air Force reportedly launched an operation Sunday to target an Iranian arms shipment located west of Damascus in Syria, according to Syrian opposition news organizations.

Inside the United States
Supreme Court Rejects Long Shot’s Bid to Disqualify Trump in ’24
The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a case involving whether former President Donald Trump should be disqualified from the 2024 election under a constitutional provision barring anyone who "engaged in insurrection or rebellion" from holding public office.
Pentagon warns Congress it is running low on money to replace weapons sent to Ukraine
The Pentagon is warning Congress that it is running low on money to replace weapons the U.S. has sent to Ukraine and has already been forced to slow down resupplying some troops, according to a letter sent to congressional leaders.
Democratic governors to Biden: Migrant crisis is ‘untenable,’ border ‘too open’
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is telling President Joe Biden the numbers of migrants arriving to Chicago from the southern U.S. border are accelerating. The situation is overwhelming, untenable and uncoordinated, he added.
Trump surges ahead of primary rivals after skipping second GOP debate: poll
Former President Donald Trump has increased his lead over his Republican rivals following the second Republican primary debate, which he did not attend.
Mexico Warns US After 10 Migrants Die
Mexico’s president warned Monday that tens of thousands of migrants are still on their way to the U.S. border despite the dangers after at least 10 migrants died on Sunday.

Christian News
Nigeria: Fulani herdsmen murder 15 Christians in one week, “the blood of innocent Christians cries profusely for justice”
Radicalized Fulani herdsmen slaughtered 15 Christians in Kaduna state,Nigeria last week alone, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Fulani herdsmen and other Islamic terrorists have murdered over 50,000 Christians in Nigeria since 2009, rights groups have reported.
Indonesia: Large group of Muslims hold anti-Christian protest outside church
A large group of around 50 Muslims conducted an anti-Christian protest at a shophouse church in Depok City, Indonesia, last month, angrily shouting and pushing against the fence surrounding the building, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.