A pair of Russian soldiers have been detained on charges of offending religious believers after a video went viral last weekend showing them washing their shoes in holy water.
The church, which has nearly 1,200 members, reopened in May for in-person services but has allowed and even encouraged its congregation members to gather without masks.
The pastor said he anticipates more fines from Santa Clara County officials will come in the days ahead.
It is unclear what prompted the brief attack against the woman at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Sunday.
Grace Community Church is suing California Governor Gavin Newsom and other officials over preventative measures that currently prohibit large indoor gatherings and services as the state continues to lead the U.S. in cases of COVID-19.
"We did want to create as safe an environment as possible," a church representative said.
Kolbe offered to replace the man in a starvation cell after hearing him cry out to be saved, because he had a family.
Two pastors in Southern California said they could face $1,000 fines for the indoor church services they each hosted on Sunday.
"For this president to call himself pro-life, and for anybody to back him because of claims of being pro-life, is almost willful ignorance," Lexington Diocese Bishop, Rev. John Stowe said in a Facebook Live panel. "He is so much anti-life because he is only concerned about himself, and he gives us every, every, every indication of that."
After officials sent a cease-and-desist order during the Summer Family Bible Conference, Andrew Wommack Ministries threatened to sue state officials.
Memorial services for the late congressman in Alabama will continue later this evening and on Sunday.
"John Roberts has abandoned his oath," Cruz tweeted Saturday, along with retweeting a photo of Justice Neil Gorsuch's dissenting opinion.
The church's pastor told congregants to "take a stand" nearly a week after California's governor ordered churches in counties with rising coronavirus cases to close.
As part of a wave of statue vandalism, one Miami church found a effigy of Jesus torn from its base with its head cut off, police are investigating.
Greg Fairrington said his church will remain open for in-person services this Sunday, despite the governor's order closing places of worship.
Five were killed and at least 40 were arrested after a hostage situation at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church near Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday.
"We will return together as a church body to focus on the marvelous mission God has blessed us with," Pastor Ron Arbaugh said.
California's Department of Public Health announced in an order last week temporarily restricting singing and chanting in places of worship as coronavirus cases continue to mount.
"The only lives that matter are their own and the only power they seek is their own," said Rev. Theodore Rothrock, of the St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel, Indiana.
Dozens of Pride and Black Lives Matter protesters met outside First Baptist Dallas where several demonstrators taunted police officers with doughnuts on a string.
Augustine Tanner-Ihm was told that he was not the right match for the "monochrome white working class" parishioners of the church.
Nearly 100 new infections were reported in Union County, where several cases were linked to the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church.
"Our office takes seriously any threat to the lives and well-being of our fellow citizens," the top federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of Virginia said.
"We feel [Trump's] guidance is poorly considered, wrong and dangerous," three religious leaders penned in an op-ed Thursday.
A divided Supreme Court ruled against a church in California objecting the state limits on the number of worshipers allowed to gather at religious services during the pandemic.
Days after releasing its reopening guidelines for places of worship, the CDC removed recommendations to limit singing among congregants.
"I understand that a lot of people don't understand why it is so important to us, but as believers, we assemble together and these people have discouragement and depression and problems, including economic problems. They want to be with their pastors," Solid Rock Baptist Church Pastor Charles Clark said.