World News Service 2013 Timeline
By Kristin Chapman
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (World News Service) -- Key events from 2013 (as of Dec. 11) compiled by WORLD Magazine follow:
Jan. 1: Congress approves a fiscal cliff deal, with President Obama signing the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 into law the next day.
Jan. 4: The Church of England says gay priests in civil partnerships can become bishops if they remain celibate.
Jan. 8: An Open Doors report states that during 2012, Christians in North Korea suffered the most persecution in the world for the 11th straight year.
Thoughts, insights and observations from the ABN staff