Communist authorities are continuing to tighten their grip on practising Christians with at least four regional governments across China issuing notices that restrict children from joining Christian groups and attending religious activities. The ban includes turning children away from churches even
Classmates beat a Christian student in Pakistan to death three days after starting his new school because he drank water from a cup meant for Muslim students, his family says. Sheron Masih was a Grade 9 student at a govern-ment-run school in Burewala, in Punjab province. He was killed because he was a Christian, the […]
The vicar-general of the Prelature of Marawi and several other Catholic hostages taken by militants inspired by the so-called Islamic State (IS) are still alive after more than three months of fighting in the southern Philippine City. At a press conference announcing the retaking of St Mary’s Cathedral, Major General Carlito Galvez, commander of government forces […]
Strong condemnation of the attacks suffered by the people of Rohingya in Myanmar, and full solidarity and closeness to the Muslim population: this is a de-claration signed by the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Confer-ence of Pakistan, Archbishop Joseph Coutts, and by the Presi-dent of the National Commission “Justice and Peace” (NCJP), Bishop Joseph Arshad.
The Nepalese president is expected to approve a bill that will outlaw any attempt to convert someone to a different faith, alongside the “hurting of religious sentiment.” The country’s parliament passed the law, which will effectively ban evangelisation, on 8th August as fears grow of a crackdown on religious minorities, especially the country’s small Catholic […]
North Korea’s underground Christian community is thriving despite followers of Christ suffering horrific torture and brutal deaths at the hands of the communist government, according to Fox News. According to Open Doors, a Christian persecution watchdog site, North Korea has ranked No. 1 as the deadliest place for Christians for the last 16 years. Yet, North Korea still […]