Uncategorized

Bombings at Two Churches in Egypt Turn Palm Sunday into Scenes of Carnage

April 9, 2017, (Morning Star News)
Bomb attacks on two Coptic churches holding Palm Sunday services in Egypt today killed at least 44 people and injured more than 100 others, according to reports.

The first bomb exploded in the Nile Delta city of Tanta, at St. George’s Coptic Orthodox Church about 60 miles north of Cairo, killing […]

Two Pastors in Burma Detained More than Three Months Without Trial Baptist leaders tried to help couple who lost their house

YANGON, Burma, April 7, 2017
Two assistant pastors arrested by the Burma army have been jailed without trial for more than three months, sources said.

Pastors Dom Dawng Nawng Latt, 65, and 35-year-old La Jaw Gam Hseng were arrested on Dec. 24 after helping local journalists cover military conflict in northern Shan state, eastern Burma (Myanmar), where […]

More than 200 People Killed in Christian Areas of Nasarawa, Nigeria this Year

KEFFI, Nigeria, March 28, 2017
Armed attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen on predominantly Christian communities in Nasarawa state this year have left more than 200 people dead and destroyed homes and farms, sources said.

One such attack on a worship service on March 19 in the central Nigerian state’s Oshugu village killed two Christians and displaced hundreds […]

One Year after Agatu Massacre, Christians Continue To Be Killed in Benue, Nigeria Muslim Fulani herdsmen kill at least 29

MAKURDI, Nigeria, March 15, 2017 (Morning Star News) – A year after Muslim Fulani herdsmen slaughtered an estimated 300 predominantly Christian farmers in Agatu, Benue state, deadly attacks continued in the state the first 10 weeks of the year, sources said.

More than 29 Christians in Agatu and other rural areas were reported to have died […]

China’s New Policy Expected to Lead to More Religious Persecution

By China Aid
March 13, 2017 (Morning Star News)
China Aid’s 2016 Annual Persecution Report details a seismic shift in the Chinese government’s approach to religious policy that is expected to lead to further persecution.The report’s core subject tracks a deviation in the Chinese government’s ideological approach to religious management. During the National Conference of Religious Work […]

Sudan Releases Czech Aid Worker Imprisoned for ‘Espiongage’ Two Sudanese Christians remain behind bars

JUBA, South Sudan, February 27.17             Morning Star News
Sudan released Czech aid worker Petr Jasek on Saturday (Feb. 25), nearly one month after a court in Khartoum sentenced him to life in prison for espionage and other charges, according to reports.

Jasek returned to the Czech Republic on Sunday with Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralekj, who had […]

Pastor in India Assaulted by Hindu Extremists

HYDERABAD, India, Feb. 3, 2017 (Morning Star News)                                A week after a pastor fell into a coma following harassment by hard-line Hindus in southern India, a gang of Hindu extremists in the same state beat another pastor after he prayed for healing at the home of an elderly church member, family members said.

Police altered […]

Christian Jailed in Chiapas, Mexico Told to Leave Area in Exchange for Freedom Temporarily released due to illness

February 1, 2017 (Morning Star News)
A Christian in Chiapas state, Mexico was summarily jailed for three days the evening of Jan. 7 for refusing to deny his faith and contribute to Traditionalist Catholic festivals, according to an advocacy group.

Local authorities who practice the Traditionalist Catholic blend of indigenous pagan and Roman Catholic rituals also threatened […]

Burma Army Admits Detaining Two Catholic Church Leaders Assistant priests accused of aiding armed ethnic groups

YANGON, Burma, January 23, 2017
Burma (Myanmar) army officials have confirmed that they arrested two assistant priests missing since Dec. 24 and accused them of aiding ethnic separatists.

The Burma army accused Dom Dawng Nawng Latt and La Jaw Gam Hseng of serving as “informers and spreading false news on behalf of the armed insurgents” in Shan […]

Pastor in Uganda Attacked after Sheikh Sent to Kill Him Becomes Christian Church, former Islamic extremist fear another assault

NAIROBI, Kenya, January 12, 2017 (Morning Star News)                   Islamic extremists ambushed a church leader in eastern Uganda last week after a sheikh they had sent to assassinate him at a church service instead became a Christian, sources said.

In Amuria, about 170 miles (280 kilometers) northeast of Kampala, Bishop George Edweu of the Pentecostal Upright […]