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CARING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH – BREAKING NEWS AND UPDATES

MALDIVES: Maldives Ruling Party Should Repudiate Attacks on UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:10 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns the verbal and online attacks against UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed.  The statements by the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and the online postings of at least one religious scholar include harsh criticism and accusations that Shaheed is an apostate from … Continue reading
‘Risk of genocide’ linked with level of religious freedom
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:57 PM

(World Watch Monitor) Yemen is the country where the risk of genocide, or mass killing, rose most last year, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in its 2017 Peoples Under Threat index, which also includes a large number of countries in which it is most difficult to live as a Christian. Nine of the Index’s top … Continue reading
Detroit judge blocks deportation of Iraqi immigrants for 90 days
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:29 PM

Detroit (Agenzia Fides) – A judge Mark Goldsmith in Detroit has temporarily halted the deportations of Chaldean Christians and other Iraqi immigrants ordered last June by virtue of the new immigration rules implemented by the Trump Administration. The measure had already been temporarily blocked by the same judge for shorter periods, and all the suspensions … Continue reading
Church relieved as Yemen confirms kidnapped Indian priest is ‘alive’
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 6:42 PM

(World Watch Monitor) The Church in India, especially in the southern state of Kerala, is breathing a sign of relief after Yemen confirmed to India’s foreign minister that Catholic missionary Father Tom Uzhunnalil, kidnapped in Yemen in March 2016, is “alive”. “We are thrilled to hear that good news,” Cardinal George Alencherry, Major Archbishop of … Continue reading
12-hour Prayer Event for the Persecuted Church – Saturday July 29
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 12:18 PM

Why Pray for the Persecuted Church? Because we love Jesus and we love our persecuted brothers and sisters.  A simple enough answer to a straightforward question.  1 Corinthians 16:13-14 exhorts us to, ••• Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men. Be strong. Let all that you do be done in … Continue reading
Pakistan’s Calculated Spin on Apparent Killing of Chinese Evangelists
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:46 AM

(Morning Star News) – Islamabad’s claim that “violations” of business visas contributed to the murder of two Chinese evangelists last month served key government purposes. Lee Zing Yang (Li Xinheng is said to be the more accurate rendering), 24, and Meng Li Si (Meng Lisi), 26, were teaching Chinese to people in Pakistan, and, like … Continue reading
Christians in Coastal Kenya Fearful after Slaughter of 13 Non-Muslims
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:41 AM

Kenya (Morning Star News) – Al Shabaab militia over the weekend killed 13 non-Muslims, mostly Christians, in coastal Kenya, sources said. Village Muslims in the Pandanguo settlement of Lamu County helped Islamic extremists from the Somalia-based Al Shabaab identify locations where the Christians resided, a survivor of the attack told Morning Star News from a hospital … Continue reading
Christian Families in India Forced into Hindu Ritual, Denied Water
Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:42 PM

India (Morning Star News) – Villagers in Uttar Pradesh state, India beat Christians, forced them to participate in Hindu rituals and have refused to provide them water, sources said. Four families who were attacked in Jalalabad village, Ghazipur District rely on the water to irrigate their fields, they said. “How will we survive if we don’t … Continue reading
Iraqi Assyrian Girl Freed From Islamic State Says ‘Mum, Dad’ Again
Sunday, June 11, 2017 6:13 PM

(AINA) Reuters– A six-year old Iraqi Christian girl, kidnapped by Islamic State when she was three, was reunited with her family on Friday, and getting used to saying “mum” and “dad” once more. “The best day of my life is the day when Christina came back,” said her mother, Aida Nuh, on Saturday. Dark circles … Continue reading
Heavily armed, Boko Haram fighters attack Borno State capital in Nigeria’s northeast
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 11:59 PM

Heavily armed, suspected Boko Haram fighters  launched attacks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in Nigeria’s northeast region. Residents scattered as gunshots were heard being fired in all directions of the Jiddari Polo area. Security authorities say they have repelled the Boko Haram members. In a text, Brigadier General Sani Usman, Director of Army Public … Continue reading
Half of Syria and Iraq’s Christians have left since 2011, says report
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 5:01 PM

(World Watch Monitor) Three years to the day since the Islamic State group took control of the Iraqi city of Mosul, a new report estimates that 50-80% of the Christian populations of Iraq and Syria have emigrated since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. The arrival of IS was only the “tipping point” … Continue reading
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s D-Day Prayer from June 6, 1944
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 4:37 PM

On this day, June 6, (D-Day) people all over the world, especially here in American, will remember the 73rd anniversary of the Normandy invasion that forever changed history. A day which TIME magazine called, “24 HOURS THAT SAVED THE WORLD”. Today, we pause to remember the 130,000 heroic American and Allied troops who risked their … Continue reading
Belarus: Priest forced out after ten years
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 2:26 AM

(Forum 18) reports that after ten years’ service as a parish priest Fr Robert Maciejewski was forced to return to his native Poland because Belarus’ senior state religious affairs official refused the Catholic bishop’s request to extend state permission for him to continue religious work. Another foreign Catholic priest has been forced to leave Belarus … Continue reading
Christian Sanitation Worker in Pakistan Dies after Hospital Refuses to Treat Him, Family Says
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 2:15 AM

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian sanitation worker in Pakistan died on Thursday (June 1) after Muslim doctors refused to treat him for poisonous gas he was exposed to in a sewer, sources said. Doctors at Civil Hospital Medical refused to treat 28-year-old Irfan Masih of Umerkot City, Sindh Province, saying they did not … Continue reading
PHILIPPINES – Bishop of Marawi: “Video appeal of Fr. Chito: critical phase, we fear for the lives of the hostages”
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:59 PM

Marawi (Agenzia Fides) – “Terrorists have sought contact with the military and the institutions. They released a video where Fr. Soganub Teresito, called Fr. Chito, one of the group of about 15 Catholic hostages, launches an appeal to President Duterte asking for the end of the bombings and the attack in Marawi. As foreseeable, militants … Continue reading
Thailand: Pakistani Christian seeking asylum dies in notorious detention center
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 4:16 PM

By VOP Thailand Correspondent (Voice of the Persecuted) On Saturday, 27th May 2017, 10am local time, Pakistani Christian, Ejaz Masih, better known as Ejaz Paras, lost his life in the notorious Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Bangkok, Thailand. He was arrested in June 2016  at his home near Seacon Square in Bangkok Thailand. His brother-in-law and sister in … Continue reading
26 dead after gunmen open fire on buses carrying Coptic Christians
Friday, May 26, 2017 11:41 AM

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Islamists besieging Marawi, southern Philippines, kill 9 Christians at checkpoint
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:25 PM

View image on Twitter (World Watch Monitor) UPDATE (25 May): Nine Christian civilians were reportedly shot dead at a militant-run checkpoint in the besieged city of Marawi in the southern Philippines on Tuesday (23 May). Filipino news site GMA News Online – one of the biggest news and public affairs networks in the country – … Continue reading
Jakarta’s Christian ex-governor drops blasphemy appeal ‘for sake of the people’
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:45 PM

(World Watch Monitor) Jakarta’s Christian ex-governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (also known as “Ahok”), has withdrawn his appeal against his two-year prison sentence for blasphemy in a controversial case that has challenged religious pluralism in Indonesia, with repeated clashes between Ahok’s supporters and radical Islamic groups. It was for this reason, said Ahok, that he wished … Continue reading
IRAQ – Bishops ask for international protection for Christians in the Nineveh Plain
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:04 AM

Mosul (Agenzia Fides) – The widespread statement released on Friday 12 May by three Syriac Bishops (a Syirac-Catholic and two Syriac-Orthodox) in northern Iraq, asking for the creation of a protected area reserved for Christians in the Nineveh Plain to be placed under international protection, to take away Iraqi baptized from sectarian persecution and violence, … Continue reading