• Leah Sharibu Hits 2 Years in Captivity, Reports of Birth Emerge

    Today marks two years since Leah Sharibu and 109 other girls were kidnapped from their school in Dapchi, Nigeria by the Islamic State West Africa province branch of Boko Haram. Leah is the only remaining girls from that incident who is still in captivity. She continues to be held by this... Read more
  • Kidnapped Nigerian priest has been released

    The Nigerian priest who was abducted by gunmen last week has been freed. Fr. Nicholas Oboh was kidnapped last week in the southwest region of Nigeria and was freed Tuesday evening, his diocese reported. “I am pleased to inform this house that our priest who was kidnapped last week... Read more
  • Latest Burkina Faso Church Attack Kills 24, Including Pastor

    Gunmen killed 24 civilians, including a church pastor, and kidnapped three others on Sunday in Burkina Faso, an official said. It was the latest attack against a religious leader in the increasingly unstable West African nation. The mayor of Boundore commune, Sihanri Osangola Brigadie, said... Read more
  • Martyrs’ shrine honors 21 victims of ISIS on 5th anniversary of their death

    The shrine to the 21 Christian men beheaded by ISIS on a Libyan beach in February 2015 will hold an exhibition on Feb. 15, honoring the men and marking the fifth anniversary of their death.  Twenty of the men were Coptic Orthodox Christians from Egypt. The 21st victim was a Christian... Read more
  • BREAKING: Nigerian priest abducted in new attack

    A Catholic priest was kidnapped in Nigeria Friday. Fr. Nicholas Oboh of the Diocese of Uromi has been abducted by gunmen in the state of Edo in the southwest region of the country. “We are sure that he is alive, and since the incident, steps have been taken to ensure that Rev. Fr. Nicholas... Read more
  • Seminarian’s killing a ‘defining moment’ for Christians in Nigeria

    At the funeral Mass for Michael Nnadi, the 18-year-old seminarian abducted and killed by gunmen last month, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto said he hoped the death would be a turning point for persecuted Christians in Nigeria. “This is a solemn moment for the body of Christ,” Kukah... Read more
  • Plays Slandering Religion Indoctrinate Villagers All Over China

    “Thank the Lord? Where is the Lord? You have to work to live, though. You should thank the Party and the government,” an actor playing the role of a CCP village secretary was speaking from the stage in Fenyi county in Xinyu, a prefecture-level city in the southeastern province of... Read more
  • Asia Bibi finds freedom

    Prison guards chained Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi by her wrists and neck in a squalid cell while other prisoners taunted her, according to her newly published book. “You already know my story through the media,” she said. “But you are far from understanding my daily life in prison or... Read more
  • Free at last

    They said it was the best Christmas in 30 years. On Dec. 25 thousands of Sudanese filled the streets of Khartoum, welcoming not only the birth of Christ but also news that they could celebrate it openly. President Omar al-Bashir outlawed public Christmas celebrations in 2011. Throughout a... Read more
  • Kidnapped Nigerian seminarian has been killed

    One of four Nigerian seminarians kidnapped last month has been killed, reportedly by his abductors. The three seminarians kidnapped along with him were released in the weeks following their kidnapping. “With a very heavy heart, I wish to inform you that our dear son, Michael was murdered by... Read more