• Believers Forced to Choose Between Faith or Survival

    Even though China’s economy has been severely affected by the coronavirus, and many residents suffer financial difficulties, the CCP threatens to take away the last means of survival from elderly believers—government-issued subsidies. To keep them, they must stop believing in God. A... Read more
  • Nigeria facing ‘systematic, planned, calculated’ genocide of Christians

    President Donald Trump should appoint a special envoy for Nigeria and the Lake Chad region to “focus like a laser beam” on the attacks by Boko Haram and other Islamic militants, according to one of the main architects of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. Former Congressman... Read more
  • Villagers in India kill Christian teenage convert after accusing him of ‘witchcraft’

    A Christian teenager in India was murdered after being accused of practicing witchcraft. 15-year-old Samaru Madkami , a member of India’s marginalized Tribal community lived in the village of Kenduguda in Malkangiri district, located in the state of Odisha. “He was taken from his home... Read more
  • Attack on Nigerian village leaves 80 dead

    The militant group Boko Haram is believed to be behind a recent attack on a Nigerian village that left at least 81 people dead on Tuesday, June 9.  A survivor of the attack on the village of Faduma Kolomdi, located in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, according to local news... Read more
  • In Pakistan, family seeks the return of 14-year-old daughter held in forced marriage

    Christian family in Pakistan have gone to the High Court in their fight to win back their 14-year-old girl, who they say was abducted by a man who forced her to marry him and demanded she abandon her faith. Lawyer Khalil Tahir Sandhu confirmed to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in... Read more
  • Christian Pastor and Pregnant Wife Killed in Nigeria

    A Christian pastor and his pregnant wife were killed on their farm in northeastern Nigeria last week, the latest victims in a series of abductions and killings of Christians in the country. Gunmen shot dead Pastor Emmanuel Saba Bileya and his wife, Julianna, on their farm in Taraba,... Read more
  • Christian Holy Sites in Holy Land Begin Slow Open Because of COVID-19

    For the past two months Maria Ramos yearned to pray in a church, but the closure of all houses of worship in the Holy Land, aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), meant that she and all other people of faith needed to pray at home. She finally got her wish on Pentecost... Read more
  • After abducting parish priest in Niger, jihadists return to remove cross

    A prominent cross was removed from a parish last month in Niger, West Africa, two years after the priest there was abducted by jihadists. The large iron cross was erected high on a hill in 1995, two miles from the village of Bomoanga, in the west of Niger. It had become an important... Read more
  • New Report: More Than 600 Nigerian Christians Killed in 2020

    Christians in Nigeria faced escalating persecution and a mounting death toll in the first four months of 2020, a new report has said. In a report issued on 15 May, the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) said that 620 Nigerian... Read more
  • Murdered Nigerian seminarian was killed for announcing gospel, killer says

    A man claiming to have killed the murdered Nigerian seminarian Michael Nnadi has given an interview in which he says he executed the aspiring priest because he would not stop announcing the Christian faith in captivity. Mustapha Mohammed, who is currently in jail, gave a telephone... Read more