Mexican Christians released from jail after representations from human rights group

Three Christians in Mexico were released Thursday after being jailed three days for refusing to help fund a patron saint festival that involves a mix of indigenous and Catholic religious traditions, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. The believers were freed following representations by the Defense of Human Rights of the Peoples of Oaxaca (DDHPO) organization.

Mexico: Protestant families persecuted by Catholic community leaders

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling on Mexico to address a “culture of impunity” that has allowed two Protestant families from the First Baptist Church in La Mesa Limantitla to be threatened with forced displacement on account of their faith by Catholic community leaders, CSW reports.

270 evangelical pastors have died of COVID-19 in Mexico

Mexico’s Religious Affairs Unit has reported that 270 evangelical pastors have died of COVID-19 in the country, Evangelical Focus reports. Seventy-two Catholic priests, and 15 nuns have also died of the virus, the Unit reported.

Mexican Evangelicals are helping Catholics turn to Christ, away from idols

Evangelical Christians in Mexico have been preaching the Gospel to their Syncretist Catholic neighbors, turning them toward Christ and away from idols, the Christian Post reports. According to a recent survey, the number of Mexican evangelical Christians has increased by 49% since 2010.

Mexico: Utilities restored to evangelicals

Twenty-seven evangelical Protestant families in Chiapas state, Mexico, will finally have their access to water and electricity returned after local authorities had agreed two years ago to respect their minority religious freedoms in the village of Union Juarez, Trinitaria Municipality.

On Morning of Pope’s Arrival, Christian Church Set Ablaze in Chiapas, Mexico

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that in the early morning hours of February 15, the day Pope Francis arrived in the state of Chiapas, a minority Christian church located in Zincacantan, in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, was set ablaze, leaving hundreds without a place of worship. Although too early to definitively report on the identity of the perpetrators, the state government has been notified of the crime.

Mexico: Baptists families expelled

Ten Baptist families were unceremoniously expelled from the community of Tuxpan de Bolanos in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, last week for refusing to recant their faith.

Mexico: Evangelicals Expelled, Domiciles Destroyed

Thirty Evangelical Protestants from the village of Leyva Velazquez in Chiapas, Mexico, were forced to flee what remained of their homes last week, according to International Christian Concern.

Mexico: Seven Evangelicals Jailed

Seven Evangelical Christians in Chiapas, Mexico, were imprisoned on Dec. 15 after refusing to convert to Catholicism.

Mexican officials raid Christian farmland

Local Mexican leaders recently raided the farmland in the village of Mariano Matamoros, Chiapas State, as part of an ongoing operation to expel a small Christian community from the Catholic-majority country.

Mexico’s Persecution of Protestant Christians

United States officials have questioned Mexico’s government regarding reports of widespread discrimination and displacement of Protestant Christian communities in Chiapas and other Mexican states.

Hindu Mob Attacks House Church Leader

A covert to Christianity who heads a home fellowship near Mumbai is suffering with chest and back injuries after about 25 Hindus beat him with wooden rods and iron bars on Jan. 24, according to Morning Star News.

Mexican Mob attacks Christians, Church

Traditionalist Catholics assaulted a congregation of evangelical Christians with rods and stones in Oaxaca, Mexico last week, according to Morning Star News.

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