Catholic leaders say a Nigerian priest abducted last week was found murdered Tuesday while his colleague escaped from his kidnappers in Nigeria’s northern state of Kaduna.
Christians and other Sri Lankans facing shortages faced uncertainty Wednesday as the prime minister of Sri Lanka ordered the military to “do whatever is necessary to restore order” after protesters stormed his office.
At least 18 priests have been kidnapped, and several were killed in Nigeria this year, prompting church leaders to call for prayers, a Catholic charity said Tuesday.
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen in Nigeria’s Adamawa state broke into a pastor’s home last week, killing his two sons, severely injuring him, and abducting his 13-year-old daughter, Sahara Reporters said.
Four Christian men in Sudan’s Darfur face the death penalty after being tortured and charged with apostasy for refusing to renounce their faith, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reported.
Christians in central Nigeria prayed Friday for another priest abducted by suspected Islamic gunmen as kidnappings of clergy continue throughout the country.
Christian rights activists appealed for prayers Thursday as two church leaders detained during Bible class in Sudan could face jail on charges of “public nuisance.”
Evangelist Simolya Latifu of Kibuku District in eastern Uganda was murdered Sunday by radicalized Islamists enraged that he had been leading Muslims to Christ, Morning Star News (MSN). Christianity is legal in Uganda but Muslim extremists have increasingly targeted believers in violent attacks aimed at preventing Ugandans from accepting Jesus as their Savior.
Only 3% of Christian missionaries globally are focused on trying to share the Gospel with the three billion people living in communities that have never been reached or have been reached the least, with Christ’s message of salvation, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
Jihadist militants believed to be members of Islamic State or al-Qaeda murdered over 100 people in northern Burkina Faso on Saturday, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. The United Nations and European Union have condemned the attack and have called for an investigation.
A Catholic priest has been killed by kidnappers while on his way to Sunday Mass in Nigeria’s southern Edo State, hours after another priest was murdered, his church confirmed Sunday.
Islamic militants murdered 132 civilians in central Mali over the weekend, in attacks that exemplify the spread of jihadist violence from the north of the country to the center, the Associated Press reports.
Israel secretly coordinates with the US on many of the air strikes it carries out in Syria, current and former US officials told The Wall Street Journal in a report published on Thursday.
A Christian advocacy organization has reported that Iran is using proxy militias to force Christian communities out of Middle Eastern countries and develop Islamic supremacy in the region, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has told the US that his goal is to “get rid of the occupation,” and that East Jerusalem is and always will be the capital of the State of Palestine, Israel Hayom reports. Abbas made his declarations Saturday while hosting a delegation of US officials led by Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf.
A pastor and two Christian women in Iran have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from 6 to 10 years because they are leaders of house churches, Article 18 reports. Iran’s Islamic regime considers Christianity a threat to its power, and has had Christian leaders imprisoned on false charges of violating national security and of disseminating anti-government propaganda.
Iran has announced the deaths of two military aerospace workers, the latest in a series of mysterious deaths in the strict Islamic nation underscoring mounting internal turmoil.
Gunmen abducted a Christian father and his teenage daughter from one of Africa’s largest housing estates in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, their neighbor told Worthy News Sunday.
In face of Iran’s continued development of a nuclear capability, the Israeli Air Force has developed a new capability to be able to fly its F-35 stealth fighter jets from Israel to the Islamic Republic without requiring mid-air refueling.
The Nigerian government has actively persecuted religion, contrary to the provision of religious freedom in Nigeria’s constitution, the US State Department found in its Annual Report on International Religious Freedom (IRF) published on June 2.