Syria: Two killed in terrorist attack on church

Two people were killed, and 12 were wounded in a terrorist rocket attack on the Greek Orthodox Hagia Sophia Church in Al-Suqaylabiyah, Syria last week, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

18 Priests Kidnapped, 3 Killed In Nigeria

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.

Sudan Detains Christians At Bible Class

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.”

Several Killed In Shooting At Copenhagen Mall

At least three people have been killed and several critically injured in a shooting at Denmark’s largest shopping mall in the capital Copenhagen, police confirmed Monday.

US Police Killed Black Man; Violence Feared

The United States was bracing for protests and violence as the video was to emerge of police killing Jayland Walker, a Black man in the U.S. state of Ohio, by shooting him dozens of times as he ran from officers.

Iran: Pastor and two Christian women jailed for leading house churches

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.

India States Detain Pastors Over ‘Forced Conversions,’ Death

A pastor and his wife are among the first Christians to face prosecution under controversial anti-conversion legislation that has been introduced in India’s southwestern state of Karnataka, while another couple faces similar charges elsewhere in India. Pastor V. Kuriyachan, 62, and his wife Selenamma, 57, were detained for two weeks shortly after Karnataka’s governor signed the legislation on May 17, for allegedly converting Hindus to Christianity, police and Christians said.

Christians Marry Despite China Crackdown

A Christian couple that was forced to postpone their wedding after Chinese authorities prevented ceremonies were eventually able to marry in southwestern China, Christians confirmed.

Christians Pray After Islamic Militants Execute 20 Christians In Nigeria

Christians have urged prayers for the surviving loved ones of 20 Nigerian Christian men executed by militants affiliated with the self-proclaimed Islamic State terror group in northeast Nigeria’s Borno State. In May, an Islamic States’ Amaq News Agency video showed the execution of the 20 Christians forced to kneel by knife-wielding militants.

China Prevents Christian Wedding

A Christian couple in southwest China was forced to cancel their wedding after Chinese authorities learned it would include a celebration
attended by members and leaders of their church who were later detained, Christians confirmed to Worthy News.

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