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The Murder Of Father Franҫois Mourad

From The Religious Freedom Coalition: Jerusalem (AsiaNews) – “Fr. Franҫois Mourad’s killing of is a sad occurrence and a blow to all the friars of the Custody of the Holy Land,” said Fr Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land, as he spoke with AsiaNews about the Syrian clergyman who died on Sunday in al-Ghassaniyah, a […]

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Christians Will Be Massacred If Assad Goes

From Catholic Online : Christians preceded Muslims in calling Syria their home. They must not be forced to leave this ancient and holy land. We are living in a new missionary age. Whether in the West, where the memory of Christian influence fades under increasing persecution inflicted by rabid secularism and godless materialism and nihilism, […]

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Christians Persecuted In Iraqi Despite New Constitution

From Christian Post: “Iraqi Christians have suffered much injustice and marginalization. Even their rights are being ignored in the new constitution,” Eklimis told Mideast Christian News. “We aim to get our rights by initiating article 125 of the constitution, which is based on self-management of Christian areas,” Eklimis explained. Eklimis stated that his list seeks […]

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More Than One Million Christians Have Left Iraq Since 2003

From Reinhard Backes: In the 1st century AD the Christian faith was brought to Assyria and Mesopotamia, probably by the apostles Thomas and Jude. On what is now the territory of Iraq Christians represented the majority of the population for centuries. Only after the conquests by Arab-Islamic military commanders from the mid-7th century on did […]

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“After he refused to renounce his faith … They slit his throat with sharp objects”

From BosNewsLife: ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)– Nigerian Islamic militants have threatened a massive bloodbath after killing at least two Christians in recent days, forcing thousands of people to flee their villages along Nigeria’s northeast, refugees said Saturday June 22. The reported threats came as local believers were mourning Christian Toma Vongjen, 40, who was reportedly killed […]

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Christian Murdered In Somalia

From Christian Today: Islamic extremists from the rebel Al Shabaab in Somalia earlier this month publicly shot a young man to death after identifying him as a Christian, sources said. The insurgents in Jamaame district in southern Somalia had been monitoring 28-year-old Hassan Hurshe since his arrival from a Kenya in 2010 and determined that […]

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Harsh Policy Towards Christians Remains Unchanged In Iran

From Christian Today: At the same time, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which represents Abedini’s wife and two children in the U.S., offered The Christian Post a perspective on Iranian president-elect Hassan Rouhani, explaining that his election victory last week is unlikely to change much for the U.S. pastor and other persecuted […]

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Christian Beheaded In India For Refusing To Reject Faith

From Free Canada Press It is reported that a Christian man was beheaded in Teliamura town, West Tripura, India, on May 25th for refusing to renounce Christ. According to reports, Tapas Bin, 35, had been under heavy pressure from his father-in-law to abandon Christianity. According to police, Tapas married Jentuly, the daughter of 55-year-old Gobinda […]

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Coptic Christian: “They cut my brother-in-law’s face with a knife.”

From NBC: CAIRO – Thousands of Egypt’s Coptic Christians are fleeing to Europe, the United States and elsewhere rather than face mounting discrimination at home. Copts, Egypt’s ancient Christian community, are the country’s largest minority, making up nearly 10 percent of its 85 million people. But clashes between Christians and Muslims have become more frequent […]

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Iran’s New ‘Moderate’ President Unlikely to Ease Christian Persecution (Edit)

By Anugrah Kumar : Reports in Western media about the victory of a moderate cleric in Iran’s presidential election have raised expectations for change in the Islamic republic, but local Christians doubt the next president, Hassan Rouhani, will be able to alleviate Christian persecution. “In your Western media, the candidates are divided into conservatives and […]

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